The COVID-19 pandemic was good in one way–it forced us to create new and more types of programming other than in-person multi-family retreats. We instinctively pivoted to online support programming, family grants, and individual family trips. For more info on what we did in 2020 to adapt, Click Here.
Or to check out our new programs, including online support groups, family grants, and individual trips, Click Here.
With the feeling of slowly emerging from our shell after a very long year and half, we are excited to announce that in-person retreats are back!!
…with the following Rett’s Roost 2021 COVID-19 Plan in place (please read before applying).
The following two retreats will be offered in 2021:
Positively Healing Survivor Retreat
Rolling Ridge Retreat center – north Andover, MA
August 13-16, 2021
We are excited to be able to offer a retreat for families of childhood cancer survivors at this new-to-us location in North Andover, MA for August of 2021. These joy-filled retreats offer an opportunity for families to connect with each other about their shared experience with childhood cancer. A myriad of therapeutic activities are offered for all ages. Thanks to The JOY in Childhood Foundation for a generous grant in support of this retreat!
Open to Healing Bereavement Retreat
We will be offering one three-day retreat for bereaved families in Ogunquit this fall during the peak of foliage season. 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 weekend-long support group interspersed with engaging, inspiring activities and personal connections to lift your spirits and lighten your hearts. Thank you to The Childrens Oncology Camping Association and Care Camps for a grant to fund this retreat.