1. What is the purpose of LuHi's retreats? Vicar Schoepflin shared that the purpose of LuHi’s retreats is to develop relationships - between the students themselves, between the students and their teachers, and between the students and God. We take the students out of their regular routine, usually off campus, to foster an environment where these relationships can develop.
3. What are some tips for students as they prepare for a retreat? Both Gaurav and Vicar Schoepflin shared that students should come in with an open mind. LuHi retreats are probably different than anything you have experienced. Some of the activities are fun, some are challenging, some are serious, but all of them are designed to build relationships and teach us about God. Be ready to participate, and you’ll have a great time, and make some memories that will last a lifetime!
4. How do retreats support the mission and vision of LuHi? According to Vicar Schoepflin, one of the ways we educate students in “Body, Mind, and Spirit” is by making sure every student feels loved - by their peers, by their teachers, and by their God. Retreats are an excellent way to do this! He shared that it is wonderful to watch friendships being formed on retreats, and to see those friendships develop and grow throughout the year. For teachers, it is great to get to know students outside the classroom.
5. Any final thoughts to share on LuHi's retreats? Mr. Colangelo says that students should be ready for an exciting great adventure and experience. Gaurav shared that the retreats present a nice balance between the spiritual aspect and having fun with classmates. He recommends students let their guard down, and really try to get the most out of the whole experience. Vicar Shoepflin agrees, and added that our retreat program is one of those things that is “uniquely LuHi.” He shared, “When I talk to graduating seniors or alumni about their fondest LuHi memories, so many of them mention the retreats. They’re part of what makes this place special!”