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Our mission is to enhance the lives of those experiencing cancer.


Healing Retreats

Bluebird’s healing retreats are held on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Camp Geneva Conference Center.  Located just 5 miles north of Holland, Michigan, Camp Geneva’s beautiful facilities and breathtaking natural surroundings provide the ideal setting to experience hope and renewal for our participants.


Individual Healing Retreats

2024 April 19-21

2024 September 20-22

Retreat participants have a unique opportunity to listen and learn, not only about their disease but also from others who live with cancer. Bluebird Cancer Retreats are staffed by medical, spiritual, and social work professionals and other caring volunteers.


Survivor/Caregiver Retreats

2024 May 17-19

2024 October 18-20

These weekend retreats are designed for survivors accompanied by a spouse, sibling, caregiver, or other support person. The Retreats are carefully constructed to ensure a dynamic healing journey toward emotional well-being.


2024 August 16-18

This weekend camp is an opportunity for family members of all ages to have fun and reconnect with each other, while also connecting with others going through similar experiences. 

Families stay in private cabins and will enjoy a variety of activities such as outdoor movie night, bonfires, camp games, wagon rides, and the legendary water park. 


Bluebird’s Family Camp is hosted at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan. The resort is a haven for family fun and activities helping our guests create memories of a lifetime.  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.

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Healing Retreats

Educational & Social Activities

A cancer diagnosis can feel isolating. Though family and friends provide vital love and care, there is often a yearning to connect with those who truly understand the emotions that come with this journey. That's why we offer renewing weekend retreats specifically for adults with cancer. By bringing individuals together in a welcoming space, Bluebird provides an opportunity to bond with others navigating similar challenges. With a spirit of community and compassion, participants find hope, inspiration, and camaraderie.

Food, Fun & Entertainment

Get ready for a weekend retreat that will create a feast for your stomach and your soul! We'll pamper you with delicious meals around the clock so you will never have to stop the fun. And when we say fun, we mean it; this weekend is jam-packed with activities to spark your creativity and make you giggle. You'll leave your weekend retreat feeling nourished in body and spirit, with memories of belly laughs and new friends to last a lifetime. So come hungry and ready to play for an entertaining weekend getaway you'll never forget!

Holistic Medical Treatments

Restore your mind, body, and spirit as our caring team pampers you with relaxing treatments to melt away stress. Each retreat offers a unique offering of holistic treatments. Experience the healing power of massage, ease tension through gentle yoga flows, realign your energy with reflexology, and emerge renewed from luxurious foot soaks or mini manicures and more. Let our holistic professionals care for your overall well-being so you can return home uplifted and inspired, ready to take on the week ahead.

Dynamic Healing Journeys

A rejuvenating Bluebird retreat awaits to gently guide you on a journey of holistic healing and emotional wellness. Our staff and volunteers come together to form a nurturing community of compassion—many sharing in their own experiences of cancer's trials and triumphs. The dynamic nature of these journeys recognizes that healing is a multifaceted process, unique to each individual.  We are deeply devoted to caring for the whole person with a commitment to the health of the mind, body, and spirit.


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Survivor/Caregiver Support Group

Our Survivor/Caregiver support group is Facilitated by Carrie Brondyke, MSW. Carrie has been a volunteer for Bluebird since 2010. She is passionate about advocating for people and helping them process their journey with cancer. Carrie has had both family and friends with cancer and knows firsthand how living with a diagnosis is life-altering. She loves being involved with Bluebird and hopes to continue to help provide a safe, caring space for people to be heard. 


This support group is open to adults with ANY type of cancer at ANY stage of cancer and caregivers. Past participation in a Bluebird retreat IS NOT required. There is no charge to participate and registration is not necessary. The group meets at the Bluebird offices from 5:30 to 6:30 every third Monday of the month. For more information, please call our office email

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Monday of the Month

5:30-6:30 PM


Community Cares

Community Cares

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When cancer hits those we know and love, we want to reach out in a way that is meaningful and helpful. Unfortunately, illness today affects people emotionally and financially which can be far beyond the physical aspects of a disease.


Through the Bucs Pride Wellness Fund and Bluebird Cancer Retreats, we would like to reach out to those dealing with cancer to let them know the community cares. Our team will deliver a gift basket with information on local resources and provide comfort as you begin to navigate a cancer diagnosis. It is our hope to provide comfort and let you know you are NOT ALONE.


You may register a friend or family member by calling our office or contacting us at


Lift of Love

This free program provides a reclining lift chair for participants after surgery or treatment.  The reclining chair is designed for comfort-ability and care. It can lift you to a standing position as well as recline. 


The chair can be kept throughout the healing process, which usually lasts about 4-5 weeks.  Bluebird volunteers can deliver and pick up the chair based on your needs.


The program's mission is to improve the quality of life after surgery and give recipients a helping hand. 

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