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Operation BeWell

Incoming New Students

Operation BeWell is an optional four-day, three-night interactive program that will introduce students to recreation and wellness opportunities at TCNJ. The Department of Recreation and Wellness has designed a schedule that will provide active, engaging, and educational activities to teach students about all areas of wellness: intellectual, spiritual, occupational, emotional, physical, social, and environmental. Students will learn about on-campus resources available to them including advocacy, education, services, and programs.

Activities range from yoga and guided workouts, to low ropes courses, hikes, nutrition lessons, and mindfulness. Participants will also engage with members of the Health and Wellness staff to learn about living a wellness-based life at TCNJ.  Mixed in with this fun will be lots of time to get to know your fellow classmates and get your first taste of Lions Pride.

Dates: August 20, 2023 – August 23, 2023

Cost: $450 per participant and includes housing on-campus, meals, events, and activities of the program.

Registration: Closes July 28, 2023 The program is limited to 24 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A wait list will be kept after the first 24 registrations are received.


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Peer Facilitators

Interested in becoming an Operation BeWell Peer Facilitator? Facilitators will mentor incoming freshmen to orient them to life at TCNJ, assist in the education about recreation and wellness opportunities at TCNJ and network with fellow campus leaders, faculty, and staff at TCNJ. Spots are limited and open to rising TCNJ sophomores, juniors, and seniors. All facilitators must have proven recreation and wellness leadership experience at TCNJ and be available for the duration of the retreat. 

The 2023 Operation BeWell Peer Facilitator application is now available! The deadline for application submissions is March 20,2023.

Peer Facilitator Application

Please contact with any questions or concerns.