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The Office of Campus Ministry offers a variety of retreats to meet the various needs and desires of the Mount community. Through these weekend off-campus retreats, we hope to provide a conducive space away to process our life experiences, reflect on important topics like our identity and relationships, and create new and meaningful friendships.
Spots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis, so apply quickly! If in need of financial scholarship, please contact Charissa Qiu, Coordinator of Campus Ministry at Charissa.Qiu@msj.edu, or at Harrington Center 142.
Here are our retreat offerings for the 2017-18 school year:
Rise Retreat: September 16-17, 2017
The Rise Retreat is a two-day-one-night community-building retreat at the start of the school year that focuses on building and strengthening friendships and goal-setting for the upcoming year. Held out at Camp Kern in Oregonia, OH, this retreat includes fun team-building activities like canoeing, archery, low ropes elements and time spent together by the campfire making s'mores and sharing stories. All-inclusive cost is $5.
NOTE: Next year's retreat will be held September 21-22, 2018 (Friday - Saturday) at Camp Kern. Save the date!
Wilderness Retreat: October 13-14, 2017
The Wilderness Retreat will fall over mid-semester break at Hocking Hills State Park, about a 3 hour drive from the Mount. An overnight retreat, it will provide the opportunity to press pause and take a break from the busy demands of college life. During this retreat, we will have the opportunity to hike the different trails, spend time reflecting on finding peace and the presence of God in nature, and enjoy the beauty of nature and living simply.
The all-inclusive cost of this retreat is $5. There will be one informational meeting before the retreat, and the meeting time will be decided based on the availability of the group.
Apply HERE by October 1st (Sunday), and money can be turned in at the Campus Ministry Office at Harrington 142 to secure your spot.
The 8 spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis!
Metanoia Retreat: November 10-12, 2017
The Metanoia Retreat provides the chance to reflect on your own life and growth, and calls to attention the moments of transformation and change of heart. A 3-day-2-night experience, this retreat is a chance for students to go more in-depth in their exploration of identity, relationships and spiritual growth. This year's retreat will be held at Woodland Lakes Christian Camp and Retreats in Amelia, OH.
The all-inclusive cost of this retreat is $10.
Apply HERE by October 20th (Friday), and money can be turned in at the Campus Ministry Office at Harrington 142 to secure your spot.