Cultivating Community with Creatives & Social Justice Leaders Retreat
A weekend of restoring, refreshing, renewing, and re-imagining, this retreat is intentionally curated for individuals and couples who work in a creative or social justice field to make the world a better place. If you've given all you've got and need to recharge and re-imagine the next step of your journey, join us for this 4 day/3 night experience that will provide the infrastructure of support to keep you moving forward.
Cultivating Community with Creatives & Social Justice Leaders
March 9-12th, 2023
Registration for this retreat is now closed.
We hope you will consider joining one of our future events!
What To Expect
Our Spring 2023 retreat is curated to creatives and social justice leaders! Progressive authors (traditional or self-published), podcasters, musicians, faith leaders, content creators, and social justice advocates are invited to join us for 4 days/3 nights of building lasting relationships with like-minded people! Whether you're energized or burnt out, single or coupled, LGBTQ+ or straight/cis, we invite you to come away for a weekend of restoration, rejuvenation, and rich conversation with others who are doing similar work. 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 creativity, investing in this weekend will provide you the opportunity to recharge and have a whole new group of colleagues to come alongside you for the journey!
See a sample of the schedule HERE.
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 that will 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. Click here to view accommodations.
Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Come by yourself or with your partner/spouse for a true getaway! (Note: Your partner does not have to be in a creative or social justice line of work to attend with you!)
This as an opportunity to network as well as to invest in yourself and the longevity of what you do. Creatives and social justice leaders are prone to burn-out and being intentional in finding restorative time away will help re-energize you so that both you and your work can continue to thrive.
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 Admin@AmberCantorna.com)
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 on an affordable budget. 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. Using professional development funds from your workplace (if available) is also a great option!
We've worked hard to provide the following discounted rates for creatives:
SINGLE PERSON/SHARED ROOM:
$295 – Retreat Fee (including all activities, supplies, and a retreat t-shirt)
$570 – All meals and 3 nights in a private bed/shared
room at a luxury 5-star 7,000 sq. ft. home (See accommodations)
$865 – All-Inclusive Cost (Excludes airfare and transportation to/from
$590 – Retreat Fee (including all activities, supplies, and 2
$835 – All meals and 3 nights in a private room at a luxury
5-star 7,000 sq. ft. home (See accommodations)
(Approximately $139/day per person)
$1425 – All-Inclusive Cost ($305 Savings! - 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.
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!
Reusable water bottle
A mind and heart that are open and ready to connect, learn, heal, and grow!
“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