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Unashamed: A LGBTQIA+ Retreat for Individuals and Couples

Join us in beautiful Monument, CO for 4 days/3 nights of building lasting community with like-minded people. This weekend of rest, renewal, and connection is intentionally curated for LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples to come together and foster meaningful relationships in a safe space where everyone belongs. Whether you're newly out or been out for a long time, this retreat will provide the infrastructure of support to help you thrive.

What to Expect
Group Size
Arrival Info

Unashamed: A LGBTQIA+ Retreat for Individuals and Couples

August 10-13th, 2023

Monument, CO

*Registration deadline is July. 10th, 2023. Spots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

What To Expect

Our Summer 2023 retreat is designed for LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples! If you're part of the queer community and looking to for a chance to get away, recharge, and build meaningful relationships in a safe space with other queer people, you are invited to join us for this 4 days/3 nights gathering! Whether you're energized or burnt out, recently out or have been out for a long time, we invite you to come away for a weekend of restoration, rejuvenation, and rich conversation with others who understand  the intricacies that come with being queer. Our schedule will allow for conversation and fun, introspection and healing, laughter and tears. Wherever you're at and whatever you're facing in your current season of life, investing in this weekend will provide you the opportunity to recharge and have a whole new group of friends to come alongside you for the journey!

Group Size: 14 people (plus 2 facilitators)
  • This retreat is intentionally limited to 14 people to maximize community building and facilitate both personal introspection as well as cultivate relationships designed to last a lifetime.

  • This retreat has space for 4 couples and 6 singles. Singles will have a private bed in a shared a room with one to three other people. Couples will have a private room to themselves with a queen or king bed and en suite bath. Friends who are willing to share a queen or king bed, or individuals who want a room to themselves are also welcome to register for a “couples” room. (See accommodations)

  • Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Come by yourself or with your partner/spouse for a true getaway! (Poly/ENM are fully affirmed in this space. If you are part of a triad/group and are interested in attending together, please reach out so we can accommodate you.)

Arrival Info

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) - 33 miles from retreat center (can Uber/Lyft to retreat center from COS)

Denver International Airport (DIA) – 67 miles from retreat center (Groome offers roundtrip shuttle service from DIA to Monument for $44/person each way. The Monument shuttle stop is 6 minutes from the retreat center and pickup from the shuttle stop can be arranged at no additional cost by contacting us at


Check-in: Everyone must check in to the retreat center between 3-4:30pm on Thursday.


Check-out: The retreat will conclude at 10am on Sunday. It is advised that you allow at least 2 hours at the airport (plus drive time) if flying out of Denver Int’l Airport, and at least 1 hour at the airport (plus drive time) if you are flying out of Colorado Springs Airport. Please do not schedule a flight that will require you to leave the retreat center before 10am as it is important that each attendee is present for our final gathering and the conclusion of our weekend together.


This retreat is all-inclusive and we strive to provide a luxury retreat experience at an affordable cost. We invite you to see this as an investment in your work, in yourself, and in the people you will meet along the way who will become part of your support network as you continue on your journey.


      $1109 – All-Inclusive Cost: Includes retreat fee, all activities, meals, and a private bed in a shared room with 1-3 other

                     people in a luxury 7,000 sq. ft hotel-style home (See accommodations) (Excludes airfare and transportation to/from retreat




       $2218 – All-Inclusive Cost: Includes retreat fee for two, all activities, meals, and a private room with a queen or king

                       bed and en-suite bath in a luxury 7,000 sq. ft hotel-style home (See accommodations) (Excludes airfare and

                             transportation to/from retreat center)


*Note: Everyone is required to stay on site as part of the community building experience.

***Scholarships are not available at this time but please check back for partial scholarship opportunities.

COVID Protocols:

All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received a booster shot within 6 months of retreat dates to attend. Everyone will also be administered a rapid test on arrival to ensure the safety of all participants. Careful planning leading up to retreat is key as you will not be reimbursed should you test positive on arrival. KN95 or N95 masks are required through the airport and during airline travel (as well as shuttle/Uber/Lyft if applicable) to retreat.​

What to Bring
  • Layers, layers, layers!

  • Journal/Pen

  • Hiking/walking shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Masks/Hand sanitizer

  • Reusable water bottle

  • A mind and heart that are open and ready to connect, learn, heal, and grow!

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Covid Protocols
What to Bring

“It is no exaggeration to say that this retreat was the most healing experience of my life. Amber Cantorna is a master at encouraging without pushing, understanding how to move a group through an experience, and bringing people together in a way that facilitates deep bonding and the kind of relationships that last and last.”

- Alicia Johnston (she/her), LGBTQ author/advocate

Phoenix, AZ

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