Retreats

Campus Ministry student team

Accept the Invitation!

Campus Ministry’s retreat program invites students to deeper engagement in their own spiritual lives.  Through participation in retreats, students are encouraged to become more acutely aware of God’s presence in their midst, to be more actively involved in their relationship with the Divine, to be more deeply connected to the human community, and to become more fully committed to offering themselves in service to the building of the Kingdom of God.  Evidencing Campus Ministry’s belief that retreats provide extraordinarily valuable opportunities for students, the department highly subsidizes the cost of retreats in the hopes of making them financially accessible for all students.

We hope you accept the invitation and join us for the journey! 

To learn more about each retreat, please click on the following links:

Frosh Get-A-Way: Sept. 6-8, 2019
Silent Retreat: Nov. 9-10, 2019
Retreat on the Rock: Feb. 7-9, 2020
Senior Get-A-Way: May 13-14, 2020
Lumberjack Retreat: May 13-14, 2020
Scholarship Information
Leadership Opportunities

Frosh Get-A-Way

Sept. 6-8, 2019
This weekend retreat provides first-year students an opportunity to meet one another and a number of upper-class student leaders, nurture friendships, discuss college life, clarify their relationships with God and others, enjoy time in prayer and in nature, as well as have some fun. All freshman students are encouraged to attend Frosh Get-A-Way! Register for Frosh Get-A-Way now!​

Campus Ministry Freshman Getaway Retreat 2019

Silent Retreat

Nov. 9-10, 2019
Given the frenzied pace of modern life, it is increasingly rare to find places where quiet and reflection are truly honored and preserved. The world calls us to be busier and busier, to be continually “plugged in.” This 24-hour hour silent retreat offers students much needed space for silence, stillness and spiritual discernment. An opportunity for contemplation and quiet, the Silent Retreat allows participants to unplug from their daily lives, quiet themselves and listen to the still, small voice of God. The retreat includes the opportunities for group prayer and meetings with an individual spiritual director. Students interested in attending must have previous retreat experience, submit a complete interest survey and meet with Celia Fox one-on-one to discuss participation in the retreat.

Retreat on the Rock

Feb. 7-9, 2020
Retreat on the Rock is a weekend charged with God’s love! Student retreat leaders share moving talks, facilitate small group discussions and lead transformative prayer experiences. The goal of Retreat on the Rock is to provide students with the opportunity to arrive at a new/deeper understanding of themselves as God’s beloved. Retreat on the Rock is open to all students.

Campus Ministry retreat prayer

Senior Get-A-Way

May 13-14, 2020
A retreat solely for graduating seniors, Senior Get-A-Way offers individuals time and space to process their years at Rockhurst as well as their hopes and fears for the future – all within the context of a supportive community. There will be opportunities for prayer, personal reflection, small groups and time to simply enjoying being together as seniors. All seniors are welcome to attend.

Campus Ministry Senior Retreat 2019

Lumberjack Service Retreat

May 18-22, 2020
Every even year (2014, 2016…) Campus Ministry sponsors a domestic service trip to Hancock, Michigan, to serve with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (Little Brothers), a nonprofit agency. Little Brothers provides many services for the rural, aging poor, including free firewood, which reduces the burdensome heating bills received in northern Michigan winters. Little Brothers supplies the saws, axes, gasoline and logs… Rockhurst University students supply the muscle. A can-do attitude, rather than woodcutting experience, is all that is required. Furthermore, Little Brother’s motto, “Flowers Before Bread,” illuminates the belief that providing companionship for the elderly is, in many ways, more important than providing for their physical needs. In that spirit, participants are invited to spend time visiting with the folks to whom they deliver firewood. Contact Bill Kriege at 816-501-4855 for more information.

Campus Ministry Lumberjack Retreat 2019

Scholarship Information
Campus Ministry recognizes that retreats play a valuable role in nurturing and growing students' faith throughout their college years. Yet, all retreats have associated costs. In order to make these retreats feasible for students, Campus Ministry heavily subsidizes the retreat program.

If the retreat cost presents too significant a financial hardship, please complete this retreat scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the registration deadline for the retreat. All applications will be reviewed and assistance provided based on the availability of funding. Individuals who submit a scholarship application must also complete and submit a registration form for the retreat. Our great desire is that all students who wish to participate in retreats are able to do so regardless of their financial situations. If you have questions, please contact Celia Fox at 816 501-4063. 

Leadership Opportunities
Peer leadership is an instrumental aspect of many of Campus Ministry's retreats. If you are a student with prior retreat experience who feels called to minister to peers through the role of a retreat leader, we encourage you to speak with Celia Fox at 816-501-4063 about available opportunities.

Questions?

For more information about Campus Ministry's Retreats, contact Celia Fox at 816-501-4063. For more photos and videos, see the Campus Ministry Facebook page