Find Your Fire at Robert Allerton Park

Find Your Fire at Robert Allerton Park
The Find Your Fire retreat is a two-day, one night spectacular held at the majestic Allerton Park and Retreat Center, one of Illinois' seven wonders, and it is designed to provide Illinois professionals with the opportunity to break away from busy work schedules and recharge personal health and wellness. Jarrod Scheunemann and Campfire Concepts will lead participants through guided hikes, group activities, and educational sessions designed to make you reflect on your own personal well-being and help you understand that, while taking care of your community, you also need to take care of you. The opening keynote will feature Dan Isaacson, fitness instructor to Hollywood stars, and he will share his secrets on how to journey towards a sound mind and body all while managing a busy career. Come join your colleagues for a fun overnight of wellness education, networking with professionals, and quality campfires and s'mores. Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast included with registration.

Who Should Attend: This event is designed for professionals of different backgrounds and all levels of experience that are looking for an opportunity to recharge their personal health and wellness. 

To Register: Login to your IPRA account (see Sign-In to the right or below), then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, create an account (see Create Account under Sign-In), then register for the event. Select one of three (3) lodging types, identify any special food allergies and/or ADA requests, and list your roommate request (Double Occupancy only).

Fee: Includes room and board (except No Lodging), Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, guided hikes / group activities, educational sessions, and CEUs. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat center, as well as any food and beverages outside regular meal times.

 Room Type  Member   Non-Member 
 Single Occupancy  $180.00  $205.00
 Double Occupancy  $160.00  $185.00
 No Lodging  $75.00  $100.00

Registration Cancellation: Cancellations received on or before October 24, 2019 are eligible for a full refund less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations received after October 24, 2019.

CEUs: Event approved for 0.3 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for CPRE and CPRP certification). 

What to Bring: Casual business attire and comfortable clothing (especially for guided hikes) are recommended.  

Check-In: Attendees should plan to arrive at the resort between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday so you have time to get acclimated in your room before the 1:30 p.m. opening keynote presented by Dan Isaacson.

Questions: Contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at 708-588-2288 or duane@ilipra.orgApproximately one week prior to the event, all registrants will receive a correspondence from IPRA with room confirmation numbers and a reminder of things to bring.
515 Old Timber Road Monticello, IL 61856 UNITED STATES



Thursday, 07 November 2019

Attendees check-in between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lunch is not included.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM

Wander with us through meticulously sculpted gardens and sprawling forest trails to discover mythical beasts and giants. Wonder at the vision of Robert Allerton and gain new perspective from time in nature....OR....join us for an inspiring Vision Board Workshop that will help you discover your heart's desire in your life or your work and feel more empowered and inspired. We'll spend some time together to breathe life into our most sincere intentions and hone in now what would make the months ahead feel more meaningful, impactful, and vibrant.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM

Play boosts creativity. Play gives space for one's mind to build new pathways in problem-solving. Play facilitates learning. So why do we leave it to children?
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
4:30 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM

7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
7:30 PM

Friday, 08 November 2019

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
6:30 AM

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

Photographs evoke strong memories and emotional responses. In this activity we will use personal photos to facilitate inspiring discussion on why you entered the field of parks, recreation, therapeutic recreation, and conservation.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

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