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Roost Retreats

We understand how quality of life for the entire family suffers when one person has cancer, especially a child.

At Rett’s Roost, we hope to create a peaceful, joyful, empathetic space for families to relax and heal themselves after months or years of hospital visits. We focus on mindful, positive living through healthy bodies, strong communities, and spiritual openness (whatever that may be for you). We also specialize in making it all flexible and fun!


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

Our ‘Open to Healing’ bereavement retreats are for families that have lost their child to cancer, 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.

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

Please contact us if you are interested in attending or know someone that is. Or complete our application, which can downloaded on any of the retreat event pages (links below).

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



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

Upcoming Retreats
  • 5.10.19 @ 2:00 pm - 5.12.19 @ 2:00 pm

    Positively Healing Retreat

    We are so excited to return to Duck Puddle to hold a nature retreat for families with kids under 16 transitioning off cancer treatment....

  • 6.20.19 @ 3:00 pm - 6.23.19 @ 11:00 am

    Rainbow Retreat for Littles

    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....

  • 7.11.19 @ 3:00 pm - 7.14.19 @ 11:00 am

    Thrive Retreat for Tweens

    Be a part of our second bereavement retreat of the summer for families with older children that understood about the death of their sibling....

  • 8.8.19 @ 3:00 pm - 8.11.19 @ 11:00 am

    Be Real Retreat for Families with Teens

    Our bereavement retreat in August this year is for families with teenage children willing to think about and share some of their experiences and emotions around life without their sibling. We also...