Relax, Recalibrate, and Reconnect with Fellow Dartmouth Athletes

Join us for a three-day campus retreat (Aug. 11–13, 2023) for former Dartmouth athletes looking to jumpstart or energize workout routines, network with other alumni athletes, design a workout/life plan (DYL), and share their athletic transition experiences. 

This immersive experiential weekend will include:

  • Health and wellness workshops with the Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2) team and legendary health and fitness coach Dan John
  • Connecting with other remarkable Dartmouth alumni as you experience the power of peer coaching
  • Developing insights and next steps on your athletic transition journey

Presented by Dartmouth Alumni Relations, in partnership with Dartmouth Peak Performance and Dan John.


Program price includes lodging (in residence halls or Hanover Inn), meals, and a full slate of programming from Friday (8/11) afternoon to Sunday morning (8/13)

  • $350 – Full program, lodging in an on-campus dorm (Ripley/Woodward)
  • $700 – Full program, lodging in the Hanover Inn


Dan John 

Dan John is a senior lecturer at Saint Mary’s University in Twickenham, England. He has been lifting since 1965 and has won national championships in the discus throw, Olympic lifting, Highland Games, and the Weight Pentathlon. He recently was awarded a lifetime achievement award from Great Britain for his contributions in the field of strength and conditioning. A Fulbright Scholar, he has vast experience in scholarship, academics, and athletics. Dan has advanced degrees in history and religious education, and has studied at University of Haifa, the American University of Cairo, and Cornell University. His published works include bestsellers such as Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple, and Intervention (among a dozen other published works). He is the grandfather to three and continues to write, coach, train, and lecture to practically every fitness and performance level.

Ian Connole

Ian Connole joined Dartmouth in August 2018, bringing a wealth of theoretical and practical experience helping people achieve peak performance in athletics, school, and life. He spent over a decade studying human performance while earning a bachelor's degree in psychology and exercise science, master's degrees in kinesiology and community counseling, and a PhD in sport and exercise psychology. 

Beyond the classroom, Connole has worked with student-athletes and coaches at Cal State Fullerton, West Virginia University, Waynesburg College, Colgate and, most recently, Kansas State, where he delivered performance-focused sport psychology services for all 16 teams, co-founded the K-State Athletics Student-Athlete Leadership Academy, launched several development programs, and built a state-of-the-art mental training lab. He is also a certified consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.