Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp is a nonprofit organization started by Marylee Nunley, the wife of a stroke survivor. It began as a single camp in Illinois and has grown into a national network of stroke camps for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members.

The mission of each camp “is to improve the quality for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their families. This is accomplished through weekend retreats, as well as community stroke education and awareness events for the public.”

Camp activities are carefully planned for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members and are modified so that everyone can participate. Volunteers are available for support and assistance throughout the weekend.

Indoor and outdoor activities are available and may include crafts, games, fishing, boating, hiking and walking. Also included are educational sessions and information about resources, as well as group discussions and opportunities to chat with experts.

There is also good food, time for pampering and relaxation and many opportunities for developing friendships with other campers.

For more information about the Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp and for registration information, please visit Dates and location of the camp may change from year to year.

If you have questions about this year’s retreat, please contact the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Acute Rehabilitation Unit at 307-633-7310.