Young Jains of America presents the 10th Annual Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Poconos Winter Retreat 2016 - a weekend of exploring the connection between the mind, body, and soul, in Shawnee, PA in the Poconos. The retreat will be taking place from Saturday, February 13th through Monday, February 15th, 2016.
You must be between 14-29 years old to attend this retreat.
Dates: Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 13-15, 2016
Lodge Location: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Note: Snowtubing is Saturday evening and skiing will be on Sunday.
This is the Mid-Atlantic Poconos Winter Retreat. The retreat is an intimate environment where attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Jain values, meet old friends, and meet new ones. YJA wants to ensure that everyone has a great time.
There are a few basic but important ground rules that all attendees are expected to follow.
1) Please be respectful of each other, in terms of your speech and actions. Any comments or language that is inappropriate will not be tolerated towards each other in away way.
2) There is also a strict policy against alcohol consumption.
3) Those who are reported to have acted inappropriately and in ways that deter everyone from having a fun time will be subject to stringent consequences.
We apologize if this sounds limiting or harsh to anyone, but due to situations in the past, we have been moved to clearly state the boundaries to ensure that everyone learns, grows, is respected, and has fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are we going to be in sessions?
Most sessions will be between 60 and 90 minutes long. There will be ample time in between sessions for a quick snack and a restroom break.
What if I have to leave during the retreat?
Sorry, guys, for your safety, we’d like to ask you to remain on the premises for the duration of the conference unless authorized to do so by the YJA Executive Board. If you do leave, we won’t be able to let you back in. In case of emergencies, attendees can receive permission from the YJA Executive Board to leave the retreat.
What kind of clothes do I need to bring?
Well, it is February, so don’t forget your winter coats! Hats, gloves, socks, and the works are great for outdoors, especially for the snow tubing. Keep in mind that we’ll be doing yoga, hiking, and snow tubing, so bring comfortable shoes and clothing for these activities. Otherwise, it’s up to you, but just remember to keep your clothes kosher and appropriate for a YJA retreat.
What does registration cost cover?
The registration cost includes lodging, food, educational materials, and souvenirs. Each attendee is responsible for additional charges such as skiing and snow tubing.
Will I need to bring extra spending money?
You won't be needing any money at the retreat itself, but we recommend bringing extra money for gas, and a small amount of spending cash for food at the slopes.
Will there be any doctors on site?
There will not be any doctors on site but safety is a priority, and if anything goes wrong, medical attention is only a few minutes away.
During Registration, you will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. After February 8th, refunds will only be granted on a case-by-case basis under extremely extenuating circumstances. If you wish to cancel your registration or have questions about the retreat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org After January 29th, refunds will only be granted on a case-by-case basis under extremely extenuating circumstances.