Lighthouse Weekend Retreat
Buena Vista, Colorado
TRAIL WEST LODGE
18800 Trail West Dr. Buena Vista, CO 81211
SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2021
BRING HOPE AND REST TO FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Thank you for your interest in serving with Lighthouse! For the first time ever, we are hosting a weekend retreat at the resort-style Trail West Lodge to give families battling childhood cancer a much-needed break, but we can’t do it without you.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
Family Partners (our term for volunteers) are the backbone of our retreats. As a Family Partner, you’ll be assigned a Retreat Family (a family living through childhood cancer) to care for and serve over the weekend.
Family Partners have the unique opportunity to supervise kids in order to give retreat parents time to connect, share, and fellowship with other parents living through childhood cancer. Thanks to you, this is the first time many of these families will have time to just be a family again since diagnosis. Activities of the weekend include ropes course, archery, bb gun range, marked hiking trails, hayrides, crafts, and more!
CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS WEEKEND RETREAT?
Of course! The weekend retreat will take place Sept. 16-19, 2021 at 18800 Trail West Dr. Nestled in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado, Trail West Lodge is a Young Life resort-style camp. For the past 60 years, Young Life continues to set the standard for camps by building state-of-the-art, comfortable, well-designed facilities, all centered around God’s wonderful creation.
From first class amenities to hotel-style lodging, this site is the perfect location for our Retreat Families to get away. Thanks to our Family Partners’s diligent fundraising efforts, our Retreat Families get the opportunity to go on retreat and enjoy the camp’s various activities, like horseback riding, hiking and a ropes course, at no cost to them. Don’t worry, you and your family will also have the chance to experience the amazing activities and amenities Trail West Lodge has to offer!
Volunteer families will arrive in the evening of September 16. Retreat Families will arrive for a weekend of rest and fun on September 17. There is a minimum cost to attend retreat, this is based on the make-up of your family. To calculate your family’s fundraising cost please review the following minimums based on age: $250 per adult and $100 per child.
ARE RETREATS SAFE THIS YEAR?
We’re honored to continue providing families with activities and programming, which we’ve updated to mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19. Thanks to the selflessness of our staff, volunteers and attendees, we’re proud to say that we have not experienced any COVID-19 cases during our 2021 summer retreats! Check out an overview of this year’s 12-step COVID-19 plan below.
REGISTER TO SERVE NOW
Thanks, in advance, for your willingness to serve with Lighthouse as we restore hope and rest to our Retreat Families. If you have any question, please contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.