THE SAINT JUDE RETREATS
Saint Jude Retreats
For close to a quarter century, the research conducted at the Saint Jude Retreats has proven that a secular, residential social/educational program is- by far- the most successful methodology to overcome substance use and related problems. The Saint Jude Program at the Saint Jude Retreats is the first and only truly choice-based curriculum in the country. Nearly 25 years of research and experience has been devoted to developing a program curriculum that is changing the treatment industry. That same dedication has gone into researching the dynamics of how a facility's structure and amenities can and do positively affect our guests' long term success. The Saint Jude Program is a residential social/educational program and, as such, the residential and social aspects of being in a home-like atmosphere with staff and other guests is just as important as the structured educational program sessions.
The Saint Jude Twin Rivers Retreat
Nestled in the northeastern part of New York State is the picturesque village of Hagaman, one of Montgomery County's historic villages. Built in the mid 1800's, the first St. Jude Retreat House is a beautiful Victorian mansion that has been completely restored to its original splendor. Set in a gateway village to the Adirondack Mountains, the retreat house is one of the oldest restored homes in Hagaman. Twin Rivers is surrounded by lush gardens in this friendly small town.
When not in session, the guests may enjoy outdoor activities such as volleyball, biking, walking, softball, fishing, or simply sitting in the gazebo chatting with friends. Professional chefs ensure the highest standards for each meal and provide a variety of healthy and flavorful choices for meals and snacks alike - all prepared on site to accommodate individual dietary needs and preferences.
The Saint Jude Executive Retreat
The Executive Retreat is appointed with a host of amenities to make your stay both pleasant and comfortable. Sitting on over 80 acres of forest, meadows, private trails, and a bass pond for fishing in warmer weather or ice skating in the winter months is the Saint Jude Executive Retreat
Every guest has a private bedroom and/or suite with a private studio area to go over all the practical information they will receive throughout their 4 week program. All educational sessions are one-on-one to maintain privacy, with daily optional group activities available to explore the area or enjoy local entertainment.
Depending on your culinary needs and dietary preferences, the Executive Chef can accommodate any taste with delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices on a daily basis.
The Saint Jude Mountain Retreat
Built in the late 1800's, the St. Jude Mountain Retreat is a restored Adirondack Hotel featured in the local books of the area. Set in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Wells, New York, its two story wrap around porches overlook the peaceful waters of Lake Algonquin with a striking view of the mountains beyond. The quaint hamlet of Wells, New York maintains an atmosphere reminiscent of an earlier, simpler time in American historyBuilt in the late 1800's, the St. Jude Mountain Retreat is a restored Adirondack Hotel featured in 2008 edition of "Images of America: Adirondack Hotels and Inns" by Donald Williams.
Scenic walks along the lake, a visit to the local beach, mountain biking, fishing, tennis, and basketball, all within walking distance of the retreat house, are great options to explore during a stay in the retreat. Guests may enjoy the ever changing menus prepared by on-site chefs to tempt the palate and still adhere to requested dietary guidelines and preferences. The rustic charm and grace of this retreat is indeed a comforting respite from harried modern life.