Each Launch Leadership Retreat focuses on a different theme that middle and high school students experience in their everyday lives. The curriculum we’ve created and utilize at these retreats is specifically engineered to engage students in hands-on activities and thoughtful, group processing after that helps them understand who they are and how they lead.
Pick just one or attend them all! With several retreat opportunities available, every student can find a Leadership Retreat that fits their interests, schedule and location.
Community Service Retreat - March 16, The Foundry in Lincoln, NE
Through volunteering, you can enrich relationships with others, gain insights into the challenges others are facing and take a lead in changing and improving opportunities in your communities. Spend the day with Launch learning how to be an active participant and activist in your community, while also engaging in give-back initiatives with local organizations and causes.
This Leadership Retreat occurs March 16 at The Foundry in Lincoln, NE. Check-in starts at 8:45pm, and the retreat will run from 9am - 3pm on Saturday, March 16. Event registration is $50, which includes a LeaderKit and lunch. You will receive a detailed email prior to the retreat. Full scholarships are available during registration. This Retreat is open to students in grades 6-12.
Social Media Retreat - Oct 20-21, Camp Timberlake in Marquette, NE
Social media is an integral part of our world, and learning to communicate effectively through different social channels is an important challenge. Good leaders must be able to navigate the ever-changing online world. At the Social Media Retreat, we’ll dig in to all areas of social media and discover how best to utilize it as a tool, how to fight against challenges like cyberbullying and trolling, and how to put your best foot forward online and find your personal brand.
Our specialized, social-media-savvy Staff will lead activities and discussions to help you become a better steward online. This is an awesome opportunity to learn the skills influencers and social media marketers are using with a Launch twist. Bring your phone, meet new friends, learn cool things and expand your social network.
This overnight Leadership Retreat occurs October 20-21 at Camp Timberlake in Marquette, NE. Check-in starts at 12:45pm, and activities will start at 1pm Saturday, Oct 20. The retreat ends at 2:30pm Sunday, Oct 21. Event registration is $80, which includes a LeaderKit and all meals. You will receive a detailed email prior to the retreat. Full scholarships are available during registration. This Retreat is open to students in grades 6-12.
Mindfulness Retreat - Jan. 5-6, Camp Kitaki in Louisville, NE
There are so many things we need to balance: school, work, family, friends, activities... We all get stressed from time to time. A little stress can be helpful, but when stress gets out of control and becomes overwhelming, it can seriously affect our physical and mental health, preventing us from getting ANYthing done. The Launch Mindfulness Retreat is an opportunity to break away from “real life” and learn how to inject mindfulness, self-care and awareness of who you are what you value into every aspect of your life. We will spend this overnight retreat learning ways to stay motivated and beat stress when it occurs throughout the school year, while also discovering what we value most and how we can use those values to do good work as young leaders.
This overnight Leadership Retreat occurs January 5-6 at Camp Kitaki in Louisville, NE. Check-in starts at 12:45pm, and activities will start at 1pm Saturday, Jan. 5. The retreat ends at 2:30pm Sunday, Jan 6. Event registration is $80, which includes a LeaderKit and all meals. You will receive a detailed email prior to the retreat. Full scholarships are available during registration. This Retreat is open to students in grades 6-12.