Women’s Empowerment Retreat Program

Who is the Women’s Empowerment Retreat Program for?

The Women’s Empowerment Retreat Program is for women of all ages and all backgrounds! Whether you are a first-year student that’s new to the outdoors or a 60-year-old experienced backpacker, we will accept you as you are. Through this experience, the participants will be adventuring, growing together, creating strong bonds and empowering one another to be the best version of themselves. This program will also teach you how to practice self-care and proper coping mechanisms to help combat stress!

What types of Outdoor adventures will there be with the Women’s Empowerment Retreat Program?

The purpose of this program is to allow women to experience different aspects of the outdoors. We provide trips such as caving, rock climbing, winter hiking, and backpacking. This will be a program that meets once a month to expose yourself to these different adventure trips together, while also having discussions about this experience after each program.

Can I apply?

All Bloomsburg University students are eligible to apply. All majors, all types of leaders, introverted or extroverted are welcome. No previous outdoor experience is necessary.

How will this benefit me?

This is an opportunity to be challenged, both mentally and physically. To grow in every way possible, propelling you in whatever career you will pursue. There are not many opportunities in life that provide you with the platform to understand human interactions and dynamics that translate into the workplace. All lessons learned during your time in this course can be applied to your personal and professional future. Thus, allowing you to understand how to process, make decisions, to take on challenges with confidence, and to speak and act with intention.

How many people are you accepting into the Women’s Empowerment Retreat Program?

A maximum of 12 participants

What are the dates and times?

  • Team DevelopmentThurs February 13th – 6pm to 9pm
  • Mindfulness MovementThurs February 20th – 8pm to 9:30pm
  • Winter Waterfall HikeSun February 23rd – 9am to 5pm
  • CavingSat March 21st – 9am to 5pm
  • Gratitude LettersFri March 27th – 7pm to 8pm
  • Indoor Climbing Night at the Rec– TBD
  • ClimbingSun April 5th- 9am to 5pm
  • DIY Body ScrubWed April 15th – 7pm to 8pm
  • BackpackingSun April 24th-26th
  • Movie Night– TBD
  • End of Program PotluckThurs May 7th- 6pm
  • Individual One-on-One meetings

When is the deadline to apply?

February 6th 2019

What is the fee?

  • BU Students: $75
  • Non BU Students: $150

Email quest@bloomu.edu for more information.