Rett’s Roost Heart-quarters – Ogunquit, ME
A weekend for families who have a child recently diagnosed with DIPG.
At Rett’s Roost, we show people ways to experience joy & gratitude amidst tragedy. While we cannot hope to relieve your emotional burden in just a few days, our goal is to shift your course towards healing and experiencing joy even if you cannot see how that might be possible. We hope you leave feeling less alone in this lonely, terrifying world of DIPG, with tools in your back pocket and friends to call on for when you enter those dark spaces of suffering.
This retreat, for 3-4 families, runs from Friday afternoon through Monday morning so it provides two full days of therapeutic support and connecting with others. Besides allowing plenty of time to relax, we offer supportive, optional activities to connect with others and to heal within. Our children’s activities are thoughtful and creative, safe and supportive, and hopefully help them forget about cancer for a while.
Each family will have their own bedroom. Bathrooms may be shared (please request a private bathroom if needed). There is a shared hot tub available on-site. Rett’s Roost staff will be providing delicious, healthy meals. We’ll be offering peer support, yoga, art, and music/sound therapy. Also, get a massage, energy treatment, and have professional portraits taken. The beach and vibrant town of Ogunquit is just a mile away.
We will give preference to families whose child has recently been diagnosed or has low medical needs. We are also looking for DIPG warriors between 9-16. Limited travel scholarships are available by request.
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Past Retreats at the Heartquarters:
OGT – Aug ’19 – Be Real Teen Retreat – Bereaved
OGT – July ’19 – Thrive Teen Retreat – Bereaved
OGT – June ’19 – Rainbow Retreat – Bereaved
OGT – Nov ’18 – Open to Healing – Bereaved
OGT – July ’18 – Open to Healing – Bereaved
OGT – June ’18 – Open to Healing – Bereaved