Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Adventure Retreats

Connect with other women who share the same journey.
The Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Adventure Retreats provide adventure-based opportunities for women living after breast cancer. Participants challenge themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually finding understanding and support. They have fun, amazed by the new things they learn, the boundaries they push through.  While many types of support groups exist, adventure-based experiences in a retreat environment have proved to be exceptional in empowering women to discover their own strengths in the recovery process. Together, women living after breast cancer can move from surviving to thriving.
We use challenge by choice activities such as ropes courses, kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking, expressive and healing arts to create a supportive, inclusive, invigorating environment. The women gain confidence, make new friends and discover their own place of sanctuary in the outdoors.


“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.”

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.

2019 Fall Retreat Sept 27 - 29 WE ARE FULL - Registration & Waitlist Closed!

Come celebrate the Fall season of transformation with your breast cancer "sisters" in mid - coast Maine at Kieve Wavus Education's Wavus Camps situated on a beautiful peninsula on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, ME.

This is "adult camp" with heated lakeside cottages and healthful, delicious meals prepared and served at the dining hall in Jewell Lodge. Special "camp" activities, nature hikes, expressive/healing arts sessions and relaxing with your "sisters" old and new are some of the adventures awaiting us at the Fall Retreat Weekend.

Registration limited to 20 participants. Registration & Waitlist Closed

Registered attendee information.

2020 Winter Retreat March 13-15 - Save the Date!

We will kick off the New Year with a weekend retreat for those who would like to challenge themselves with a White Mountain Winter Adventure.

At the AMC Highland Center in Bretton Woods, NH, we will meet old friends and welcome new ones, relax by the fire and renew ourselves. Snowshoe hikes from the Highland Center and expressive/healing arts sessions are some of the adventures awaiting us at the Winter Retreat Weekend.

2020 Adventure Weekend May 29 - 31 - Save the Date!

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 challenge yourself with high ropes-challenge courses and kayaking/canoeing at Adventure Weekend.