We hope you come

Escape to a world of inspiration and relaxation at the Houston SCBWI writers and illustrators retreat! For less than the cost of a weekend in a hotel room, you'll get a set of full sized beds, a writing desk, a private bath, chief cooked food, and great writing and illustrating company, all at the Camp Allen Retreat Center, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, TX 77868 There are limited rooms available so be sure to book your spot as soon as registration open! Nestled in the heart of the Navasota woods, this serene retreat offers you the perfect setting to unleash your creativity and recharge your artistic battery. But it's not just about writing; it's also about having fun, discovering new friends, and making unforgettable memories. Join us for social gatherings, fun crafts, and an evening bonfire where you can relax and connect with like-minded individuals. In this Choose-Your-Own-Adventure retreat, you can choose how much to do…or not do!


Where on the map are we?

Outside of our private time walking on in our rooms, our time will be spent in the dinning area, sitting spaces, and the conference rooms in the main hall (number 10 on the map). Last year our hotel rooms were in buildings 8 and 9 on the map ( the Benitez Hotel Wing and possibly also in the Kinsolving Hotel Wing). That little brown circle near the top-center of the map...that's the firepit where we roasted smores last year.

Walking trails?

Yup. They say there's nothing like a good walk to get you unstuck. Imagine how much more productive a walk through the Navasota woods will be! Check out these trails offered by Camp Allen. Keep in mind, the hotels and conference rooms were we are staying are at the top right of this map, between the red and the dark green dotted trail signs. You should be able to click on the map to enlarge it.