Brookwoods College Week

Freshman and Sophomore aged college students are invited to join us in New Hampshire for a relaxing week. Meet up with FOCUS friends to catch up, hang out, and ski or snowboard. In addition to having fun with friends, at this program we will be exploring the Christian faith through relevant talks and discussions.

What is the Program Fee?

The Program Fee for Brookwoods College Week is $575.

Snowboard and ski rentals are an additional $100, and helmet rentals are $35 for the week.

What does the program fee include?

All packages include:

· Travel to and from program by bus from all FOCUS regions (except Raleigh)

· Daily travel to and from ski slopes

· Lift tickets

· Afternoon and evening programs

· Meals and lodging for the duration of the program, beginning with dinner on the night of arrival and breakfast the day of departure

How do I get there?

FOCUS organized bus transportation is available from: Richmond, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Greenwich, and Boston at no additional charge. The bus from Richmond typically leaves very early in the morning – it will take over 12 hours to reach New Hampshire. Students’ trip time is shorter as we head further north.

What happens at the program?

College can be both fun and challenging. This week is a time to get together with FOCUS friends and reconnect. We will be spending a few days skiing and snowboarding at Loon Mountain, which offers excellent trails for all levels. In the evenings we will have traditional FOCUS-type meetings and group discussions. During these times students will be able to engage in the teaching and process their experience at college. As always we will ring in the New Year with an epic FOCUS party.

What are the facilities like? 

We will be staying at the Brookwoods Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee. With ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, and sledging, there is a lot to do and enjoy. The many stone fireplaces provide cozy spots to relax with friends. Delicious food is served family-style with additional evening snacks. We will stay in comfortable cabins on the picturesque property of Brookwoods. Please note that linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are not provided.

What should I bring?

Please pack warm clothes for skiing or sledding and comfortable clothes for spending time when not at the mountain. We suggest a couple of sweaters or sweatshirts, jeans, and other casual attire. Also, students should have a pair of boots with them. They may also want to bring sports equipment, musical instruments, or favorite board games. Additionally plan on packing linens, blankets, pillows and towels.

What should I not bring?

Students should not bring alcohol, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia. We also ask that students do not bring computers, DVD's, personal televisions, video cameras, iPod speakers, or PSP's. If anyone is found with such items, they will be confiscated for the remainder of the program, or (in the case of alcohol or illegal drugs) may result in the student being sent home early. Please note that FOCUS is not responsible for lost or stolen items during a program.

Registration will open in September