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Child Loss Retreats

If you have the resources, attending a retreat for parents, couples, or families who have lost children may be a valuable way to devote time and space to your child and your grief. Some advertised retreats are listed below. It is also worth checking with local support groups and/or social workers for news about retreats in your local area.

Baby Loss Retreat – 3 locations across Scotland
Year-round two day retreats for families and individuals grieving the loss of a child; free for bereaved parents throughout Scotland.

Bridget’s Cradles Hope Gatherings – Kechi, Kansas
Monthly faith-based in-person and online gatherings for bereaved mothers.

Camp SolCamp John Marc in Meridian, Texas
Annual weekend retreat for families grieving the loss of a child.

Dinner Party
Not a retreat, but a worldwide project to bring together grievers of all types to share meals and connect.

Faith and Grief RetreatsMo-Ranch in Hunt, Texas | Camp Gilmont in Gilmer, Texas
Year-round weekend retreats for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. They also offer frequent online workshops and in-person support gatherings in various locations across the country.

Faith’s Lodge – Danbury, Wisconsin
Year-round weekend retreats for parents or families grieving the loss of a child.

Hayden’s House – Columbia, New Jersey
Periodic retreats for mothers, fathers, or couples grieving the loss of a child.

Healing Hearts Family Bereavement CampMalibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA
Free annual retreat for families with children grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer.

Hope and Healing Grief RetreatShalom Spirituality Center in Dubuque, Iowa
Annual faith-based grief workshop focused on healing through creativity.

Hope MommiesCamp Tejas in Giddings, Texas
Annual faith-based weekend retreat for bereaved mothers.

I Am FruitfulSky Ranch in Van, Texas
Annual faith-based retreat for mothers who have experienced infertility and miscarriage.

The Love and Loss Project – various locations worldwide
Periodic retreats for bereaved mothers.

Luella’s Lodge – Oakwood, Illinois
Year-round retreats for parents grieving the loss of a child.

Meadowlark RetreatsSpirit Hill Farm in Sebastopol, California
Periodic retreats for mothers or fathers grieving the loss of a child.

A Memory GrowsIron Horse Inn in Granbury, Texas
Periodic retreats for parents grieving the loss of a child.

The MISS FoundationSelah Family House and Carefarm in Sedona, Arizona
Reservations available year-round for anyone experiencing traumatic grief.

Nancy Guthrie; Respite Retreatprivate home in McQueeney, Texas | vacation home in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Periodic faith-based marriage retreat for couples grieving the loss of a child.

Rett’s Roost – various locations in Maine and Massachusetts
Periodic in-person and online retreats for families effected by childhood cancer and child loss.

Return to Zero – various locations worldwide
Periodic retreats for bereaved mothers.

Sharing Solace
Not a retreat, but a project that brings together grievers of all types through the sharing and passing of grief tokens.

Team Campbell Foundation
Bereaved parent trip program through an application process, offered to parents grieving the loss of a child to cancer.

Teddy’s WishSt. Kathatine’s, Parmoor in the United Kingdom
Annual retreat for parents grieving the loss of a child.

The Village Retreat – Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Periodic retreat for bereaved mothers.

While We’re WaitingArkansas | Alabama | Arizona | Illinois | Maryland | Minnesota | Michigan | Nevada | Oregon | Tennessee
Free periodic faith-based retreats for parents grieving the loss of a child. They also offer one day retreats specifically for bereaved mothers or bereaved fathers.

Have a suggestion for this list or need to update your listing? Please contact me or comment below. This post was last updated on 3 August 2022.

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