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Family Retreat 2 Remember the Love, Celebrate the Life, Share the Journey
Washington Family Retreat
July 20 th - July 23 rd , 2017
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Good Grief Campout
Family Retreats

Find comfort and support for your family while surrounded by the healing powers of nature at our TAPS Family Retreat. Family retreats allow your family to step away from the stresses of daily life, learn about your individual grief journey as well as how to grieve as a family and give you tools for the path ahead.

Through camp activities, like rope courses, swimming and nature walks, family time and separate group time for adults and children, we'll learn coping skills, communication skills and ways to enrich the family unit.

TAPS Family Retreats are for children and their parents or guardians. Children ages 6 to 17 will participate in camp activities, and child care will be provided for our younger survivors.

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Retreat Fees

A $50 deposit for each family will be collected at the time of registration. At the conclusion of the retreat, you may choose to donate this deposit to TAPS to support future programs; otherwise you will receive a full refund.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, TAPS is able to provide lodging, all meals, materials, activities and T-shirts for all campers at no cost to you.


Lodging will be provided for families and military mentors at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island from Sunday through Wednesday, and TAPS will cover the cost of lodging.

You will need to cover the cost of your family's transportation to and from Bainbridge Island. The closest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

If you have any questions, please email camps@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277). Email support@taps.org if you do not receive a confirmation email after registering.

If your family has not attended a TAPS Regional or National Seminar, please call us at 800-959-8277 prior to registering for this event.

Email support@taps.org if you do not receive a confirmation email after registering.

  • Schedule of Events

    Day 1: Our first day will be spent getting to know each other and learning what's in store for our time together.

    Day 2: The second day is filled with camp activities like rope courses, nature walks, arts and crafts, and swimming. Parents and children will spend time with their peers, and we'll also come together as family units to participate in activities that will enhance communication and strengthen family connections. Through remembrance ceremonies, we'll honor and remember our fallen heroes together.

    Day 3: The fun continues with more camp activities, group bonding and time of remembrance.

    Day 4: After a full day of camp activities, we'll wrap up our time together and say our goodbyes.

    *Note: Please be aware that this itinerary is subject to change due to a number of reasons, including weather and participant needs.

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