We asked last year’s Retreat participants to share their advice for new retreatants. Here’s the first installment!
“Bring: Bathing suit and towel. Shoes for walking, and shoes that can go in the water. Art supplies that you love. music device and headphones. Flash drive to get other people’s pictures at the end.
Maybe: computer. you can live without it unless you’re a playwright who wants to spend time writing. games. more like frisbee than monopoly though.
Leave home: bedding, pretty clothes (you’re more likely to be dirty than need to be pretty). I would also say leave home your cell phone if I thought that was realistic…. Look up maps of the region before you get there. Talk to the locals. Ask what their favorite hikes are. Embrace that you are in a region that has it’s own special history and culture.”
“Get ready to collaborate. • 2 heads are better than one, 4 heads are better than two, etc, etc. • Show where you are shy and dive in! • Bring a bathing suit. • There are sea monsters in Little Pea Porridge Pond. • Sometimes it’s best to stop talking and DO something! • The key is saying “yes and…” • Ilana’s cooking is amazing.”