Patriot Point recently welcomed the 13-person Program Strategy Team from The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit that provides veterans with opportunities to connect and grow through community impact in under-resourced communities. The Program Strategy Team designs and evaluates the organization’s programs. This week’s retreat focused on the organization’s future growth and plans.
“This was the perfect space for us to have a true team retreat- something we’ve never done before,” said Mary Beth Bruggeman, vice president, program strategy. “We were able to connect to each other in such an authentic way, have fun, and get a ton of work done over the few days that we were there.”
“We spent time talking about some difficult topics on our team — things that could’ve been uncomfortable. But honestly, when you’re looking at the water and seeing an eagle fly overhead, even those conversations become easy and comfortable.”
Bruggeman said that she and her team members were very relaxed and that the retreat enabled The Mission Continues team to come together and set their goals for the next year. The group enjoyed Patriot Point’s beauty and hospitality and team members had a great time crabbing.
“I hope we’ll be able to come back in the near future,” Bruggeman said. “Our team has already said they’d like this to be an annual thing for us, and I couldn’t agree more.”