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G.I.F.T.S. Retreats Mission Wellness G.I.F.T.S., Inc., giving inspiration for the soul, is committed to providing educational, social, emotional, recreational activities, and respite care to all members of families who have children with special needs.
Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc. offers camping retreats to families who have a family member with developmental disabilities, living at home with their parents or caregivers. Respite, Recreation, and Rejuvenation are the three 'R’s we strive to achieve. Our families enjoy a weekend camping resort experience in a safe family friendly, atmosphere. Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc. provides a catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the families throughout the retreat. In the welcome bag that we give to families upon arriving, are T-shirts that help our volunteers and staff (who also wear specific shirts) distinguish our campers from Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort campers. Unlike many other camp programs, whose focus is primarily on the family member with a disability, Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc. focuses on the entire family. The idea is to take a holistic approach to strengthen families by offering education, respite, and networking opportunities. The connections and friends made during the family’s stay have a lasting positive influence when the family returns home. We understand that stronger families create stronger communities.