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Students are invited to leave the noise and busyness of campus and city life behind as we journey to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a weekend retreat that includes hiking, biking, camping, and community.  Consider joining us -- and don't forget your sleeping bag!

Dates and Fees:

Labor Day Weekend - Friday, September 4 to Monday, September 7, 2015 in Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota.

**You will miss Friday classes if you have them**

The $100 fee for this retreat is non-refundable and payable by cash or check in the Campus Ministry Office, located in Lower Swanson Hall.

Packing List:

We will provide...

  • All meals in South Dakota, transportation, lodging (we pay for the campsites and bring the tents)

Please bring...

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Layers of clothing so you can adjust to very warm temperatures during the day and when being active, and quite cool temperatures at night (into the low 50s is definitely possible)
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Large water bottle (32 oz is a good size)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray (especially if you are particular about the kind!)
  • Flip-flops
  • Toiletry kit
  • Medication (if needed)
  • Journal (if you have one)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • You are also responsible for the cost of one fast food meal on the way to South Dakota and one on the return trip; we provide all other food.

Please do not bring...

  • Cell phones (they probably won't work anyway!)
  • iPads and other devices

Important Dates:

Friday, August 21, 2015
Only registrations received by this date will be eligible for scholarship consideration.

Friday, August 28, 2015
All registrations must be completed and payments made in full in the Campus Ministry Office.

Friday, September 4, 2015
Gather for retreat at 9:00am in the Gallagher parking lot by the water fountain.

Monday, September 7, 2015
Return to campus by 7:00pm.

For any questions or further information, please contact Craig Zimmer or Mariana Miller in Campus Ministry.


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