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Retreat Yourself 2013
Retreat Yourself Adventure 2012
The main purpose of Retreat Yourself is to meet people who understand what you're going through and to connect with them. There is time to talk about your experiences and share stories of the good times and the bad times.
We will spend five days hiking, kayaking, zip lining, and connecting with cancer survivors and their supporters. This new program is meant to appeal to those who crave a little more action than what's found at a typical Retreat Yourself program, but it is still geared toward those who are closer to their cancer experience and who have not yet attended a Retreat Yourself program (please visit our Eligibility page for more info).
August 14-19, 2013
Avalon Peninsula, NL
Zip through the woods avoiding obstacles, kayak your way in the cold and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean, and hike trails of the East Coast Trail: not that different from the cancer journey, 'eh?
Wednesday, August 14
Arrive at the St. John’s International Airport and drive to our venue.
Introduction and dinner at Ocean Quest B&B
Thursday, August 15
Drive down to North Atlantic ZipLines in Petty Harbour for over two hours of mad zip-lining.
After being blown away by this experience, we lunch together, and head home for some relaxation before dinner.
Friday, August 16
We'll spend the day sea kayaking with Stan Cook and his awesome guides in beautiful Cape Broyle, NL. We'll spend three hours learning how to maneuver a kayak on the Atlantic Ocean, and if we're lucky, we might be surrounded by a few whales as well!
After kayaking, we'll head to the Lighthouse Picnic in Ferryland for a favourite Newfoundland experience.
Finish off the day around a campfire (dare I say on the beach?).
Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18
Hike a portion of the East Coast Trail (specific hike to be confirmed)
Hiking of two historic sites in St. John’s: Signal Hill and Cape Spear.
After an amazing dinner, we'll wrap our day wherever we feel comfortable: the beach, our B&B, whatever is best.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Head back to the airport to go home grateful, proud, and with amazing new friendships.