Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Still Waters for?
What if I'm 17?
Questions about our age limits? Contact us!
Where will it be held?
Our 2019 retreat is taking place at Army and Navy Academy, a 16 acre oceanfront property in Carlsbad, California (North County San Diego). We'll be staying on property in cottages with two per room and Jack-and-Jill style bathrooms connecting to the neighboring double room.
When can I sign up?
Registration for our 2019 retreat is OPEN! That's right, head to our "Attend" page to sign up today!
What about scholarships?
We would love to work with you to see how we can help you attend Still Waters! At this time, we aren't providing scholarships since we've raised money to cover most of the cost of the retreat for participants. However, we have a support guide with images and captions/messages which you can share on social media or through email to let people know you'd like to attend and are in need of some travel help. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like this document and some ideas on how to raise support to attend Still Waters!
What if I'm still in treatment?
We will have medical support at Still Waters and will work with you to accomodate your medical needs! Part of our application process will include a medical release clearing you to participate if you're still in treatment.
What if I've been in remission for years?
We know firsthand that just because remission comes or treatment ends, cancer’s impact isn’t over. We think Still Waters can provide a helpful space to process, think about lasting effects of cancer, and fellowship with and encourage others at various stages of treatment, so Still Waters is for you, too!
What do I need to bring?
Generous donations from our partners cover housing, bed linens, food, and most activities during the retreat.
- bath towels (bedding and linens are provided; towels are not)
toiletries: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.
clothing for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (dress is generally casual as we'll be having worship time, games, beach time, and more)
jacket—it can get surprisingly windy and chilly at night in Carlsbad along the ocean
shower shoes (flip flops, Chacos, etc.)
medications (in original bottles in case of emergency)
chargers for electronics
optional: flashlight for nighttime, running shoes for morning run, hat, water bottle, water activity gear (wetsuit, beach toys, etc.)
What can I expect at Still Waters Cancer Retreat?
We like to think of Still Waters as a three-legged stool of sorts: part-church-retreat, part-cancer-conference, and part-summer-camp.
What about food at the retreat?
Army and Navy Academy has gluten free and vegan options with a salad bar at each meal. The food at the center is generally "camp food" with chicken or meat types of options.