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March 25, 2019 by

Maria's Weekend: Wellness retreat for Vermont cancer survivors
April 5 - 7
Bolton Valley Resort

Vermont Cancer Support Network and Central Vermont Medical Center know that a healthy lifestyle, including adequate physical activity, reduces the risk of cancer recurrence and new cancers. We want to help you be as healthy and fulfilled as possible during and after cancer treatment!

Is this retreat for you?

Maria's Weekend aims to:

Provide an opportunity for participants to rest and engage in enjoyable recreational activities
Motivate participants to increase their personal physical activity level by introducing them to various enjoyable activity
Create a sense of community that extends beyond the retreat, enabling participants to maintain connection and to support each other’s engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors

You should expect

to be in good spirits and have fun
to meet other men and women investing in their overall wellness
to choose what activities you’d like to participate in, including choosing to rest
to feel well cared-for

Maria’s Weekend Activities

(subject to change)

Make your body happy!

Pickle Ball
Ping Pong
Tai Chi
and if there’s snow:

Snowshoe, Ski, Cross-country Ski
(for an extra charge)


Make your spirit happy!

Culinary creativity
Craft your own walking stick
Ikebana – the Japanese art of flower arrangement

You should bring

toiletries and clothing, including shoes for physical activity and bathing suit
small cooler if you want to keep snacks and drinks in your room
cash or credit card to pay retreat fee, buy Saturday lunch, and for any other food or drink outside of the meals provided

Cost and grants:

Per person price includes 2 nights hotel lodging, 2 buffet breakfasts, 2 buffet dinners, and all scheduled activities. You may invite a support person to register as well.

Shared room $208 each person (roommate assignments will be done by VCSN unless specified on registration form)

Private room $311

Grants are available for those who cannot afford the full or reduced price!

(Reduced price and grants are only available to persons with a cancer diagnosis.)

For grants or information regarding triple or quadruple occupancy rooms- contact Theresa Lever: 802-225-5449 or


** Online registration is now closed for this event. For more information and to inquire about possible open rooms, please contact Theresa at the above phone or email.