One of the things I appreciated about Kindling Words (East, in my case) was it was very easy to experience the elements that appealed to you and do your own thing at other times. It's all very flexible.
Basically, each morning the presenters did a talk about craft/publishing/etc. There's a strand for books for younger readers and one for books for older readers, and participants are welcome to attend either or both or neither if they choose. (There's also an editor strand, but only editors are allowed to go to those talks.)
In the afternoons, you can go to your room or one of the public areas and write. You can hang out with the other authors there. You can also start or participate in organized discussions (topic, location, and time written on a white board in the lobby) about a variety of topics relevant to writers.
In the evenings, we had fun group activities like a masquerade ball and a group reading (which you opted into participating in--no one had to).
And in between, you get the chance to get to know the other authors during the very yummy meals.
So if you wanted, you could spend pretty much the whole time writing and relaxing away from the stresses of every day life, with some writer-socializing at meal times. You can also learn a lot from the presenters and from hearing writers who are more experienced or have different experiences talk during the more informal discussion sessions. I did some of both (I only went to the books for older reader talks and wrote the rest of the morning; I split my afternoons between the discussions and more writing; I participated in all the group activities in the evenings) and found it both inspiration and productive.