About four times per year I offer youth summits and retreats for teenagers ages 12-19. These Summits and Retreats are designed to enhance, engage and empower youths toward a future of achievement, fulfillment and happiness. We explore topics surrounding self-awareness, goals and aspirations. On June 5th-7th, I will co-host the second annual Inward Bound: Holistic Retreat for Young Women in collaboration with The Cultivated Self and Inner Diplomat.

This exciting three day weekend retreat for under served young women ages 16-19 encourages positive transition into adulthood. The 2nd annual retreat will be spent at a beautiful lake-house (donated by property owner Brendan Walsh) in New Milford, Connecticut.

June 5-7, 2015.

Retreat Activities:

Nature Walk/Hike
Journaling Workshop
AM  & PM Yoga
Resiliency Workshop
Vision Board Workshop
Mindful Eating

Important Dates:

February 1, 2015- Registration Opens

May 8, 2015- Registration Closes

May 11, 2015- Winners will be notified

May 23, 2015- Mandatory Meet & Greet with retreat staff, selected youth and parent or legal guardian.

NOTE: FREE room and board, but a processing fee of $25 applies. Processing fee must be paid by 5/23/15.


Q: Can youth under age 16 attend?
A: No. Only youth ages 16-19 are accepted at this time.

Q: Can parents attend the retreat?
A: Parents will be provided the address in the event a visit is necessary. Parents can not stay at the lake-house.

Q: Will I be allowed to call my daughter?
A: Yes, we will allow parents to call youth at anytime. All youth/staff will check in with parents twice per day.

Q: My daughter attended last year, can she attend a second year in a row?
A: All youth ages 16-19 are encouraged to apply, even if she attended in previous years. This does not guarantee she will be chosen.

Q: How are youth selected?
A: All applications are reviewed by the facilitators who will applications and decided collectively. Winners are chosen based on information provided. We strongly encourage youth and parents to submit detailed entries.

Q: What if I have a question or concern?
A: Contact information can be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.


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    Youth Events

    The Hartford Girl youth summits and annual weekend retreat (formerly known as Everything I Am youth summit) are designed to enhance, engage and empower youth towards a future of achievement, fulfillment and happiness.

    Future Events

    Summit: March 8, 2015 (canceled)
    Retreat- June 5-7, 2015
    Summit- Sept. 5, 2015

    Past Events

    Sat. December 13, 2014 Fri. June 6-8, 2014
    Sat. March 29, 2014

    Sat. Nov. 23, 2013
    Sat. Sept. 28, 2013 


    January 2015