The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc

Registration Open for the 2021 Wildacres Fall Session
(September 6 – 11/12, 2021)

REQUIREMENTS UPON CHECK-IN (Know before you go):

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

  1.  CDC issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
  2.  Vaccine Passport


Policy Receipt Acknowledgment

  1.  Signed EFMLS Policy Receipt Acknowledgement Form of the Wildacres Commitment to Care.  Go here to review the Commitment to Care document (please check frequently before arriving. Last updated 6.14.21)  Click here to download the EFMLS Policy Receipt Acknowledgement Form.


To expedite your arrival, please email a copy of proof of vaccination and your EFMLS Policy Receipt Acknowledgement Form to

For more information on the 2021 Wildacres Fall Session (Registration Form, Class Schedule & Speaker Info) email the address above and for any questions.  Or call the Acting Chair of the Wildacres Working Group, Steve Weinberger at (410) 833-7926.

You can get a full refund if you cancel at least 30 days prior to the session.


The Wildacres Spring Session has been cancelled due to lack of interest because of COVID-19

Wildacres Retreat – School of Instruction

The EFMLS sponsors two workshop sessions each year in a cool mountain-top setting near Little Switzerland in North Carolina. Offered at the sessions are seminars in various facets of the earth sciences.

Indulge your passion for minerals, gems, jewelry, and craft. Join entry and intermediate level short classes. Enjoy programs from our great Speakers-in-Residence. Form new friendships and deepen old ones.

Do it all at Wildacres a beautiful retreat center atop the Blue Ridge Mountains.

What could be better!