2022 Retreat Family Application

Program Information:

  • Lighthouse Family Retreats are held in rented or donated homes/condos.

  • Each retreat is comprised of up to 12 families living through childhood cancer.

  • Family-centered activities are planned daily to provide special attention to each family member and an opportunity for families to renew their strength, hope, and love.

  • Retreat families are paired with trained volunteers called Family Partners, who take care of daily needs such as laundry, meals, etc. ensuring families can focus on spending time together.

Program Eligibility:

  • Families must have a child who is 18 years of age or younger and currently on treatment or no more than one-year post treatment.

  • Immediate family members living at home may attend a retreat (limited to 2 adults and siblings under the age of 21). Single parents are welcome to bring a support person.

  • Retreats fill on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to first-time families.

  • Families are responsible for travel to and from retreat. All costs associated with lodging, food, and planned retreat activities while on the retreat are covered by Lighthouse Family Retreat. Families in-need may apply for a travel scholarship.

  • All children with cancer must have a medical consent form completed by their doctor to attend the retreat.

Retreat Dates
2022 Retreat Dates

Retreat 1: April 4-9 
Retreat 2: April 4-9
Retreat 3: June 6-11
Retreat 4:June 6-11 (St. Simons, GA Coast)
Retreat 5: June 13-18
Retreat 6: June 13-18 (St. Simons, GA Coast)
Retreat 7: June 20-25
Retreat 8*: June 20-25 (St. Simons, GA Coast)
Retreat 9: June 27-July 2
Retreat 10: June 27-July 2 (St. Simons, GA Coast)
Retreat 11: July 4-9
Retreat 12: July 11-16 (Emerald Isle, NC)
Retreat 13: July 11-16
Retreat 14: July 18-23 (Emerald Isle, NC)
Retreat 15: July 18-23
Retreat 16: July 25-30 (Emerald Isle, NC)
Retreat 17: July 25-30
Retreat 18: September 26-October 1

Please note: Retreats will be held on the Florida Panhandle unless otherwise specified above.

Simultaneous retreats will be running in separate locations throughout the retreat season.

Dates and locations are subject to change.

*Retreat 8 will be our Single Parent Retreat in St Simons, GA.

Retreat Choices
Primary Parent/Legal Guardian Information

Child with Cancer Information

Second Adult?
A second adult must be the cancer child's parent/step-parent unless you are a single parent.
If you are a single parent you are welcome to bring a support person who has supported you through your family's cancer journey.  
Adult 2 Information

In order to attend a retreat, siblings need to be under the age of 21 and currently living at home.
Please complete the Sibling Information section below for each sibling that will be attending the retreat.
Sibling Information

To add another sibling, click on "Add another response" above.
Family Information

Note: A separate Travel Scholarship application will be sent to you. It will need to be completed and signed by you and your Social Worker.
Media Release
I hereby grant permission to Lighthouse Family Retreat to use or publicly display my photograph or my child’s photograph, video image, or audio clip on the organization’s website, individual web pages, or in other official publications without further notice.  I acknowledge the organization’s right to crop, edit, or treat the photograph, video or audio clip at its discretion.

I also understand that once my photograph, or my child’s photograph, video image or audio clip is published on a website, it can be downloaded by any computer user, on or offsite.  I understand my name or my child’s name may be published along with any photo or video picture.

Therefore, I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the members and/or staff of Lighthouse Family Retreat, it’s officers, employees, agents, successors and assignees (the “indemnified parties”) from and against any and all claims and liabilities resulting from this publishing.