Retreat Program

They get you to open up, to look inside yourself, to really think about how you connect to nature and to God. You learn more about yourself, but also about your classmates; you connect with them on a different level. - Travis Valmon ’15

Freshman Year: "Finding God In All Things"

On this one-day retreat, students reflect on their experience at Georgetown Prep as they explore what it means to be a student at a Jesuit school. While hiking along the Appalachian Trail, students are invited to consider the Jesuit motto “Finding God in All Things,” while participating in small group discussions centered on the themes of self-awareness, spirituality and service.

Sophomore Year: "The Grad at Grad Values"

The goal of this overnight retreat is to lead the sophomores to reflect on the five “Grad at Grad” values of a Jesuit education. Through a series of peer led discussions and talks, as well as various activities themed on each of the Grad at Grad values, students delve deeper into the meaning of Jesuit education and how to be of service to the world.

Junior Year: "Putting Love into Action"

The four-day junior retreat, Kairos, encourages the student to examine his life through the relationships he has experienced. The retreat challenges the student to deeper self-examination than previous retreats. Many students long remember Kairos as the highlight of their Prep experience.

Senior Year: "Living the Fourth"

During this overnight retreat, seniors focus on three key questions: Where have I been? Where am I now? Where am I going? As students reflect on their challenges and successes in “Living the Fourth,” particular attention will be paid to the Kairos and summer service experiences and to imagining what it means to live out of these experiences in life beyond Georgetown Prep.