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About Our Retreats

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic our in-person retreats are still on hold until it is deemed safe to gather in groups again. Please check back in early Spring 2021 to see if the status has changed. In the meantime, see below for online retreat offerings and individual family trips.

Our retreats offer a free, intimate weekend getaway for families touched by childhood cancer and child loss.

Our ‘Positively Healing’ retreats are for families that have a child surviving cancer with no evidence of or stable disease. These retreats are always a huge hit–full of happiness, relaxation, and deep connections.

Our ‘Open to Healing’ bereavement retreats are for families that have lost their child. We share strategies for grieving, while at the same time being sensitive to the fact that everyone’s process is different. Empathy is a word you would use to describe these retreats.

Upcoming Retreats

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Activities We Enjoy

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Exploring Nature, Yoga and Meditation, Art and Music Therapy, Nutritional Workshops, Emotional Healing, Relationship Building, Journaling, Massages, Reiki, Swimming, Connecting with Animals, Bonfires & S’mores, Games, Movies, Family Portraits, Time to Relax

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Online Parent Support

In 2020 we started offering ‘Grief is Love’ online retreats for parents that lost a child under 20 years old, or to a childhood illness. Parents join two 3-hour online meetings for sharing and learning about grief work. We have a monthly zoom meet-up for teens grieving the loss of a sibling as well.

For 2021 we have decided to create a similar program for parents whose child is finishing treatment or on maintenance treatment. Please check back by the end of February to apply.

Online Retreats

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Individual Family Trips

During the pandemic, we also hosted many ‘Individual Family Trips’ for both bereaved families and those with survivors, as an alternative to a retreat. Thanks to Duck Puddle Campground for sponsoring some of these. Please contact us if you are interested in a family trip to Maine or know someone that is. Travel scholarships are available on a limited basis.