Hope & Healing Bereavement Retreat

The goal for our Hope and Healing Bereavement Retreat is for families to come together in support of one another. The weekend’s focus is both on support and working through your grief, but it is also about spending a weekend with other families who understand your loss. We hope you can join us for this very special time.

The 2018 Retreat will be held Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30 at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA.

Children four years and younger will be provided with a babysitter on Saturday. There will be special planned activities for children and adolescents.

Please review the tentative schedule. Your acceptance of this invitation indicates to us that you intend to participate in all activities. There will be no cost to you and your family. Please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot, which is based on availability. To register your family, please complete this registration form and e-mail it to Dena at [email protected]


Friday, September 28, 2018    

Registration 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dinner at Streamside Lodge followed by lantern release, bonfire, music and s’mores 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29, 2018     

Special planned activities for children and adolescents while adults are in sessions
Keynote Speaker for adults
Session Wrap-up for Adults
Planned activities for Men, Women & Children
Young Adult Session
Free Family Time
Dinner, Bingo and Family Games

Sunday, September 30, 2018   

Celebration of Life Service & Message of Hope 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.



“Thank you for this amazing and meaningful weekend. I really enjoyed meeting all the families and was glad to see my son Daniel was able to connect and make friends with other surviving siblings.”
Krista Marie

It really was a nice weekend. I can’t stop thinking of the amazing views and really how unbelievably close to heaven it felt. Definitely a healing weekend. You did an awesome job Dena. Thank you very much.” LInda Venezia

“This weekend was an amazing encounter in our healing process. There is a blessing when you share with other that have lost a child as well. Thank you for hosting this wonderful retreat. ”
Lizbeth Rodriguez

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