Now Accepting Applications for our 2020 Retreat
June 17th - 22nd in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Angel Faces is planning its 17th annual retreat for adolescent girls and young women with severe burn and trauma injuries. These retreats, well respected in the burn community for the transformative affect they have on their participants, are part of a year-round support program that helps disfigured girls and young women overcome low self-esteem, social anxiety and other psychosocial challenges to reach their optimum potential.
Level I and Level II run concurrently yet independently, with overlapping programs benefiting both age groups for the highest good.
Recommended for Ages 14 - 18
Recommended for girls from 14 - 18, the Level I curriculum aids in teaching adolescent girls how to imrpove their self-image by identifying their resilience while embracing their trauma and related disfigurement. Group Sessions lead by licensed psychologists identify issues surrounding grief and loss, followed by methods to facilitate emotional healing through verble expression, journaling and art therapy. Level I offered a springboard for leaving the traumatic event behind and building their future.
Recommended for Ages 19 - 29
Personal Growth and
Recommended for young adults between the ages of 19-29, the Level II retreat experience provides leadership and mentorship training for young women with emphasis on awareness and management of self, social mindfulness and coping methods of looking different. Attendees engage in interactive physical experiences, trauma-informed education, group discussions and goal setting. They may also have the opportunity to mentor the young women in Level I.
“This retreat has taught me how to have more confidence in myself and be ok with who I am and how I look. I’m so blessed to be here.”
— Retreat Participant
The Retreat Experience
Yoga · Visualizations · Corrective Cosmetics · Therapeutic Touch / Massage · Guided Sessions on Healing Trauma · Expressive Therapy · Leadership Training · Goal Setting
What is the deadline to apply?
March 20th, 2020
How much does the retreat cost?
The Application Fee is $100. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses, but a limited number of scholarships are available.
I need financial assistance to attend the retreat. How do I apply for a scholarship?
These retreats are powerful ways to restructure your life to map to your vision and goals. That is a tall order and requires an investment in yourself. If you are unable to afford the airfare getting to the retreat, or the application fee, there are a few options.
1. Find a sponsor – this can be a nurse or doctor at the hospital which treated you. Fire Department, employer of your parent, anyone that you think would support your healing.
2. Write an essay to Angel Faces explaining why you are the best candidate for the retreat.
3. Save up and prepare for a trip of a lifetime!
Can I connect with attendees online or in person before the retreat?
Sign up for our membership account and receive access to our discussion board where attendees can introduce themselves, ask questions, and get to know each other. You can also join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.
I am not sure if the retreat is what I need. How can I determine if this is the right thing for me?
Please feel free to send us an email and we can discuss where things are at for you and what you would like to take away from the retreat. If we think that our retreats will be a powerful experience for you, we will be honest and tell you. Additionally, all retreat applicants are invited to have a quick phone conversation with the Angel Faces staff.