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Retreat Yourself Adventure

Cancer does not stop after the last chemo drop, it takes time to recover from treatment, process what happened, and figure out what’s next. Once treatment is over, appointments are not as frequent, the body is healing, the physical strength improves, and expectations of what and how things should be creeps in. You have to deal with so many transitions and face a lot of questions. Getting back into a groove is not always as easy as we would like, but it is possible.

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PLEASE NOTE: At the moment, retreats are still on pause due to the pandemic and subsequent program review. Stay tuned for the updates! Retreat Yourself Adventure aims to help you navigate that unsettling phase. We want you to leave this Retreat feeling empowered, both physically and mentally. You will gain tools and feel supported so you can move forward in or beyond your cancer experience.
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What you can expect


Do activities that will allow you to face your fears and let you get to know yourself a little better, like ziplining, hiking, and more.


Connect with a group of people that totally get it. Together, we’ll go on an amazing adventure and take time to address what it means to be in that zone, and how to transition from it.


You’ll be empowered to continue moving forward by growing your confidence in your body and mind. You’ll recognize your strengths, push your limits, and let go of shit.


The activities aren’t going to be easy, so you need to feel confident your body can take four 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 demanding and we want you to live the full experience.


Young adult cancer survivors between 18- and 39-years-old who were diagnosed before 39. You can bring one supporter who is also between 18 and 39.

You have to be in good and stable health.

You have to be at least one year post-treatment and up to a maximum of five years post treatment. (If this is not you but you think you can take the challenge physically, connect with us.)

Some spaces are tentatively reserved for survivors and supporters who have never been to a YACC event, and a few more spaces will be set aside for alumni. All applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay!

Are you ready?

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the physical requirements of this program, participants must be at least one year post-treatment. Please review our eligibility requirements before applying.

An experience of a lifetime

"I signed up for Retreat Yourself Adventure Newfoundland and Labrador because I wanted to challenge myself on a physical and mental level. I have never travelled alone before. I have never been hiking. I have never truly stepped into the unknown. I decided this was the perfect opportunity to stop playing it safe." - Retreat Yourself Adventure participant

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