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Welcome to "Mom Camp" Special Needs Moms Retreat!  When it comes to our kids, camp is an opportunity to learn, have new experiences and connect with new friends. Why should they get all the fun?

When: January 17, 2025 - January 20, 2025
Where: The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Point Clear, AL

About our retreat

It is our mission to not only connect and support our special needs families but to find ways to enhance their lives. This retreat will be a perfect combination of activities and events to provide rest, rejuvenation and community with other mothers of special needs children.


This is our second year of "Mom Camp"!  Kids shouldn't get to have all the fun!  Mom Camp will be a time of rest and relaxation and FUN to help our moms remember that they are just as important as their children.

We will com together for an amazing 3 nights at the STUNNING Grand Hotel Resort & Spa.  We'll have delicious food, fun activities, and opportunities to utilize the hotel's many amenities and spa treatments.  Be sure to visit the hotel website at to check out this wonderful location!

What’s included:

  • 3 night accommodationsEnjoy a 3 night stay at the Grand Hotel Resort & Spa

  • Meals - ECEF will provide two meals a day.  Guests will be responsible for all other meals, snacks and beverages

  • Welcome BagGet a welcome bag filled with goodies and a t-shirt!

  • FUN!  Try something new with old friends and friends you haven't met yet! Each activity is planned to build confidence, be creative, or just have fun!

  • Free Time - Use your free time to explore the local area, utilize hotel amenities, and/or relax by the pool, take a nap. There is also a full spa available!

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Retreat Packages

Bayfront room - $850
Resort view room - $700

All guests will have access to all resort amenities and ECEF sponsored activities.  For a list of resort amenities, click here.

*You may add an additional guest to your reservation for $450. The primary registrant will pay the deposit and balance. You will be responsible for splitting the cost with additional guest.

  • Who can attend the Mom Camp 2025 Retreat?
    The retreat is open only to mothers of children with special needs.
  • Is there a deposit for the retreat?
    Yes, a $100 deposit is required to book your retreat. You can either pay $100 and sign up for the payment plan or pay in full.
  • Are payment plans available?
    Yes! In order to start the payment plan, you must pay the $100 deposit and then follow the payment schedule as outlined in the registration form. The system we are using for our registration will send you a reminder to the email address you signed up with. If you miss a payment, it will be rolled into the next payment. Any payments missed will be due by December 23, 2024 or you will forfeit your spot.
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?
    Yikes - NOOOOO say it ain’t so! Ok, we get it. Life happens. Our registration fees, however, are non-refundable but are transferrable to another special needs mom. If you do not transfer your retreat to someone else, any amount that you’ve paid towards your retreat registration fee will be considered a charitable donation to our 501c3.
  • What do I need to bring?
    Whatever you need to be comfortable! Don’t stress, we will send out a packing list and itinerary in early January so you can prep ahead!
  • Are there scholarships available?
    Partial scholarships for $300 are available for application. Applicants must complete the appropriate application, provide ID and proof of income, and volunteer at least once during 2024 to qualify. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • Will there be any additional costs?
    You will be responsible for some meals as well as any snacks or beverages you might want. There is a mini fridge in each room, and you are welcome to bring things with you. Any additional activities such as spa treatments are at your own expense.
  • Is there a spa?
    A spa has been requested for many years and we're now in a location that offers a full size spa! The Spa at the Grand Hotel offers a wide variety of services. It is up to you to arrange your own spa services. For more information, visit


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