Active Engagement Retreat

Find Your

At the Active Engagement Retreat you will discover and reflect on your passions and purpose, learn how to recognize assets in your community and learn how to best collaborate with community members to make an impact. During this 2-day retreat you will explore the Community Engagement Pathways, discover which pathways align with your goals, and network with local leaders from each pathway.

You will leave with concrete next steps on how you can make a lasting social impact.


The 2022 Retreat

September 29th & 30th
at Big Canyon Ranch in Wanship, UT

$25 registration includes lodging and meals for the entirety of the retreat.
AmeriCorps members attend free!

Retreat Schedule




Large & Small Group Sessions

You will have the opportunity to interact with others in small and large group settings with dynamic facilitators to help teach and guide discussions.

Challenge Course

Experience the fun, educational challenge course - an outdoor personal development and team building activity. Low elements take place on the ground or up-to five feet above the ground. Belays are not needed for the elements of this adventure course.


Mindfulness Session

This session will focus on one thing: calm. Join Anna Smyth for some inclusive mindfulness exercises that will bring calm to your body and mind to help you relax and recover from the stresses of daily life.

Community Engagement Pathways Panel

Through our panel discussion, you will meet professionals in their respective fields who are dedicated to making a positive impact in our state through different Community Engagement Pathways.


Nubia Peña

Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
Governor's Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity

Policy & Governance


Lola Moli

Assistant Director for Student Leadership, SLCC Thayne Center

Community Engaged Learning & Research


Dave Bastian

Partnerships Director, Canyon Country Discovery Center

Direct Service


Fiston Mwesige

Prevention Specialist, Rape Recovery Center

Community Organizing & Activism


Kelleen Leishman Potter

Director of Philanthropy, Encircle



Nelson Fortier

VP of Marketing, Skullcandy

Social Entrepreneurship & Corporate Social Responsibility

I love the Active Engagement Retreat just because I love the opportunity that I had to meet so many people and make meaningful relationships and find people who are also interested in doing good things in the world.
Vikram R., 2018 attendee