FAACT's Teen Retreat Highlights from 2022
FAACT’s Teen Retreat is uniquely designed to create an authentic environment to share, support, and engage.
The three-day event in Oak Brook, Illinois started at a teen hangout—the local mall—for shopping and a group lunch at Maggiano's Little Italy. With meals prepared by chefs ready and able to cook for people with food allergies, the FAACT Teen Retreat started on the right bite.
Friday evening featured Comedian Dewayne Hill, who dazzled attendees with magic and mind-bending tricks. Then teens parted ways with parents/caregivers to enjoy social time, while adults caught up with old friends and welcomed new people into the community.
The following two days were educational and fun as teens and adults enjoyed their own event tracks. Teens had a blast during an Escape the Room excursion plus sessions with an allergist and discussions focused on high school, college, travel, mental wellness, and finding their voice. Adult topics included caregiver burnout, food allergy research related to teens, and inclusion and equity.
Living with food allergies can leave us feeling isolated. The FAACT Teen Retreat created a safe, non-judgmental place for teens and their families to connect, learn, and leave empowered to take on whatever challenges await!
Click here to see what a great weekend we had! We cannot wait to see everyone again in 2023!