Staff Homecoming Retreat 2018 (emily accidentally edited)

The SLA's 2019 Staff Homecoming Retreat is scheduled for the weekend of October 18,19, and 20th (Friday through Sunday). The retreat is a great opportunity to reconnect with SLA friends, and to build connections between those who have worked at the SLA over the years. The retreat is run in conjunction with our Annual Fall Clean Up Day. Please join us for a weekend of fun on Squam Lake.

Please fill out the form below to let us know that you will be attending.   

What will be provided:

  • Transportation:  Have easy access to your own transportation by camping out at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest.  While the SLA is not providing transportation to and from Bowman, you are welcome to have an adventure and paddle out to the island in one of the SLA's canoes!
  • Space to sleep: Friday and Saturday night at Chamberlain Reynold's Wooster campsites. You can also extend your stay through Sunday night.
  • Meals on Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Continental Breakfast on Sunday morning (at SLA)
  • Fall Clean-Up Day: Get dirty and have fun while helping the SLA button up for the winter. 
  • Connections and Network Building: Catch up with old friends and meet new people.

What you need to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm clothes
  • Swimming gear
  • Towels
  • Sleeping pad (there are not enough beds and couches for everyone)
  • Work gloves
  • Work clothes for Fall Clean Up Day
  • Food for Friday night and Sunday

What you will not have to do (unless you want to!):

  • Check in campers
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Carry poop buckets

Please fill out the form below to let us know that you will be attending.

Please share with anyone who was once an SLA employee.

questions? phone 603-968-7336 email:

Calypso will leave for Bowman Island at 5:00 pm on Friday evening.