Three ARPA Trainers spent Labor Day weekend 2012 co-leading creative sessions at a Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion retreat held for more than a dozen Army and Marine families at Camp Bishop Gravatt in Aiken SC. Christiane O’Hara, Kathy Boardman, and Priscilla Omega led adult and youth Icebreaker sessions, an ArtReach workshop, Warrior’s Path and Family Appreciation sessions, and a final youth arts session. In the final youth session, a 10 foot mural was created of Family Stars in the Sky, and a song in round was taught that celebrated the Nature metaphor selected for the retreat.
This retreat marked the fourth consecutive year that Project America Trainers have brought our Model to Warrior Family Retreats in partnership with the Fort Gordon WTB and Eisenhower Army Medical Center Chaplains. These Retreats use a Mind/Body/Heart/Spirit model, incorporating the Army’s Strong Bonds programs.