What is Summer Retreat?
Summer Retreat is an extended space to reflect on your year, listen for God's voice, and relax!
Get space away from the pressure and anxiety of the world, to hear from God and be formed in Christ
in the community of his people.
We hope you will leave refreshed by Jesus and ready to listen for his voice, even on ordinary days.
What will we do at Summer Retreat?
Being the people of God means coming together around his word to hear his voice. We'll dig deep into the story of Mark through communal study, listening prayer, and gifted teachers.
We'll pray in a variety of ways. Each afternoon we'll have a time of communal prayer. You'll also have several spaces for prayer on your own and in small groups.
During our main sessions, we'll worship together in diverse styles.
In the afternoons and evenings, build community with your chapter through recreation, playing games, and hanging out.
How much does is cost?
The cost is $349, and includes all meals and activities.
If you register by the early bird deadline for your week you can save $50.
I can't pay for it...what should I do?
Don't let money keep you from participating! We have scholarship money and deferred payment plans available to help you make it work. This year, anyone who attended Fall Retreat will get $50 in scholarship. If you need more scholarship than that or a deferred payment plan, you can request them when you register and your staff will follow up with you.
What if I have to cancel?
Just don't : ) But if you must, you have until the day of Summer Retreat to cancel if needed. The deposit is non-refundable. We can give you a partial refund if you cancel two weeks before the event. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to talk with your InterVarsity staff or fill out the email form below.
When does this start?
Week 1 starts Sunday May 7.
Week 2 starts Sunday May 14.
Week 3 starts Thursday June 8.
Please plan to arrive by 4pm local time to check-in, and we'll begin with dinner at 5pm.
When will we be done?
On Week 1 and 2 you are free to leave Saturday morning after sunrise.
On Week 3 you are free to leave mid afternoon on Sunday.
Which schools are coming each week?
Summer Retreat is for schools in Indiana & Illinois. Based on academic schedules, here are some of the schools coming to each week.
Week 1 May 7-13
IN State | IU | IUPUI | Oakland City | Purdue | Purdue FW | SIU-E | U of Evansville
Week 2 May 14-20
Aurora | Bradley | College of Lake County | Eastern IL | IL Valley | Illinois State | IU Northwest
Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley | Lake Forest | Lake Land | Lincolnland | NIU | Parkland
Purdue Northwest | Rockford | Saint Mary of the Woods | Sauk Valley | Shawnee | SIU-C
U of Illinois | Valparaiso | Waubonsee | WKCTC
Week 3 June 8-11
Augustana | Blackhawk | Carl Sandburg | Chicago State | COD | DePaul | Franklin | Highland
JJC | Knox | Loyola | Millikin | NEIU | Olive Harvey | Richland | Rock Valley | Rose-Hulman | SAIC SWIC | U Chicago | UIC
Can I come if my school is not on this list?
If your school isn't listed or you'd like to attend a different week, we'd love to have you join us! Please talk with your staff worker about this possibility.
What precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?
If you have COVID-19 symptoms in the days leading up to Summer Retreat, please take a COVID test. If your results are positive, follow the CDC’s isolation guidelines. If that means you won’t be able to attend, contact us. We will refund your payment minus the deposit.
If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID in the days leading up to Summer Retreat, please follow the CDC’s exposure guidelines.
People may choose to mask at any time. We will have masks onsite for those whose masking preferences might change upon arrival.
We will have COVID-19 rapid tests onsite. If someone displays symptoms onsite, we will have them test for COVID-19 and send them home if they get a positive result.
How will I get there?
Your staff worker can help you plan transportation, including carpooling with other students from your campus.
I have more questions!
No problem. Just fill out the contact form below and we'll be happy to help!
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