What Does a typical day at the retreat look like?

ITK Healing Retreats are dynamic experiences for each member of the family. The Retreat continues to grow and evolve each year and scheduling and programming details are unique to each retreat year. The following are examples of 'a day in life' of an adult and child retreat family participant.


Sample schedule of an adult family participant:

  • 7:30 AM   - Optional Morning Meditation
  • 8 - 9 AM   - Breakfast 
  • 9:30 AM    - Mom's / Dad's Support Group
  • 11 AM       - Massage 
  • 12:30 PM  - Lunch 
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Free Time
  • 3 PM          - Nutrition Workshop
  • 4:30 PM     - Acupuncture
  • 5:30 PM     - Tai Chi / Yoga
  • 6:30 PM     - Dinner
  • 7:30 PM     - Adult Pool Time



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Sample schedule of a child participant:

  • 8 - 9 AM      - Breakfast 
  • 9:30 AM      - Sound Therapy
  • 10:15 AM    - Food Games
  • 11 AM         - Art Therapy
  • 11:45 AM    - Play Therapy
  • 12:30 PM    - Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3 PM - Free Time
  • 3 PM            - Kids Reiki Workshop
  • 4:45 PM       - Bio-Touch 
  • 5:30 PM       - Kids Pool Time
  • 6:30 PM       - Dinner
  • 7:30 PM       - Line Dancing 




"We are so incredibly grateful for the gifts of ITK. Thank you for EVERYTHING you have given our family!!! We will never be the same, and life looks more beautiful because of you!"
             ~ Lisa Chuinard 
"Thank you so much. The knowledge, serenity, and understanding that I have gained from this week has been priceless. I greatly appreciate everything, and am planning on returning next year as a volunteer."
                ~ Sequoia Chuinard

"What a wonderful, amazing program you have put together for families of children with special needs! The love, support, compassion, and care that has gone into this experience is breathtaking. As a family, we are so very blessed to be a part of this truly incredible experience. My daughters vocabulary has literally doubled over the last week! My other daughter realizes she is not alone, as a sibling of a special needs kid, and feels strength from this. I realize I need to take care of me. My husband now understands other dads feel the same emotions and frustrations as he does. These people will be lifelong friends, I know it! These relationships, friendships, and bonds were all made possible by ITK.  What we have learned here has transformed us. We look forward to pushing this love and hope forward. Thank you ITK!"
                       ~ The Reichardt Family