Date & Time
Start: 5 p.m., Friday, March 15
End: 4 p.m., Sunday, March 17
Gretna Glen Camp and Retreat Center
Transportation to and from campus provided
Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students
What are you searching for?
Search is a weekend retreat for students who are interested in exploring the ways unconditional love is present in their lives. In particular, this retreat focuses on agape, a selfless and unconditional form of love. The schedule includes story-sharing, activities, and meetings with a peer-led small group throughout the weekend. As an expression of the Augustinian value of caritas, Search strives to engage students of a variety of identities, religious or spiritual expressions, and/or worldviews who are interested in the retreat theme. Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students (first-year undergraduate students by staff permission only).
It is hosted by the Campus Minister for Retreats and Graduate Resident Ministers, and is led by juniors, seniors and grad students who have participated in Search previously.
What to Expect
Testimonials shared by student leaders
Considerable social activity, including sitting and talking in small groups and one on one
Moderate physical activity, including group activities inside and outside
Time for Individual reflection, reflection activities and relaxation
Sleeping in bunk rooms
Hall-style bathrooms and showers; single-user options also available
What to Pack
Comfortable, casual clothing for two nights and days (check the weather before leaving; bring layers for temperature changes)
Sturdy shoes for hiking
Medications you usually take
Reusable water bottle
Sleeping bag or sheets/blanket and a pillow
Towel and toiletries
All meals are provided in the camp cafeteria. When you register, please indicate any allergies or dietary accommodation needed.
Registration fee is $25, payable by NovaBucks. Scholarships are available, so please indicate your interest in receiving information about scholarships as you register.