Center for Community Engagement

ATEL Retreat

Hi ATEL Team 2015!

The 2015 overnight retreat will take place from January 18--19th.  You will need to arrive back on campus by January 17th. 

Sunday, January 18th at 9:30am (please eat breakfast before you come)- we will meet at 9:30 am sharp at (location: Chapin 201)

After lunch on sunday we will go to the Unitarian Universalist Church in town. This is the church directly in front of Rao's Coffee House and next to Bart's Ice Cream shop and the Post Office in town.  We will be staying at this location overnight. 

Monday, January 19th - We will end the retreat before lunch.

We are getting very excited for the retreat, and we would like to make it as enjoyable for everyone as possible. Please fill out this webform, to ensure that we get everything for the retreat that you will need. If you have any questions, feel free to email Hanna at hkrueger17@amherst.edu or any of the other Athletics Liaisons.

Do

  1. Pack lightly. One backpack or duffel bag should fit all your stuff, other than the sleeping bag.
  2. Bring an object that can be used in our Cultural Sharing Activity on Sunday evening. It can be an object, photograph, or something else that would allow you to share a story about your cultural background, family traditions, or way of life.  You will be asked to share you item with the whole group and talk about why it is meaningful to you for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Bring a refillable water bottle- we will have plenty of water for you to keep hydrated.
  4. Pack warm clothes for any outdoor activities! We will be outside for at least one hour Sunday afternoon.
  5. Bring a Sleeping Bag/ Big Comforter (If you have it—if you don’t, just request one, it will be provided)
  6. Bring a pillow
  7. Bring warm sleep apparel
  8. Pack toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, medicines, deodorant, etc.). However, we will not be showering during the 26-hour retreat.
  9. Bring any board games you have that we can play as a group or smaller groups on Sunday night.

Don’t Pack

  1. Valuables or electronics. You will not need money.
  2. Do not bring dressy clothing - bring clothes and shoes that are comfortable. There will be no need to dress up.
Retreat Webform
Do you need to borrow a sleeping bag from the CCE for the retreat? *
Which warm drink do you prefer? *

Thank you and please contact any of the Athletics Liaisons or Karen if you have any questions.

Karen Lee Miller: kmlmiller@amherst.edu

Hanna Krueger 17, George Ward 17, Devyn Gardner 16, Virginia Hassell 16, Kate Beemer 15, Caroline Broder 15, Lindsay Ewing 15, Nell Patterson 15, Chris Tamasi 15.

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