This past weekend I embarked on a camp retreat with people who I did not know too well. I came back having new friends and people who I could have never imaged becoming closer to. I went on a retreat with a group at my college called FAB (Fitchburg Activities Board). I had never in my life been on a retreat before and had no idea what to expect. I got there thinking it would all be about games and meeting new people, which is was but so much more. We played bonding games, where we could not get them done if it had not been everyone pitching it and helping. One was a game called “Whale Watching”; basically it is a big C-Saw where we had to manage to get all 15 of us on it without touching the sides to the wet ground. Not as easy as it sounds. It took us about an hour but we got it done and it was because we all worked together, listened to one another and figured out the solution. We all become closer talking and doing activities that made us trust one another. This weekend is something a lot of schools participate in. Different weekends but many do it. If you ever have the chance to go on a retreat with your college, high school, job, or just friends, I say do it. I became very close with people who I had just been acquaintances with just days before and now truly call them my friends. Something very warming of your heart to do in the fall time when everyone is thinking of others.
Would you ever consider going on a retreat with your school or work? Tell me in the comments below.
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