The Bluebird Carries
The Sky on His Back.

~Henry David Thoreau

Educational & Social Activites

Although the love and support of family and friends is paramount, there is often a need to connect with others who are experiencing many of the same emotions. Therefore through the unique experience of weekend programs with other individuals Bluebird Cancer Retreats of West Michigan provides hope and renewal for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Food, Fun & Entertainment

Participants are pampered with wonderful food and all meals are included in the weekend retreats. Since entertainment is essential for a great weekend and is spread throughout the weekend retreats including comedians, musical pleasure and much more. Numerous fun activities to enhance learning and participants’ creative sides are offered during retreats.

Holistic Medical Treatments

It is vital for Bluebird participants to be pampered and have time to relax. Weekend retreats provide an opportunity for holistic and spiritual professionals to perform relaxing, healing procedures and sessions. Some of these include: massages, reflexology, manicures, pedicures, yoga, foot soaks, and more. All therapies and sessions are provided free along with the weekend getaway.

Dynamic Healing Journeys

Retreats are carefully constructed to ensure a dynamic healing journey toward emotional well-being. Our retreat staff and volunteers – many of whom are cancer survivors themselves – have a deep commitment to the health of the human mind, body and spirit.

The Bluebird Cancer Retreats of West Michigan Mission:



"I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful weekend we had at our Bluebird Retreat.

Recent Participant

What a wealth of knowledge and strength and wisdom travelled between us.

Recent Participant

I'm still basking in the glow of last weekend. I had such an amazing time with everyone!

Recent Participant

A great get-a-way and awakening all in one. Such special people all in their own way.

Recent Participant

I am ready to continue my life as a whole, healthy being. You have my thanks and gratitude.

Recent Participant

The positive attitudes of all the other campers have inspired me to be grateful for every day I have.

Recent Participant

Our Story

A Bluebird Cancer Retreats Video

Bluebird Cancer Retreats of West Michigan offers unique weekend respite retreats and support resources for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer…


Join us for a retreat on Lake Michigan and take time to reflect, share and learn with others living with cancer…