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Due to the generosity of Sarah Brightwood of the Szekely Family Foundation, and our event sponsors, we are happy to say that we will offer $3,500 in scholarships for students and adults working with youth who need assistance to attend this training. The funds are divided into one full scholarship and five $500 scholarships. Please see the table below for deadlines and availability.
Full scholarship deadline: Sunday, July 15th
Status: 1 available
$500 scholarship deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis, final deadline of Sunday, July 15th
Status: 5 available
Places to stay
The following list of hotels is offered as a place to start your search. You may also want to look into Airbnb or other home sharing sites.
1360 Worcester St.
Natick, MA 01760
We have a block of rooms held here for the training. The hotel is approximately 9 minutes to the training location by car (2 miles). Block room rate is $119. Share the block name "Be Body Positive Facilitator" when you make your reservation.Website
342 Speen St.
Natick, MA 01760
Hotel is about 11 minutes to the training location by car (2.2 miles). Rooms start around $125/night.Website
319 Speen St.
Natick, MA 01760
Hotel is about 7 minutes to the training location by car (1.8 miles). Rooms start around $130/night. You can book rooms with a jacuzzi for an additional charge.Website
650 Cochituate Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
Hotel is about 9 minutes to the training by car (2.4 miles). Rooms start around $105/night. Website
28 Eaton Ct.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Location is about 17 minutes to the training by car (4 miles). Rates range from $145/night-$235/night.Website
287 Crescent St.
Waltham, MA 02453.
Hotel is about 23 minutes to the training by car (10.4 miles). Rooms start around $211/night. Full kitchen and large bathtubs.Website
1 Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
This hotel is in the heart of Harvard Square. It's about 32 minutes to the training by car without traffic (17 miles w/tolls). Room rates are between $350-500/night.Website
Three Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109
Hotel is about 36 minutes to the training by car without traffic (20.3 miles w/tolls). Room rates range from around $350-430/night. Right on the Boston Wharf in the Historic North End.Website
116 W Newton St.
Boston, MA 02118
Hotel is about 31 minutes to the training by car without traffic (19.1 miles). Rooms are around $230/night. In the heart of the South End, an LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood. Website
Getting there // getting around
1 Harborside Dr.
Boston, MA 02128
This airport has international and domestic flights in and out of Boston, Massachusetts and is 26 miles from the center of Natick, MA.
375 Airport Dr.
Worcester, MA 01602
This airport has domestic flights in and out of Worcester, Massachusetts and is 35 miles from the center of Natick, MA.
There are two main options for getting to Boston and Natick via MBTA. The Silver Line bus picks up and drops off at every Logan Airport terminal, with connections to the Red Line and Commuter Rail at South Station in downtown Boston. Connect to the Blue Line
at Airport Station via the free Massport Shuttle, which picks up and drops off at every terminal at Logan Airport. You can transfer to the Green Line at Government Center station and the Orange Line at State Street station in downtown Boston. Both the shuttle and the Airport Blue Line station are accessible to people with disabilities.
Lyft is an easy way to get an affordable ride in minutes. Download the app to learn more. If you don’t have your own car or a rental, you'll also want to be ready to take Lyft, Uber, or a cab from your hotel to the training location at Walnut Hill School.Website
Boston has a growing car share community. Visit the website to apply (International drivers are welcome) for a monthly fee. There is a $25 dollar application fee, and memberships can be cancelled within the first 30 days. Once you are approved to drive a zip car, a card will arrive via mail for you. We recommend applying as far ahead of time as possible if you plan to use this method of transportation.Website