Jain Society of Houston
3905 Arc Street
Houston, Texas 77063
January 03, 2020 @ 09:00 PM
January 05, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Jai Jinendra, South Local Representatives! Get excited for the first South Retreat of the year! We'll be exploring Houston, taking part in Jainism sessions and debates, playing games, and bonding through the process of working together to pull off a Houston Sangh Lock-In, during which we'll get to meet a lot of new Houston YJA youth!
As this is a YJA event, you must be between 14-29 years old to attend this retreat. (A photo ID will be required for check-in). No exceptions will be made to this age limit.
Registration for the Local Representative Retreat is free and includes accommodations and access to all sessions and activities for the weekend. Meals and any extra transportation fees are not included.
Please register by December 14th, 2019 if you plan to attend. Thank you!
Click here to view the detailed schedule for the 2020 South LR Retreat. This schedule is subject to change.
2020 South LR Retreat High Level Overview:
Friday, January 3rd (after school/work):
Drive to Houston
Spend night in Houston with other LRs, game night
Saturday, January 4th:
Spend the day with LRs coming up with ideas for the year, bonding and jainism sessions, and exploring Houston/nearby area
At night: Houston Sangh Lock-in with the Houston Sangh YJA Youth with more activities and sessions
Sunday, January 5th:
Get to meet a lot of new youth in the Houston temple, potential interactive activity with more of the Houston Sangh YJA Youth,
Lunch and head back home
YJA will not be assuming responsibility for transportation to and from retreat. However, we will be sending attendees a google form after registration to help organize carpools.
Every attendee must fill out the liability form.
This is the South Regional Local Representative Retreat. The retreat is an intimate environment where attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Jain values, meet old friends, and make new ones. YJA wants to ensure that everyone has a great time.
There are a few basic but important ground rules that all attendees are expected to follow:
Please be respectful of other attendees in your speech and actions. Any inappropriate comments or language will not be tolerated.
There is a strict policy against alcohol, vaping, tobacco, nicotine products, marijuana, and drug consumption.
Those who are reported to have acted inappropriately or to have significantly impacted others’ retreat experiences in a negative way will be subject to consequences at the discretion of the Regional Coordinators and other members of YJA Board present at the retreat.
All attendees will read and sign the appropriate liability form before the start of the retreat.
We want to state the boundaries of the event clearly to ensure that everyone learns, grows, is respected, and has fun! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email [email protected].
How long are we going to be in sessions?
Most sessions will be between 60 and 90 minutes long. There will be ample time in between sessions for snack and restroom breaks.
What if I have to leave during the retreat?
To ensure attendee safety, we ask everyone to remain on the premises for the duration of the retreat unless authorized to do so by the YJA Executive Board. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
What does the registration cost cover?
The registration cost includes lodging and educational materials. Each attendee is responsible for additional charges such as meals and transportation.
Will I need to bring extra spending money?
We will not be covering meals, so please bring money for dinner and lunch in Houston. We also recommend bringing money for gas.
Will there be any doctors on site?
There will not be any doctors on site, but safety is a priority and basic first aid supplies will be available. If anything goes wrong, medical attention is only a few minutes away.
If you wish to cancel your registration or have questions about the retreat, please email [email protected].