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2023 Camp FACES PTSD Retreats



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Camp FACES PTSD Retreats

This exclusive retreat is dedicated to families living with a serving or retired member, who has been diagnosed with PTSD.

These weekend retreats on Pidegon Lake in the Kawarthas Ontario offers an opportunity for families to come together with a common thread. Through the power of peer support, trained personnel and mental health oversight, these families will have the opportunity to share, connect, grow and learn, all while building lifelong friendships.

What to expect at Camp F.A.C.E.S. PTSD Retreat

“Fostering a Safe Place for Hope and Healing”

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!

Set in a natural setting, we believe in the power of nature to help our families relax and re-connect. Camp F.A.C.E.S. is a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful and inspirational surroundings, strengthen family connections, develop skills and passions, and create confidence and memories together. 

Through peer support, trained personnel and mental health oversight, families can share, connect, grow and learn, all while building lifelong friendships.

Family Camp

Camp F.A.C.E.S. PTSD Family Retreats are an easygoing blend of structure and choice, giving you and your family a chance to play, relax, re-discover, learn and share with other families.

You will arrive at camp in late afternoon, giving just enough time to settle in and meet other families at camp before a delicious dinner. The evening will include games, a campfire, and tasty snacks. Late-night programing offer families options to wind down as you choose. 

Each morning you can participate in a morning reflection session and/or take a refreshing nature walk, do yoga or gentle streching, before enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. 

The morning and afternoon program sessions will feature a variety of options suitable for a wide age range, including fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, wellness sessions and more. Younger children will be accompanied to their age-appropriate programs, while the older kids and teens are welcome to participate independently.  If you want to have some free time to nap or hang-out as a family, you can do that too; none of the sessions are mandatory.

After dinner enjoy camp-wide activities that gets families up and moving. Join us as we gather for snacks and campfire, games and maybe even a talent show, where you or your children can perform your favourite talents or songs and enjoy being goofy together. 

Optional late night programming will be offered for parents who want to enjoy a relaxing campfire.

 On our last day and before packing up your belongings and enjoying lunch, there will be an opportunity to squeeze in one last round of activities to load up on family fun and memories that last! 

What Camp offers...
  • Quality family time
  • A supportive and confidential environment
  • Organized and structured activities
  • The power of peer support
  • Relaxation and lakeside activities
  • Tasty meals
  • Fun and friendship

What does support cost?

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 will be responsible for providing their own transportation to the camp.

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