BEGIN: Freshman Retreat - Wheaton Academy
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BEGIN: Freshman Retreat

Calling All Freshmen

On August 16-17, Wheaton Academy will launch the 2020-2021 school year for our incoming Class of 2024 with an off-campus, two-day, one-night retreat. This retreat provides an unique opportunity for our freshman class to connect with each other, learn about WA culture, and prepare for their time at Wheaton Academy. Freshmen students should arrive at Wheaton Academy on August 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the Field House, and they will return no later than 5:30 p.m. on August 17 near the Fine Arts Center. Faculty, staff, and seniors who are a part of specific Project LEAD teams will lead the retreats.

We believe it will be a powerful time for reflection, vision casting, prayer, and reconnecting before the school year begins on August 19. Athletics and fine arts programs are aware of the dates and will not have practices during the times of the trips.

Action Steps Needed:

Each student must complete the participation survey and the permission slip before leaving for the retreat.

We ask parents to complete the participation survey to confirm each student’s attendance on the retreat. This survey must be completed before leaving for the retreat. Please complete by July 26th.

Most families completed the permission slip during their class registration meeting with Student Services. If you have not yet completed the permission slip, please click HERE to download it for this retreat. Completed permission slips can be emailed to Brittany Klenke ( or submitted to the front office. This form must be turned in before leaving for the retreat.


Sunday, August 16
4:00 pm Freshmen arrive at Field House
4:15 pm Freshmen meet their Project IX Senior leader
4:30 pm Load buses
6:00pm Arrive at Conference Point Center, Willliams Bay, WI (Expectations and cabin assignments)
6:30 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Kick off and Breakout session (including campfire)
9:00 pm Worship
10:00 pm Return to cabins
10:30 pm Lights out
Monday, August 17
8:30 am Breakfast
9:35 am Project IX sessions
12:30 pm Lunch
12:45–2:00 pm Free Time
2:00 pm Load Buses to return
4:00 pm Return to Wheaton Academy
Receive schedule and custom tour of class locations
Ice cream social
5:15 pm Time of prayer as a class
5:30 pm Retreat ends

*The retreat itinerary may change slightly as the date approaches.


Packing List

Click HERE to review the packing list for the Freshman retreat.

We highly recommend that your student joins us as we BEGIN to participate in what God already has for the school year!


Jim Holtrop Wheaton Academy
Jim Holtrop

Director of Special Events


Brittany Klenke
Brittany Klenke

Director of Admissions; Co-Director of Student Events and Activities