Weekend retreats are free of charge to those who are attending for the first time.
Our Three Day Retreat Weekends offer a full schedule of activities that includes basic fly fishing instruction, medical education and groups that provide opportunities for support and connection with other women surviving cancer.
Retreats begin on Friday afternoon and conclude on Sunday after lunch. The schedule includes group activities and fly fishing instruction. Most women who attend have never held a fly rod… and many have never fished. Fly fishing instruction is simple and fun!!
Fly fishing instructors and river guides are always present to teach and assist. All meals are included and volunteer staff are onsite for the entire weekend. While the retreat schedule has a variety of activities, we encourage women to participate at their own level. There is plenty of free time built into the schedule. All participants and volunteers will receive a detailed retreat schedule prior to the weekend.
In May of 2020, we offered our first Virtual Retreat via Zoom. Retreat participants were treated to a full range of our usual retreat activities including: “Find your F.L.O.W. in the Water,” Fly casting instruction via video and live on Zoom, Knot tying, Tying your own flies (participants successfully tied 2 flies with instruction via Zoom), “Fly Fishing all over the World,” F.L.O.W. Skills group.. simple skills to help make life more manageable, a special guest Zoom in, a F.L.O.W. Writing Group and more! Retreat participants receive a special box prior to the retreat containing complete fly tying kit, Casting Carolinas cap and t shirt, knot tying kit, and information about how to “Find your F.L.O.W.” Participants gave the virtual retreat excellent ratings: 100% said the instructors and activities were fun, interesting and informative!
“Learned a lot from the FF all over the world; As a result of attending VR I will: Purchase FF book, plan redfish trip, practice casting and knots, thing more about journaling, apply F.L.O.W. to all parts of my life – it goes with my life verse Be Still and Know I am God.” ___R. B.
“FLOW writing was fun and worked well virtually and I think it will work great at live retreats; Seeing fishing from so many beautiful places was very enjoyable and Jean Bruun was so interesting; Being new to fishing I learned a lot. “
For more info on signing up for the November 2020 Virtual Retreat:
Contact Participant Coordinator Pat Lautner: email@example.com 419-680-5109
March 6-8, 2020 SC Coastal Retreat, St. Christophers Retreat Center, Johns Island, SC for women cancer survivors in SC and NC (with at least one spot for women from other states!) Apply for this retreat on our website BEGINNING January 1, 2020. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Alum/Staff Retreat scheduled for April 3-5 is cancelled. Current plan is to move that retreat to May 22-24 (please see below). We’ll keep you posted!!
2020 Virtual Retreats: Our 2020 in-person retreats are cancelled due to safety concerns. However, please see into about our 2020 Virtual Retreats (above). Our next really fun, really informative virtual retreat will be offered in November 2020!!
A few things to know about our Three-Day retreats:
- Retreats are offer entirely free of charge.
- Although retreats are frequently held at camps and retreat centers that are associated with a specific spiritual denomination, Casting Carolinas retreats are designed for women of all faiths.
- Retreats begin at 2 pm on Friday and end at 2 pm on Sunday.
- There are limited spots available so we request that you contact us asap if you find you can’t attend.
- We always have a waiting list and those on it have a really good chance of getting in!
- We can help you find a ride so please don’t hesitate to ask our Participant Coordinator to assist.
- For more info please see our FAQ page.