Caregivers: A Glamping Retreat

 

OPERATION WARD 57 PRESENTS

CAREGIVERS: A GLAMPING RETREAT

RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF THROUGH NATURE. AN INWARD AND OUTWARD JOURNEY FOR WOUNDED WARRIOR CAREGIVERS.

AUGUST 9-11, 2019

MILLERSYLVANIA STATE PARK

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON

 

This retreat is designed to help caregivers take a break, reconnect with themselves, find support and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Canvas Cabins are select campsites with amenities that will make you feel like you’re in the lap of luxury. There is no set agenda. No set schedule.  All we ask is that we come together for dinner to reflect on our day and break bread with peers.

 

What is included?

  • Each caregiver gets a private canvas cabin. 
  • All cabins have a king size bed except one cabin has 2 queens beds with memory foam mattress
  • Fireplace
  • Electric heater
  • Vanity table with power
  • Table with place settings for four
  • Bar B Que with utensils
  • Outdoor fire pit with firewood 
  • Mini fridge and microwave oven
  • Coffeemaker with coffee
  • Access to Bikes to ride around the park
  • Dinner each night
  • Discover Pass (not needed if using disability placards or license plates)

Things to Do:

  • Do nothing. 
  • Read a book or relax in your canvas cabin.
  • Share. Connect. Learn from your fellow caregivers.
  • Sleep. Meditate. Yoga.
  • Ten Minute Drive to Tenino (Explore shops, Wolf Haven International, Monarch Contemporary Art Center and more)
  • Go hiking on one of the numerous trails the park has to offer, you can also swim, kayak or canoe on the beautiful Deep Lake.

Things to Know:

  • Transportation & Travel To/From Event is not current provided at this time. 
  • You will be in the state park campground with others.
  • Canvas cabins are close to the restrooms. They are park bathrooms, no private bathrooms at camp site.
  • Showers are coin-operated in park restroom facilities.
  • No running water cabin. Access to water through campground spigot.
  • There is no set agenda or schedule. This is a time for you to relax and plan your day as you want. Only thing we ask is that we come together for dinner each night.

Suggested Items to Bring:

  • Bottled water
  • Bug spray
  • Flip flops for shower
  • Table cloth for picnic table
  • Extra outdoor candles
  • Table Top Lantern
  • Flashlights
  • Swim clothes
  • Beach towel
  • Sun screen
  • Ice and any snack food and beverage items desired.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This retreat is open to those who identify as a caregivers of a post 9/11 severely wounded, ill or injured veteran and believes that they would benefit from a therapeutic retreat. A caregiver can be a parent, spouse, child, step-family member, extended family member, or an individual who lives with the veteran, but is not a family member who provides support to the veteran. Decisions will be emailed by June 1st.  Note: Transportation & Travel To/From Event is not current provided at this time. 

TO APPLY: CLICK HERE

 

Questions: Contact brittney@operationward57.org

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