Students and faculty alike eagerly await the all school retreat at Wild Horse Canyon, Sept. 19-22. Multnomah's entire community has the opportunity to come together in Central Oregon for three days of fellowship, food and fun.
Faculty speakers at the retreat this year include Dr. Patty, Dr. Hauff, Dr. Baxter, and Dean Bob Bailey. Forgivenmuch, a well-known worship band from Multnomah, will provide the music. The rest of the free time will be spent swimming, climbing the rock wall, playing games, hiking through the high desert, or skating at the skate park.
The administration expects about 500 people, including a volunteer work crew, to participate in this year's retreat.
"The retreat is an opportunity for students and faculty to get to know each other outside of the academic environment," Dean Bob Bailey said. "We plan the retreat early to allow relationships to form and develop throughout a student's time at Multnomah."
Wild Horse Canyon is located on 100 miles of high desert, including 10 miles of John Day River frontage, about four hours east of Multnomah. Students, staff and faculty will leave Friday after class and return to campus Monday evening.