Ignite Retreat

Join us for a weekend retreat to discover how to create change and build a life you love!

Register to Attend

October 7-9, 2022
Registration deadline: Sept 19, 2022
Black Mountain, North Carolina

Ignite Retreat

Join us for a weekend retreat to discover how to create change and build a life you love!

Register to Attend

October 7-9, 2022
Registration deadline: Sept 19, 2022
Black Mountain, North Carolina

In 3 days, gain clarity, confidence and community to spark positive change.

Bonding around the bonfire. Collaborating on whiteboards. Sharing in one another’s journeys.

Connect with a community of changemakers from all across the American southeast.

At the Ignite Retreat, you’ll discover the support and friendship you’ve been looking for.

In 3 days, gain clarity, confidence and community to spark positive change.

Bonding around the bonfire. Collaborating on whiteboards. Sharing in one another’s journeys.

Connect with a community of changemakers from all across the American southeast.

At the Ignite Retreat, you’ll discover the support and friendship you’ve been looking for.

Here’s what you’ll get to experience.

Work on a project, get clarity on potential career paths, or dig deeper into a set of problems you have a heart for.

The retreat has three tracks, each with two workshops. You can bounce between any of the workshops that you feel are most relevant to you.

Personal Track

For those who want to uncover their calling, clarify their passions, build self-confidence, and explore the mindset of a social entrepreneur.

Discover creative ways to combine your skills and cares into a calling.

Identify what’s preventing you from pursuing a career and life you love.

Problem Track

Designed for those who care about a specific problem but want to discover new ways to find and lead solutions for their community.

Explore ways to creatively tackle problems from new perspectives.
Rally momentum for a cause you care about and build your support team.

Project Track

This track is for those who would like to dive deeply into one concrete solution, campus initiative, project, or venture they are actively trying to bring to life.

Map out your project priorities and discover what steps to take next.
Learn how to tell a compelling story to find money for early prototypes.
Register to Attend

Here’s what you’ll get to experience.

Work on a project, get clarity on potential career paths, or dig deeper into a set of problems you have a heart for.

The retreat has three tracks, each with two workshops. You can bounce between any of the workshops that you feel are most relevant to you.

Personal Track

For those who want to uncover their calling, clarify their passions, build self-confidence, and explore the mindset of a social entrepreneur.

Discover creative ways to combine your skills and cares into a calling.

Identify what’s preventing you from pursuing a career and life you love.

Problem Track

Designed for those who care about a specific problem but want to discover new ways to find and lead solutions for their community.

Explore ways to creatively tackle problems from new perspectives.
Rally momentum for a cause you care about and build your support team.

Project Track

This track is for those who would like to dive deeply into one concrete solution, campus initiative, project, or venture they are actively trying to bring to life.

Map out your project priorities and discover what steps to take next.
Learn how to tell a compelling story to find money for early prototypes.
Register to Attend

“I walked away from the retreat realizing that if I want to make a change, I can’t wait until after graduation, after next year, or even tomorrow. I need to begin right now!

Qadira Muhammad, Ignite Retreat Attendee
Mary Baldwin University

“I walked away from the retreat realizing that if I want to make a change, I can’t wait until after graduation, after next year, or even tomorrow. I need to begin right now!

Qadira Muhammad, Ignite Retreat Attendee
Mary Baldwin University

Request funding from your school to attend for free!

Many of our university partners cover the ticket price for students to attend the Ignite Retreat.

If you are a student and want to attend an upcoming gathering, reach out to a Sullivan Campus Representative who will help you attend from your school.

Connect with Your Sullivan Campus Rep

Request funding from your school to attend for free!

Many of our university partners cover the ticket price for students to attend the Ignite Retreat.

If you are a student and want to attend an upcoming gathering, reach out to a Sullivan Campus Representative who will help you attend from your school.

Connect with Your Sullivan Campus Rep

Faculty and staff have a dedicated track during the weekend.

Connect with a Faculty Engagement Specialist

While your students are enjoying the retreat, take time to invest in your professional development and connect with colleagues!

Led by our team of trained facilitators, learn techniques and approaches for how to enhance your programs on campus alongside colleagues around the American southeast. Most schools send at least one faculty or staff member with their students.

To learn more about the faculty track, schedule a free discovery call with one of our Faculty Engagement Specialists.

Faculty and staff have a dedicated track during the weekend.

While your students are enjoying the retreat, take time to invest in your professional development and connect with colleagues!

Led by our team of trained facilitators, learn techniques and approaches for how to enhance your programs on campus alongside colleagues around the American southeast. Most schools send at least one faculty or staff member with their students.

To learn more about the faculty track, schedule a free discovery call with one of our Faculty Engagement Specialists.

Connect with a Faculty Engagement Specialist

The top 3 reasons you should attend.

Register to Attend

1-on-1 Mentorship

Connect with coaches who have started non-profits, built social ventures, and are leading change.

Hands-on Workshops

Attend workshops to understand your passions, clarify the problem you want to solve, and launch a project.

Find Your Community

Rub shoulders with 100+ students who will become your closest friends, cheerleaders, and collaborators.

The top 3 reasons you should attend.

1-on-1 Mentorship

Connect with coaches who have started non-profits, built social ventures, and are leading change.

Hands-on Workshops

Attend workshops to understand your passions, clarify the problem you want to solve, and launch a project.

Find Your Community

Rub shoulders with 100+ students who will become your closest friends, cheerleaders, and collaborators.

Register to Attend

Register to attend the Ignite Retreat

Register to attend the Ignite Retreat

October 7 – 9, 2022
Registration deadline: Sept 19, 2022

YMCA Blueridge Assembly
84 Blue Ridge Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711

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Tickets

$450 per participant
(student, faculty, or staff)

Students from Sullivan Schools are often eligible to receive a sponsored ticket. Reach out to find out if you qualify.

All tickets include:

  • Meals (Fri dinner – Sun breakfast)
  • Housing (Fri – Sun).
    • Students share a double room.
    • Faculty and staff get a private room.
  • Transportation to and from retreat venue is not included

Registration Details

Refund Policy:

  • 2 weeks out – 50% refund if you cancel OR you can transfer ticket to a new student
  • 1.5 week out – no refund for canceling OR you can transfer ticket to a new student
  • If sick beforehand – anyone displaying covid symptoms in the days leading up to the retreat are asked not to attend, and can redeem their ticket for the following Ignite Retreat instead.

Can’t make it to the Fall Retreat? The retreat will be held again in April 2023. Dates and location will be announced later this summer.