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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to attend a retreat?

    • There is no cost to attend a Bluebird retreat. 

  • Where are the retreats located?

    • The adult retreats (2 Individual & 2 Survivor/Caregiver) are held at Geneva Camp and Retreat Center in Holland, MI. Family Camp is held at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, MI.

  • What kind of room will I be staying in?

    • All rooms are hotel-style with 2 double beds and a private bathroom. There are no TVs in the rooms, but WiFi is available.

    • Family Camps are family-style cabins that sleep 6 people with a private bathroom, TVs, and a small refrigerator. WiFi is only available in the Town Square of the campground (not available in cabins).

  • Is it possible to have my own room?

    • At the Individual retreats, all participants will share a room with another participant. At the Survivor/Caregiver retreat, the survivor and caregiver will have one room to themselves. At Family Camp, each family has a cabin.

  • Is there a refrigerator in each room?

    • No. If you have medicines or specific food items that you need to bring that require refrigeration, we have a small refrigerator available for use in the main meeting room.

    • Family Camp cabins have a small refrigerator.

  • What do I need to bring?

    • 3 weeks before your retreat our Development Coordinator will email you a list of items to bring to the retreat. If there is an item on the list you are unable to bring (for example: a yoga mat or bag chair) we will be sure to have one available for you.

  • What kind of activities will we be doing?

    • Activities vary between retreats. Possibilities include but are not limited to speakers, entertainers, music therapies, yoga, art activities, games, group discussions, etc. Holistic therapies are offered at every retreat (except Family Camp). 

  • Do I have to attend every activity?

    • We hope you can attend every activity offered; however, we do understand that you might need some extra downtime to rest. If you need to skip an activity, just let our staff know.

  • Will we be inside or outside?

    • Mostly inside. We do try to have a campfire at all retreats if the weather permits. Occasionally we may move a scheduled activity outside if the weather is nice and all participants agree. Family camp activities are all outdoor activities.

  • What kind of food will be available?

    • Geneva Camp & Retreats offers a wonderful variety of foods at our retreats. Their chef and cooking staff do an excellent job preparing both hot meals and our continental breakfast on Sunday morning.

    • Family Camp meals are usually buffet-style outdoors.

  • Are there gluten-free and/or vegetarian options?

    • Geneva Camp & Retreats can accommodate the needs of most dietary restrictions including gluten-free and vegetarian options.

    • At Family Camp, we will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions as our meals are provided from different places.

  • Will I have downtime during the retreat?

    • There is a scheduled hour and a half of downtime on Saturday afternoon before dinner at Geneva Camp and Retreats. There is more available downtime at Double JJ. 

  • Can I attend while I am under treatment?

    • Absolutely, as long as you feel up to it and your doctor thinks it is safe for you to do so.

  • Can I bring my kids?

    • Family Camp is the only retreat where kids can participate. Both our Individual and Survivor/Caregiver retreats are adults only.

  • Will I be able to go swimming?

    • Swimming is only available at Family Camp.

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