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Six Activities to Do on Your Next College Retreat

College is a unique transitional stage in which young adults can meet people from various backgrounds and cultures, make connections, and gain experience. A college retreat, in particular, is one of the many ways to engage college students in learning and involvement. 

Organizing a college retreat can help your students get to know one another and step outside of their comfort zone while having fun and experiencing new things. High Peak Camp in Estes, CO is a beautiful location for your college retreat, and we'd like to share six activities you can plan for your retreat. 

How to Plan a Retreat for High Schoolers

Many think of high school as the best years in a person’s life. Of course, as we move beyond our teenage years, hopefully, we realize that our life only gets better. While high school can be fun, teenagers face countless challenges, including:

  • Stress from school, athletics, and work
  • Stress at home
  • Relationship and friendship challenges
  • Spiritual questions
  • Questions and stress about college and the future
  • Bullying in school and on social media

High schoolers need a break from their routines and an opportunity to reconnect with God through nature. If you are a youth pastor, student minister, club leader, coach, or volunteer of any kind, one of the ways you can provide teenagers with at least a brief reprieve from their struggles and stress is by planning a retreat. 

Here’s what you need to know about planning a high school retreat. 

Start Planning Your Spring Retreat Today

Summer is in full swing here in the foothills. Temperatures are soaring between rounds of heavy rain, but it is still the perfect time of year to get out and explore our amazing natural surroundings. Here in Estes Park, we are welcoming visitors from all over the Denver Metro area and the world who are searching for adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

This might be the best time of year for Colorado residents who love to get outdoors. You probably aren’t wishing away summer any time soon, so it might be challenging to wrap your mind around planning a spring retreat. 

Now Is the Time to Schedule Your Spring Retreat

It is beginning to feel a lot like summer in the foothills of the Rockies. Of course, winter likes to show its head well into May, but here in Estes Park, we are starting to see the signs that it has (mostly) given up its grip. As the hills and mountains come fully alive with new growth and wild colors, have you thought about your plans for next year’s spring retreat?

It might seem like an odd question, but the best retreats require a lot of planning. Now is the time to begin planning your spring retreat for next year. Here are some tips for making sure your next retreat goes smoothly.