Post Traumatic Stress Veterans Retreat 2023

Post Traumatic Stress Veterans Retreat 2023

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 www.silouan.com.

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 smwilder@projectnewhopema.org 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
dmoore@projectnewhopema.org


PTSD Veterans Retreat
in partnership with
United Way

  • August 25-30, 2022
  • Oceanwood Conference Center
    17 Royal Street
    Old Orchard Beach, ME 04063
  • Presenter:
    Silouan Green
    Creator of “The Ladder UPP” program

Phoenix Tales Storytelling Retreat for Veterans

Phoenix Tales Storytelling Retreat for Veterans

Veterans, you are invited to discover the power of storytelling! Are your stories untold? Veterans often bear the burden of past experiences in silence because they are too painful and want to enjoy time with loved ones. This storytelling weekend will empower you to share these stories and lift the weight of your experiences. The Phoenix Tales Storytelling team will guide you in crafting a true, short, verbal story about a past event from your life.

By creating a new story about a past challenge, you’ll re-author the story you’ve been telling yourself. Gain new perspectives, actively engage in personal healing and growth, and find a new avenue of creative expression by discovering your own Phoenix Tale. You will have an opportunity to share the finished stories with other Veterans at the end, but there is no obligation. This story is for you! You have fought for the freedom of others. Now, set yourself free from the past, have a little fun, and celebrate your triumphs through the magic and power of one of our oldest forms of connection and communication – storytelling!

Phoenix Tales Storytelling uses the art form of personal narrative storytelling as a framework for connection, recovery, growth, change, and healing. This is especially powerful for Veterans who have lived through separation, trauma, violence, and loss. Grief can be particularly challenging for Veterans facing major or chronic illness and mental health or substance use challenges. Phoenix Tales Storytelling team are humans who have met many challenges themselves and have all found healing and growth in the storytelling process. They care greatly about fostering safe, brave, trauma-informed spaces for fun, connection, and creative expression through storytelling.

Lodging, meals, and activities are provided at no cost to participants. A registration fee of $50 will be refunded one week after the completion of the retreat. You must arrange for your own transportation.

Please send questions to Sue at smwilder@projectnewhopema.org or call (508) 762-9738

  • April 14-16, 2023
  • Grotonwood Conference Center
    167 Prescott Street
    Groton, MA 01450

Family Veterans Retreat

Family Veterans Retreat

REGISTRATION CLOSED – RETREAT FULL

Would you like to improve your family getting along better than ever and having fun together in Ocean Park, Maine. In today’s fast-paced world, the greatest challenge is creating opportunities to spend quality time with family. As a result, many parents have difficulty connecting and understanding and helping their children with their problems and children have difficulty with communication and coping skills. Would you like to build family resilience? If so, this Project new Hope family retreat may be just for you. It is free to Military and Veteran families; married two-parent and single parent families and their children

In addition to workshops, the retreat will include – Campfires, Beach and Pool time, Miniature Golf and more. Located just over an hour north of Boston, 15 minutes south of Portland, Maine, and a quick walk (just 3 blocks away) to the beach and a 20-minute walk to the pier in Old Orchard.

Lodging, meals, and activities are all provided at no cost to participant, there is a $50 dollar registration fee that is refunded one week after completion of retreat. You must arrange your own transportation to and from Ocean Park, ME.

Please send questions to Sue at smwilder@projectnewhopema.org or call (508) 762-9738

  • June 25-30, 2023
  • Oceanwood Camp and Conference Center
    17 Royal Street
    Ocean Park, ME 04063

Combat Women’s Veterans Retreat

Combat Women’s Veterans Retreat

Are you a Combat woman Veteran looking to spend time with other female Veterans and discuss issues unique to female Veterans? If so, this Project New Hope Inc. retreat may be right for you. Workshops discussing such topics as Wellness through lifestyle changes, techniques for coping with trauma caused by sexual assault, moral injury or other traumatic events and resiliency.

(What Documents May I Need to Show That I Was in Combat?) A Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Medal of Honor, and Purple Heart are just a few examples. You can also offer proof that you got hazardous duty pay to prove your service in a war.

In addition to workshops, the retreat will include a variety of Holistic sessions such as – Acupuncture, Massage, Meditation, Reiki, Reflexology and timeout for self-discovery and personal growth.

Lodging, meals, and activities are all provided at no cost to participant, there is a $50 dollar registration fee that is refunded one week after completion of retreat. You must arrange your own transportation to and from Westfield, MA.

Please send questions to Sue at smwilder@projectnewhopema.org or call (508) 762-9738

  • March 24-26, 2023
  • Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center
    53 Mill Street
    Westfield, MA 01085