Due to the grievous coronavirus pandemic, we had to pivot our original program of in-person family retreats to online support programming. For more info on what we did in 2020 to adapt, Click Here. Or check out our new online support groups and virtual healing modalities, Click Here.
Positively Healing Survivor Retreats
DUCK PUDDLE CAMPGROUND – NOBLEBORO, mE
MAY 15-17 & Oct 16-18, 2020 – due to covid-19, THESE RETREATS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
*** UPDATE *** Because this retreat has been postponed until further notice, families with children surviving cancer or lost their child to cancer can contact us if they are interested in staying in a cabin at Duck Puddle in Sept or Oct. Learn more…
Open to Healing Bereavement Retreats
RAINBOW RETREAT FOR LITTLES – Ogunquit, ME
june 25-28, 2020 – DUE TO COVID-19, This RETREAT has been CANCELLED
This three day retreat is geared toward bereaved families with mostly young children–infants to under 10 (not a requirement but programming will be focused on this age group). Our goal is to help you get away on a little vacation with your family and to be able to talk about grieving your child that died of cancer with others that understand your plight. Think of it as a weekend-long support group interspersed with engaging, inspiring activities to boost your spirits and lift your hearts.
BE REAl RETREAT FOR TEENS – Ogunquit, me
July 23-26, 2020 – DUE TO COVID-19, This RETREAT has been CANCELLED
This second bereavement retreat will be more focused on families with children between 8-17 years old (not a requirement but programming will be focused on this age group). The past couple years we’ve noticed that pre-teens and teens need special attention when it comes to grieving their sibling. We hope that beautiful relationships are forged on this weekend, among parents and adolescents. We’ll offer a few healing activities each day and fun experiences in Ogunquit like horseback riding, mini-golf/go-carts, and beach time. Primarily, this will be a time to remember the beloved child no longer with us, while feeling the warm sun and salt on our face and sand in our toes.
One & Only – Only child loss – ogunquit, me
November 6-9th, 2020 – DUE TO COVID-19, This RETREAT has been CANCELLED
This weekend is for parents that lost their only child to cancer. It’s a really tough situation when you’re left childless after being a mother or father. We try to face each family’s situation with a most sensitive and compassionate heart. This retreat is meant to create hope, not necessarily hope for another child, but hope for finding joy again. We understand the fragility of only child loss. And we feel that coming together for a whole weekend is healing and powerful. In this way, we hope to bring together couples or single parents that can support each other. Join us.