LEADERSHIP RETREATS Renee DeCanio Activities Director Selma High School
I’VE BEEN ELECTED! NOW WHAT?
BEFORE SUMMER RETREATS • Meet 3-4 times over the summer on campus • A few Ice-Breakers • A few activities • Leadership skills training • Planning • Problems • Could never get them all there at the same time • Constant interruptions • Sport practice, Dr. appointments, etc. • Same venue
RUBY SINDHER 2006 SHS Graduate ASB President 6 Year Leadership Student Attended many CADA Camps and Conferences Senior @ UCLA HOW SHS STARTED THE SUMMER RETREAT TRADITION
WHAT OUR SUMMER RETREAT LOOKS LIKE • 3 Fun filled days/2 nights • Near a beach with camp fire pits • Hotel Conference Room/ Breakfast • Planning Sessions • Leadership Development • Beach Activities • Tons of opportunities to learn about each other & bond as a family
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WORKSHOP HAVES: MUST • ICE BREAKERS • ACTIVITIES • TEAM BUILDING • LEADERSHIP SKILL DEVELOPMENT • Always allow enough time for discussion • CREATE YOUR MISSION STATEMENT • Set Group Goals • BRAINSTORM ACTIVITIES • For Big Events like: • Homecoming • Back to School Week • Dances • Improvements/Changes
MISSION STATEMENT • Have students brainstorm their purpose • 1 word or small phrases • Narrow down to 5-6 most important • Give them a sample Mission Statement • In small groups, write a mission statement that covers those voted most important • Write on butcher paper • Each group presents • Vote • Spend time improving the final Mission Statement so that EVERYONE agrees.
SHS MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to impact the lives of our student body by promoting school-wide involvement and influencing each individual to succeed. We will instill a comfortable and positive environment to ensure that students feel accepted while creating memorable experiences.
BEACH ACTIVITIES • Scavenger Hunt • Spider Web Activity • Minefield • Trust Walk • Sand Castle Competition
CAMP FIRE ACTIVITIES • S’mores • Glow necklaces • Skits • Inspirational Stories • Chicken Soup for the Soul • Starfish Story • Group Sharing • Warm Fuzzies
STAR FISH STORY • Give students their own starfish to throw in the ocean.
More Activities Kings/ queens- 1’s/2’s Creating A Healthy School Climate Tolerance/ The Invisible Kid Share stories about Columbine Left Out Activity Inspirational Story Evaluation FINAL DAY
HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE? • POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GATE • SPA FOR A CAUSE (Mother’s Day) • SPONSOR/PLEDGE SHEETS