Leadership Retreat

Low Ropes Course

The Leadership Retreat is a free and annual fall event where first- and second-year students are presented with the opportunity to become acclimated to the leadership climate of Frostburg State University. Students can become more cognizant and effective as leaders by engaging in activities designed to build on individual strengths and facilitate group skills by engaging in activities designed to build on individual strengths and connecting students with faculty, staff, and seniors from the President's Leadership Circle. 

One Weekend Developing Leaders


  1. Introduce topics of effective communication, teamwork, problem-solving, inclusivity and fun to participants while underscoring their importance as student and student leaders. 
  2. Provide meaningful time to reflect on the student leadership experience. 
  3. Create a positive connection between the students and the University through relationships with other students, faculty, and staff. 
  4. Encourage students to move outside of their comfort zones and try new things. 


What will students do at the Leadership Retreat? 

Students participate in a series of ropes course activities, team-building activities and group challenges. Participants will have ample time to bond with each other to build positive relationships through social time, group meals, board games, and an evening bonfire. 


When and where does the Leadership Retreat take place? 

  • The Leadership Retreat is a weekend-long excursion to Camp Allegheny in Stoystown, PA. 
  • Never fear - all participants are housed in cabins with beds, showers, electricity, and hot water.  


Why should you attend the Leadership Retreat? 

  • Students learn about FSU and make connections in the FSU community 
  • Students become more resilient and learn how to conquer fears 
  • Students will gain effective problem-solving skills  


Apply to Leadership Retreat

Student Engagement encourages first-year students to apply for the Leadership Retreat.


Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels
Associate Director, Student Life

Frostburg State University
Office of Student Life
101 Braddock Road
231 Lane University Center
Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone: 301-687-7615
Fax: 301-687-7049