Retreats

Leadership retreats are an opportunity for students to develop their personal leadership skills and connect with other students. 

What do we do?

We have exciting teambuilders, adventure, time for relaxation, plus amazing food, cozy lodging, and the chance to get away for a few days sponsored by the Student Involvement and Leadership office.

You can focus and hone your leadership skills, build new relationships with fellow students, and dive deeper into the realm of leadership by exploring who you are and how you can make a difference.

Developing Leaders Retreat- Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 6th, 2016

YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, CA

Developing Leaders Retreat 2015 Group Photo

For sophomores and juniors, this retreat challenges and empowers students for campus leadership. The weekend is open to all sophomore and junior students who will have the chance to reflect and refocus in a relaxed off-campus setting. There will be a series of interactive workshops and activities led by staff and student facilitators. 

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the Developing Leaders Retreat, students will:

  1. Explore how leadership is embodied in who they are, rather than in the position they hold.
  2. Expand their view of leadership as a process involving increased self-knowledge, collaboration, and positive Social Change.
  3. Examine how to use their personal abilities and experiences to make a difference in their communities.
  4. Identify and model inclusive leadership behaviors.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jenn Fields at [email protected].

Registration closes on Friday, February 26th by 4:30pm. Space is limited to 33 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Waitlist is available once space fills up.

2016 Developing Leaders Planning Committee:

  • Jenn Fields, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Darrien Rice, Director of Residential Experience
  • Megan Karbley, Director of Community Life
  • Rachel Kane, Class of 2016
  • Curtis Chan, Class of 2017
  • Gaby Rodkopf, Class of 2017
  • Rosemary Cook, Class of 2017

Emerging Leaders Retreat- Friday, January 15th through Sunday, January 17th, 2016

YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, CA

ELR 2015

This 3-day, 2-night retreat is designed to provide a rewarding and relaxing off-campus experience for first-year students. The Emerging Leaders Retreat features exciting team builders, a ropes challenge course, amazing food, cozy lodging, and the opportunity to get away for a few days!  The planning team is composed of individuals from across campus, including amazing staff and student leaders. 

This Retreat has been called the best SMC has to offer, believe us, you won’t want to miss it! There is a $45.00 fee that goes towards lodging, transportation, ropes challenge course, supplies, and a reusuable water bottle. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

Registration is NOW CLOSED. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jenn Fields at [email protected].

Deadline to resgister is Friday, January 8th at 4:30pm. 

2016 Emerging Leaders Planning Committee:

  • Jenn Fields, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Jen Herzog, Director of New Student and Family Programs
  • Allison Dea, Coordinator of Residential Experience
  • Collin Pugh, Coordinator of the Tutorial and Academic Skills Center
  • Ardi Samonte, Class of 2016
  • Madison Chastain, Class of 2017
  • Monica Daggett, Class of 2018
  • Savannah Mattox, Class of 2018