Connect Leadership Retreat

November 3-5, 2023
Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, Fremont OH

What is the Leadership Retreat?

Every year young adults join us for a weekend experience that includes making great friends, fun activities, guest speakers, and open discussions. This is a valuable weekend that helps any young adult managing type 1 diabetes make meaningful connections to help them cope with T1D struggles. You will meet adult type 1s who share their expertise is a variety of subject areas and how type 1 has impacted their life. They will learn valuable life lessons from these mentors and from each other. Leadership Retreat is a great time to get away from the stress of school, activities, friends and family. They simply have a blast together.

A sample schedule is as follows:


  • 4:30PM – Arrive and settle in
  • 5:30PM – Speaker and Activity
  • 6:00PM — Dinner
  • 7:00PM – Speaker and Activity
  • 9:00PM – Break
  • 9:30PM – Movie/Pizza


  • 9:00AM – Breakfast
  • 10:00AM – Speaker/Activity
  • 12:00PM – Lunch
  • 1:00PM – Speaker/Activity
  • 3:30PM – Break/Snack
  • 5:00PM – Activity
  • 5:30PM – Prep dinner with the chef
  • 7:00PM – Group discussion
  • 8:30PM – Game Night


  • 9:00AM – Breakfast
  • 10:00AM – Closing Ceremony
  • 11:30AM – Pack up and head home

Connect Retreat Fee: $75

Scholarship applications are due by October 15, 2023. Please email [email protected] or call 419.291.1238 for information about scholarships.

Please register by October 10, 2023.

Meet some of our 2023 Retreat Guest Speakers! More To Be Announced Soon.