Lake activities may include fishing, kayaking and swimming. Water has a natural calming effect and several of our activities are based on or near the water. Activities occur at various locations around the Chapin and Irmo area including Lake Murray, our rivers and area ponds.
Walking, hiking and biking are a few of the outdoor recreation activities we facilitate for veterans and their families. Outdoor recreation creates multiple opportunities for discussion, renewing family connection and growth of existing support systems.
Family Yoga creates a shared experience between family members in an easy and relaxing environment. Shared experiences help relieve tension, remove barriers to communication and provide opportunity for continued engagement after the activity.
Water Yoga combines the benefits of water based activities with the relaxation of yoga. Fidelis Family Retreat completed fundraising for the purchase of water yoga mats to enable our families to participate in this effective activity.
One of the ways we help veterans integrate back into civilian life is through volunteer opportunities.
Fidelis Family Retreat regularly takes veterans to visit other veterans at Generations Senior Care in Chapin, SC. Ollie the Therapy Dog joins us! Ollie loves to snuggle.