This year at Rett’s Roost we will be hosting three bereavement retreats at our new location in gorgeous Ogunquit, ME and one retreat for families with a child recovering from cancer at Duck Puddle Campground in Nobleboro, ME during peak foliage in October. Find one that works for your family and send along your application to reserve your spot. All retreats are free of charge and travel scholarships are available.
Open to Healing Bereavement Retreats
RAINBOW RETREAT FOR LITTLES
JuNE 21-24, 2018
This three day retreat is geared toward families with young children (infants to under 8). 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 has passed with others that understand your plight. We promise to offer a safe and empathetic environment with professional therapists and compassionate volunteers. Think of it as a weekend-long support group interspersed with engaging, inspiring activities to boost your spirits and lift your hearts. Sign up here.
THRIVE RETREAT FOR TEENS & TWEENS
JULY 19-22, 2018
This second bereavement retreat will be more focused on families with children over 7 years old (not a requirement). The past couple years we’ve noticed that older kids need special attention when it comes to grieving their sibling. We hope that beautiful relationships are forged on this weekend, between parents and between adolescents. We’ll offer a few healing activities each day and fun experiences in Ogunquit like go-carts, mini-golf, and beach time. Primarily, this will be a time to remember our child no longer with us, while feeling the warm sun and salt on our face and sand in our toes. If you lost a child to cancer and would like to attend, click here.
Momcology Grief Retreat
SEED OF CALM MOM RETREAT
AUGUST 16-19, 2018
This retreat is for all the mothers that fought so hard to keep their child alive and were denied that triumph. They are true heroes and by the end they are forever changed. When the child passes, a piece of their heart is gone forever. They are suddenly operating as a shell of who they once were. This retreat will bring together up to twelve mothers for a weekend of tears and understanding. While the Momcology portion runs from Friday-Sunday morning, Rett’s Roost would like to offer the opportunity for moms to stay an extra night in order to enjoy the beautiful sea town of Ogunquit and add to their overall relaxation. Check for updates…
Positively Healing Retreat
DUCK PUDDLE CAMPGROUND
OCTOBER 19-22, 2018
This retreat is for families that have a child in maintenance or off-treatment, still undergoing scans. We understand that when a child is diagnosed with cancer, the burden befalls the entire family. Parents, siblings, pets, and loved ones experience a great deal of stress, sadness, and pain. The seemingly endless treatments, surgeries and scans can leave the patient and family feeling anxious, vulnerable, even defeated. But we also know that the fight against cancer can be an empowering one, especially for survivors. At Rett’s Roost, we hope to create a joyful, fearless, empathetic space for families to relax, renew, and lament after months or years in a hospital environment. We focus on mindful, positive living through healthy bodies, minds, and spirits. Learn more…