I'm hoping to get to at least part of assembly this summer. Having never been there, I find myself with what may seem like some "DUH" questions. After looking at the program for the week I was wondering if there was a fee for registration? I see the "pay as you go" for some workshops but no other mention of fees to attend. If there is a registration fee, are the meals in the student center included or is that an a la carte menu? Do most folks spend the entire time there or is it more of a come and go kind of event. While I see a lot of interesting things on the program that I would like to attend, and could easily fill a few days with, it might take some convincing for the younger one to take part in what looks like some fun stuff you have planned for the kids. What type of items are accepted for the auction? I've seen great photos and videos of some of the boats on display. Do most people bring a canoe with them to display. When somone does bring a boat to display, do the boats stay there the whole time? We would be camping at Rollins Pond / Fish Creek Pond and I'm not sure how I would sleep if I left a canoe up at Paul Smith's. I guess that's a good start for now. I'm looking forward to getting to know more about assembly. Hopefully I'll be able to get up there for at least some of the time this summer. Rolf W.