You will begin your Winthrop leadership journey starting with our retreat. You will participate in team-building activities, including a day rafting trip to the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. You will learn about Winthrop’s rich history, participate in leadership-focused activities, and have discussion around the movie The Emperor’s Club.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Move in to to Richardson Hall. When you check in at your residence hall, you will need to pick up your binder and shirt at the front desk.4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDinner on your own
5:30 pm ‐7:00 pm Introductions, program overview and team building activities at DiGiorgio Campus Center (DIGS) Rm. 114* Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for team-building.
7:30pm-9:00 pm "The Emperor's Club" in Dina's Place
Make sure to wear your EL Shirt!
8:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast (optional) in Thomson Cafeteria
9:00 amLoad vans outside of Thomson to depart for US National Whitewater Center (USNWC)
9:45 amArrive at USNWC and unpack
10:00 am - 12:30 pmExplore White Water Center-Ropes, Zip Lines etc
* Bring a towel and set of dry clothes to change into.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch at White Water Center
3:00 pm-6:00 pmWhitewater Rafting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmDinner at Thomson Cafeteria
6:15 pm - 9:00 pmBowling at Lake Wylie Bowl N' Bounce
8:00 am – 9:00 amBreakfast (optional) in Thomson Cafeteria
9:00 amLoad cars outside of Thomson & depart for the Shack
9:15 am - 9:45 amEnergizers with former EL's
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Leadership Lessons
1:30 - 2:00 pmEL Appreciation Activity
2:00 pmLoad vans and depart for campus
2:30 pm – 5:00 pmFree time (buy books, pick up parking decals, explore campus, etc.)
5:00 pm – 5:45 pmDinner in Thomson Cafeteria
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmFinis Origine Pendet at the Little Chapel
7:30 pmCelebration with former Emerging Leaders
*Please note that this schedule is tentative