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Service-Leadership Retreat 1

Location

The 2016 Service-Leadership Retreat 1 will be held in Long Island, NY @ 27 Bluff Road, Amagansett, NY, 11930. If you would like to see pictures of the house, please click here.

Getting There From NYC

Amagansett, NY is located approximately 110 miles from NYC. The house is located in Long Island, NY. The recommended mode of transportation to get there is by train (The Long Island Rail Road), which takes approximately 3 hours from Penn Station to Amagansett (+-$30/one-way). Please see the Metro-North website for train schedules: http://www.mta.info/mnr. When you get to the Amagansett stop, there will be taxis waiting there that can transport you to the house. If this option is not available, we advise taking an Uber to the house instead.

*If you would like to get picked up at the Amagansett stop, please coordinate with either Kerry (kerry@servicecorps.org) or Kevin (kevin@servicecorps.org) to let them know when you plan to get in. It should not be a problem for us to transport you to the house from the Amagansett stop. 

By car, driving time from NYC is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes, but varies with traffic.

Getting There From Boston

Amagansett, NY is located approximately 200 miles from Boston. The recommended mode of transportation is by car (if one of the Boston Fellows can drive). Please sync up with the other Boston Fellows to see if you are able to drive with the others to Amagansett.

By car, driving time from Boston is approximately 5 hours, but varies with traffic.

If you decide to take public transportation, we recommend taking a bus into NYC (+-$20/one-way) and then taking the LIRR train (The Long Island Rail Road), which takes approximately 3 hours from Penn Station to Amagansett (+-$30/one-way). Please see the Metro-North website for train schedules: http://www.mta.info/mnr. When you get to the Amagansett stop, there will be taxis waiting that can transport you to the house. If this option is not available, we advise taking an Uber to the house instead.

*If you would like to get picked up at the Amagansett stop, please coordinate with either Kerry (kerry@servicecorps.org) or Kevin (kevin@servicecorps.org) to let them know when you plan to get in. It should not be a problem transporting you to the house from the stop.

Dates

SLR-1 begins at 10am on Friday, August 19, and lasts until Sunday morning, August 21 (but you can stay as long as you want, including through Monday). We recommend that you arrive at the house on Thursday, August 18, in order to get a good night of rest before Friday (instead of traveling early Friday morning).

The program will conclude on Sunday after breakfast and group clean-up of the rooms and the house.

Facilities

Most programming for the weekend will take place at the house.

Dress Code

Beach chic/beach casual. Please do not forget to bring beach clothing, hang out clothing, and clothes for going out for fun at night!

For our volunteer event for the trip, we recommend that you wear one piece of pink clothing (shirt, shorts, pants, sundress, etc.) in order to abide by the recommended dress code. 

Food

Most meals will be provided by The ServiceCorps Team. Be prepared to go out one of the nights on your own with the cohort, depending on what the group is feeling like doing during the weekend. Please request any special dietary restrictions asap.

Daily Schedule

Be prepared for the programming to last from 10:30am until late afternoon on Friday, and all day on Saturday. Fellows will have nights open during which they are free to leave the house. A more detailed schedule will be sent out soon.

Expenses/Reimbursements

ServiceCorps will reimburse Fellows for expenses related to the following purchases with valid receipts:

  • Travel to ServiceCorps Training events by bus (i.e. Greyhound, etc.) or private means (i.e. your car, other Fellows car)
  • If you are to travel by train, you must ask for permission first. As you know, Amtrak trains tend to be very expensive compared to other modes of transportation. Reimbursements will only be granted with prior permission approved.

In order to receive your reimbursements, please follow the Expense Report protocol in the password-protected part of the website.

Remember: After SLR-1 concludes, please scan images of your receipts and provide an itemized list of expenses that details the:

  1. Amount
  2. Purpose
  3. Names of Fellows present

Cell Phone Policy

The use of cell phones is not permitted during programming out of respect for the presenters and the participants. There will be ample time to respond to phone calls, text, emails during break and before and after programming. If you usually take notes on your cell phone, please find another way to take notes during programming.

Behavior/Smoking/Alcohol

All Fellows are expected to act responsibly in all situations. The house is smoke-free indoor. Alcohol consumption is permitted in moderation. Bottom line, if you're doing something that you think would be embarrassing if your mom saw you, stop doing it.

What To Bring

  • Laptop
  • Toiletries
  • ID
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothing for going out (a little dressy, but still casual)
  • Either pink shirt or pink pants (for volunteer event)
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Ipod dock (for music by the pool and on the beach!)
  • Football, soccer ball, frisbee, etc.

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