Caregivers Retreat

Reclaiming Ourselves: A Journey Inwards for Caregivers

Please note that we have not yet scheduled a date for the 2017 retreat. If you would like to be added to the notification list please email

About the Retreat

This special weekend retreat is designed to support and nourish family caregivers. It offers an opportunity to feel rejuvenated and renewed with a gentle schedule of activities including nature walks, painting and collaging, sharing stories, guided meditation, as well as alone time for personal reflection and relaxation. All delicious meals will be included.

Being the primary support for a loved one who is vulnerable or who has a disability can be an all consuming and sometimes overwhelming experience. Some of us feel isolated, exhausted and disconnected from ourselves outside of our caregiving role.
“When I’m not caring for others, who am I?”
 Plan Institute invites you to join with other caregiving individuals and couples who are looking for a renewed sense of self and deeper intimacy with their partners, friends and community.

We hope this will be a wonderful break in your busy lives to share rest and rejuvenation with others.


“As Caregivers we put out so much, and sometimes we need to nurture ourselves before we bottom out.  At the time I went to the Caregiver’s Retreat I was hanging on by a thread, and it was absolutely revitalizing.  I would so recommend this retreat to other Caregivers!”

– Carolyn Main, Caregivers Retreat 2014


Fall 2017 – email to be notified when scheduled.


The Bowen Island Lodge
(Guest shuttle from the Bowen Ferry Terminal available)


Single Occupancy $300
Double Occupancy $450

Rates include all meals, two nights accommodation, as well as any activity supplies. We are extremely grateful for the generous donations that make this retreat so affordable!

We hope that this opportunity will give you a chance to take a much deserved break from your busy lives, to relax and share the experience with other caregivers. There will be no expectation of you other than to enjoy yourself.

*Space is limited to 18 participants