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Roost Retreats

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

At Rett’s Roost, we hope to create a peaceful, joyful, empathetic space for families to relax and heal their hearts. We focus on mindful, positive living through healthy bodies & minds, loving communities, and spiritual openness (whatever that may be for you). We also specialize in making it all flexible, meaningful, and fun!

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, like us. We share strategies for grieving, while at the same time being sensitive to the fact that everyone’s process is different–and thus we are open to receiving during this weekend as well.

This year we are also offering two one-day ‘Grief is Love’ retreats for parents that lost a child under 18 years old. We hope this will be a nice offering for more local families that don’t have access to the support they need.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending or know someone that is. Travel scholarships are available on a limited basis.


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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



Upcoming Retreats
  • 4.25.20 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Grief is Love – A Day Retreat

    Our April Retreat will NOW be ONLINE! In keeping with the guidelines set by our state and local authorities, sadly we must CHANGE our April 25th Grief is Love Retreat. We are pleased to be able to off...

  • 5.15.20 @ 3:00 pm - 5.17.20 @ 3:00 pm

    Positively Healing Retreat – Duck Puddle

    We are so excited to return to Duck Puddle to hold a nature retreat for families with kids under 17 transitioning off cancer treatment.

  • 6.25.20 @ 3:30 pm - 6.28.20 @ 11:30 am

    Rainbow Retreat for Littles – Bereaved Families

    Spend a long weekend connecting with other families that have also lost a child to cancer. This weekend is best for families that are raising young children.

  • 7.23.20 @ 3:30 pm - 7.26.20 @ 11:30 am

    Be Real Retreat for Teens – Bereaved Families

    This bereavement retreat is for families with older children that were alive throughout their brother or sister's cancer treatment and the loss of their sibling.

  • 8.20.20 @ 3:30 pm - 8.23.20 @ 11:30 am

    Forever Healing Family Retreat – Sudden Child Loss

    Our bereavement retreat in August this year is for families that lost a child suddenly, rather than by cancer or other chronic illness.

  • 10.16.20 @ 3:00 pm - 10.18.20 @ 3:00 pm

    One & Only Retreat – Only Child Loss

    In the fall, we will be hosting a retreat for parents that whose only child was taken by cancer. This is a weekend for sharing memories and finding peace.


Past Retreats

Angels’ Rest Aug ’15
Shilo Farm Sept ’15
Peru ME Jul ’16
Cape Cod Aug ’16
Angels’ Rest Sept ’16
Shilo Farm Jun ’17
Angels’ Rest Jul ’17
Tops’l Farm Aug ’17
OGT – June ’18
OGT – July ’18
Duck Puddle – Oct ’18
OGT – Nov ’18