What do we do at Camp?
Each weekend retreat is filled with a lot to do, or the opportunity to relax if that's what you need. The weekend includes many activities: rafts, games, educational sessions, resources, pampering, friendships, good food, hiking/walking, discussion groups, drum circles, informal chat with experts, Wii, entertainment, music, relaxation, and more! Outdoor activities are organized whenever possible, and may include fishing, boating, rock climbing, and swimming.
Is Camp right for my level of disability?
The three day weekend retreats are designed specifically for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their family members and adaptations are made to the best of our ability so that everyone can participate. Survivors are encouraged to attend with a caregiver. If survivors will be coming alone, they need to be able to perform all activities of daily living with minimal assistance. At camp, caregivers are asked to assist their survivor with daily routines. Our volunteers are available to provide a helping hand, but will not provide skilled nursing. The Camp Nurse can monitor and assist with medications if needed. Please call the office for more information.
Do we sleep in tents?
With few exceptions, the majority of camps are held at conference and retreat centers and campers stay in hotel style rooms with private or nearby bathrooms. More information will be provided to you about the lodging for your specific camp when you register. Volunteers may be asked to stay in bunk style lodging when necessary.
How can I find a Camp near me?
Go to the Stroke Camp Dates page to see a listing of dates and locations. You can register online at the Stroke Camp Dates page. Camps are frequently updated, so check back periodically!
How much does Camp cost?
The three day weekend retreat is $100 per person for most of the retreats. The registration form for each retreat will have the registration fee listed on it. How is Camp so inexpensive? Because of the generous support of sponsors. Be sure to thank the sponsoring hospital(s) for their financial support that makes Stroke Camp possible!
Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization