1400 Reflection - Reflection time gives the soldier an
opportunity to express feelings about the retreat and suggest
improvements. The soldier has an opportunity to comment on any part
of the day's activities and comments can be helpful for your after-
1415 Closing - Closing consists of a game called "Back-to-Back."
Divide your group into pairs and have them sit on the floor back-to-
back and link arms.
Then tell them to stand up.
With a little
timing and sensitivity, it shouldn't be hard. Then combine two pairs
into a foursome.
Have the foursome sit on the floor back-to-back
with arms linked.
Tell them to stand up.
It gets a little harder
with four. Keep adding more people to the group until the giant blob
can't stand up any more. Closing prayer by the Chaplain. A prayer
of thanksgiving for the day may be appropriate.
1445 - Departure
Appendix A contains a
variety of examples of different
denominational retreats which
you may find both interesting and
A well written after-action report can be the very thing to
increase support for your retreat program.
An after action report
To furnish a written evaluation of retreat activities.
To provide a review and analysis of policies and procedures
used by the chaplain in conducting his program.
To evaluate the preliminary planning in order to determine
if it was complete.