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Positively Healing Family Retreat with Camp Casco

Medomak Family Camp – Washington, ME

July 21 @ 3:30 pm July 25 @ 10:30 pm

Join us this summer to connect and heal with other families that have a child recovering from cancer.

Kids activities provided by the amazing Camp Casco Counselors from:

We understand that when a child is diagnosed with cancer, the burden befalls the entire family. Parents, siblings, pets, and loved ones experience a great deal of stress, sadness, and pain. The seemingly endless treatments, surgeries and scans can leave the patient and family feeling anxious, vulnerable, even defeated. But we also know that the fight against cancer can also be an empowering one, especially for survivors.

At Rett’s Roost, we hope to create a joyful, fearless, empathetic space for families to relax, renew, and lament after months or years in a hospital environment. We focus on mindful, positive living through healthy bodies, minds, and spirits. Our hope is to offer families facing the post-treatment world ways to ease their anxieties for the future, reintegrate back into their pre-cancer lives, and find moments of joy and gratitude in their daily lives.

Retreat details: Eight families will be invited to join this carefully curated, healing retreat. At Medomak Family Camp, each family will have their own rustic, but clean, cabin. Each cabin has its own bathroom. Medomak staff will be providing delicious, healthy meals & snacks in their dining room. We will have full days of optional activities to connect with others and to heal within, such as art, music, yoga, games, and nature experiences.

Does my family qualify? For this retreat, we accept families that have a child who has been through cancer treatment and currently is NED (no evidence of disease) or has stable disease (maintenance treatment). We do not have medical staff onsite for children requiring frequent interventions. However, Medomak Camp has an on-call nurse. There is an emergency room and oncology department within 40 minutes in Augusta, and Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is 1.5 hrs away. You must live within the 6 New England states or NY or NJ to apply. We give out small travel stipends to those coming from over 1-hour away. Our retreats are best suited for children between the ages of 4-15, however, we do welcome families with older and younger children.

DEI:  Rett’s Roost retreats are nondenominational. We act, and ask our participants to act, without discriminating against any person or organization because of their race, age, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

Check out photo albums from our most recent Positively Healing Retreats: 2022 Photos2023 Photos

Please know that our retreats do fill quickly, feel free to reach out if you have any questions before you apply.

Other Camp Casco 2024 Offerings

Also be sure to check out Camp Casco’s summer programs for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and siblings in New England! Their free camps and community-building programs help kids affected by childhood cancer create lasting friendships, increase self-esteem, try new things, get silly, and have fun. All programs take place in Massachusetts and have medical professionals onsite at all times. Learn more and apply today:

2024 Camp Sessions:

  • One Mission Day Camp: July 1-5, 2024, Wellesley MA. For childhood cancer patients, survivors, and siblings ages 6-12.
  • Sibling Camp: August 5-10, 2024, Hinsdale MA. For brothers or sisters of kids who have ever been diagnosed with cancer, ages 9-17. (Bereaved siblings are welcome)
  • Overnight Camp: August 19-24, 2024, Groton MA. For childhood cancer patients & survivors, ages 7-17.

Camp Casco Contact:
Krystin Whitacre
Call: 857-302-2726 x 2

Get in touch  for more details or sign up to volunteer for this retreat!

178 Liberty Rd.
Washington, Maine 04574
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