Exponent Retreat Registration Opens on June 1st!

The Exponent II Board is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at this year’s retreat will be Fatimah Salleh.

Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh was born in Brooklyn, NY. Her mother is Puerto Rican and Malaysian and her father is African-American. She was raised as a Muslim until she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 15. While wrestling with her own faith journey, Dr. Salleh sought some answers at Duke Divinity School and graduated with her Masters in Divinity in 2016. Prior, in 2012, she earned her PhD in Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the mother of four children: Micah, Xavier, Ronin and Zora Grace. She has been married to her husband, Eric, for 16 years. Fatimah speaks and writes on faith, social justice, and the intersection of her faith traditions.

Please note that space is limited and fills fast. If you would like to come but the retreat is full, please email [email protected] to be placed on a waitlist. If you registered for a space and find that you cannot attend after all, please e-mail and we will do our best to connect you with someone on the waitlist, but we cannot make any guarantees and we cannot issue refunds after August 1st.

Due to the safety policies of the conference center, only non-mobile nursing infants are allowed. If your baby will be over 6 months old or able to crawl by September, please leave him or her at home.

Questions? Email [email protected].

The Location: The retreat will once again take place on the shores of beautiful Otter Lake in the New Hampshire woods at the Barbara C. Harris Center located on 326 wooded acres. The camp is about a 1.5 to 2 hour drive from Boston, MA. For information about the location, check out the conference center’s website.

All participants receive a one year print subscription to the Exponent II magazine. If you already subscribe, we will extend your subscription for a year or you can contact [email protected] to have it gifted to a friend.

2017 Retreat: September 8-10

Arrive on Friday between 4:00 and 6:00 PM (dinner is at 6:00 sharp)
Retreat will end at 1:00 PM on Sunday

$290 Semi-private: two beds, attached bath, hotel style in the St John’s Lodge, linens provided
$250 Adult-friendly cabins: 4 twin beds per cabin, shared bath, linens provided
$190 Dormitory: 10-12 beds per cabin, wooden bunk beds, shared bath, bring your own bedding and towels
See here for more details.

We will finalize rooming arrangements in semi-private and adult-friendly cabins after registration closes. Don’t worry; we’ll accommodate your requests! Your registration confirmation email will also include a link to a shared Google Doc to allow for people who need rides and bedding to make arrangements with those willing to provide those services. Be sure to enter a correct email address to get retreat updates!

Retreat Packing List

  • Flashlight (important to get to cafeteria and workshops in the dark)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothing (hot/cool weather, sun/rain)
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag or bedroll (if staying in dorm room)
  • Pillow (if staying in dorm room)
  • Rain Gear/Umbrella
  • Shade hat (optional)
  • Props for Talent Show (optional)
  • Comfortable, light-weight chair (optional)

Retreat registration opens on June 1st at 10am EDT.  Click here to register!  

Liz is a reader, writer, wife, mother, gardener, social worker, story collector, cookie-maker, and hug-giver.


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