Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a grief support retreat in 2022. Parents of all types and age of loss are welcome; this includes miscarriage through adult children. Also, there is no "expiration" on your grief, whether your child passed away 2 days ago or 20 years ago, you are welcome to attend.
What can you expect during a retreat at Luella's Lodge?
Group discussions: Being with other bereaved parents allows for a special connection and a chance to share our wonderful children. During the retreat, you will have an opportunity to participate in several whole group and small group discussions.
Meditation and Relaxation through Yoga and other methods.
Exploration of the Outdoors: the lodge sits on 10 private acres with a small private lake. We have kayaks and hiking trails to enjoy nature, allowing for self-reflection and meditation.
Journaling: journals will be provided to each guest which you can use during your stay at Luella's Lodge.
The following cost includes meals/drinks/snacks during your stay, a shared, private or double room and all activities.
Our full retreats are 4-days/3-nights and the total cost per person is $300.
We also have mini-retreats available, which are two-day/one-night and are $150 total per person for a moms or dads retreat and $200 per couple for a couples retreat.
We require a deposit of $50 when making your reservation which will go towards the cost of your stay.
Scholarships are Available
If the cost of the retreat poses a financial burden, please complete this application. We never want the cost to hinder someone enjoying a retreat at the lodge.
To attend a retreat in 2022, we ask that guests be fully vaccinated including available boosters or have a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of retreat start date.
Our COVID-19 safety precautions include:
Luella's Lodge is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before/after each weekend.
Hand sanitizing stations throughout the lodge.
More frequent disinfecting of high traffic areas, shared spaces and restrooms.
All volunteers/staff are vaccinated.
Guests will be screened prior to their arrival with a series of health questions.