Who Can Attend?
Campus organizations, offices, staff and faculty are invited to nominate students to attend the Emerging Leaders Retreat, but any first or second year student is welcome to attend. Nominations are submitted in the fall semester.
Benefits / What to Expect
The Emerging Leaders Retreat is a fantastic opportunity to hone your leadership skills, network with other students, and learn the steps to become a Xavier leader. Many retreat graduates assume significant campus leaders roles.
What should I expect?
The overnight retreat is a great opportunity to network with peers and learn a little something about yourself. It includes a variety of team building activities, interactive games, and small group discussion. Be prepared to share information about yourself and have fun getting to know other Xavier students.
Before You Go
1. Register for the retreat by clicking the Registration Link on the Leadership Opportunities page.
2. Complete the Camp Kern Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability Form.
3. Ensure payment has been made in full. Confirm fee and payment with sponsoring organization
4. Arrive for the bus at designated departure location and time.
Cost to Attend/ Registration
Registration will be open for the 2014 Emerging Leaders Retreat in November 2013. There will be a link on the Leadership Opportunities page under ELR Registration.
How much does it cost to attend?
The Emerging Leaders Retreat is $45 per person. This covers the cost of transportation to and from the retreat, lodging at the retreat location, all meals (dinner, breakfast, lunch and snacks) and all supplies.
Who pays for the retreat?
Many offices and student organizations on campus pay all or a portion of the retreat costs for their delegates. Sometimes individuals pay all of the retreat costs on their own. Check with your sponsoring organization to see if they are able to help pay for the retreat.
What if I don't have a sponsoring organization?
We welcome emerging leaders who may not be connected with a specific club or organization. If you are interested in attending the retreat, but are not affiliated with an organization, fill out the registration form and please pay by cash or check. You may also qualify for funding through the Friedlander Fund. More information on this option can be found HERE.
What are accepted forms of payment?
Offices and student organizations can complete an interdepartmental charge form. The Office of Student Involvement will initiate the charge forms and send the necessary paperwork to the office or organization. Students may pay in cash or by check payable to Xavier University. It may be possible for some students
to use the Friedlander Fund to help cover the cost of the retreat.
What to Bring?
All participants will receive a packing list and final reminders prior to the retreat. The packing list generally includes bedding (sleeping bag, blanket, pillow), toiletry items, towel, wash cloth and comfortable clothes appropriate for winter weather.
Location / Transportation
The 2014 Emerging Leaders Retreat will be held at Camp Kern in Oregonia, Ohio.
How do I get to the retreat?
All participants are provided bus transportation to the retreat.
What are the accommodations?
Participants are lodged in cabins equipped with beds, bathrooms and showers. Male and female students sleep in separate areas.
Conflicts / Cancellations
Please call to notify us if you can no longer attend the retreat. Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse you for your retreat fees as we pay based on our expected number of participants prior to the event.
What if I have a class which conflicts with the departure time on Friday?
We will do our best to help arrange transportation for students who need to arrive late. Given the short
length of time for the retreat, it is preferable that all participants can attend for the full length of time.