Note: the information below is from the 2017 event. Click here for SFTJ 2018.
Celebrating 25 years of ministry to the HIV/AIDS community, HIV Caring Ministries is pleased to host the annual Strength For The Journey retreat for those infected by HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. The retreat will take place at the Mingus Mountain Camp & Retreat Center in Prescott May 18 – May 21 in 2017. The purpose of the retreat is to create a respite from the challenges that come from an HIV diagnosis. The retreat will provide opportunities to grow and develop caring relationships in a safe, loving, and caring environment. Activities during the retreat will include discussion groups, hiking, crafts and tie-dye as well as opportunities for prayer and meditation.
Transportation may be available from Phoenix and Tucson. Partial scholarships are also available on a limited basis. For questions about registration or scholarships, please send an email to HIVministries@dscumc.org or call Linda Girard at (520) 797-8803.
The HIV Caring Ministries is also seeking scholarship funds to ensure that campers are not limited by finances to attend the retreat. If you’d like to sponsor a camper ($170), or give any amount towards the scholarship fund, please use either the online donation form (which accepts both credit cards and e-checking transfers) or the downloadable (PDF) scholarship/donation form linked below. That form can also be printed and used to seek support from other organizations and businesses.
Note: the event registrations have reached capacity. Scholarship donations are still encouraged and welcome, and those who have registered for the camp can continue using the payment link below to submit payments.