CAMP FACES PTSD RETREATS
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
Camp F.A.C.E.S. is dedicated to families impacted by a serving or retired member diagnosed with PTSD, our exclusive retreats provide a unique opportunity for these families to unite under a common thread. With the guidance of trained personnel, mental health oversight, and the strength of peer support, participants can share, connect, grow, and learn, fostering lifelong friendships in the process.
What to expect at Camp F.A.C.E.S. PTSD Retreat
“Fostering a Safe Place for Hope and Healing”
Committed to supporting families affected by a serving or retired member diagnosed with PTSD, our specialized retreats offer a distinctive weekend experience for these families to come together around a shared bond. With the guidance of skilled professionals, mental health oversight, and the power of peer support, participants can engage in sharing, connecting, growing, and learning, cultivating lasting friendships along the way.
We believe in the importance of the camp experience, and the ever-lasting and positive impact that Camp F.A.C.E.S. can have on the lives of our families!
Camp F.A.C.E.S. PTSD Family Retreats offer a harmonious blend of structure and choice, providing you and your family the opportunity to play, relax, rediscover, learn, and connect with other families.
Upon arrival in the late afternoon, you'll have just enough time to settle in and meet fellow families before indulging in a delicious dinner. The evening unfolds with games, a campfire, and delectable snacks, while late-night programming provides optional ways to unwind at your own pace.
Each morning presents the option to join a reflective session and/or embark on a refreshing nature walk, indulge in yoga or gentle stretching, followed by a sumptuous breakfast.
The morning and afternoon program sessions cater to a diverse age range, featuring activities such as fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, wellness sessions, and more. Younger children are accompanied to age-appropriate programs, while older kids and teens have the option to participate independently. Should you desire free time for napping or family hangouts, all sessions remain optional.
Post-dinner, engage in camp-wide activities that get families moving, including snacks, campfires, games, and even a talent show where you and your children can showcase your favorite talents or songs, reveling in lighthearted moments together.
Optional late-night programming caters to parents seeking a relaxing campfire experience. On the last day, before packing up and savoring lunch, seize the opportunity for one final round of activities, ensuring a culmination of family fun and enduring memories.
What Camp offers...
The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation is honoured to offer this program to qualifying Canadian First Responders, Military and their families, at NO COST to them.
Food, accommodations, all activities and support are included.
Families are responsible for providing their own transportation to the camp.