Every fall Colie’s Closet members participate in an intensive, preparatory, interactive, and fun training retreat. The goal of the retreat is to equip our volunteers with the information and skills they need to do presentations during the school year. The 2016 and 2015 retreats took place at the YMCA of the Rockies.

Another purpose of the retreat is to foster an environment of personal growth and community. It is important that Colie’s Closet members get to know themselves and each other before they start presenting in schools. The relationship one volunteer has with another can greatly enhance the presentation experience and the retreat is a great place to make new, lasting friendships, and to step out of one’s comfort zone for a while.