Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats

Providing empowerment, sisterhood, and adventure to women of all ages and stages of Breast Cancer.

At Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats, women living after breast cancer move from surviving to thriving. We use challenge-by-choice activities and expressive/healing arts to create a supportive, inclusive, invigorating environment. Participants gain confidence, make new friends, find healing in the outdoors, and discover their own strengths in the recovery process.


“When I arrived, it was about me
and all my loss and anger.
When I left it was about us.
I came away
feeling stronger.
The women
made me strong.”
-- Rose


Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to establish and maintain a support group
for women of all ages and stages of breast cancer,
enhancing their quality of life through adventure-based opportunities.

2021 Adventure Weekend: Registration Full

Greetings BJBBCR Adventure Women and Friends

There is light at the end of the COVID tunnel ....... We are very excited to be able to open our previously cancelled 2021 Adventure Weekend Retreat with the recent CDC and Maine DHHS COVID-19 Guidelines for summer camp programs at Kieve, The Kennedy Learning Center!  Our COVID Guidelines: restricted capacity, social distancing, masking, COVID hygiene and mandatory "fully vaccinated" status of all participants.

We have missed seeing our BJB breast sisters and new adventure women at our 2020 and 2021 Retreats during this COVID pandemic. We invite you to join us on June 4-6th.  ARE YOU READY TO RETREAT at Adventure Weekend 2021?

The premise is simple….a small group of women with breast cancer come together at an outdoor retreat center to share a weekend of “challenge by choice” adventures, group support and the healing powers of being outdoors.  What actually takes place is a metamorphosis that leaves women more self-empowered, confident and hopeful about the future.

We welcome you to Kieve, The Kennedy Learning Center on the shores of beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, ME. Come have fun challenging yourself physically and emotionally at the 2021 Adventure Weekend.


  • Register by May 19, 2021
  • Limited to 14 participants (COVID restrictions)


  • CDC and Maine DHHS guidelines for distancing, masks and "fully vaccinated' participants will be strictly enforced.