SCICON Conference & Retreat Facilities

Overnight Accommodations

SCICON has three types of overnight accommodations: student cabins, semi-private housing and camping. All of the accommodations listed below are within a 5-minute walk of the John Muir Lodge.

Student Cabins

Student cabins Student cabins are one-room buildings which sleep 12 people. The cabins are very comfortable with bunk beds, carpeting, heaters, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The cabins are located very close to centralized restrooms and showers. SCICON has a total of 18 student cabins which are situated in two villages of nine cabins each.
View the floor plan of a student cabin.

Semi-private Housing

There are three buildings with semi-private (2-4 beds per room) housing. These cabins include very nice restrooms/showers, carpeting, centralized heating/air conditioning, and a lounge or living area. The buildings with semi-private housing are:
  • Valley Oak Cabin
    Wheelchair Accessible This wheelchair accessible facility has four bedrooms with four beds in each bedroom. There are two restroom/shower areas, along with a small lounge and a spacious outdoor, covered deck. The Valley Oak Cabin is about a 2-minute walk from the John Muir Lodge.
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    View the floor plan of Valley Oak Cabin.

  • Bear Creek Cabin
    Wheelchair Accessible This wheelchair accessible cabin has five bedrooms that can sleep two to three persons per room. There is a comfortable lounge/living area along with two restroom/shower areas.
    View the floor plan of Bear Creek Cabin.

  • Exeter House
    This beautiful rustic cabin has four bedrooms which sleep two people per room. In addition to the two restroom/shower areas, there is a comfortable living room, plus a small kitchen for making snacks. The Exeter House also has a spacious outdoor deck with seating.
    View the floor plan of Exeter House.

  • Blue Oak Staff Housing
    The Blue Oak Staff Housing cabins are among the most private of lodging options at SCICON. Located at Eagle Point Village, each cabin sleeps two people, with moveable twin beds, end tables and side chair. Two lodging rooms share one adjoining restroom/shower area. Each cabin has its own vanity/dressing area and private entrance. As with all SCICON's meeting and semi-private lodging rooms, Blue Oak Staff Housing also comes with free Wi-Fi.
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  • Serendipity Staff Housing
    The Serendipity Staff Housing is on the second story, accessible by outdoor stairs. Each room is close to the Lodge in Bear Creek Village. Each Serendipity room is furnished with one double bed and a desk or side table, with a private entrance and free Wi-Fi. Two rooms share an adjoining restroom/shower area. An outdoor deck overlooks the scenic Bear Creek Village and Lodge entrance.

  • Valley Oak Guest Apartment
    This single room with adjoining private bathroom is part of Valley Oak cabin, but has its own private entrance. It sleeps up to two people and is often used for guest speakers, board members, bus drivers and other conference guests. It can also be opened up to provide additional lodging space for Valley Oak cabin.


Camping SCICON's recreation field accommodates tent, trailer or RV camping with a 100-person maximum. The general conference minimum of 35 also applies to camping. We generally do not rent out the camping area for individual small groups, but the camping area can accommodate an entirely outdoor retreat. There are no individual fire rings, barbecue grills or other typical campground ammenities, but our professional kitchen can provide eat-in or take-out meals during your retreat. Please inquire for more details if you are interested in camping at SCICON.

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