Sitrin to Hold Annual Warrior Retreat Weekend
20 July 2017
This weekend (July 21-23), veterans and their families will head to Camp Sitrin for the fourth annual Warrior Retreat, a weekend filled with activities including natural horsemanship, family fishing, blindfolded boat races, target shooting, water relay races, kayaking or canoeing, rubber duck races, lawn twister, mattress run, yoga, and more. There will be food galore with veterans preparing breakfast, in addition to a barbecue of ribs, chicken and pulled pork, and dinners sponsored by the VFW Post 8259 and the American Legion Post 161. Children will also learn how to make their own ice cream!
In the evening, Deacon Paul Lehmann will lead a healing circle around a campfire where veterans can share experiences with one another, as well as challenges they have encountered while on the battlefield or during reentry into civilian life.
“The Warrior Retreat provides an opportunity for veterans to come together with their military brothers and sisters in a fun-filled weekend that also provides unique healing experiences,” said Jacqueline Warmuth, vice president of Clinical Development at Sitrin. “Many veterans have learned to overcome obstacles as a result of their participation in this event.”
Warmuth, who helped to create Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program, works directly with veterans and supervises every aspect of the program, from its therapeutic and behavioral approaches to the social activities offered through Sitrin’s Military-Civilian Coalition.
Depending upon preference, veterans will either pitch tents or arrive in campers. Nearly 100 veterans and their families are expected to attend. This free event is made possible by funds raised through Sitrin’s Stars & Stripes Run~Walk.