We offer two to four overnight retreats each year. Generous supporters donate the use of their Michigan home. For most girls, this is their first experience outside of the city. They are able to explore nature, relax, laugh together, reflect on their lives and engage in creative activities. Favorite activities include marshmallows by the campfire, night walks under star-filled skies, inward self-reflection through creative writing, and art projects. The girls make beautiful Soul Collage cards along with Treasure Boxes, made with decorated boxes and pieces from nature that represent aspects of themselves.
I'm Part of this World
by Breanna Bryant, age 18
it's never peaceful or drama-free.
Out here in the woods,
I have peace of mind.
It's just my friends and me,
picking apples and staying up all night
with my girls.
It was only one night,
but it felt like years
filled with kisses and hugs.
I stepped out of my comfort zone
and tried something new.
I was scared at first,
but now I know I'm part of this world too.
New elements and everlasting memories
we now have stored in the back of our heads.
I'm thankful for all the good times we shared.