Sample Retreat Schedule

Sample Retreat Schedule

Day 1

1:00 pm Staff arrival, orientation, and set-up

4:00 Participant arrival, check-in, and gear receipt

5:30 Introductions and an overview of the program

6:30 Dinner followed by group gathering

Day 2

8:00 am Breakfast

9:15 Overview of equipment and knot tying instruction and practice

10:30 Break

10:45 Warm-up exercises followed by introductory casting demonstration and practice

12:00 Lunch followed by a discussion session led by the medical facilitator on the physical effects of breast cancer

2:00 Advanced casting demonstration and more practice casting

3:00 Presentation on “what fish eat”

4:00 Free time

6:00 Dinner followed by the “evening circle,” a discussion session led by the psychosocial facilitator on the emotional effects of breast cancer

Day 3

7:30 am Spiritual gathering

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Demonstration of fishing methods followed by guided catch and-release fly-fishing

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Graduation

3:00 Participant departure followed by staff meeting

4:00 Staff departure and safe trip home

Snacks and beverages are available at all times during the retreat.


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