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Campus Ministries Retreats

Annual Campout

We invite students at the start of the school year to meet new friends, have fun and learn about Campus Ministries at the Annual Camp Out each fall.

Located at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve (a half hour bus ride from campus), our leadership team brings tents, sleeping bags and fun for a one night getaway off campus. Among camping, there is canoeing, paddle boating, singing and s'mores. Many first year students have found that the Camp Out helped them to jump start their experience at Augustana.

stretching Canoeing
During the morning, students join in on some stretching and breathing exercises to help them prepare for the full day ahead. Augie first-years enjoying a beautiful day canoeing on Lake George.
A group of Augustana first-years are all smiles as they get to know each other while having fun and singing around the campfire. Students listen in and discuss various opportunities provided by Campus Ministries as part of the campout experience.
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A group of Augie students enjoying a nice night around the campfire during the Campout There was no holding back while students played an interesting game of tag as they got to know each other.

For Augustana students interested in attending the Annual Camp Out, please fill out the following form:

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Seasonal Retrats

Augustana College Campus Ministries retreats are offered once per term. Members of the Augustana community (students, faculty, staff) spend the weekend at the beautiful Saint Mary's Monastery right here in Rock Island, IL. Those who attend spend their time interacting in group activities, walking in the woods, watching the sunrise, eating incredible meals, exploring the convent, reading in peace, and most importantly, enjoying large amounts of free time. Past participants have called it "an enjoyable, peaceful, new way to rejuvenate yourself," and "a time for spiritual growth and relaxation." It is a fulfilling experience for anyone of any faith. The best way to learn about our wonderful retreats is to sign up!  Contact to put your name on the list!

Upcoming school year Retreat Dates:

Fall: October 2- 4, 2015

Winter: January 15-16, 2016

Spring: April 15-17, 2016

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The group participating in Bible Study during their weekend retreat.

Some students and faculty playing an exciting card game during some of their downtime on the retreat.