SE MN Women Veterans Outdoor Retreat

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Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

7291 County 6 Rd SW

Stewartville, MN 55976

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DAV Minnesota, DAV Chapter 28 Mayo Southeast, and Olmsted County Veteran Services seek to provide an extended outdoor retreat for women veterans and servicemembers to interact, solve problems, and engage with a larger community that has shared experiences.

This retreat will provide our women veterans and servicemembers a stress-free outdoor environment that will allow them to focus on camaraderie, teamwork and finding healing through the process of overcoming personal and physical obstacles through rewarding wilderness experiences.

This retreat will encompass:

  • Building a supportive community with other women veterans
  • Facilitate genuine discussions on readjustment, transition and challenges facing women veterans
  • Re-energize and reinvigorate spirits through adventures and challenges in a beautiful natural environment
  • Reduce the feeling of isolation

Enjoy such activities as:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Bonfire Group Sessions
  • Equine Therapy & Horseback Riding
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Reiki & Massage
  • Vision Boards

Retreat Details:

Retreat participants should arrive to check in at the retreat location between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. All lodging and meals for the weekend will be provided at no cost to each participant; however, travel expenses are not covered. Each participant is responsible for their own travel to and from the retreat location. Due to the nature of the retreat, no guests or children are allowed to attend.

Rooms will be shared with 1 other participant. If you are attending with a friend, please indicate so during registration so you can be roomed together. Lodging is indoors in a resort lodge style setting. Rooms are furnished with bedding, microwave, mini-fridge, private bathroom, towels and a hair dryer. The facility is accessible for those with limited mobility. Please pack for your dietary needs as we may not be able to accommodate all.

Please be prepared and pack for your medical conditions, allergies, sensitivies, etc.

Comfortable, casual attire such as jeans, shorts, tennis shoes, bathing suits, hats, sunscreen, and insect repellant are recommended. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are necessary for equine therapy and horseback riding. Temperatures may cool in the evening, so sweaters and light jackets are appropriate. Please pack for the weather as this is a mostly outdoor event.

Pets are not allowed, except for licensed service animals with advance approval.

There is a 225 pound weight limit for horseback riding. If you exceed this limit, please indicate in registration so advance arrangements can be made to accommodate your needs.

This retreat is limited to 30 participants. If we are full when you attempt to register, you may email the facilitator to be added to a waiting list.

Once registration is complete, please submit a DD 214 or other military discharge documents to laganiere.ashley@co.olmsted.mn.us.

**NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON IRONWOOD SPRINGS GROUNDS.**

?s: laganiere.ashley@co.olmsted.mn.us or 507.328.6358

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7291 County 6 Rd SW

Stewartville, MN 55976

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