New Student Experience New Student Retreat
The New Student Retreat invites students to connect with one another while enjoying games and activities and provides space to consider how to grow in one's faith in college.
Complete with plenty of recreation time including swimming, zip line, climbing wall, ultimate frisbee, s'mores, and bonfires, friendships and great memories are sure to be made! We encourage all new Westmont students to attend.
Where: Forest Home Ojai
When: Friday, September 10th - Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Cost: $75* - once paid, the cost is non-refundable
Register: Starting July 16th, 2021 - a link to the online registration/payment form was sent to your Westmont gmail
Retreat Theme: Job 12:13
"With God are wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding." (NRSV)
Purpose of the Retreat: The New Student Retreat is intentionally designed early in the fall semester to help new students:
- Build relationships
- Deepen connections to the Westmont community
- Consider how to grow in one's faith in college
For more information, contact Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (805)-565-6125.
* If the cost would otherwise prevent you from participating please contact email@example.com for scholarship options.
What to Pack:
- Athletic shoes (for climbing wall, zip lines, basketball, volleyball, disc golf, human foosball, tetherball, etc.)
- Bible, pen, notebook
- Normal clothing needs
- Swimsuit (for women: one piece swimsuit or two piece covered by a dark shirt)
- Sleeping bag OR sheets and a blanket
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray (if bugs are attracted to you)
- Toiletries (FYI- there are some showers)
- Water bottle
- Sweatshirt or jacket (gets cold at night)
- Cards or games (optional)