Additional Information

On this page, you'll find information regarding transportation, spending money, and emergency contacts. For any additional questions, please email Kelly Henderson.

Emergency Contacts

Kelly Henderson, SLA Director & Female Overnight Chaperone

412-365-2416 (office) | 203-536-9918 (mobile)
Available 24 hours/day for entire program

Eden Hall Campus Safety


*Additional contacts will be sent in confirmation emails prior to program start date.

Travel & Transportation

By Car

If turning off Bakerstown Road, drive north on Ridge Road until you pass Kim Lane. After Kim Lane, you will pass the entrance to the old side of campus with the Chatham sign on the left, then a barn and one more driveway on your right and left (by the flagpole). Please pull into the third left on Ridge Road - the large parking lot near the blue water tower. Park here and walk across Ridge Road to check-in and move-in to Orchard Hall. All bags must be carried across the street from the parking lot to Orchard Hall–there is no building-side drop-off area. Please pack accordingly.

By Train, Bus, or Plane

Please allow at least 1 hour of travel time to and from the airport, train station or bus terminal when booking your trip. Forward your itinerary with arrival and departure times to no later than Monday, July 24th. A Chatham staff member, wearing a purple shirt and holding a sign with the participant’s name on it, will be at the airport (by baggage claim), Greyhound bus station (by unloading area), Megabus stop, or train station (in station lobby) to pick up the participant upon arrival. At the end of the program, Chatham staff will drive the participant to the airport, bus station or train station as needed and will see the student up to airport security or onto their bus/train. 

Download Eden Hall Campus Map

If arriving early with time to spare, main campus tours can be arranged. For directions to the Shadyside campus and to register a main campus visit with Admissions visit this page.

Spending Money

All meals and snacks are provided by Chatham, and extra spending money is not required or needed. Participants can bring personal spending money if desired to purchase snacks or souvenirs during city excursions. Please do not bring large amounts of money. Participants are expected to keep track of their own cash at their own risk.

Photo of SLA students working in a group, in a greenhouse on Eden Hall Campus

SLA 2 (for SLA Graduates)

July 21-22, 2022. Have you participated in the SLA in the past? Take your leadership skills to the next level as you train to be a mentor for the SLA week. Leadership II Participants are expected to also register for the full SLA week, when they will actually demonstrate their mentorship with new SLA participants.

SLA 2 Cost

This advanced leadership session costs $200 (in addition to the $1250 for the SLA) and includes dialogue facilitation training sessions, mentorship training, team building facilitation training, meals and accommodation.

SLA 2 Schedule

Thursday, July 21

8:00 a.m.

Check-In and Move-In Begins. Breakfast Available.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Icebreaker and Team Building Facilitation Training

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Team Building Facilitation Training Continued

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Friday, July 22

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Intergroup Dialogue: Supporting Positive Group Dynamics and Participant Identities (EBC)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Health and Safety

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Supporting and Facilitating Project Planning

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Open time for questions, concerns, schedule review and anything the group needs!

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Break (dinner provided)

Sunday, July 30

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Check-In Set-Up, Mentors Set-Up Welcome Icebreaker Activities in Orchard Common Areas

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Check-In Begins for SLA - *L2 Mentors Welcome New Participants

4:00 p.m.

Orientation and Icebreakers - *L2 Mentors Facilitate Icebreakers

See main SLA program calendar for remaining program schedule.