“Where are Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends held?”
Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends are held at The Heritage Hotel in Southbury, Connecticut.
“What happens at Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends?”
The purpose of the weekend is to give you a chance to relax and meet other parents in similar situations. During the weekend, you will be given opportunities to connect with other Camp parents, experience Camp activities like woodshop and arts & crafts, and attend workshops on laughter, healing and much more.
“Who is eligible to attend Parent and Caregiver Retreats?”
Our Parent and Caregiver Retreats are open to all new camper parents. If you have yet to experience a Parent and Caregiver Retreat and are a current camper parent, please contact Rebecca Patenaude for more details: (860) 429.3444 or by email.
“Can I bring my kids to Parent and Caregiver Retreats?”
As you know, here at Camp we love spending time with your children, but Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends are a time just for parents.
“Do you offer transportation to Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends?”
We do not offer transportation, however the hotel does offer a shuttle service between the hotel and the Peter Pan bus stop on Southbury, CT.
“What is the cost of attending a Parent and Caregiver weekend?”
Like all Camp programs, our Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends are free of charge.
“I would like to speak to someone about Parent and Caregiver Retreats. Whom should I contact?”
Rebecca Patenaude, our Regional Parent Programs Coordinator, is always happy to answer questions about Parent and Caregiver Retreats. She can be reached at (860) 429.3444 or by email.
“I am a single parent; can I bring a friend with me to the Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekend?”
Yes, we encourage caregivers to bring a friend or family member who supports them in the care of their Camper.
“I’m attending Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekend. What should I pack? ”
Comfy clothes and sneakers. A bathing suit if you want to take advantage of the hotel pool and hot tub, and something a little dressy for our Saturday night dinner dance! But if jeans and flip-flops are your style, that is okay too!
“How can I stay connected with other camper parents?”
There are lots of opportunities to connect with camper parents. Beyond our Parent and Caregiver Retreat weekends, there are parent activities at Family Weekends and CampOut events and plenty of volunteer options.
“My camper has aged out. Can I still volunteer with parent programs?”
Absolutely! Volunteer opportunities are open to parents and caregivers of current and aged out campers.