Savannah Women's Empowerment Retreat

September 8 - 13, 2020
Savannah, Georgia
Application Open from June 8, 2020 to June 15, 2020

Surviving women whose loss occurred more than 3 years ago are invited to join the TAPS Empowerment Program at our Savannah Women's Empowerment Retreat.


Savannah Women's Empowerment Retreat



If you're asking yourself what's next after the death of your loved one, and you're ready to take steps toward transforming your life, join us at the Savannah Women's Empowerment Retreat. At this unique retreat for all women who have lost a loved one in the military, we'll explore ways to move forward within our new normal. Using a combination of outdoor activities, art and journaling, we'll take inspiration from our surroundings and our peers to create a plan for healing and growth. This event will focus on the needs of our minds, bodies and spirits as we clarify our direction in life and create our own path to transformation.

During the retreat, we will focus on building connections and fostering accountability within our group. We will work to establish a supportive community that will provide encouragement and inspiration long after this event ends. Together, we honor the past, recognize the present and intentionally step into the future.

Who should attend? Due to the unique nature of this event, TAPS Empowerment Retreats are intended for those survivors whose loss occurred more than three years ago. If you are within the first three years following your loss, we encourage you to attend a Women's Empowerment Week of Renewal New to Grief Retreat or a Regional and/or National Military Survivor Seminar.



Tuesday, September 8: The first day is set aside as a travel day. Once you arrive at the retreat center, TAPS staff will be there to greet you and get you checked in. Then, the day is yours to get settled in, meet fellow survivors, explore the property and relax.

Wednesday, September 9 to Saturday, September 12: Each day will include opportunities for art as well as movement and mindfulness, including yoga and Pound Fitness. Group sessions will center upon themes such as gratitude, mindfulness, reflection and goal setting. Along with structured programming, the schedule will have built-in opportunities for solo work, rest and deeper personal reflection. Every evening, we'll close our time as a group together. 

Sunday, September 13: We'll say our final goodbyes and depart from each other.


Surviving Women doing joga



Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will provide lodging, meals and all activities at no cost to you.



Lodging will be provided at Wesley Garden Retreat for all attendees from Tuesday to Sunday morning. You'll share a room with several other event attendees. TAPS covers the cost of lodging at no cost to you, and we'll take care of booking your lodging for the event.

Please note this is an alcohol-free facility. 


You'll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Savannah but shuttles will be provided from the Savannah Hilton Head (SAV) airport to the retreat center for those flying in. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a welcome email after registering - more info on this below.

This retreat will be contained to the retreat center and our outdoor activities. If you would like to explore the Savannah area, please plan to extend your visit before or after the retreat.



Applications will be open from June 8 to 15, 2020 (look for the blue button at top of this page at that time). Once the applications are reviewed, registration invitations are sent. Once registration invitations are accepted and the registration is submitted, transportation instructions are sent in a welcome email to participants. 

Applicants will be notified of selection or waitlist status by end of June. Applicants not initially selected to attend will be placed on a waitlist and notified as space becomes available.

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