You must consider many factors when planning a retreat for your organization. You must have a proper venue that meets the needs of the group. You must also ensure that the activities and speakers meet the needs and expectations of the staff.
But a retreat should not all be about work. There should also be time set aside for your group to relax and have fun. A suitable venue should have onsite facilities to help meet this need, but the geographic location of the venue is also crucial in deciding where to hold your event.
Women live increasingly busy lives, especially if you are a wife and mother. Between work, family, church, and school volunteer activities or running your children across town for their sporting events, dance lessons, and social events, you lose yourselves in everyone else’s lives around you.
Whether it’s a weekend getaway with a few girlfriends or a larger retreat organized through your church, getting away with the girls is so important to deeper relationship development. Weekly Bible study can be rich in spiritual content but leave little time for chit-chat. A women’s retreat is a great way to get to know each other on a more personal level.
If you have a group of friends who share a common interest such as writing, art, religion, parenthood, running, or yoga, for example, you have a retreat in the making. A retreat is a group vacation but with a purpose beyond tourism or leisure time. With a successful retreat, shared relationships will help energize the group and come up with ways to pursue shared interests.
In your pursuit of health and happiness, you may tend to focus so much on material goals, exercise, or relationships. These are important and should be addressed; however, you can completely forget about how you are connected to nature and how much your modern lifestyle has separated you from your roots.