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Camp G.A.E.L. Leadership Retreat

Camp G.A.E.L. which stands for "Galvanizing And Enhancing Leaders" is an off-site overnight leadership retreat at a rural campground located within 2.5 hours from Iona College. This is an experiential leadership retreat focused on spirituality, reflection, personal leadership, and connecting with others. CAMP G.A.E.L. provides an opportunity for a diverse group of student leaders to come together for a fun, interactive overnight experience where they are engaged in ropes course activities and workshops.

The retreat occurs each year 1 week prior to the Fall semester beginning.

This joint retreat experience is for Resident Assistants, Campus Ministers, the Student Government Association, the Gaels Activities Board, Club or Organization Presidents, Athletes, and any other student who is interested to attend.

The goals and learning outcomes of this experience vary each year, though the overarching themes remain the same:

  • Connecting with our Iona Heritage & Mission
  • Cross cultural awareness
  • Teambuilding
  • Leadership
  • Partnership
  • Spirituality
  • Reflection

Read what some students had to say about the experience:

"The Camp Gael Experience was such an amazing experience. The food and accommodations were great the ropes course was fun and our guest speaker Michael Miller was a moving speaker!"

"This was an enriching experience! Wonderful first time experience for me."

This opportunity is completely FREE! Meals, travel, and lodging are included. This retreat is hosted by the Center for Campus Ministries, the Office of Residential Life, and the Office of Student Development.

For more information please contact:
Student Development at (914) 633-2360