CONCLAVE
2015
General Information

WHAT IS AN OA SECTION CONCLAVE?

A Conclave is a gathering of arrowmen that is organized and planned each year by the section.  At a typical Conclave you will be able to learn a variety of new things in the training sessions that are offered.  You can meet arrowmen from other lodges and trade patches.  Lodges compete against each other in competitions, some of which you won't find anywhere else.  Conclave is also where section officers are elected.  You may even get to meet a national officer of the OA.  Three things that every conclave has are lots of spirit, fellowship, and fun!


WHO SHOULD GO?

All arrowmen should go to the W-3S Conclave!  We welcome arrowmen of all ages from every lodge.  Even though it is the W-3S conclave, we always enjoy having arrowmen from other sections as well.  There really is something for everyone.  If you are a new arrowman, don't be intimidated.  Once you come to one, you will be hooked!


WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

The 2015 Conclave will be held April 24-26 at Coast Guard Island located between Oakland and Alameda in the San Francisco Bay.  It will begin Friday evening around 6 PM and end Sunday morning by 11 AM.


WHAT WILL I FIND AT THE W-3S CONCLAVE?

  • Great Training Classes
  • Native American Drumming and Dancing
  • Ceremony Evaluations
  • The Midway
  • Lodge Competitions
  • Patch Trading
  • A Themed Show
  • Section Trading Post
  • VIA Luncheon
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Section Officer Elections
  • And Much More!

CAN I ATTAIN BROTHERHOOD HONOR AT THIS EVENT?

Yes, for those who have fulfilled the requirements for brotherhood honor, there will be a Brotherhood ceremony offered at the Conclave.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Prices have not been set yet for the 2015 Conclave.  Prices vary from year to year depending on the various costs that go into producing a quality Conclave.  The conclave price covers all the basic expenses for the event, including site and facility fees, food, and program materials.


WILL THERE BE RELIGIOUS SERVICES?

Yes, there will be a multi-faith religious service on Sunday morning of the Conclave.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Tent
  • Ground Cloth
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Full Class A Uniform
  • OA Sash
  • Activity Shirts (Class B)
  • Jacket
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Paper/Notebook
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Your recipt from online registration
  • Camping Chair
  • Spending Money for Trading Post and Auctions
  • Patches for Trading

In addition to the items listed above, because Coast Guard Island is an active military base, all participants must have a current form of photo ID to get on the base.  For youth under 18 years old that do not have a government issued photo ID, a school ID card is an acceptable alternative.