About Guiding Star

Losing a child to a life threatening illness is a devastating outcome to families who were already experiencing tremendous emotional, financial and medical hardships. It quickly becomes a daily struggle just to hold everything that matters together. For families under such constant stress, Guiding Star is a very special retreat for these families. We offer a safe haven where a small number of families in the same circumstance are given the opportunity to talk with therapists and each other, and relax and rebuild the foundation of family support that we all need to carry on. Guiding Star is available to these families free of charge.

This recovery takes place at the Metropolis Resort, the home of Action City and Chaos Water Park, one of the leading entertainment centers in the Midwest, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Metropolis Resort was designed with families in mind where everyone will be treated to fun-filled activities, including both indoor and outdoor adventures.