We are so happy to announce our retreat schedule for 2022!
As always, we are offering both our signature Positively Healing Retreats for families with childhood cancer survivors and our Open to Healing Retreats for bereaved families. This year, we are expanding two of our retreats in size and length to include up to 8 families for 5 days! Three other mini-retreats for 3 families each will also be happening over long weekends. Please see the schedule below and review our 2022 COVID policy. Currently, COVID vaccines for all participants, staff, and volunteers are required (unless contraindicated with a doctor’s note–in particular, children that had cancer will be excused).
Positively Healing Survivor Retreats
Rolling Ridge Retreat center – north Andover, MA
July 5-10, 2022
We are excited to be able to offer a retreat for 8 families of childhood cancer survivors at this beautiful location in North Andover, MA for July of 2022. This joy-filled, intimate retreat offers an opportunity for families to connect with each other about their shared experience with childhood cancer. A myriad of fun and therapeutic activities are offered for all ages. Check out the photos from last year at Rolling Ridge to see what may be in store this summer.
HEART-QUARTERS MINI-RETREAT – OGUNQUIT, mE
SEP 16-19, 2022
We know how important it is to meet other families that understand the plight of a child’s cancer. We are encouraging family friends that met during their child’s cancer journey to apply for this retreat for a chance to spend a weekend together. If you weren’t able to meet other families (the pandemic made that tricky) please still apply, as this may be your chance to connect. Fun and therapeutic activities will be catered specifically to children’s ages and families’ preferences. Check out the photos from one of our mini-retreats (Nov, 2019) at Shilo Farm.
Open to Healing Bereavement Retreats
FERRY BEACH RETREAT CENTER – SACO, mE
July 25-29, 2022
We will be offering a 5-day, 4-night retreat for up to 8 bereaved families of a child with cancer this July. Parents will be able to talk about grieving their child that died of cancer with others that understand, while children participate in more playful therapeutic activities. Think of it as a week-long support group interspersed with engaging, inspiring activities and personal connections to lift your spirits and lighten your hearts. The other exciting thing to note is that this retreat house is located just a few steps from a beautiful sandy beach.
This is an opportunity for families to participate in a shorter, smaller retreat of just 3-4 families in Ogunquit at our Rett’s Roost Heart-quarters. If you’ve met other families during your grief journey that you haven’t been able to meet in person, we encourage you to apply together. We will be catering these mini-retreats to the children ages and parents’ preferences. Our retreat house in Ogunquit is 1 mile from one of the most beautiful beaches in America. See more pictures from our Ogunquit retreats here (click on any of the albums that start with OGT).
DIPG Family Retreat
This is an opportunity for families with a child diagnosed with DIPG or other terminal brain cancer to participate in a supportive family retreat in Ogunquit at our Rett’s Roost Heart-quarters. If you’ve met other families during your cancer journey that you haven’t been able to meet in person, we encourage you to apply together. We will be catering these mini-retreats to the children ages and parents’ preferences. Our retreat house in Ogunquit is 1 mile from one of the most beautiful beaches in America. See more pictures from our Ogunquit retreats here (click on any of the albums that start with OGT).