Retreats

GO AHEAD – PUSH 'PAUSE' THIS WEEKEND.
We all need a break once in a while, right? At Campus Ministry, we believe there's no better way to get away than to embark on one of the unique, rewarding retreat experiences we offer year-round. Each of our retreats has its own color and character, but they all emphasize community, prayer, simplicity, faith and lasting impact.

After all, the best retreats mean much more than what we can pack into a few days! So if you want to make your weekends more memorable and more meaningful, check out our retreat schedule.

Busy Person's Retreat

Go on retreat without leaving campus! Designed to fit your busy schedule, this five-day retreat offers you a chance to spend time in quiet reflection and prayer each day and to meet individually with a spiritual guide. Timed to coincide with Lent, it is a great way to deepen your relationship with God in the midst of your everyday life.

Open to: all students, faculty and staff
Dates: March 24-28, 2014
Cost: free
 
For more information or to register contact Sr. Linda Lee Jackson at ljackson1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3570.

Catholic Lenten Retreat: "I Thirst"

How is Christ calling you this Lent?  Where is God leading you through the Lenten journey?  Come and explore these questions and more as you encounter God's grace in the Catholic Sacraments, grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith life, and be inspired to more actively live your Catholic faith.

Open to: All Students
Dates: March 28-30, 2014
Location: Maria Stein
Cost: $40 per person if registered by the March 14th.  $50 per person anytime after March 15th.

Fees include all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Kelly Adamson at 937-229-2574 or kadamson1@udayton.edu; or contact Kathy Sales at 937-229-5750 or ksales1@udayton.edu.

Apply now!

Colors of Grace Retreat

Pray in Color! Explore your relationship with God through the unique experience of Art Prayer.  No artistic talent needed!  This reflective weekend will feature hands-on prayer and journaling experiences using color, words and images.  All materials and instruction provided.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors
Dates: November 15-17, 2013
Location:  Maria Stein Retreat Center
Cost: $40 before November 3; $50 after November 3

Fee includes all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Allison Leigh at 937-229-4813 or aleigh1@udayton.edu.

Couples Retreat

Take time to celebrate, learn, and share in your relationship. The Couples Retreat provides a chance to spend quality time together and for both of you to grow spiritually. There is also plenty of time for fun and relaxation. Couples in all stages of their relationship are encouraged to attend. Only one member of the couple must be a UD student.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors
Dates: February 14-16, 2014
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $80 per couple ($40 per person) before January 31.  $100 per couple ($50 per person) after January 31.

Fees include all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.


For more information, contact Mike Bennett at 937-229-4241 or mbennett3@udayton.edu

Faculty/Staff Wilderness Retreat

Go take a hike! Discover yourself, God and new friends as the team leads you through the stunning beauty of Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Hiking by day and sleeping under the stars at night, experience a weekend of prayer and simplicity.

Open to: all faculty and staff
Dates: May 16-18, 2014 
Location: Red River Gorge, KY
Cost: $65 

Fee includes all meals and transportation.  Backpacks can be provided as well.  Financial assistance is available.


For more information, contact Allison Leigh at 937-229-4813 or aleigh1@udayton.edu.

Guided Retreat

Enjoy a contemplative weekend to nurture your body and soul. The Guided Retreat offers time to reflect and renew your spirit through personal and shared prayer, peaceful walks, and spiritual guidance.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students
Dates: tba
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: 

Fee includes all meals, lodging and transportation for the weekend.  Financial assistance is available.

For more information,contact Mike Bennett at 937-229-4241 or mbennett3@udayton.edu.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse explores life's challenges and searches out the sources of light and hope within those challenges. The Lighthouse retreat offers time to explore spirituality, self, and relationships through ritual and community reflection. Relax as the team guides you through fun, creative and sacred experiences.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors
Dates: October 25-27, 2013 and April 4-6, 2014
Location: Glen Helen, Yellow Springs, OH
Cost: $40 before October 11 (for fall retreat) or before March 21 (for spring retreat); $50 after October 11 (fall) or March 21 (spring)

Fee includes all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Allison Leigh at 937-229-4813 or aleigh1@udayton.edu.

 

Marianist Vocation Discernment Retreat

Discernment retreats offer an opportunity for young adults to learn more about Marianist religious life, pray, discuss and relax in a peaceful atmosphere for a weekend. There is no cost for attendance at the retreats which take place at the Marianist retreat facility on Governor's Island. These retreats are offered once a semester.

Open to: all
Dates: November 1-3, 2013
Location: Governors Island
Cost: An open heart and mind

For more information, contact Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI at ntrahan@gmail.com

Metamorphosis

This weekend retreat brings sophomores together to reflect on relationships, faith and life changes. The retreat offers tools to sophomore students in the area of self and group reflection, discernment, and an individual's spirituality and prayer life. This retreat focuses on the perplexing questions of "Who am I?" "Who am I becoming?" "Who am I called to be?" In the words of Frederick Buechner, on vocation, discernment, and the quest for one's calling is: looking for "where your greatest gifts meet the world's greatest needs."

Retreat starts with dinner Friday, Nov. 15th at 5 pm in Liberty Hall basement and we'll return to campus on Sunday, Nov. 17th between 4:30 - 5 pm. Come be inspired & re-energized!

Open to: Sophomores
Date: November 15-17, 2013
Location: Governor's Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $40 before November 2; $50 after November 2

For more information, contact Bridget Ebbert at bebbert1@udayton.edu or 937-229-1754.

Metanoia

Metanoia inspires people to a change of heart by exploring the Gospel and how it shapes our own lives and the lives of others. Through scripture and sharing of personal witnesses, Metanoia challenges students to explore their invitation to discipleship. The Metanoia retreat is a moving and fun weekend with many surprises.

Open to: sophomores, juniors and seniors
Dates: February 7-9, 2014
Location: Bergamo Center, Beavercreek, OH
Cost: $40 (prior to January 24, 2014); $50 (after January 24, 2014)

Fee includes double room with private bath, all meals and materials.  Transportation can be provided as well, if needed.  Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Allison Leigh at 937-229-4813 or aleigh1@udayton.edu.

New Beginnings

The New Beginnings Retreat offers first year students the opportunity to get off campus, away from the pressures of classes, studies, and work, to spend a little time in prayer and building your relationship with God. This retreat focuses on the transitions we encounter in life, especially in coming to UD. We discuss the fears and expectations faced in these "New Beginnings," the relationships we develop, and the visions we have for ourselves in this new time. On this retreat you will meet new friends, learn about what others are encountering in their transition to UD, and grow closer to God. Maybe beginning college won't feel so overwhelming anymore.

There will be time to listen, talk, share; pray alone and with others; have some fun; and get some sleep (well, maybe not too much sleep!)

Open to: first-year students
Dates: September 20-21 or October 4-5
Location: tba
Cost: $30

For more information, contact Bro. Tom Pieper at tpieper1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2211 or Jen Morin-Williamson at morinwilliamsonj1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3310 or contact your local campus minister in:

  •     Stuart Hall RM 139
  •     Marianist Hall RM 117
  •     Marycrest Hall 2 Middle
  •     Founders Hall RM 125
  •     Liberty Hall RM 101

PORCH Retreat

The PORCH Leaders' Retreat is a 24 hour retreat that includes great fun, great people and all of the tools you need to lead a small group. You will even find out how to get a free T-shirt.

Open to: all students, faculty and staff
Dates: September 6-7, 2013
Location: Cricket Holler
Cost: $20 

For more information,contact Mike Bennett at 937-229-4241 or mbennett3@udayton.edu.

The Road Less Traveled

Led by first year students for first year students, this retreat will focus on how the themes of identity, journey and discipleship play in our lives.  This weekend will give you a chance to look deeper into the things that drive you and make you who you are.  With a combination of prayer, fellowship, games and simple time away from our hectic lives, this retreat will rejuvenate your life and give you a much-deserved infusion of joy and peace.


Open to: first-year students
Dates: February 14-15 and February 21-22, 2014
Location: February retreat is at Glen Helen in Yellow Springs; March retreat is at Athletes in Action in Xenia
Cost: $30  (Retreat team: $20)


Fee includes all meals, lodging and materials. Transportation is provided.  Financial assistance is available.

For more information, contact the campus minister in your residence hall.

Apply now!

UD Interdenominational Ministry Experience Retreat

Step into your faith life and challenge yourself to look more Christlike in all areas.  Previous topics included building faith, making transitions and resetting priorities, values and perspectives.  What will this year's retreat bring? No matter what the topic, growth in God is sure to occur as we engage with nature and God.

Open to all undergraduate students.

Open to: All undergraduate students
Dates: February 21-23, 2014
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $40

Fee includes all meals and lodging.  Transportation is provided. Financial assistance is available.

For more information, contact Rev. LaKendra Hardware at lhardware1@udayton.edu or 937-229-5800.

Apply now!

Wilderness Retreat

Go take a hike! Discover yourself, God and new friends as the team leads you through the stunning beauty of Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Hiking by day and sleeping under the stars at night, experience a weekend of prayer and simplicity.

Open to: all undergraduate students.
Dates: October 4-6, 2013 (women's), October 18-20, 2013 (men's), April 11-13, 2014 (co-ed)
Location: Red River Gorge, KY
Cost: $40 before September 27 for women's or men's retreats and before March 28 fo co-ed; $50 after those dates.

Fee includes all meals and transportation.  Backpacks can be provided as well.  Financial assistance is available.

For more information,contact Mike Bennett at 937-229-4241 or mbennett3@udayton.edu.