Rhinebeck

Plan

Ready to go? Below is some helpful information to help you prepare.

What to Bring

We suggest packing:

  • flashlight
  • reusable water bottle or thermos
  • toiletries
  • alarm clock
  • comfortable clothing
  • insect repellent
  • extra towels for the beach
  • rain gear and umbrella
  • bathing suit (required for swimming)
  • extra blankets (depending on the time of year)
  • loose clothing or dancewear for daily open classes
  • meditation pillow or yoga mat, if desired (cushions and yoga mats are provided)
  • long pants, long sleeve shirts, and bug repellent (if you plan to camp or hike the trails)
     

Money

Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and personal or traveler's checks may be used for purchases at the Omega Store and Omega Wellness Center

The Omega Café accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Guest Services accepts cash only for postal, copying, and fax services. 

There is an ATM located in the Omega Café lobby for your convenience. Omega cannot cash personal checks or give a cash advance on your credit card. 

Limited Mobility & Accessibility

Omega's campus is lovely, but it’s also large and hilly. Please contact our Service Coordinator at 877.944.2002, ext 181 before registering so we may better accommodate you.

Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available. We also provide golf cart rides and other assistance. Also, please see the Dietary FAQ.

Children & Teens

Children must be enrolled in our Children's Program or supervised by a babysitter (see below). Children cannot attend workshops with parents.

Children

Although Omega warmly welcomes children, there are some guidelines that help support the best experience for everyone. Children and infants are not allowed in workshops (see Family Week for special circumstances), and must be accompanied by an adult at all times when they are not in the Children’s Program. 

Children’s Program

The Children's Program begins May 31 (available on weekends only after August 30). It is open to children ages 4-12 who are fully toilet trained. You must register at least 7 days in advance; space is limited. The Children's Program includes outdoor adventures, sports, nature study, arts and crafts, and games.

The Children’s Program is located in the fenced-in cottage near the Dining Hall. Please drop off children before normal workshop hour sessions (9:00 a.m.–Noon; 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. most days) begin, and make every effort to pick up all children promptly at the end of your workshop session.

Babysitting 

Parents staying on campus who choose not to use Omega's Chidren's Program, or who are bringing children younger than 4, must provide their own babysitter, who must be at least 16 years old. Babysitters pay adult accommodations fees.

Teens

Teens 14 and older may enroll in a workshop with faculty and Omega's approval. They pay full tuition and adult accommodations fees and must attend Omega with an adult. Requests must be made through Registration at least four weeks before arrival. 

Children's Accommodations

Children must be housed with their parents. For Children & Teens Accommodations, please see All-Inclusive Stay. For an Omega experience specifically designed for families, please see Family Week. Questions? See our FAQ or call 877.944.2002.