Retreats and Camps

If a vacation is what the doctor ordered, consider a retreat or a camp. All of these facilities understand the toll that cancer takes on the body, mind and soul. They offer accommodations for you, and sometimes your loved ones, to help you focus on healing.

Healing Odyssey

Healing Odyssey is a nonprofit organization providing recovery and cancer support programs for women cancer survivors. Their programs offer the practical tools, skills-building and support needed to cope effectively with the life-altering effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. For more information, visit their website or call 949.951.3930.

Stowe Weekend of Hope

The Stowe Weekend of Hope, through a partnership of Vermont’s medical community and Stowe’s hospitality businesses, offers an educational and inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors and their families. Through the various activities and educational offerings, cancer survivors and their families are given an opportunity to gather with members of the medical community and with others in order to further their understanding of the disease affecting their lives. The goal of the Stowe Weekend of Hope is to provide this enriching experience without the financial burden. Each year, Stowe lodge/hotel owners donate hundreds of free rooms to cancer survivors and their loved ones, so the lodging and retreat are free (attendees incur meal expenses only). For more information, call 800.GO.STOWE (467.8693) or visit their website.

Camp Discovery

For young people with chronic skin conditions, Camp Discovery offers a summer camping experience unlike any they’ve had before. Every year, the American Academy of Dermatology sponsors a week of fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, arts and crafts, and just plain fun.

Camp Mak-A-Dream

One week can change a lifetime. This is the core belief at Camp Mak-A-Dream. The organization’s mission is to provide a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience, in an intimate community setting, for children, young adults and families affected by cancer. Retreats are offered for adult cancer survivors, young adults, kids and other groups. For more information, visit their website or call 406.549.5987.