Veteran Retreat
Homeward Bound Adirondacks would like to invite you to a Veteran Retreat.  The retreat will be Mar 22-24, 2024 at The Inn on Piseco Lake in Piseco, NY.  Register now and join us for a weekend of nature therapy in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Meet and recreate with other veterans. 
NOTE: Retreats are free once people arrive - however we are not in a position to pay for transportation to get to and from the retreat venue. Our retreats are made possible thanks to the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program and the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project. Let's connect our heroes with the tranquility they deserve. 
Vets Helping Vets
Veterans build resilience and support networks through peer to peer discussions and activities. Retreats offer an opportunity to build comradery with other Vets while relaxing in a wilderness environment.    
Policy
Our new screening process involves direct contact from a HBA Case Manager for all registered veterans to assess eligibility and prioritize attendance. We're focusing first on veterans enrolled in our Case Management and those who haven't yet experienced a retreat, particularly those facing service-related challenges. If a retreat reaches capacity under these criteria, we may need to schedule you for a later date. We understand this might be inconvenient and appreciate your understanding. Our goal is to support as many veterans as possible, prioritizing those dealing with service-related trauma or difficulties. A member of our HBA team will be in touch shortly for a pre-screening discussion about your specific situation.
Covid Policy
Given the resurgence of the Covid virus this winter, alongside the notable presence of the flu and RSV, and compounded by a recent positive case among our veterans post-retreat, it's crucial to emphasize the importance of vigilant health monitoring. We urge all veterans to closely monitor for any symptoms of Covid, the flu, or RSV before participating in a retreat. Should you notice even the slightest symptoms of any of these illnesses, we strongly recommend undergoing appropriate testing or consulting with a healthcare provider beforehand. Additionally, if you begin to develop symptoms while at the retreat, please immediately inform a staff member and/or request the necessary test. Concealing symptoms helps neither you nor the other veterans in attendance. The health and safety of every participant is paramount, especially considering the diverse immune system strengths among our veteran attendees. To support this priority, please be aware that we provide Covid tests, thermometers, and masks at our retreats.
Waiting List
If there are any cancellations, those first on the waiting list, will be offered these on first come basis. Feel free to contact Homeward Bound Adirondacks to get on the waiting list

Cancelations
If you need to cancel, please cancel with HBA as soon as possible. Please do not wait until the day before the retreat. An empty RSVP is one veteran who misses out.
Date & Time
Mar 22, 2024 4:00 PM
Mar 24, 2024 1:00 PM
 A Homeward Bound Adirondacks retreat in partnership with the LHF Veterans Initiative. 

All amenities provided at no cost to the Veteran! 

Retreats are free once people arrive - however we are not in a position to pay for transportation to get to and from the retreat venue.

Location
The Inn on Piseco Lake 
471 Old Piseco Rd, Piseco, NY 12139
Friday's Schedule
3:00 PM
Meet & Greet
Friday afternoon arrival allows Veterans time to unwind, adjust to the retreat surroundings, and meet and talk with other Veterans before the activities begin.
5:00 PM
Dinner & Conversation
Enjoy a wonderful dinner in a group environment with other Veterans, HBA staff, and guests. 
7:00 PM
Ice Breaker
Activity designed to help all the veterans meet the other veteran participants and to become more comfortable around them.
8:00 PM
Fireside Chat
Friday evening fireside chats are informal and are another way to help Veterans  continue to unwind, adjust to the retreat surroundings, and meet and talk with other Veterans before the formal fireside chat on Saturday evening.
Saturday's Schedule
8:00 AM
Breakfast and Conversation
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast in a group environment with other Veterans,  staff, and guests.
10:00 AM
Activities
Hiking, Forest Bathing, and Sound Therapy, (activities are weather and schedule dependent)
(Please be sure to bring proper attire for all outside activities to include proper foot wear and clothing)
1:00 PM
Lunch and Conversation
Enjoy a wonderful lunch in a group environment with other Veterans, staff, and guests
2:00 PM
Activities
Hiking, Forest Bathing, and Sound Therapy (activities are weather and schedule dependent)
(Please be sure to bring proper attire for all outside activities to include proper foot wear and clothing)
5:00 PM
Dinner and Conversation
Enjoy a wonderful dinner in a peer group environment with other Veterans, staff, and guests.
7:00 PM
Team and Camaraderie Building Exercise
Individual and team activities designed to build camaraderie and team work. 
8:00 PM
Fireside Chat
Saturday evening fireside chats are formal and allow veterans to go a little deeper into discussions and sharing.
Sunday's Schedule
8:00 AM
Breakfast and Conversation
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast in a group environment with other Veterans,  staff, and guests.
10:00 AM
Activities
Hiking, Forest Bathing, and Sound Therapy (activities are weather and schedule dependent)
(Please be sure to bring proper attire for all outside activities to include proper foot wear and clothing)
1:00 PM
Wrap-Up & Goodbyes
A debrief with the Executive Director and a chance for vets and staff to say goodbye
 Join us on Mar 22 
We look forward to hosting you!

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