Join families affected by sudden unexpected/unexplained death in childhood at the 2019 SUDC Foundation Family Retreat to restore, reconnect and renew at the beautiful Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Attendees will come together for a weekend of self-care, information, education, and most importantly- a chance to bond with other families.
The weekend retreat consists of organized activities, social bonding time and selected meals, while providing attendees with a glimpse of the Southwest. Programming begins on Friday, October 11th at 4pm and ends on Sunday, October 13th at 1pm.
Those who register for the retreat will be invited to participate in:
If you are interested in attending, please follow the below steps:
To register, please complete the Online Registration form below. Please note- all adult family members who will be attending the retreat must be registered with the Foundation. If you are not a registered member of the SUDC Foundation please go here to register, before registering for the Family Retreat.
Hotel accommodations and flights are not included in the cost of the retreat, and do not require verification through the foundation. If retreat attendance is contingent upon the acceptance of your scholarship application (due by June 1), please note that you will be updated about your application on or before July 1.
Please find below an outline of the dates, hotel rates, policies and booking instructions. Hotel rooms for 10/11- 10/13/19 retreat dates must be reserved by 9/11/19 to guarantee the discounted rate of $189 per night (plus tax). There is a one-night deposit required to reserve your stay. Please note that there is a reserved room block for this event, however we advise you to make reservations as soon as possible to secure your space. Also, be sure to review the hotel’s cancellation policy outlined below to avoid any penalties should your plans change.
The Wigwam Arizona- 300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure.
Adobe Traditional Double Room: $189 per night, plus sales and hotel occupancy tax (totaling 11.07%).
Hotel cancellations are as follows:
You can make your hotel reservation at The Wigwam through any of the following:
The Wigwam is located approximately 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). You can book your flight one of the following ways:
On your own- Booking direct through a specific airline of choice, or online via discount websites such as Kayak, Expedia, or Priceline.
If you prefer to hire a travel agent to research and secure your flights, contact Charissa Popp at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will work with her agency’s air specialists to share options and book flights for you. Note-the Largay Travel air team has a research and ticketing fee of $40 per person (for domestic flights) that must be paid upfront. Her agency typically matches the published rates on the airlines’ websites. Please email the following information to Charissa Popp so she can send you a credit card authorization form to cover the planning/ticketing fee and send you flight options:
Please utilize ground transportation options from the airport as a hotel shuttle is not provided.
Individual transportation options include:
In addition to airfare and hotel expenses, attendees should plan to pay for ground transportation (estimates above) to and from hotel if needed, 2 dinners, and other optional expenses. All other meals, resort fees, and gratuities will be covered by the SUDC Foundation.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships:
While the SUDC Foundation does subsidize the cost of retreat attendance for each family member, we understand that the total weekend expenses for travel and hotel alone can be prohibitive for some families that would like to attend. Click here for a list of options to help fund your trip.
In addition to the options listed above, the SUDC Foundation will directly offer a limited number of partial scholarships to assist registered families with the cost of airfare and hotel accommodations related to retreat travel. Costs include those associated with domestic and international travel. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2019 in order to be considered, and applicants will be notified of their status by July 1 in order to make arrangements.
Families are responsible for:
Hotel Room (2 nights) - $189 per night plus 11.07% tax
Transportation to and from the hotel