Next Step LogisiticsTraditionally, the Next Step retreat is held on the weekend after the first week of classes in January. Starting on a Friday afternoon, the retreat is a full weekend of content, ending around lunchtime on a Sunday. See the Timeline or Schedule page for information on the next retreat.
Held at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, VT the retreat site is on the shores of beautiful Lake Morey, providing both rustic charm and modern amenities. Participants and facilitators stay in cabins and use the expansive resources of the Outdoor Center for large and small group sessions and outdoor activities.
Participants and facilitators are asked to bring a sleeping bag or blankets, clothes, a towel, and all other items one might need for a weekend away. Meals, snacks, and retreat materials are provided.
The retreat is open to all members of the UVM community: undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty. Up to 65 participants may attend the retreat and can apply from this website under forms.
The facilitation team is made up of UVM staff, faculty and former Next Step participants. Facilitators work in pairs and work with one of eight small groups throughout the weekend.
Once facilitators and participants are selected for the retreat, further training, pre-retreat meetings, and more information is provided.