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Explore Your Family's Superpowers!
March 27-29, 2020
Join us at Sylvan Dale Ranch for an inspiring weekend in the foothills west of Loveland. Just an hour from Denver, but a world away.
Sylvan Dale is a historic guest ranch that provides a peaceful and private riverside setting to relax, restore, and rejuvenate.
Spend the weekend with your family in a safe and supportive vacation-like atmosphere. Geared towards families with grade-school aged kids with ADHD.
This weekend is created just for you!
This weekend will bring together families facing similar struggles to share and learn together.
We welcome your input so we can tailor a weekend that makes you feel in control again and serves your family. Look for the "Desired Activities" box on the registration page and let us know which of the following activities sound helpful, and suggest other activities that you'd like to see included.
Activities are Centered around our theme:
Celebrating Your Superpowers - Individually and as a Family
"Fill your Super Power Toolbox" - Different types of ADHD mentors (from adults in the workforce, educators, and even older ADHD kids) will join us in our activities to help us learn how to become a better super hero ourselves.
Family Team Building Obstacle Course
Equine Therapy (how animals can help bring a sense of calm to the overactive brain)
Woodworking (Super hero -style)
Storytelling in the Woods (The Power to Choose)
Exploring Strategic Hobbies -- ways to blend nature and technology to cultivate the ADHD mind (Drones, Photography, Fishing, Hiking, etc.)
The Super Hero Brain and Exercise - strategies and activities to try to get the wiggles out
and most importantly we can't forget the traditional Campfire Singalong!
[Have specific questions/issues - let us know and we'll customize the program to meet your needs]
Meals and Lodging:
Enjoy delicious and nourishing meals prepared by
Chef Marcus Hollingsworth,
with menus customized for special dietary needs.
Your family will have a private cabin!
To ensure a customized experience,
this retreat is limited to six families.
$395 per parent
$250 per sibling
Children with ADHD (or with its symptoms) no charge
(with thanks to our generous sponsors)
If you would like to attend but need a full or partial scholarship for your family, please register today to save your space and choose "Scholarship Application Needed." Scholarship funds may be available, but will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so if you are interested, please register today!
We know that things can come up --
please register today to secure your space.
The registration is 100% Refundable
if you are unable to attend.
Scholarships for parents and siblings may be available. Please contact Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The Inspiration for this Retreat -- Theresa and Her Family
This retreat was inspired by Theresa, the mother of a young child with ADHD. When her son was younger, she was scared and felt completely alone. For years she knew something was wrong but unsure as to whom and how to approach getting the help that her whole family desperately needed.
After spending a week on a recent vacation at Sylvan Dale she finally felt like she could gain control of her life again. The restorative power of the Ranch helped her see the positive path her family could take in spite of the chaos ADHD had brought to her family, and she wished other families could experience the beauty and grace of this wonderful place.
Theresa knows Sylvan Dale is a place that makes her and her children feel safe, supported, and at home, so she suggested planning a weekend for families with children battling similar mental health issues to come together in a supportive and relaxing environment.
Learn alongside other families and to help get you the right tools to make your daily life easier. Share what works for you and learn what works for others.
For some activities, we'll be together as families, while other activities will be customized for specific groups: parents, siblings, and children with ADHD.
Join us to connect with your family, relax in nature, and explore your family's superpowers!
**This weekend is not mental health treatment and is not meant to replace seeking professional guidance, but is about bringing a supportive community together to teach each other what ADHD is really about.**
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