Important information about booking a School Retreat

• Cost: $1100 + travel expenses.
Travel expenses include shared mileage among the schools each week, hotels, and meals. In a full week of schools, this cost is around $250-$300/school.

Due to the intensity of the road life, we will be booking only one week at a time. We are still happy to serve all the schools we have in the past; we just may have to do it in two trips as opposed to one. • Cancellation fee: Due to the inconvenience of the other schools who booked in the same week, we are charging a $300 cancellation fee to put towards travel expenses for the week in order to keep travel costs at a reasonable rate. This fee can be waived if you are able to find a different school in the area to book that date.

Cancellation fee: Due to the inconvenience of the other schools who booked in the same week, we are charging a $300 cancellation fee to put towards travel expenses for the week in order to keep travel costs at a reasonable rate. This fee can be waived if you are able to find a different school in the area to book that date.

Once you hear back from us about your booking request, you will still need to complete a form that confirms the booking. This will include collecting more information about each school, such as bell schedules, and signing the booking agreement with the cancelation policy.

Practicals when requesting a School Retreat

• We know that there is a large demand for School Retreats. In fact, we have been in over 100 different schools over the past 4 years and many of you want another retreat hoping that COVID-19 restrictions are not an issue in 2021-2022. That unfortunately means that we cannot get to every school this coming year and many will be put on a 2022-2023 list.

• We expect a large number of requests to come in the week of May 25. We will take all that information and start to discern the placements starting May 27. Do not expect to hear back from us before then.

• Deciding on which booking requests to accept will be a combination of order of request and the number of schools/days requested. That is, a School Division booking a full week will likely get priority over a single school desiring the same week that requested it a day sooner.

Creating a group of schools to book multiple days:

Creating groups of schools is NOT necessary if you are from the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Division. Because you are local we can lead retreats for you during non-available weeks. The booking form will recognize you are from Saskatoon and area will respond accordingly.

We strongly encourage booking a week as a School Division. This will give the best chance of getting the requested booking.

Creating a group of schools to book is the next best route. If you know there are other schools in your city or area that also want to book then please contact them to create a group that can request multiple days. Once you have heard from those schools, you are welcome to reach out to new schools to try to get a full weeks worth of days to request.
If you are unsure of what schools FacetoFace has been to in the past to group with then please ask for a list by emailing schoolretreats(a)f2f.ca

If you group is only requesting a few days that is fine. If 3 schools work together to ask for 3 days during a specific week then we are likely able to add a couple more schools to it.

If you are a single school you are still welcome to request a booking. However, the chances are getting the week you are requesting are low. Mostly likely, we will ask you to join weeks that already have a group of 3-4 schools to complete that week.

Weeks that are available for you to request from:

Note that Saskatoon and area schools do not need to choose from this list as they are considered local and we can lead their retreats during non-available road weeks.

• All road weeks are booked for 2021-2022. However, you can still complete the form below to get put on a cancelation list, and to be first contacted for 2022-2023 booking.

Starting on May 25, the Booking Request Form will be found here.

• If you are a group of schools then only one representative will need to complete the form on behalf of that group of schools. It is wise to choose that person once you have decided on which weeks you are going to request.

• Expect to wait a few days before hearing back whether the request is approved or not. We assume there will be a lot of discerning to do in the first week.

For more information about FacetoFace School Retreats please contact:

Daniel Pashula

School Retreat Co-leader
306.992.0585

Email School Retreats