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Behold the Cold Polar Plunge

March 3 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

The 3rd Annual ‘Behold the Cold’ Polar Plunge in support of Rett’s Roost Retreats will be taking place both remotely (in any cold body of water) and in-person at Ogunquit’s Main Beach on March 3rd at 11am (extreme weather alternative – March 10th, 11am)!

Don’t miss this fun event–your bravery will match that of kids facing cancer treatment and their loving families. Couple new things for this year: We are charging a $15 registration fee for adults to help with fundraising efforts. And check out this new super cool swag you can purchase with a donation, including official Rett’s Roost Stanley Tumblers!

Sign up yourself and a buddy today! Or just buy the swag and come cheer on the dippers (use our registration site to purchase these items–no need to register to plunge)…

Get your Bonfire apparel with the new Behold the Cold logo (estimated arrival 2/28/24):

Thank you to our sponsors:

Why would I ever!!?? 

If you haven’t yet heard of the benefits of submerging one self into freezing cold water as a form of therapy, then let me share, because at Rett’s Roost we love to promote self-care and easy, inexpensive ways to therapeutically support our wellbeing during trying times. You may know of athletes that take cold water baths. This “shocking” therapy is shown to benefit many ailments and diseases, chronic pain, fatigue, and mitigate anxiety and depression (see Wim Hof method and WebMD’s endorsement). We know how long winter can feel in Maine, and to maintain our sanity, it’s imperative to embrace the cold and dark months of the year just as much as we treasure our Maine summers.

That is why we think ‘Behold the Cold’ is the perfect annual fundraiser for Rett’s Roost. It’s part of our mission to use nature to heal and to be fully present and aware of both the sorrow and the beauty all around us.

Check out this video of our 1st Polar Plunge in 2022!

Pre-plunge Yoga Class for all

Still not convinced you want to dip? 

It’s ok, you can warm up at one of these pre-plunge yoga classes that also benefit your mental health. Both classes are accessible to all people 12 and up, even those that have never tried yoga. Virtual option and recording available. Donations accepted for Behold the Cold Campaign (suggested donation $22).

Behold the Yoga – 3/2, 12pm (Yoga East, Kittery, ME) –  A gentle practice to address seasonal affective disorder, anxiety, and depression. MORE INFO HERE

Can’t make the yoga classes or the plunge, but still want to donate? You can support one of our plungers instead!


March 3
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Rett’s Roost
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