April Day Events -- Dress A Girl & Caregivers One Day Retreats

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Monday, May 11, 2020 -- 8:30AM - 3PM

Dress A Girl Around the World -- a One Day Retreat for Quilters & Sewers

Please join us for fun and fellowship as we sew simple sundresses for "Dress A Girl Around The World". Each dress will be given to a girl in a developing country to provide joy, dignity, and safety from potential slavery abuse. The idea for this retreat came from the Maine/NH Chapter of the Dress a Girl Around the World Chapter. 

The sew-along will be held in the Conference Center Dining Room at Camp Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Road, Freedom, NH 03836 on Monday, May 11 from 8:30am-3pm.

You will need to bring your sewing machine, a basic sewing kit, and 1 yard or more of 100% cotton fabric (per dress). Coffee & pastries will be served, and lunch options include bring your own bag lunch or sign up for Calumet's delicious soup & sandwich buffet for $12 per participant. Full details will be emailed to you when your spot is reserved.


To register for a spot for Monday or if you need information about overnight accomodations for Sunday or Monday evenings, contact ALICE for registration and lodging options. Deadline for registration: Friday, May 1, 2020

Schedule for the Day

8:30 AM: Set up machines & work stations / Fellowship Time with Coffee & Pastries

9:00 AM to Noon: Devotions, Sewing, and Assembly

12:15: Lunch ($12 soup & sandwich buffet with dessert) or bring your own bag lunch

1:00 PM to 3 PM: Sewing & Assembly (for those who wish to continue throughout the afternoon)


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A Day Retreat for Caregivers

Theme:  "You Are Not Alone"

Keynote Presenter: Pastor Mary Hansen-Joyce, Protestant/Interfaith Chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital Chaplain, Hyannis, MA

Where: Camp Calumet's Conference Center Dining Room 

Cost: $12 fee includes activities, lunch & lots of coffee & teas 

This one day retreat will provide family home caregivers an opportunity to take a break from responsibilities while enjoying the company of other family home caregivers. Activities include a keynote presentation on "You Are Not Alone", chair massages, a basket class, time for walks along our beautiful beach, time for tea, and workshops on "Navigating social security, retirement benefits, taxes, etc.", "Sandwich Generation Challenges", and other topics facing caregivers. The day will include time for networking with other caregivers, follow up conversations with our speaker, and a delicious lunch buffet.

Notes about our Keynote Presenter:

Ordained in 2013 as a “second-career” clergy, Pastor Mary’s current call is on Cape Cod, where she serves full time as the Protestant/Interfaith Chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital for the Council of Churches through the New England Synod Council.  Her first call was in Kingston RI, where she served as the full time pastor at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. 

While serving in RI, Mary was trained through the Alzheimer’s Association to facilitate Dementia Support Groups.  She continues to facilitate two Caregiver support groups as well as one smaller, separate Dementia support group for people dealing with the very early stage of their own disease.Prior to attending Seminary in Philadelphia, Mary had a career in Mental Health and Education, as well as a prior corporate background.  She is a member of St Peter’s Lutheran Church on Cape Cod.


Pre-registration is required.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies. Full details will be mailed upon registraton.

We know your time is precious, so even if you join us for 1/2 day, that's ok!

Unfortunately, we are unable to accomodate professional caregivers at this particular retreat.

To register for this retreat or for information about overnight accomodations for Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings, please contact ALICE 

Camp Calumet

Mailing Address

PO Box 236 
W Ossipee, NH 03890

Physical Address

1090 Ossipee Lake Rd
Freedom, NH 03836

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