The “community” aspect of FLP is one of my favorite parts of the program. FLP not only helps program members realize their potential within the Creighton community, but the program itself becomes a support system, or a second “family” to all those involved with the program.
--Jamie VanGampleare, Social Executive/RA 2009-2010--
Community is one of the most important aspects of the Freshman Leadership Program. Sixty freshmen bring their experiences, energy, and passion and live together on the same floor. Each semester, community-building activities are offered through the program. These provide fun and challenging opportunities for the freshman to leave campus and get to know each other and themselves even better.
Examples of fun and challenging opportunities:
- Ropes Course: An all-day activity, the freshmen spend the morning focusing on team-building activities, having to support each other and work together toward a common goal. The afternoon is spent on a high ropes course, where their new-found team-working skills are put to good use.
- FLP Retreat at Creighton's Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa: The retreat is a weekend event designed to give the freshmen a chance to relax, reflect, and have tons of fun!
- Holiday Celebrations: Birthdays, Thanksgiving, and winter holidays all receive grand attention whether it is cupcakes on the floor, a huge potluck, or a gift-exchange.
- Late Night Chats: An intimate group meets every-other week to intellectually discuss different topics from all different angles from a variety of perspectives. The key is to dialogue, not to debate.
Ropes Course at Carol Joy Holling Camp