To Serve and Connect – Wives and Girlfriends of First Responders
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About the Event
To serve and connect is an event that will bring together Wives and Girlfriends of First Responders from all over!
During the 2 night retreat – spouses of First Responders will connect with others that are navigating this unique lifestyle. You will be given the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone with other participants to challenge yourself to try new and fun things – like 100 foot swing, high ropes and a few workshops.
It’s not all about doing crazy things – it is about connecting with yourself and others. We will have yoga, a pajama party and some mini workshops to pass the time. I promise this will be one of the best things that you have ever done for yourself! Taking care of yourself radiates into other areas of your live.
The role of a first responder partner comes with its it own unique challenges. Challenges only others that are in the same boat could possibly know about. You take on extra – juggle schedules – spend a lot of time alone – and take on huge responsibilities that most of us could have ever imagined. And on top of that, we have the concerns for the job that your partner does – their mental health and their ability to keep going even when you know they are struggling. Building resilience, self care and time management will be the forfront topics of the retreat – promoting community, creativity and fun!
We are getting better at assisting our first responders through conflict, distress and crisis. But we fall short when the couple or the family are not involved in the proactive practice of creating a safe place for the member to land, seek help and feel supported.
Get ready because we have a weekend planned for you!
An Itinerary Glimpse:
Friday Night: Arrive at Camp Kindle – registration, bunk assignment (shared accommodations), activity sign up, introductions and a relaxed evening. There will be no meal provided but we will have snacks available later in the evening.
– 7am Yoga with Bridgette Ponto
– 8am Yoga with Bridgette Pronto (this will be based on sign ups).
– 8:30am Breakfast served in the Mess Hall.
We will start activities around 1030am. There will be numerous activities available for sign up – you will pick two for the day.
– 10:30-12:30 -Activity Number 1
– 12:30-1:30 – Lunch
– 1:30-3:00 – Activity Number 2
– 3:00-5:30 – Relax Time. You can choose to rest, visit or head out and explore.
– 6:00- Dinner in the Mess Hall
– 8pm – Pajama Party
– 8:30 Breakfast in the Mess Hall
9:30-11:30 – Workshop of your choice – Time Management, Self Care, or Relationships
12:00pm – Closing Celebration
1:00pm – Depart
*Keep in mind that all of this can change – because I am like that! I want this to be the best experience of 2020, so I will do everything and anything to ensure that! SO, if something changes it is because I love you and I want you to have the very best! *
The event takes place at Camp Kindle. The locations is secluded and remote area with the most abundant nature – allows for people to escape the everyday demands on life.
Bring your friends and have a fun weekend away. The hero behind the hero needs some love, relaxation and connection every now and then!
For more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org