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ESCAPE First-Year Retreat 2019-2020

Office of Campus Ministry

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

ESCAPE First-Year Retreat 2019-2020

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Student ESCAPE Participant Feb 29, 2020 $40.00 $0.00

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Join one of Georgetown's most-loved traditions for over 29 years! This overnight experience for first-year and transfer students is designed as an “escape” from the Hilltop. For 27 hours, enjoy the chance to meet awesome new people, eat lots of good snacks, enjoy great live music, and take a step back from the frenzy of campus life. 

The registration fee is only $40, which covers the cost of the overnight (food and lodgings) and a trendy ESCAPE t-shirt. You can pay online. Unfortunately, registration fees are non-refundable. Financial assistance is available - email for more information.
ESCAPE takes place at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center in Bluemont, Virginia. The facility offers indoor, hotel-style accommodations and breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley.
Your ESCAPE team is made up of 42 student leaders, split into three smaller teams. The ESCAPE Program Director, along with the ESCAPE Student Coordinators, will be on each overnight. 'Like' us on Facebook to see pictures of the Calcagnini Contemplative Center!
ESCAPE is a non-religious experience and is open and accessible to student of religious and non-religious backgrounds. ESCAPE is inspired by Ignatian values and reflection is a central part of the overnight. There will be talks from upperclass team leaders and a faculty member, followed by individual and small group reflection.
ESCAPE doesn’t end when you leave the Calcagnini Center! As a part of the ESCAPE community back on campus, you'll see your friends at reunions, community building opportunities, and the ESCAPE Ball!
Visit our office in Leavey Center 1509! 


Frequently Asked Questions...

If I’m not very religious or not religious at all, will I still enjoy the retreat?
ESCAPE IS FOR EVERYONE. Regardless of how religious you are you will get a lot out of the overnight. While ESCAPE draws on Jesuit tradition, the retreat is accessible to people of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. 

Does ESCAPE take up the entire weekend?
ESCAPE IS ONLY 27 HOURS. You can choose between the Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday overnights. You will leave at 4:00pm and return the next day around 7:00pm.

I’m really busy right now. Should I wait until next year to attend?
ESCAPE IS A FIRST YEAR RETREAT. This means only freshmen and transfer students in their first year can attend. Go at a time that is convenient for your schedule, but the last overnights are in February!

Is ESCAPE a camping trip?
ESCAPE IS NOT A CAMPING TRIP. We will spend most of the weekend indoors in climate-controlled buildings. Still, you will have time to spend outside during free time, when you can explore the grounds of the Calcagnini Contemplative Center if you like.

What should I bring on my ESCAPE weekend?
For comfort: A sleeping bag and pillow -OR- sheets, blanket, and pillow; you can rent sleeping bags for $9.00 through Outdoor Ed. We do not provide linens at the retreat center.
For cleanliness: A towel, soap, shampoo, a change of clothes, and whatever else you need to get ready.
For unpredictable weather: Durable shoes, socks, and a sweatshirt or jacket.
For fun: A good book, cards, frisbees, games, or your journal for free time (unless you want to romp outside, hang out by the fire, or take a nap!)
For hydration: A reusable water bottle and/or coffee mug
For everyone's audio delight: guitars or other musical instruments if you play any

Have questions about ESCAPE First-Year Retreat 2019-2020? Contact Office of Campus Ministry

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Calcagnini Contemplative Center
400 Loyola Lane
Bluemont, Virginia 20135

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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