12 Awesome Sorority Retreat Ideas
The approach of autumn means many things to many people—warm lattes, beautiful scarves, scary movies, pumpkin spice, everything. For you, it means heading back to campus and reuniting with your beloved sorority sisters! Hosting a sorority retreat before the school season begins is an excellent way to reconnect. Here are our favorite sorority retreat ideas to strengthen the bonds of sisterhood!
1. Book a private Peerspace
First up, if you want to host a private retreat that’s totally one-of-a-kind, consider renting a unique venue through Peerspace. You can incorporate all kinds of fun activities in a private venue that’s perfectly your style. Just select your event type, city, and ideal date, then browse the listings until you find the perfect spot to bring your sorority retreat to life!
2. Camp out together
Do you love the great outdoors? Head to the woods with your sisters and camp out together in a cabin or tent. If you’re not a fan of roughing it, keep an eye out for unique glamping venues where you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort. Enjoying smores, bonfires, and bright starry skies before the school year starts? Sign us up!
3. Give back as a team
You treasure the bonds that you’ve forged with your sisters on campus. So why not share those good vibes with your local community? Coordinate a volunteering effort with your sisters and give back for your annual retreat! You could host a bake sale for your local community center, volunteer together at the local animal shelter, or even put on a fashion show to raise money for your favorite charity. It’s a great way to have some fun for a good cause!
4. Host a pumpkin spice fest
Do your sisters love pumpkin spice lattes as much as you do? Host a sorority retreat that celebrates all things pumpkin for them! Brew up DIY pumpkin spice lattes and bake pumpkin sweets for a delicious touch. To add a competitive edge, host a jack-o-lantern carving contest, or learn how to sculpt 3D pumpkins together to bring out your artistic side. It’s a fabulous sorority retreat idea to celebrate the fall season!
5. Make a splash at a pool party
Looking for the perfect excuse to show off your new swimsuits for Instagram? Take your sisters out to the pool and make a splash together before the school year starts! You can have a ton of fun swimming, lounging, and chatting by the waterside together. Suppose your sorority house doesn’t have a water feature, not to worry. Just book a private pool on Peerspace.
6. Mosey over to a ranch
Are you looking for sorority retreat ideas that indulge your inner horse girl? Head to a horse ranch in your area and go out for a ride with your sisters! Getting to explore the great outdoors on horseback is a fun adventure perfect for those who love nature and animals. Plus, it’s an excellent excuse to put on some cowboy boots and snap some gorgeous Instagram pics.
7. Host a virtual retreat
Can’t get the whole group together for an in-person retreat? No worries, you can still hold a memorable sorority retreat thanks to the magic of the internet! Fire up Zoom or Facetime to play some team-building games or stream a movie together. You don’t have to be in the same room to celebrate the joys of Greek life!
8. Host a sisterhood staycation
Who says you need to get away to host a retreat? Instead of hitting the road, host your annual retreat right from the comfort of your own sorority house. Hang out with your sisters in your PJs, watching Netflix, and trying out some DIY face masks. It’s an excellent lowkey sorority retreat ideal for those who don’t want to go too crazy.
9. Find your center at a yoga retreat
Yoga is an excellent way to relax and find your center. Doing it as a group with your sisters is a beautiful way to relax before the school year starts. Test your balance and flexibility skills as you do your best impression of a pretzel with your besties. Even if you’re not an expert yogi, it’s sure to bring out some fun laughs! You can follow some Youtube tutorials or hire a private instructor just for the occasion.
10. Take a class together
Learning a new skill together is a fantastic way to build your bonds as a group. For your next sorority retreat, try taking a class together and learn something new! This could be anything from pottery to painting, to cooking to dancing. You could even tackle multiple skills at once to up the interest. Keep an eye out for instructors in your area on social media or websites like Lessons.com.
11. Host sorority Olympics
Are you looking to light a fire for the upcoming school season? Celebrate Greek life by hosting your version of a classic Greek tradition: the Olympics. Host a series of challenges for your sisters to test their sports skills. You could have traditional events like running and long-jumping, or more unique events like three-legged races and water balloon volleyball. Then hand out homemade medals to the big winners in each event. For sisters with a competitive spirit, this is one of those perfect sorority retreat ideas!
12. Host a Pinterest crafting party
Are your sisters Pinterest addicts? If you’ve got DIY ideas on your boards that you’re itching to try out, host a crafting retreat where you can make them happen! Break out the scissors and hot glue guns and get to crafting with your favorite girls. You can make decorations to spruce up your sorority house or even put together a scrapbook of your best memories with your sisters. Fantastic sorority retreat ideas like these are best for those looking to exercise their creative muscles!