The retreat was a wonderful overnight retreat at Camp Thayer in the Santa Cruz mountains. Students were able to reflect on this past year, share their hopes about the future, and grow together as a Cristo Rey Community. We started the retreat by thinking about the connection between food and spirituality by making our own pizza crusts and pizzas, then moved into activities focusing on perceptions vs. reality and inspiration in our lives. In addition to our shared prayer and reflection, there was plenty of time for playing shuffleboard, roasting s'mores, and exploring nature. Says one rising Junior, Magda L: "The retreat at camp Thayer was absolutely amazing. I was able to interact with other students, especially the new sophomores, and helped me open up to others. It also helped me connect with nature in a whole new level."