Bitterroot Valley

Program Coordinator:

Melissa Seyler

“What a wonderful and powerful weekend! I will carry it with me in such gratitude. I feel a quiet power that is still carrying me forward. Like a little bird leaving the nest- soaring with new strength and new determination to see just what IS around the bend… ready to face it.  See you again down the road… or stream!”   — CfR So.ID retreat participant

Southern Idaho 15
Southern Idaho’s Casting for Recovery Program (ID-1) holds a wonderful retreat each June at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, ID, nestled in central Idaho (about 4 hours from Boise). Fourteen randomly selected applicants travel from the southwestern portion of the state to attend this two-and-a-half day retreat in its idyllic setting. It is totally free of charge for all participants.

Applicants living in the counties of  Blaine, Camas, Custer, Gooding, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka or Twin Falls counties should apply to the new E/SE Idaho retreat (ID-3), October 2018, located in Eastern Idaho (TBD) but do have the choice to apply to this ID-1 Southwestern area retreat.
Click on this MAP of IDAHO COUNTIES for a guideline.

2018 Retreat Calendar

June 1-3, 2018
*Apply by March 23, 2018
Living Waters Ranch, Challis, ID

October 12-14, 2018
*Apply by August 3, 2018
Living Waters Ranch, Challis, ID


OktoberBreast Event  

on September 28, 2017 at Franz Witte Boise Nursery was a wonderful night of R&R, “Research and Recovery.” The live and silent auction fundraiser supported breast cancer research and survivors. All proceeds earned were donated to Casting for Recovery & Expedition Inspiration, two local Idaho organizations dedicated to breast cancer research & survivor recovery. Thank you to Franz Witte, Larry Gebert, “the soccer girls” and their coach for such amazing support.


Casting for Recovery in Idaho will now have a third BRAND NEW retreat just for SE/Eastern Idaho breast cancer survivors & patients. The first annual one is now slated for October 12/13 /14, 2018, at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, ID. Its participant application submission form will be posted soon! Stay tuned.

Meanwhile we are looking for volunteers (women) living in the SE & E. Idaho part of the state who can be contributing members of a 10 person staff (all female) at the 3 day weekend retreat event— as medical staff (bc info & medical support), medical social work/psych-social support, aspects of fly fishing/ casting instruction & ff guiding, and planning/ leadership/ admin/ hospitality roles, who want to make a difference in the lives of local SE/E. Idaho bc survivors. Click on this link to apply as a volunteer (specify “Eastern Idaho”) or comment here to ask for more info (with your contact info).

~~~Casting for Recovery is an organization fueled by volunteers. We rely on the enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers for fundraising, planning and staffing our retreats. More than 1,600 volunteers are hard at work for CfR across the country. Our volunteer community includes medical and psychosocial professionals, fly fishing instructors and alumnae. Whether you’re an avid fly fisher, a go-getting fundraiser or just a passionate supporter, we need your help! Complete a volunteer application today to get involved.~~~


Sisters on the Fly Birthday Party Auction benefitting So. Idaho Casting for Recovery was held Saturday night, Sept. 16 and raised $1,900 for its retreat! A fun time was had by all attendees- Sisters on the Fly members and CfR volunteers, alum & friends!   Stay tuned for next September’s event to be held in Glens Ferry ID.

Our Generous Donors 

We want to thank all our major donors here! Our So. Idaho retreats could not and would not happen without your support & confidence.

  • Boise Bunco Babes
  • Saint Alphonsus Hospital, Boise ID
  • Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center
  • Women’s Healthcare Fund
  • Franz Witte Nursery (OktoberBreast)
  • Las Chicas Soccer Team/Coach Sean O’Gara
  • Snake River Pool and Spa
  • Sisters on the fly (Pacific Northwest & Idaho Members)
  • Ms. Heather Horton
  • Terry Thomas
  • Dr. Marion Luque
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