The retreat season runs throughout the school year from September to May, providing an opportunity to try out The Woodlands Weekend Retreats before committing to a whole week in the summer. Participants may also choose retreats as day programs and work their way towards an overnight visit.
Our year-round schedule serves as the foundation for creating and maintaining sustainable friendships from season to season and year to year. Many participants attend month after month and develop their own unique communities and sense of individual belonging. The Woodlands Retreats are a home away from home for both staff and participants alike, while caregivers find a welcome respite as well.
Weekend Retreats run Friday evening through Sunday morning, with overnight accommodations provided in the accessible, barrier-free and air-conditioned Woodlands Lodge. You may even find us under the stars in tents at our on-site campground. The lodge has six units, which house eight participants each, and is equipped throughout, including accessible bathrooms and showers. We share family-style meals in the Dining Hall to support socialization and community building.
*Participants are required to be able to self-regulate their own behaviors and need to be able to be redirected easily by staff in order to experience success with this program. We do encourage and support participants to bring their own support staff to any Woodlands programs.