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.

    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