Freshman Retreat




Freshman Retreat - January 12-14, 2018
 
Who are the GMC chairs of the Freshman Retreat?
 Julia Cashmere, Patty Jaicks, Lisa Opipari-Arrigan and Lori Sundsted- You can contact us at freshmanretreat@gonzagamothers.org .

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As the preparations are made for the retreat, the GMC provides Sunday lunches to the team leaders (upperclassmen at Gonzaga) during their training.
 
The retreat officially begins on Friday, January 12th, and this is when the GMC will roll into action. Our role for the retreat is to handle the set up, serving and clean up for the following meals: Friday lunch (for retreat leaders and grounds crew), Friday dinner (for all freshmen, retreat leaders and grounds crew), Friday evening Parent Reception (250 people), Saturday breakfast (leaders and grounds crew), Saturday Lunch (freshmen and grounds crew), Saturday Special lunch (leaders), snacks for the chaperones, Sunday breakfast (all freshmen, leaders, and grounds crew), and Sunday lunch (leaders and grounds crew). In addition, we supply treats to all freshman parent drivers. GMC and GFC provide the drivers. GFC provides the overnight chaperones.
 
Special Note: This is a retreat designed for the boys so we do our best to stay in the background and let our boys enjoy this time with their friends and their leaders. Freshman parents are welcome to help out on Saturday and Sunday. Please be aware that on Friday evening you have your own activities.
 
The Freshman Retreat is a two and a half day retreat for the entire freshman class. It begins on Friday, January 12th at noon and ends mid-day Sunday, January 14th. The retreat takes place at Gonzaga and includes sleeping over on Saturday night at Gonzaga. All Freshman parents will receive a letter from Gonzaga Campus Ministry that will contain information regarding the retreat, including a list of things to pack, description of the activities, and contact information. The retreat is lead by a team of junior and senior leaders and the emphasis is on “Our Journey Together”. Many boys say this is the highlight of their time here on Eye Street. The retreat really is a special time on Eye Street. 
 
Retreat Schedule - Below is an approximate timeline for the retreat. The specific times will be outlined in the parent letter mentioned above.
 
Friday, January 12: 
 
12 Noon - All freshman report to Gonzaga – PLEASE have lunch BEFORE you come.
 
Dinner - Dinner will be served at Gonzaga to all freshman and leaders.
 
5 pm - Parents are invited to a special retreat event at Gonzaga
 
7 pm - Parent Reception held in the Lower Commons. Supper is served
 
8:30 pm - The freshman are excused to their parents. Please be prompt for dismissal home.
 
Saturday, January 13:
 
Early Morning - Freshman report back to Gonzaga
 
Lunch and Dinner are provided for the freshmen and the leaders. Individual groups of freshmen will be transported by Gonzaga parents to Gonzaga family homes for dinner.
 
Overnight at Gonzaga
 
Sunday, January 14:
 
Breakfast provided at Gonzaga for all freshman and leaders.
 
Freshman will remain on retreat until they are dismissed on Sunday around mid-day.
 
   
 
We look forward to a great Retreat Weekend!