✨This is something that most participants will want to be aware of in the very beginning✨
Remember that 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲. One mistake that retreat leaders make is packing 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 stuff into the schedule, which can leave participants feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.
A good rule of thumb is to have a retreat consisting of: 𝟮 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗮𝘆 (usually of 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 styles and energy levels) with 1 or 2 scheduled excursions (included in the price of the retreat), while having 𝟭 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗱𝗮𝘆, and giving 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 for rest, relaxation, and exploration.
Make sure that you are 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 on the offerings on and around the retreat venue so that you can give your students options on how to spend their time. Part of leading a retreat is being a chaperone and the more information you have to take care of your students, the better.
If possible, plan to 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 everyone else does so that you can sit down with the owner or manager of the venue to get all of the information you need and get clear on the schedule for the week.
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