Post Traumatic Stress Veterans Retreat

Post Traumatic Stress Veterans Retreat

How Did the Retreat Go?

“This was my first retreat,  I am so happy I came. I learned a lot of different ways of coping. The staff was amazing, helpful and friendly. I defiantly made friends while I was her.! I can’t wait to come back next year!”

-Kristine K.

“The retreat was eye opening and the staff is first rate. I especially thought Silhoun Green was a great motivational speaker . His workbook has a lot of great suggestions, that are doable and practical.”

-Anthony S.

“This is my third retreat and words cannot describe how beneficial these retreats have been for my PTSD and my soul. I love the friendships that we get to build. Thank you Project New Hope.”


“Donna, Silhoun, Jessica, Sue, Christine, the masseuse, the kitchen staff all did a magnificent job. But the award for best host of the retreat goes to Ann and Nick! They took excellent care of all of us!! Kudos to Bill and Project New Hope for providing a safe space for veterans to meet, share, heal and grow. You are doing God’s work.”

-Portia S.


This Retreat is now full

This retreat is for individual Veterans and/or Couples

Escape the darkness of PTS and other life struggles with a clear goal and a solid plan. This Ladder UPP retreat will help you figure out where you are going and how to use your traumas and trials as fuel to live.

You will learn tools for recovery, PTS, and depression, or just a difficult trial or transition in life. Join us on this weeklong retreat in beautiful Maine and take a step towards living free. “The Ladder UPP” is a data-driven program and has been proven effective and might just be the step up you need. Thankfully, he found his “reason to live” and the journey has continued. Wherever you are at, welcome to this retreat.

Then challenge yourself by taking part in exciting and relaxing activities on the 133 acres of property, walk down to the beach (just 3 blocks away) and enjoy the sunrise. Head out to the observation deck and watch the birds and other wildlife. Sit around a campfire and roast marshmallows and enjoy each other’s company. Wellness activities like hiking, yoga, reflexology, massage, reiki, IET, Mindfulness to name a few.

Learn more about Silouan and “The Ladder UPP” at

A $50 fee/per person, $100/couple will be required at time of registration and will be refunded a week after completion of the retreat. If you cancel 2 weeks or less leading up to retreat, are a no-show or leave before the completion of Retreat your Deposit will not be refunded. Our retreats are 100% drug and alcohol free.

Lodging, meals, and activities are provided at no cost, but participants must arrange their own transportation to and from Oceanwood Conference Center. Check-in 3:00 PM.

Please send questions to Sue at or call 508-762-9738

Retreat registration closes two weeks prior to the start date.

Proof of Military Service (no exceptions). Military ID, DD-214, VA Health Care Card or Driver’s License with “Veteran” on license will be required before attending retreat.

Mail, fax or email Proof of Military Service.
Project New Hope Inc.
70 James Street, Suite 129A
Worcester, MA 01603
Fax: 508-304-9245

PTSD Veterans Retreat
in partnership with
United Way

  • June 19 – 24, 2022
  • Oceanwood Conference Center
    17 Royal Street
    Old Orchard Beach, ME 04063
  • Presenter:
    Silouan Green
    Creator of “The Ladder UPP” program

Gallery from last years retreat