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Retreat FAQ’S

Great! You DO NOT need to reapply. Email the team at and let us know you’re ready for a follow-on retreat. You do NOT need to complete another application.

Your flight information will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to your retreat. If you have not received your flight information, email us so we can get it squared away.

Email us immediately if something changes. We don’t want a retreat slot to go unused. We will do our best to accommodate your changes. Note: We are not able to make changes after we have purchased your flights.

No. We have a full schedule planned for you. We ask that you keep your calendar clear for the duration of the retreat. If you have an appointment, you will need to reschedule your retreat or your appointment.


Tell them to visit the website and complete the REGISTER NOW section. You can send us an email and let us know that you’ve sent a referral. We will reach out to them as soon as we get their application. We cannot contact people who have not reached out to us first.

Our retreats are closed to visitors. We want you to fully focus on yourself and the retreat while you are there.

We will accommodate medical dietary restrictions and allergies. You must disclose your restrictions during your intake so we can prepare. If you did not disclose or if something has changed, let us know immediately. If you are just a picky eater, you might have to pick the onions out.

We would love to host your organization. Please send us an email so we can chat about dates!

Only service dogs that are trained in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act are allowed at the retreats. Emotional support animals and pets are not allowed.

No, our therapeutic horsemanship program is all groundwork. Conducting groundwork allows everyone to participate and helps build a great bond with the horses.

Veterans are not allowed to come and go from the retreat. We have dedicated staff and resources for you for the entire retreat. If you must leave during the retreat for an emergency, our team will coordinate your travel arrangements for you.

No. Our retreats are open to Veterans/Service Members with or without deployments.

We proudly serve all service eras (pre and Post 9/11).

Visit our Ways to give Page to learn how you can support the retreats. From sharing social media posts to hosting events, we have something for everyone!
 You will be introduced to therapeutic horsemanship, trauma-informed yoga, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, NuCalm and much more. Visit this link to learn more about what to expect. In-Person Retreats – Operation Red Wings Foundation (
Veterans attending individual retreats will share a room with another Veteran. We do not pick your roommate, we let you do that. At couples and family retreats, you will have a private room(s). Larger families may have multiple rooms.
All Veterans attending our retreat must be able to provide their own self-care throughout the entire retreat. Our team is not able to assist with medications, health needs, or physical assistance. Caregivers are not able to attend with a Veteran.
To ensure all participants can fully engage in the activities and navigate the retreat location, Veterans must be fully mobile and capable of maintaining their own self-care. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the retreat’s location, wheelchairs and other large mobility devices are not well suited. However, we do welcome the use of canes, walkers, and other small mobility devices to assist with your participation.