As we shed some tears and bid a bittersweet farewell to this amazing summer, we begin to lose our hearts to fall. The inevitable summer breakup happens every single year, but who can blame us? There's something so alluring and magical about back-to-school season that instantly hooks us. Many of us are gearing up to move back to campus, embrace our school spirit at football games, and finally be reunited with our college squad. And if you're in a sorority, the summer couldn't go by quick enough for you to see all of your sisters once again. To celebrate the upcoming season with your sorority girls, there are a ton of fun sisterhood retreat ideas you can plan to have an unforgettable time with your mains.
Planning a fall retreat with your girlfriends is necessary to strengthening your bond. And obviously, you cannot forget the swag. Whether you spend an evening decorating tank tops with glitter paint and decals, or dish out some cash for bedazzled baseball caps, sorority swag is essential to any sisterhood retreat. Here are six cheap and awesome retreat ideas that will forever bond you and your besties.
1. Head To Camp For Sisterhood Bonding Activities
We had such an amazing time at retreat! Thank you so much to our awesome sisterhood officer Katie for planning such a fun adventure pic.twitter.com/bb5JpLcDdQ — Alpha Gamma Delta (@SSUAGD) April 9, 2017
Jam pack your weekend with fun team-bonding activities and games. Hit the canoes and paddle boards by day, and snuggle up around the campfire by night. Don't forget the marshmallows, and you'll undoubtedly share a ton of laughs with your main squeezes.
2. Focus The Mind And Body On A Yoga Retreat
Nihiwatu Resort Launches Five Day Wilderness Yoga Retreat : https://t.co/9CXYgZsnMJ ., pic.twitter.com/tcTZgD7rj5 — Ava Taylor (@AvaTaylor23) August 13, 2017
Heading to a yoga retreat on an exquisite beach or in the mountains where you can embrace the beautiful foliage is a great way to get in touch with your inner self. Focusing the body and mind in meditation practices and yoga routines creates a beautiful journey to enjoy with your best girl pals by your side. This weekend will surely be a relaxing treat away from your hectic college schedule.
3. Have A Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice-Themed Party
Chose the perfect pumpkin with the perfect sorority pic.twitter.com/vRU9MCjmK9 — Kelsey Wilson✞ (@krazykels24) October 16, 2016
There's nothing like planning a pumpkin-themed party to get into the seasonal spirit, am I right? Whether you rent out a house close to campus or hold the party in your backyard, you can play fun seasonal games and have a great time bonding over making delicious pumpkin spice treats. Don't forget to set up a photo booth with cool props, of course.
4. Hit Up A Dude Ranch For Horseback Riding
New post (chapter wear | sorority sugar...) has been published on Halloween - https://t.co/sXyCPDMpDs pic.twitter.com/w9oX3fWP0k — Halloween (@eventsusa2) August 26, 2017
Dude ranches are so much fun, and what better place to plan a trip to than with your sorority girlfriends? From horseback riding and rock climbing, to karaoke and line dancing, this will be the ultimate retreat for lots of laughs and good times. Bring your flannel shirts and cowgirl hats, and really get into the mood to have fun with your closest sisters.
5. Volunteer Together
Thank you Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Phi Phi Omega Chapter for your hard work volunteering & cleaning up our grounds this week! #volunteer pic.twitter.com/FEuen4Yklm — The Drake House (@TheDrakeHouse) May 26, 2017
Few activities compare to doing something really special for other people or animals in need. Whether it's a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, animal shelter, or food pantry, it will feel so rewarding giving back to your community with people you love. Do some research, and book up your weekend with volunteer work. Everybody wins.
6. Plan A Spa Getaway
Need a digital detox? Rancho La Puerta is a world-renowned fitness and #spa retreat in the mountains of Baja California. #VirtuosoWeek pic.twitter.com/H6IHb3iwau — Tiffany Dowd (@LuxeTiffany) August 12, 2017
Need I say more? Massages, facials, saunas, manicures, pedicures, and delicious food await. Spend an entire weekend pampering yourselves in a plush bathrobe and slippers. Now that's relaxation at its finest.