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 2016 Conclave will be held April 21-23 at Camp Lehi located in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the city of Santa Cruz. It will begin Friday evening around 6 PM and end Sunday morning by 11 AM.
WHAT WILL I FIND AT THE W-3S CONCLAVE?
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?
The registration cost for the 2017 Conclave is $40.00 per person. If you register online before the end of February, you will receive $5.00 off for registering early. Online registration will remain open until the day before the conclave however, after April 13th a $20.00 late fee will be added. The earlier you register, the more you save. 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?