Sunrise Retreat

SEPT 25-OCT 1, 2022

The Sunrise Retreat is a retreat designed to serve families that have lost a child due to cancer. Our aim is to provide families with a safe place to connect and heal from the pain of losing their loved one. This retreat is held in beautiful Bald Head Island, NC during the month of September.


Families living through childhood cancer attend at no cost. For that reason, we ask volunteers to raise additional funds to help cover their cost. Learn more about volunteer fundraising goals here. 

A week on a Sunrise Retreat is similar to that of a Lighthouse Weeklong Beach Retreat. Family Partner Volunteers are paired with a Retreat Family for the entire week. They will do laundry, clean up the family's home, and spend time with the kids during morning Flip Flop and Parents Night Out. Common Ground and Flip Flop, take place each day. This week is spent honoring the children who have passed in various ways and includes more moments for families to spend time together.​


To serve on a Sunrise Retreat, volunteers must have previously served on a Lighthouse Family Retreat in a volunteer role and are able to attend during the dates of September 25 - October 1, 2021. Please also note that this retreat is located in Bald Head Island, NC.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele, Partner Communications Manager,