Each retreat is designed to have roughly 3-5 families (depending on each family size) stay at Smith Acres for either 3 or 6 nights. Throughout each visit, all transportation, meals, and planned extracurricular activities will be covered for all guests. Keeping it small and quaint allows each family to enjoy their personal space at the farm while still connecting with other Warrior families and creating bonds that’ll last a lifetime.
Throughout each retreat, experiences will be scheduled for whomever wishes to participate. We don’t create a “mandatory fun” experience, but instead have a selection of activities with no pressures to participate. These activities may include: Fishing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Yoga, Meditation, Airboat Rides, Beach Day, Campfires, Cookouts, Waterpark, Horseback Riding, Four-Wheeling, Scuba Diving, Golfing, Boat/Dolphin Tours, and much more!
Accomodations are made at the Smith Acres Homestead, which sits on a bit over 7 acres and currently has cows, miniature horses, dogs, bunny, cats, bees & a the Smith Family of 6.
We serve those who do or have served and live with PTS(D) and or TBI’s. We are a trained team of caring professionals, service members, family members and supporters that wish for these families to have a few days of relaxation and maybe the possibility of activating their parasympathetic nervous systems. (Rest & Digest)
We are currently accepting applications for our first retreat that will take place in February 2024. if you or someone you know may benefit from such a retreat, please contact Lindsay Smith at LSmith@WCSWFL.org.
Moving forward, Warriors Community is planning on hosting retreats each year in March, July, and November.
If you would like to help serve or offer services for these retreats, we would also love to hear from you!
The date for our 1st retreat is approaching fast (Spring 2024!) and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss it! Contact us to see how your family can visit Smith Acres at no cost!