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Great Pocono Escape

Is your organization ready to engage in an interactive 3-day leadership retreat that will catalyze conversation in order to create an even stronger Lehigh community?
The Great Pocono Escape is an annual 3-day retreat at Camp Canadensis in the Poconos that provides an opportunity for organizations and student leaders to engage in annual student organization planning and goal setting, team development, and cross-organizational dialogue that inspires collaboration.           
                                     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017                                                               
                                      *Cost is $130.00 per participant for the entire weekend and
                                         includes lodging, food, transportation, t-shirt, and more!
“The Great Pocono Escape is a great time to take a break from the fast-paced life at Lehigh and burst out of the bubble to discover who you are, what your organization is about, and even rediscover why you love Lehigh so much.” –Eden Weinflash, ‘17

Are you ready to sign up?

Contact the GPE Program Coordinators at leader@lehigh.edu to register or with any questions!

Meet your 2016 GPE Program Coordinators

Tiffany Montgomery                                                                              

From Los Angeles, CA, Tiffany is majoring in biology with a minor in mass communications.
In addition to her co-coordinating GPE 2015, she is the 2015-2016 president of Black Student Union (BSU). Tiffany has been a part of the GPE experience ever since her first year at Lehigh. She is now more excited than ever to continue planning for next year’s Great Pocono Escape. The Great Pocono Escape has taught Tiffany that leadership is a learned skill and GPE helps everyone better develop their leadership skills.

Michaela Sunga

From Bergenfield, New Jersey, Michaela is majoring in science, technology, and society with a minor in entrepreneurship. Michaela has been working in the OSLD since her first year at Lehigh and is currently the team lead of the social media and marketing committee as well as a co-coordinator of GPE. In addition, she is the treasurer of Habitat for Humanity (2014-2016) and the treasurer of Latino Student Alliance (2015-2016). Michaela has assisted with GPE since her first year, and experienced her first ever GPE in fall 2015. From her experience, Michaela has learned that everyone can be an everyday leader. GPE 2015 was a great success and Michaela is so excited for what GPE 2016 has in store for everyone!
Email leader@lehigh.edu if you have questions about the retreat or funding questions, and Michaela and Tiffany will connect with you.

Gwladys Boukpessi

From Jersey City, NJ, Gwladys Boukpessi is a sophomore chemical engineering major with a minor is sustainable development. Along with being a co-coordinator for GPE 2016, she is also the Vice President and Treasurer of LU Sound, and the Global Union Representative for the Black Student Union. She has attended GPE since her freshman year and is really excited about helping to plan GPE 2016. From her experiences, GPE has taught her the importance of leadership and collaborative connections. Her past two GPEs have been a wonderful experience, and she can't wait until GPE 2016.

Danielle Campbell

From Tampa, FL, Danielle is majoring in English and B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and Sociology.  
Danielle works as both a GPE Coordinator and a Leadership Consultant within the OSLD.  In addition, she is Sister’s Only Chair of her sorority, an Assistant Visuals Editor for the Brown and White, and a member of Break the Silence. Danielle has learned that being a leader takes a lot of effort, but is an important and rewarding experience. She is extremely excited to plan for GPE 2016 and can’t wait to see what’s to come!