Rhetoric Retreat

Rhetoric students at The Geneva School begin the school year by packing their swimsuits, gym clothes, and sleeping bags for one last bit of summer fun at Southwind Younglife Camp in Ocklawaha, Florida. The retreat is a lot of fun for both the students and TGS staff who accompany them, while also accomplishing some very important goals. The retreat is designed to encourage old and new friendships and to foster Christ-centered community. This is accomplished through free time, family style meals, multi-grade competitions, small group discussions, and challenging and thought-provoking messages.

The students and staff eat their meals together, enjoying each others company and conversation, while forming friendships and connections that will last for years to come.

Fun activities at the rhetoric retreat include Wiffle ball, Frisbee golf, swimming with giant water slide, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, canoeing, and more. All these activities are used to create an array of multi-grade organized competitions. Students will NOT need to bring sports equipment.

Rhetoric faculty members, administrators, and members of the Student Services Department lead small groups and facilitate safe environments for students to share thoughts and ideas about the speaker’s teaching. This openness creates community among students and staff that carries into the school year.

Because of the goals of the retreat, there is some structure, but it is not be an “academic” camp experience. Rather, the focus is relational. Students enjoy a few plenary sessions and also a significant amount of recreational time with the chaperoning teachers/staff.

Trip Information

Because of Covid-19, all overnight trips planned for the first quarter have been postponed. We will attempt to reschedule later in the school year.

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October 27, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Flex -Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic C

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Rowe)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:15 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Donnelly)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • USC Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:05 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monologues (Drummond)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:50 am- 11:35 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (White)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
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  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Williamsburg Parent Meeting

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 28, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Dialectic D

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:00 am- 7:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Play Rehearsal

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 12:30 pm
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  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-5th Grade)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
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  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
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  • Percussio (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Art & Creativity Class (1st–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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October 29, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -House

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic E

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Smith)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Warner)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 8:45 am- 11:00 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Gutierrez)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 9:45 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC House Meetings

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 10:15 am- 11:05 am
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  • Youth Golf

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Strategika (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Rhetoric Homecoming/Flag Football Game

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 30, 2021
  • CC District Meet

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
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  • Upper School Fall Dance

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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October 27, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Dialectic C

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Rowe)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:15 am
    See more details

  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Donnelly)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
    See more details

  • USC Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:05 am
    See more details

  • 1st Gr - Animal Monologues (Drummond)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:50 am- 11:35 am
    See more details

  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (White)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
    See more details

  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • 5th Gr - Williamsburg Parent Meeting

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
    See more details

October 28, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Dialectic D

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:00 am- 7:45 am
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Play Rehearsal

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 12:30 pm
    See more details

  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-5th Grade)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
    See more details

  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
    See more details

  • Percussio (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Art & Creativity Class (1st–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

October 29, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -House

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Dialectic E

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Smith)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:45 am
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Warner)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 8:45 am- 11:00 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Gutierrez)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 9:45 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC House Meetings

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 10:15 am- 11:05 am
    See more details

  • Youth Golf

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Strategika (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
    See more details

  • Rhetoric Homecoming/Flag Football Game

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
    See more details

October 30, 2021
  • CC District Meet

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
    See more details

  • Upper School Fall Dance

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
    See more details

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