Maria's Weekend - Wellness retreat for Vermont cancer survivors

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Bolton Valley Resort

4302 Bolton Valley Access Road

Richmond, VT 05477

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Wellness retreat for Vermont cancer survivors

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**Please note this event is NOT free. Information about cost and grants can be found below.**

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!

  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Walking
  • Pickle Ball
  • Swimming
  • Ping Pong
  • Frisbee
  • Tai Chi

and if there’s snow:

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

Make your spirit happy!

  • Meditation
  • Singing
  • 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.

These prices will be reduced by $50 for the first 25 registrants! REGISTER SOON!

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

Deposit Information:

Please note that submitting this reservation will temporarily reserve your spot. A $50 deposit is required to secure your reservation. Please make your check out to VCSN and mail to the address below. If you have a concern about the deposit, please email us at


Maria's Weekend

PO Box 42

Montpelier, VT 05601

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Bolton Valley Resort

4302 Bolton Valley Access Road

Richmond, VT 05477

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