Bluebird Cancer Retreats
retreat program overview
2014 Retreat Schedule
Newcomers Retreat, April 25 - 27, 2014
Newcomers Retreat, September 5 - 7, 2014
Couples Retreat, May 16 - 18, 2014
Couples Retreat, September 26 - 28, 2014
Reunion Retreat, October 11 - 12, 2014
Through the unique experience of weekend programs, Bluebird Cancer Retreats participants have a very special opportunity for listening and learning, not only about their disease, but insights from others like themselves who live with cancer. Participants will find time to reflect, share, and learn about coping with cancer while participating in a variety of educational, recreational, and social activities.
Bluebird’s weekend retreats are held on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Camp Geneva Conference Center.
Located just 5 miles north of Holland, Michigan, Camp Geneva's beautiful facilities and breathtaking natural surroundings provide the ideal setting to experience hope and renewal for those on the cancer journey.
Newcomers Retreats are for those who have not yet participated in a Bluebird program. Couples Retreats have been created for survivors accompanied by a spouse, sibling, caregiver, or other support person. The Couples Retreat includes joint programming as well as separate programming for those who find themselves in a support role. Reunion Retreats are for all past retreat participants to reconnect with Bluebird friends and to meet others that have shared in the Bluebird experience.
Bluebird Cancer Retreats are staffed by medical, spiritual, and social work professionals and other caring volunteers. Retreats are carefully constructed to ensure a dynamic healing journey toward emotional well-being. Our retreat staff and volunteers - many of whom are cancer survivors themselves - have a deep commitment to the health of the human mind, body and spirit.
General Retreat Program Schedule
2:00 p.m. - Registration
2:30 p.m. - Welcome & Opening Session
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Evening Session
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Morning Sessions
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Holistic Therapies & Afternoon Activities
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Evening Session
7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Morning Reflection
9:00 a.m. - Morning Session
11:00 a.m. - Closing Circle
12:00 p.m. - Group Picture & Evaluations
*Every retreat is different, so times & programs will vary slightly. This gives you a general idea of what to expect on retreat.