SoWal Spotlight: Lighthouse Family Retreat
June 21, 2011 by Kurt Lischka
Last night, Summer Kitchen Cafe in Rosemary Beach hosted dinner for families with Lighthouse Family Retreat as they have done for many years. It was such a treat to be around happy families starting what is sure to be a memorable week in Rosemary Beach.
Childhood cancer impacts everyone in the family. Understandably, the child with cancer most often becomes the focus of concern, often leaving the siblings feeling lonely, insecure and left out. The Lighthouse program offers special attention for every member of the family – moms, dads, siblings, and the child with cancer.
The program offers fun, family-centered activities to help them “feel like a family” again. For children, time spent playing in a carefree environment is essential. For parents a daily group meeting, Common Grounds, provides a safe place to share with others living through similar life challenges.
Highlights of a Lighthouse Family Retreat experience include families spending time together, moms and dads getting away for a special date night, kids having a blast at the ice cream party and movie night, incredible beach and pool games that everyone participates in, a tie dye day, a dance party under the stars and a talent show that tops all talent shows.