Below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you get ready for the retreat. And, of course, you can always reach out to your Coaching Corps contact with any other questions you have. On behalf of the 3,500 kids we plan to serve this fall, thanks for all you do!
The retreat is going to be on the University of California Berkeley (CAL) campus. We’ll be meeting in the University Club, on the top floor of Memorial Stadium!
All guests will be staying in the Foothill Suites Dorms at 2700 Hearst, Berkeley CA, 94720. Check in will start at 11 am on the 7th at the Stern Hall Front Desk.
Suites will be divided by gender and you’ll be in either a 2 or 3 person room, with a fellow leader from your chapter whenever possible.
The retreat officially kicks off at 2 pm sharp but please come to Memorial Stadium at 1 pm to register, meet people, have a snack, toss a Frisbee, and enjoy the company.
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I ARRIVE AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
Where you go will depend a bit on when you arrive. IF YOU GET TO CAL BEFORE 1 PM you can check into your room at the Stern Hall front desk starting at 11 am.
IF YOU ARRIVE AT CAL AT 1 OR LATER, head straight to Memorial Stadium.
IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO THE RETREAT you’ll park in the lot behind the Foothill Dorms and check in at the Stern front desk and receive a parking pass there. Please arrive at noon so you have time to check in and drop off your things.
FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT you can either take BART (our train system) or a cab/uber. A Cab ride is expensive though, around $70-90, while BART will cost you only $9.25. When taking BART, you’ll need to buy a fare card at the kiosks near the station entrance. From the airport, take either a “Richmond” or “Pittsburg/Bay Point train” (these lines appear red or yellow on the map BUT, the trains are not called by color here so keep an eye/ear out for the names above). Once on the train you’ll ride it about 50 minutes to the Downtown Berkeley stop.
FROM THE OAKLAND AIRPORT you can either BART (our train system)or cab/Uber. A cab ride will probably coast $50-$0 while BART will run you $8.50. To take BART you’ll need to take a connecter to the main train line. It’s easy and this video shows you how that works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBT49a0RYuA&index=2&list=UUXJOE7qbFm8mr_6ZywmzLkQ
Once at the Coliseum BART station take a Richmond Train (line appears orange on the map BUT trains are not called by color so listen for the Richmond Train) for about 30 minutes to the Downtown Berkeley stop.
FROM THE DOWNTOWN BERKELEY STOP it’s about a 1 mile walk to either the dorms (Stern Hall) or Memorial Stadium. Both are on google maps.
Coaching Corps will provide meals starting with dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday EXCEPT for dinner on Saturday night (so you can explore the city with your friends). Because people are arriving at different times, for early arrivals and late departures, you’ll need money for any extra meals (for example, lunch on Friday).
You will also need money for travel to and from the airport (which will run between $8-10 each way).
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING/WEAR?
Please bring a notepad, pens, and your laptop or IPad as well as your own toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc) for the dorms. For attire, this is not a formal affair and we want you to be comfortable so feel free to wear the same clothes you would wear to class or your leadership team meeting.
Please note it’s about a 1 mile walk from the BART station to the dorms/meeting space so a backpack or suitcase with good wheels is a good idea!
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE IN ADVANCE?
A great question! The most important thing you can do before the retreat is to check in with your fellow leaders. If you are the President or Director of Recruitment from your chapter, please also make sure you touch base with your staff contact.
Have your chapter’s social media login information for all profiles on hand (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Download the apps on your smartphones. If you don’t know your chapter’s social media login information, need help creating a new one for your chapter, or have any questions about social media, please email Charisse at firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS please email Trevor at trevork@coachingcorps asap.
IF I GET LOST OR HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
If you have other questions about the retreat please contact Trevor at email@example.com or call (206) 300-3682.
If you get lost getting to the retreat please contact Danny (510) 461-6911.
If you have any trouble reaching either Trevor or Danny then Gabi will save you, she can be reached at (559) 448-7965.