November 1-3, 2019
WHEN? November 1st - November 3. Friday evening through Sunday morning.
WHO? Anybody who worked on Zone Staff in the past 3 summers. 2019, 2018, & 2017.
HOW MUCH? Free! Our only "charge" will be staffing one of the weekend's meals.
TRANSPORTATION? Need a ride? You may be able to be picked up/brought home by our Zone Shuttle for a $10 fee. See more info after the registration form below.
PACKING? Here is a list of some things to bring.
The usual: clothes, bedding, toiletries, etc.
Warmer clothes. You may spend a lot of time outside making movies.
A fancy dressed up look for our red carpet event.
Any costumes or props that you'd like to incorporate into your movie.
A device to record with, if you're willing to bring one.
A device with movie editing software, if you're willing to bring one.
For Staff Retreat, we offer to arrange a special Sky Lodge van Friday pick up and Sunday drop off for our farther away former staff who need weekend transportation. We charge $10 for the round trip. We ask that you also bring personal money for foodies on the drive back home.
A pick up route will be set up dependent on request. In past years, we've stopped in Madison, WI and Janesville, WI and St. Charles, IL. If you're in need of a ride, please let us know ASAP so we can figure out a good place to meet up with you.
The van will leave Sky Lodge at noon on Sunday. The van will stop for a fast food lunch in Madison on the way home, so please bring money for that. We would be in the Madison area approximately 1 PM, in the Janesville area approximately 2:45 PM, and in the St. Charles area around 4:30 PM.
Staff Retreat Videos
2018: Music Videos
Call Me Maybe
Cast: Emma, Maggie, Marissa, Megan, October, Olivia L, Sam, Taurilyn
Awards: Best Overall Film
Cotton Eye Joe
Cast: Ashton, Brittany, Christine, Evan, Jessica, May Qing, Micah, Olivia S, Summer
Awards: Master of Movement (Micah)
USSR (YMCA Parody)
Cast: Ben, Brendon, Carolyn, Colin, Dakota, Isaac, Joy, Ryan
Awards: Broadway Babe (Brenden)
Cast: Chris, Elijah, Isaac, Isabel, Jacob, Janessa, Shannon
Awards: Loudest Laugh (Jacob), Breakout Performance (Jacob)
2017: Board Games Come to Life
Description: Elicia, Rebekah, Tauri, & October
Awards: Most Lit (Rebekah), Most Creative Character (October), Best Overall Film
Description: Ben R, Ryan, Ben S, Brendon, Colin, Joy, & Lydia
Awards: Most Versatile Character (Brendon)
LIT Family Feud
Description: Chris, Maggie, Chloe, Elijah, Isabel, Janessa, Moriah
Awards: Most Child-like Character (Maggie)
2016: A TRAVEL IN TIME
The Missing Door Knob
You Should Laugh
Description: Elijah, Lilly, Janessa, TJ, Micah, Isabel, & Chris star in this time traveling crime drama.
Awards: Door Knob Award (Micah)
Description: Jessica, Caleb, Edith, October, Haley, Ashton, Elicia, & Moriah star in this high energy time traveling adventure!
Awards: Energy Award (Caleb), Best Time Machine Award, Most Traveled Award
A Mistake in Time
Description: Ben, Ryan, Isaac, Brendon, Lydia, & Keturah star in this comical and some what abusive flashback in time.
Awards: Most Abused Award (Brendon), Best Over All Film
2015: Video Games Come To Life
The Birds & Pigs
Sky Lodge Zombie Apocalypse Survival
Description: Alex, Boris, Cheyenne, Brian, TJ, & Emily star in this Angery Birds video game dance off.
Awards: Most Comical Character (TJ) & Best Overall Film
Description: Jessica, Katrina, Megan, Emma, Cole, & Ryan star in this zombie survival game come to life!
Awards: Most Vile Villian (Jessica)
Description: Alec, Noah, TJ, Micia, Camryn, & Summer star in this classic camp video game.
Awards: Best Actress (Camryn) & Best Actor (Noah)
2014: Alien Invation
Murder in the Claw Degree
Description: Alex, Boris, Brittany, Katrina, Trevor, Summer, Jasmine, and Myra star in an out of this world murder mystery.
Awards: Scariest Villian (Alex)
The Western Tragedy
Description: Alec, Tyler, Nicole, Jonah, Riana, Joey, Rochelle, and Luke star in a special about an alien that crash landed on earth. Just as she starts to feel comfortable on earth she is called to come home.
Awards: Most Comical Character (Luke) & Best Overall Film
Boys, Aliens... Same Thing
Description: Megan, Melissa, Edith, Stephen, Emma, Haley, Emily, and Barbara star in a comical alien mystery. The clues lead them to an unlikely discovery.
Awards: Best Actress (Wags) & Best Actor (Stephen)
2013: Origins of A Superhero
Group Members: Alex Cejpek, Marissa Tomovich, Pat Fredrickson, & Summer Klingaman
Awards: Best Actor (Alex) & Best Overall Film
The Origin of Josh
Group Members: Tyler Cox, Ethen Glasson, Rebekah Moyers, Anna Johnson, & Marin Lynch
Awards: Scariest Villian (Rebekah)
FBI: Federal Banana Investigators
Group Members: Rachel Shinabarger, Myra Delikat, Brianna Jordahl, & Emily Niesen
Awards: Best Actress (Rachel) & Funniest Character (Myra Delikat)