$379 – $439

To Serve and Connect - Retreat for Wives and Girlfriends of First Responder

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Camp Kindle

Box 280, 29479 Range Road 6.1 A

Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0

Canada

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Connection, Community and Resources for First Responder Wives and Girlfriends - May 14-16 2021

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To SERVE AND CONNECT is an event that will bring together Wives and Girlfriends of First Responders from all over!

>Are you a First Responder spouse that is struggling to make all the things work with so much uncertainty??

>Are you disconnected from your partner because of stress, burnout and lack of communication?

>Do you constantly feel like you are running circles and getting nowhere?

>Do you crave a weekend away to connect with others that are going through something similar to you?

>Do you feel like you are sitting back helplessly watching the job take over your partner?

>Do you deserve a weekend to recharge, reconnect and refocus???

DAMN RIGHT YOU DO!

This is tough role - one that typically throws us into a space that we are unfamiliar in - which is ok - but we are untrained, under prepared, and sometimes overwhelmed.

During the 2-night retreat - spouses of First Responders will connect with others that are navigating this unique lifestyle. You will be given the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone with other participants to challenge yourself to try new and fun things - like a 100 foot swing, high ropes and a few workshops.

It's not all about doing crazy things - it is about connecting with yourself and others. We will have yoga, a pajama party and some mini workshops to pass the time. I promise this will be one of the best things that you have ever done for yourself! Taking care of yourself radiates into other areas of your live.

The role of a first responder partner comes with it's own unique challenges. Challenges only others in the same boat could possibly know about. You take on extra - juggle schedules -spend a lot of time alone - and have huge responsibilities that must of us could never have imagined. And on top of that, we have the concerns for the job that our partners does - their mental health and their ability to keep going even when you know they are battling things you know nothing about. Building resilience, self care and time management will be the highlighted topics of the retreat - promoting community, creativity and fun!

We are getting better at assisting our first responders through conflict, distress and crisis. But we fall short when the couple or the family are not involved in the proactive practice of creating a safe place for the member to land, seek help and feel supported.

Get ready because we have a full (with some relaxation time, of course) weekend planned for you!

An Itinerary Glimpse:

Friday Night: Arrive at Camp Kindle - registration, bunk assignment (shared accommodations), activity sign-up, introductions and a relaxed evening. There will be no meal provided but we will have snacks available later in the evening.

Saturday - 7am Yoga with Bridgette Ponto - 8am Yoga with Bridgette Pronto (this will be based on sign ups).

830am - Breakfast served in the Mess Hall.

We will start activities around 1030am. There will be numerous activities available for sign up - you will pick two for the day.

1030-1230 -Activity Number 1

1230-130 - Lunch

130-300 - Activity Number 2

300-530 - Relax Time. You can choose to rest, visit or head out and explore.

600- Dinner in the Mess Hall

8pm - Pajama Party

Sunday - 830 Breakfast in the Mess Hall

930-1130 - Workshop of your choice - Time Management, Self-Care, or Relationships

1200pm - Closing Celebration

100pm - Depart

***Keep in mind that all of this can change - because I am like that! I want this to be the best experience of 2021 - so I will do everything and anything to ensure that! SO, if something changes - it is because I love you and I want you to have the very best! ****

The event takes place at Camp Kindle. The location is secluded and remote area with the most abundant scenery and nature - allowing you to escape the everyday demands of life.

Bring your friends and have a fun weekend away. The hero behind the hero needs some love, relaxation and connection every now and then!

You will be receiving periodic emails about the retreat, but feel free to contact me anytime!

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Camp Kindle

Box 280, 29479 Range Road 6.1 A

Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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