Family Retreats

Our Family Retreat program is the most popular and longest-running program to Deliver the Dream.  During a Family Retreat families will participate in therapeutic structured activities, such as an assortment of both indoor and outdoor recreational activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, and teambuilding exercises.   Ample time is provided for relaxation, connecting with new and supportive friends, and spending time with your loved ones.  Each retreat is based on a specific illness, crisis or disability and is a three-day, two-night weekend experience.

  •  December 9-11, 2022
  • Application deadline is November 30th 
  •  The Fountains Resort, Orlando, Florida

This retreat is for veterans and their families.  All of the activities are centered on fun and are inclusive of the entire family unit.  We want you to come with an open-mind and participate in everything offered.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners in the community, Deliver the Dream covers 100% of the lodging, activity, and group meal expenses. Families are only responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location.  APPLY NOW.  

Thank you to Bluegreen Vacations for supporting this program. 

Past Family Retreats

  •  September 16-18, 2022
  • Application deadline is August 31st  
  •  The Fountains Resort, Orlando FL

This retreat is for families who have child diagnosed with a genetic syndrome.  All of the activities are centered on fun and are inclusive of the entire family unit.  We want you to come with an open-mind and participate in everything offered.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners in the community, Deliver the Dream covers 100% of the lodging, activity, and group meal expenses. Families are only responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location. 

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Thank you to Bluegreen Vacations, Harper Family Charitable Foundation, The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, and We Florida Financial for supporting this Family Retreat. 

  •  August 5-7, 2022
  • Application deadline is June 30th 
  •  Cerveny Conference Center, Live Oak, Florida

This retreat is for families who have child living with an autism spectrum disorder or a related disability.  All of the activities are centered on fun and are inclusive of the entire family unit.  We want you to come with an open-mind and participate in everything offered.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners in the community, Deliver the Dream covers 100% of the lodging, activity, and group meal expenses. Families are only responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location.

Click here to check out the photos from the retreat. 

We are excited to be chosen as a 2021 Grant Recipient for Florida Support Autism Programs License Plate! Funds will be used to support this program.  Thank you also to American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation, Dan Marino Foundation and Pat Moran Family Foundation for your support. 

Cancer Family Retreat

  •  May 20-22, 2022
  • Application deadline is April 20th 
  • FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City, Florida

This retreat is for families who has a family member living with cancer.  They can be in active treatment or not receiving treatment at this time. All of the activities are centered on fun and are inclusive of the entire family unit.  We want you to come with an open-mind and participate in everything offered.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners in the community, Deliver the Dream covers 100% of the lodging, activity, and group meal expenses. Families are only responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location. 

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Sponsored by National Cancer Assistance Foundation

Veterans Family Retreat

  •  April 29-May 1, 2022
  • Application deadline is April 6th 
  •  Cerveny Conference Center, Live Oak, Florida

This retreat is for veterans and their families.  All of the activities are centered on fun and are inclusive of the entire family unit.  We want you to come with an open-mind and participate in everything offered.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners in the community, Deliver the Dream covers 100% of the lodging, activity, and group meal expenses. Families are only responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location. 

Click here to check out photos from the retreat. 

Sponsored by The Batchelor Foundation, CSX and National Cancer Military Fund.  

Down Syndrome Family Retreat

  •  March 11-13, 2022
  • Application deadline is February 11th 
  • FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City, Florida

This retreat is for families who have a child with Down syndrome. All of the activities are centered on fun and are inclusive of the entire family unit.  We want you to come with an open-mind and participate in everything offered.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners in the community, Deliver the Dream covers 100% of the lodging, activity, and group meal expenses. Families are only responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location.  

Click here to check out the photos from the retreat.