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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 to 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

Upcoming Retreats
  • 6.21.18 - 6.24.18

    Open to Healing Bereavement Retreat – June

    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....

  • 7.19.18 - 7.22.18

    Open to Healing Bereavement Retreat – July

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

  • 8.17.18 - 8.19.18

    ‘Momcology’ Grief Retreat – August

    Come join other moms to remember our children stolen by cancer. Relax, renew, and recreate our grief journey....

  • 10.19.18 - 10.22.18

    Positively Healing Retreat – October

    We are so grateful for the opportunity donated to us by Duck Puddle to hold a nature retreat for families with kids transitioning off treatment from Friday early afternoon through Sunday late afternoo...