Our Adult Retreats, the Ovarian Cancer Retreats and the Women’s Cancer Retreat, are unique experiences for women (ages 21+) in various stages of cancer therapy or those that have completed treatment.
Women with cancer are often forced to balance their own health care needs with roles as professionals, caregivers, mother, daughters and wives. Our five-day retreats enable them to set aside daily routines, focus on their own needs and develop a core community of support.
Much like our young adult programs, adult retreats provide a mix of camp fun and serious conversation. Activities like the zip line and climbing wall challenge participants and build physical confidence. Breakout sessions on side effects, art therapy, yoga and life planning provide practical knowledge for facing cancer on many fronts. Field trips to the Missoula Farmers Market, Philipsburg or historic Butte create camaraderie and an opportunity to focus on themselves, relax and have fun.
More than anything though, these retreats are designed to bring women together, young and senior, in treatment and out, newly diagnosed and long term survivor, in an accepting, social setting where they can be themselves, share their stories, mourn losses and learn from one another. The result is the strength to cope and hope.