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MS1 Weekend Lake Retreat Return to listing


No experience necessary! Just bring your questions, good spirits, and desire to meet new people.  (Plus you need a chance to enjoy a weekend at the lake one last time before summer's over!)

 Date: August 1-3, 2014 –Arrive before 1pm on Friday (activities will begin promply at 1pm), return later on Sunday morning & rest up for orientation on Monday. For those attending Saturday only it is required that you arrive by 10am and stay all day until the bonfire.

Please note that for those signing up for Friday - Sunday, you must stay the entire time unless you have extenuating circumstances. This should be communicated to the planners ahead of time.

Location: This year we will be staying on Lake Hyco at Drs. Craig & Amy Fowler's lake house - you can rough it if you want, or opt to sleep Hyco Lake Montageindoors in a bed... either way you'll definitely have a blast!  We'll be swimming, tubing, jet skiing, biking, hiking, bonfires, and pretty much anything else you want to do...Students who went last year still talk about all the fun times they had and the friendships and memories they made!

Cost: The price of the trip for Friday - Sunday is $75 for singles and $125 for couples. The price for Saturday only is $50 for an individual student. Cost covers food, gas for the boat & waverunner, general trip expenses, etc. (If money is tight, we do have a few "grants" available on a case by case basis, so don't let the lack of $ keep you from coming--email us about your situation, and we'll see what we can do).

Overall, the camping trip is a great opportunity for you to meet other incoming MS1s, a group of friendly MS2s, and a few of our fantastic faculty!  It’s great to start orientation already knowing lots of great folks in your class.   Some of the camping gear will even be provided (although you're definitely encouraged to bring your own if you have camping gear).Space is limited and is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis!

To view the lake retreat video from last year "class of 2017" please click here.

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Last thing!  Please complete the attached waiver and send via email to Jeri_Copeland@med.unc.edu or US Mail to Jeri Copeland at UNC School of Medicine, 1001 Bondurant Hall, CB#9535, Chapel Hill NC 27599-9535.

Contact Ben Frush or Allie Goins with any questions!

  Location: Hyco Lake
  Date: Friday, August 01, 2014 - Sunday, August 03, 2014
  Time: 12:00 PM -
  Sponsor: Medical Education - Larry Keith Advisory Colleges
  Price: Registrant Specific
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: Please make checks payable to the UNC School of Medicine and mail to Jeri Copeland at UNC School of Medicine, 1001 Bondurant Hall, CB#9535, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9535
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Jeri Copeland jeri_copeland@med.unc.edu