Weekend retreats are designed to provide siblings the opportunity to spend an entire weekend together just being kids – making breakfast together, playing outside, and watching an evening movie with popcorn. We have themes to go with the season including Fall Harvest, Thanksgiving, Winter Fun, and Spring Break! We bring up to 30 children and 15 volunteers, including licensed nurses, together for this activity filled weekend and different venues throughout Massachusetts. They typically begin on Friday at dinner time and end Sunday after lunch.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for both adult volunteers and youth and are following MA Department of Health, American Camp Association, and CDC guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at our youth programs. We monitor state guidelines and will make changes to the schedule if necessary.
The following retreats are scheduled for the 2021-2022 Season:
New Hampshire Retreat, October 22-24, 2021: This pilot retreat will serve siblings separated in foster care throughout New Hampshire. In partnership with the NH Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, we will bring up to 30 siblings for a beautiful fall weekend in the White Mountains. Bus transportation will be provided for families living farther than 45 minutes from the Lodge. The event will begin on Friday afternoon and conclude on Sunday after lunch. Registration will open on September 1, 2021 at Sibling Connections Registration System
If you are a NH social worker you may register from the link above. If you are a foster parent, please get in touch with your case worker as only legal guardians may register youth.
Groton, MA Retreat, November 19-21, 2021: This retreat will serve siblings separated in foster care throughout Northern and Central Massachusetts. We will enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner in addition to fun holiday themed and outdoor camp activities. Save the date! Registration will open October 1, 2021.
Our 2022 Retreats will include:
February vacation weekend – Berkshire Region
April vacation weekend – South Shore Region