Connect Leadership Retreat FAQs

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The 2023 Connect Leadership Retreat will be held at the Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center. You can view the OLOP website by clicking HERE.

The retreat center is located in Fremont, OH. It is about a 50 minute drive from downtown Toledo and 1h 50m from Ann Arbor, MI.

Registration fees include overnight accommodation in your own private room, 3 meals each day plus snacks, all activity supplies, and a take home goody bag with a Connect Leadership Retreat shirt for each participant. 

Registration does NOT include: Diabetes supplies, toiletries, and transportation costs. DYS works hard to ensure all participants at our programs have everything they need to enjoy themselves. If you are in need of additional items you cannot afford, please call 419.291.1238.

If you are under 18 years old you are able to register yourself by clicking here. There is no cost to secure your spot as an attendant and begin completing forms. However, your parent or guardian must review and sign the 2023 Connect Leadership Retreat Consents registration form.

If you are 18 or older you can register independently.

Activities include games, crafts, interactive diabetes education, and speakers on leadership and mental health and stress reduction techniques relating to type 1 diabetes management. Our schedule is packed with activities but also gives participants the opportunity to connect with each other and complete homework during downtimes. Visit our main Connect Leadership Retreat page for a sample schedule outlining events.

DYS has taken the time and effort to select only the most experienced people as staff for our programs. Staff for Connect Leadership Retreat include full time DYS Staff, professionals in both the physical and mental health professions, and experienced young adults to provide programming for the younger audience. All staff and volunteers present have undergone background and drug screenings to be a part of Connect Leadership Retreat.

Interested in helping at Family Retreat? All interested in volunteering at the Connect Leadership Retreat please contact Director of Program Development Cindy Presser at [email protected] or call 419.291.1238.

All staff are made aware of dietary restrictions and/or allergies before the session begins. Please make sure to fill out the Nutrition Information Form when registering for Connect Leadership Retreat.

Please complete the Scholarship Application when registering for Connect Leadership Retreat on CampViews. All attendees must be present to receive a scholarship. Scholarship applications are due no later than October 15, 2023.

If DYS cancels a program, camp, or event, DYS will refund in whole your deposit/payment. However, if a program, camp, or event is cancelled due to an Act of God or other event outside of DYS ’control, DYS may reschedule the event at a reasonable time and place, and with reasonable advanced notice to the participant. 

If a participant cancells registration between October 16- November 1, 2023 they will be charged a $20 cancellation fee. If a participant cancells their registration after Novmeber 1st OR does not call at all prior to the first day of programming, they will be charged a $40 cancellation fee. We will not be able to allow payments for registration fees or any scholarships to be applied for future Retreats or Camp sessions until that balance has been taken care of.