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Dads Retreat

Events/Special Occasions
From 21 June 2024 15:00
Until 23 June 2024 14:00

Contact details

Deborah Hunt

Calling all Dads...

You are invited to a retreat on 21-22 June 2024 at RACV Inverloch

Thank you to those who completed the survey on our inaugural Dads retreat; it has assisted in planning our first retreat and look forward to you joining us.

As previously mentioned we have received funding from the Department of Health (Maternal and Child Health) which we are using to hold a Dads retreat.

As we know the role of Dad is immensely impactful, influencing a child's development and wellbeing from infancy through to adulthood. Recognising that new fathers can sometimes feel daunted by the responsibilities of parenthood, our goal is to create spaces where dads can openly discuss challenges, share their journeys, and foster meaningful connections and support networks.

The weekend retreat aims to support and celebrate the resilience of parents and enable you the opportunity to reflect through shared learning and networking. Dads will come together for relaxed training sessions as well as focus on self-care to enhance feelings of health and wellbeing.

The criteria:

  1. Must have one or more children under 8 years old
  2. Child must be either adopted (local or intercountry), permanent care or be on a Family Law Court Order
  3. Must be available to attend both Saturday and Sunday

The Program is being shaped but includes:

  • Exploring parental challenges
  • Early child development
  • Engaging in age-appropriate activitives
  • Understanding and participating in early years services that promote health, learning and development, early childhood education and more
  • Building confidence in parenting skills
  • Encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviours, ie, active engagement in caregiving, promoting gender equality, building strong emotional bonds with children.
  • Learning about self care strategies, stress management techniques, mental health, and the importance of seeking professional help when needed.
There will be a program distributed to you once your place is confirmed.  There will be a mix of free time to mingle or relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds in Inverloch.
What’s included in the retreat?
  • Accommodation on Friday and Saturday night.  (Friday is optional)
  • Meals (morning tea, lunch & dinner on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch on Day 2)  
Arrive on Friday evening or Saturday morning for 9.30am registration with a 10.00am 'kick off' on Saturday.


Inverloch RACV club, 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road, Inverloch; approximately 2 hours from Melbourne. 
Key Dates:
  • Expressions of interest close at 29 March 2024
  • Parents who are successful in securing a place will be notified by April 3, 2024.

To Express your interest complete the trybooking form:


Places are limited to 20 carers/parents and there is no cost for you to attend this retreat.
Should we received more than 20 expressions of interest, a ballot will be used to determine attendance. 


If you have any queries, please contact Deborah Hunt on 03 9020 1833 or

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