Retreat Yourself Adventure wants to provide young adult cancer survivors with an opportunity to address survivorship issues while taking part in an adventure that will challenge them physically and mentally and push their limits.
Retreat Yourself Adventure in 2012
This program aims to support the reintrajectorization phase of survivorship. By this we are referring to the time in the journey where survivors are trying to get back in the groove of things, but can’t quite figure out how.
Once treatment is over, appointments are not as frequent, the body is healing, physical strength improves, and expectations of what and how things should be creeps in. While experiencing an amazing adventure, we want to take the time to address what it means to be in that phase of the cancer journey.
We want you to leave this Retreat feeling empowered physically and mentally. We will offer you tools and support so you can move forward and beyond your cancer experience.
This program is for those who are less interested in sitting around a cozy retreat centre and are more interested in discussing their cancer experiences while speeding through the forest in a harness or hiking difficult trails. The activities aren't going to be easy, so you need to feel confident your body can take days of real adventure activity.
For this program, it is important not only to fit the basic criteria but to also be in the right space mentally and physically. The bulk of the program will be physically demanding and we want you to have the full experience.
We're also looking for survivors who have not yet attended a Retreat Yourself program. While everything about Retreat Yourself Adventure is new and shiny, it's still has the bones of a Retreat Yourself program. However, if you relapsed since your last Retreat, this program could be for you to help you process what the recurrance means.
This program will run from August 14-19, 2013 on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. You will be responsible for getting yourself to St. John's, NL, and we'll take care of the rest! Click here for more information.