Student Leadership Retreat

Welcome to our THRID Leadership Retreat!

We are VERY excited and have much planned for our time together. As a friendly reminder, this is a mandatory event with the dates announced in April. *Only suddenly incarcerated or deceased individuals will be excused, and then a signed letter from the Warden and a Certificate of Expiration would be required. No letters from Mommy:)

During these few days, along with having an unbelievable amount of fun building relationships and team challenges, will be discussing The COST of DISCIPLESHIP, MasterPlan of Evangelism, Leading an effective LIFE GROUP, Student Officers - Worship Team - Welcome Week, and scheduling the upcoming semester, etc. In addition...and the most important...will be spending a significant amount of time praying and in the presence of the Lord. We will also be spending a day fasting (water only) for the upcoming school year and incoming students.

DATES:

Sunday Aug 18 - Wed. Aug. 21st

ARRIVE: 2:00 pm Sunday  DEPART: By 10:00 am Wednesday

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RETREAT LOCATION:

Held on 200+ private acres in the Catskill mountains of New York along the Navesink River in a 120+ year old 9 bedroom mountain home with a 2 story barn. It is approximately 2:45hrs north of the Rutgers Livingston Campus.

 

925 Hunter Rd Spur  Claryville NY 12725    *There is a map below.

*When exiting Rt. 17 in Liberty, NY PLEASE CALL! You are @ 20-25 mins away. There is no cell service or very spotty when traveling from Liberty to Claryville, NY. There is POSSIBLY no cell service at The Lodge. The Chi Alpha flag will be at the entrance to the property with the red barn in the background.

Transportation:

Carpool or road trip it yourself! It is beautiful country and the address is above.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Paper BIBLE, pen and notebook!

  • Your Fall Class Schedule - PRINTED

  • Sleeping bag/pillow or bed linens

  • Shower stuff

  • Sturdy shoes for hiking, set of DARK CLOTHES, flashlight for Capture the Flag, rain poncho, sweatshirt, camp chair-if you have one, bug spray.

  • Blanket or foldable chair if you like for watching the stars at night in the field, or by the bonfire.

  • Bathing Suit and water-shoes (or sneakers to get wet) for a river challenge.

  • Snacks/drinks to share.

  • (1) Rolls of Paper Towels and (1) Rolls of Toilet Paper for the house

  • Musical instrument if you play one.

  • Board games, this will be a TV/MOVIE free time.

  • You may bring a music playlist: worship and fun stuff - but must be downloaded.

  • Water Bottle for the day and Travel Coffee Mug (if you want to bring tea or coffee on you AM Devos hike)

  • Any TEAM bonding and challenge activities that you have done.


What to expect: Sleeping at night, time in co-ed small groups, we all will ALL be responsible for the prep and cleanup of each mealtime, a nighttime BONFIRE, a rustic weekend. 

BEFORE YOU COME:

  • DOWNLOAD on phone SKYVIEW App, for an evening excursion to see the Stars.

Please MEMORIZE: Chi Alpha's WHO WE ARE, OUR VISION and OUR MISSION.