Through our partnerships with established organizations, our host locations offer stellar amenities, lodging, and beautiful natural settings.

Our outdoor recreation activities are designed to provide our families with an exciting and safe experience. Our natural setting promotes an environment that helps children and adults grow in spirit, mind, body and soul.


Adult Program
Our combination of interactive workshops and therapeutic recreation, creates an environment that builds trust, takes down barriers and starts the healing process.  Families participate in interactive workshops, therapeutic recreation and activities that will benefit and build the family team. Our workshops focus on Building Family Resiliency (relationship building, communication, conflict resolution), Financial Literacy, and Primary Self-Care. You will experience a week of exciting activities, with something new to explore every day.

Youth Program
While the parents are in workshops, the children are with trained counselors and instructors, doing their own workshops in age and skill appropriate activities which may be indoors or outdoors.  We strive to keep the family together as much as possible so encourage interaction, communication and family fun. If an activity requires child care for the “little ones”, we provide special crafts and kid-friendly activities supervised by qualified individuals.

Family Quiet Time
Our days at Camp are full days of activities. Knowing that families need “quiet time”, we have planned two during the day. This time may be used to nap, take walks, personal meetings with our counselors / trainers, reading, or personal “down time”. It’s your time – you choose.

Of the families who have attended a retreat, we are pleased to say that 97% remain together, kids behavior is improved and family resilience is stronger.  And we are so happy to report ZERO SUICIDES.  Simply said, our program works and restores HOPE.

Retreat dates / Locations:

May 19 – 24, YMCA Camp Harrison, Boomer, NC

October 27 – November 1, YMCA Camp Harrison, Boomer, NC