Reeling & Healing Midwest
Programs That Heal
New Participant Fly Fishing Retreats: Currently, we offer fly-fishing retreats for women diagnosed with or surviving breast cancer, as well as retreats designed for women diagnosed with or surviving other cancers. These retreats, which we refer to as New Participant Retreats, are 2-1/2 days in length. No fly-fishing experience is required to attend. They are open to any woman who has not previously participated in this type of support program. Reeling & Healing Midwest provides all equipment, lodging and meals. Cost: $25.00. Dates | Register
Reunion Retreats: Consensus of participants in the retreat programs has shown that if given the opportunity to participate again, 100% would do so. With that level of enthusiasm, the concept of a Reunion Retreat was born and will endure. The main objective is to offer women, who have previously participated in a retreat program, an opportunity to fly fish again and get together with friends. Unlike our New Participant Retreats, the Reunion Retreats are less structured and concentrate more on fishing while encouraging additional fun on and off the river. This year we will offer one-day and 2-1/2 day retreats. Depending on the location, participants may have the option to not only wade the river, but enjoy a float trip and other optional activities too. Women who have participated in similar programs with Reeling & Healing Midwest or any other fly-fishing program are encouraged to attend. Cost varies with location and duration of retreat. More Info | Dates | Register
Custom Programs: Reeling & Healing Midwest offers custom programs to a variety of facilities, i.e. cancer treatment centers, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and support organizations. These programs run from a half-day of fly-fishing instruction to a 2-1/2 day retreat and can be modified to meet the facility or program goals. Call 866-237-5725 or 616-855-4017 for more information.
Men's Retreats: In addition, we support fly-fishing retreat programs for men diagnosed with or surviving cancer through a program called Reel Recovery. Many volunteers who assist us also help Reel Recovery. More Info
In Their Own Words
"I hadn't talked about what I was going through physically and emotionally. This retreat helped me start talking. To start sharing"