Why Students Deserve a Retreat

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Why Students Deserve a Retreat

Time spent in school is easily one of the most defining periods of a student’s life. Here, they get to form life-long bonds, face the world on their own for the first time, and shape who they will become. There is also the pressure of reading textbooks and lecture notes, attending classes, and doing some tests. This is why going for a retreat is a great way to ease the mental pressure. 

Aside from the mental rest, here are other reasons a retreat is a good idea for students and why every student deserves it.

Increases Bonding and Networking

Taking a break from classes and lectures and going somewhere you don’t have to worry about missing lectures could be a significant relief for most students. It provides the ambiance to relax and allows them to get to know each other properly. 

You will discover that you get to know your classmates more and get in tune with them in such an atmosphere. It is also an excellent opportunity to network and build relationships with other students outside your class. 

Some people find their best friends, business partners, or even life partners in this type of retreat. It is an avenue to bond, build friendships and create lasting connections.

Increases Knowledge

While classroom teaching and learning are excellent, some things can’t be learned within the four walls of the classroom. A retreat is an excellent idea for students to put what they have learned in the classroom to practical use. 

It is also an avenue to learn more about human relations, empathy, and other qualities that could help them grow into more emotionally intelligent adults. 

Job opportunities

Retreats are not just for relaxation and building bonds. Sometimes it’s an avenue to getting job opportunities. By leaving the school environment and going for a retreat, you can relate with like-minded people who may have job connections and opportunities within their tips. 

This kind of discussion may not happen within the school walls, but the relaxed atmosphere will encourage such talks and give you access to such information. 

Clear thoughts

Aside from bonding, networking, or getting connections, a retreat time for a student is a time to get clear-headed. School pressure may have clouded your mind for a while. 

But a retreat will help you clear those thoughts and think properly. You can even get to know your life purpose through a retreat. 

A Retreat is Fun

It’s true! A retreat is fun. You will have time to play games, laugh heartily with your friends, sleep, exercise, stretch, do yoga and do all the things you have been wishing to do for a while. You could even run a bath at the waterfall, Such bliss!  

By the time you are done with the retreat, you will be a better person. It feels like years of work have just been lifted off your shoulder. You have formed stronger bonds with your friends, you have been strategic in your thinking, and your thoughts are more clear. You are well rested. Every student deserves this once in a while. 


If you are a college or university, you should consider booking a time at Essex Woods. Essex Woods is an incredible retreat center with a lot of activities to rejuvenate you and amenities to assist your retreat goals. Be sure to give our team a call today or fill out our online contact form to learn more and plan your retreat today!

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