Florida Surviving Spouses and Surviving Significant Others Weekend Retreat

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Jacksonville, Florida

Registration is closed.

All surviving spouses and surviving significant others grieving the loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces are warmly invited to join TAPS for our Florida Surviving Spouses and Surviving Significant Others Weekend Retreat.

Survivors at a TAPS Retreat

The grief journey takes us out of our comfort zone. But when we see that others share this journey, we can find new ways to grow and heal with a little more confidence.

Step away from the daily stressors of life and immerse yourself in a safe environment to help you connect with yourself, your loved one and others who understand. Explore Florida, create new bonds and celebrate your fallen hero. You’ll learn to focus on yourself and be in the moment.

Move beyond your comfort zone with the support of others who understand at the Florida Surviving Spouses and Surviving Significant Others Weekend Retreat. 



Day 1: Friday is your travel day. We ask that you arrive and check-in by 4 p.m. The retreat officially begins with a group dinner, followed by introductions and a group activity.

Day 2: Following breakfast, we will head to our axe throwing activity, a moderate physical activity that relieves stress and allows group bonding! We will end the day with some therapeutic beach time.

Day 3: Sunday is reserved for our art activity! Following lunch, we will end the weekend with a closing ceremony and say our goodbyes! The retreat concludes at 2 p.m.



This retreat is rated as a light intensity adventure. We will be active throughout the retreat and will challenge you, however, activities will involve light physical exertion, primarily walking and axe throwing. There will also be plenty of time to relax and connect with fellow survivors.



Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will provide lodging, most meals and all activities at no cost to you. A $50 deposit will be collected at the time of registration. At the conclusion of the retreat, you may choose to donate this deposit to TAPS to support future programs; otherwise, it will be fully refunded to attendees.



Lodging will be provided for all attendees at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront from Friday to Sunday. You'll share a room with another retreat attendee. TAPS covers the cost of lodging at no cost to you, and we'll take care of booking your lodging for the retreat. 

You'll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a welcome email after registering.



Registration is closed.

To attend, complete the retreat registration form. Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis; a waitlist will form once registration has reached capacity. Please keep in mind that we hold a number of spots on each event for first-time attendees, so don't be discouraged if you're added to the waitlist. You'll receive an email if a spot becomes available for you.

If you have attended a TAPS retreat within the past 12 months, we kindly ask that you wait until December 18 at 12 p.m. Eastern to register for this event. Previous attendance will not automatically be recognized due to pending registration system updates, but it will be manually verified. Any registrations violating this rule will be canceled, and you will be able to try again after 12 p.m. Eastern on the 18th.

Upon registration, you'll receive a confirmation email. Please email retreats@taps.org if you do not receive a confirmation email after registering. Within 48 hours, you'll receive a welcome email from TAPS Retreats staff that includes information about accommodations, flights, etc. Please do not book your flight until you receive the welcome email.

If you have any questions, please email retreats@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).

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