Retreats for Caregiving Mamas

Take five minutes (or four days) for yourself at an Apricity Hope Project Retreat.

The Apricity Hope Project is a nonprofit that cares for caregivers of medically complex, disabled children who have life limiting conditions. We know that what you do as a caregiver is tough, isolating and exhausting. The AHP Take 5 Team coordinates opportunities for caregivers to ‘take five minutes’ or more for themselves!

When? Here are the upcoming 2024 Retreat dates: 

  • May 2024 RECHARGE Retreat: Thursday 5/16/24 – Sunday 5/19/24 *1 spot just reopened!*
  • June 2024 REFRESH Retreat: Saturday June 1 – ONE DAY ONLY
  • August 2024 RECHARGE: Thursday 8/8/24 – Sunday 8/11/24
  • September 2024 REVITALIZE Retreat: Thursday 9/19/24 – Sunday 9/22/24 *This retreat is only open to moms who have been through the RECHARGE Retreat one year prior*
  • October 2024 REFRESH Retreat: Saturday 10/26/24 – ONE DAY ONLY
  • November 2024 RECHARGE Retreat: Friday 1/1/24 – Monday 1/4/24

Where? The Apricity Hideaway in Norfolk, VA

Who? As of 2024 we are only offering retreats for mothers who are caregivers of medically complex, disabled children with life limiting conditions.

Why? Do we even have to ask why? Because you need a break! Our goal is to provide caregivers hope, restoration and connection to others who are facing similar emotional and physical loads of caregiving.

What? The AHP retreats include speakers, workshops, relaxations and fun. We now offer several types of retreats:

— RECHARGE Retreat:

  • RECHARGE RETREATS are 3 nights at the Hideaway. Guests will arrive on Thursday afternoons between 3-4PM. Programming begins promptly at 4PM. Guests must leave by 10AM on Sunday mornings.
  • The cost of the RECHARGE Retreat is $250 donation to AHP per person. This includes all meals, beverages, room accommodations, activities and swag. It DOES NOT include your travel expenses to and from the Hideaway in Norfolk, VA. Fundraising and scholarship opportunities are available too.
  • Retreats will have approximately 7 mama guests in attendance and 2-3 leader volunteers.
  • Activities include restorative exercises such as yoga and/or a sound bath, writing exercises, healing and grounding meditations, art workshops, and group conversations.

— REFRESH Retreat:

  • REFRESH RETREATS are one day only. Hours will vary depending on sunrise and sunset but be prepared to arrive in the morning and leave shortly after sunset.
  • The cost of the REFRESH Retreat is $125 donation to AHP per person. This includes lunch and dinner, beverages, activities and swag. It DOES NOT include your travel expenses to and from the Hideaway in Norfolk, VA. Fundraising and scholarship opportunities are available too.
  • REFRESH Retreats will have approximately 8 mama guests in attendance and 2-3 leader volunteers.
  • Activities will depend on the season but will include a restorative exercise such as yoga and/or a sound bath, a creative crafty workshop, and group conversations.

— REVITALIZE Retreat:

  • REVITALIZE RETREATS are 3 nights at the Hideaway. Guests will arrive on Thursday afternoons between 3-4PM. Programming begins promptly at 4PM. Guests must leave by 10AM on Sunday mornings.
  • REVITALIZE Retreat is only open to moms who have done the RECHARGE Retreat.
  • The cost of the REVITALIZE Retreat is $500 donation to AHP per person. This includes all meals, beverages, room accommodations, activities and swag. It DOES NOT include your travel expenses to and from the Hideaway in Norfolk, VA. Fundraising and scholarship opportunities are available too.
  • Retreats will have approximately 7 mama guests in attendance and 2-3 leader volunteers.
  • Activities include restorative exercises such as yoga and/or a sound bath, writing exercises, healing and grounding meditations, art workshops, and group conversations. 

Questions or concerns? Please email us at hello@apricityhope.org