Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mark Your Calendars! Turning the Tide 2017 October 4-8

Get Ready for the Turning-the-Tide 2017 Retreat: Oct. 4-8th

The TTT camp is a retreat in New England for Women Living with Ovarian Cancer. (It begins in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 4. Please arrive between 1 pm and 3 p.m. Closing will be on Sunday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m.)

Who is the Retreat for?
For women currently undergoing or having completed treatment for ovarian cancer. Thirty-five women will be accepted, with registration priority given to women from New England.

How do I register?
Registration opens August 1, 2017 and people will be accepted on a first-come basis. Each participant is asked to pay $100 toward the retreat cost of $400/person. Scholarships are available for those who need them. We want you to come!

What are the facilities like?
Most attendees will stay at the Kennedy Learning Center building at Camp Kieve. You will share a room with one other woman. Each room has two twin beds and a bathroom, and has direct access to the outdoors and interior hallway. The Kennedy Center also has outdoor deck seating, an enclosed porch, and an outdoor hot tub nearby. Meals and most activities take place in the large common rooms of the Center. The lakefront and its activities are also conveniently near.

For more information and photos of the facilities, you can look at Please do not contact Camp Kieve directly.

What will we be doing?
Turning the Tide 2017 Retreat will combine recreationi and relaxation through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, art projects, entertainment, and free time. Many wonerful things are offered throughout the time, and participants are encouraged to take part in as many of them as they are up to - but everything at camp is optional. You are free to rest in your room or chat with a anew friend anytime. There will be a variety of activities to choose from each day. Activities may include kayaking, canoeing, rock wall climbing, hiking, zipline, creative projects, yoga, Qigong, cooking classes, dancing and singing. There will be a licensed social worker and spiritual director available for private and group discussion.

What about meals?
Meals will be nutritious, delicious, and as much as possible organic, served in a family atmosphere. A variety of snacks and beverages are also available twenty-four hours a day. For those who require vegetarian or other dietary alternatives, we ask you to outline those needs in detail on your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate specific dietary needs. Anne will contact you in early September to confirm any special needs.

Medical needs
Attendees must be able to care for their own medical needs while at the retreat. A nurse will be available for minor first aid and supportive consultation if emergency assistance is required. Miles Memorial Hospital and Rite-Aid Pharmacy are located in Damariscotta, 15 minutes from Camp Kieve. Please return the completed medical information form with your applicatioin.

To view pictures from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 retreats, go to: or on Facebook: Turning the Tide ovarian retreat.

If your plans change after you are registered, please contact us as soon as possible, so that someone else may be able to attend.

Contact Anne Tonachel at or 617-388-1851, or Sue Joanis at or 508-596-4349.

The TTT Retreats are made possible through the sponsorship of TESARO and generous grants from The Patricia Cronin Foundation, The We Beat Cancer Foundation, The Chrystine M. Sullivan Fund, the kindness of the Kennedy Family and staff of Camp Kieve, Nobleboro, Maine, and many other generous friends of Turning-the-Tide.

PLEASE: Refer any questions about the retreat to Anne or Sue; do NOT attempt to contact Camp Kieve about the retreat.

Turning-the-Tide Ovarian Retreat is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under the Beth C. Wright Cancer Center, Ellsworth, ME. Michael Reisman, Director.

"Since attending this wonderful retreat, I believe that I am no longer alone."
"The best thing I have done for myself, ever!"
"The love and support surrounding those five days in Maine were truly unconditional."

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