Kurt Delos Trino

Dorm Retreat!

What is a Dorm Retreat? 

What is it about and Why have it?

Welcome BACK! Welcome to Camp Roger for KHvR's dorm retreat!

Welcome BACK! Welcome to Camp Roger for KHvR's dorm retreat!

 I am so glad that I can tell you about another adventure of my life at Calvin and KHvR.

A dorm retreat is about bringing the small communities in a dorm into ONE MASSIVE community. I say this because each floor is its own pre-formed community. The dorm retreat helps facilitate bringing the different pre-formed communities into one whole, unified community. The community grows closer together when people within the community know each other by name. Thus, the retreat helps grow a community closer together while having fun outside the dorms!

Why come to dorm retreat?

  • The people!
  • The beautiful scenery that is different from Calvin's campus.
  • The fun and silly games we play!
  • Swing dancing!
  • Canoeing.
  • Worship.

Dorm retreat is an experience I will never forget from living in the dorms. It is a place where I can find peace and God through nature. Dorm retreat is one of the places where true friendship forms, and you create your authentic self and community. I suggest everyone go on your dorm and floor retreats! Plus, it is all about having fun!

“When we claim and constantly reclaim the truth of being the chosen ones, we soon discover within ourselves a deep desire to reveal to others their own chosenness. Instead of making us feel that we are better, more precious or valuable than others, our awareness of being chosen opens our eyes to the chosenness of others. That is the great joy of being chosen: the discovery that others are chosen as well. In the house of God there are many mansions. There is a place for everyone - a unique, special place. Once we deeply trust that we ourselves are precious in God’s eyes, we are able to recognize the preciousness of others and their unique places in God’s heart.”
— Henri Nouwen