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COVID-19 Policy: 

Rise Gatherings is committed to keeping the safety of our retreat attendees clearly in focus at all times while creating meaningful and fun retreat experiences. Throughout the pandemic, Rise has been and will continue to rely upon CDC and state/local requirements and recommendations around COVID-19 safety. 

In 2021 the Weekend Getaway required vaccines and testing. As of now we believe it is too early to set a policy. We will consider CDC guidelines and state/local guidance and if necessary implement policies for the Program related to Covid-19.

Force Majeure:

In the event anything happens at Rise Gatherings Weekend Getaway or the Event is cancelled, directly or indirectly as a result of an any act of god, acts of terrorism, natural disaster, inevitable accident, fire, strike, lockout, or other labor dispute, riot or other civil commotion, act of public enemy, enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality (federal, state or local), epidemics, pandemics or outbreak of communicable disease, quarantines, failure of the Facility, or other cause of a similar or different nature not within Rise Gatherings’ control, Rise Gatherings shall not be responsible in any way for anything whatsoever, including without limitation, death, injury, property, and travel. The aforementioned  notwithstanding, with respect to a Force Majeure cancellation of the Event, Rise Gatherings, in its sole and absolute discretion, may provide ticket purchasers with a comparable substitute event to attend as scheduled by Rise Gatherings at the original location or a replacement location as determined in the sole discretion of Rise Gatherings, and subject to price increases/decreases in the event of increased or decreased costs resulting from the changed itinerary.

No exceptions apply

Check in for the 2022 weekend begins at 1pm on Friday, September 30. Our first shared meal is dinner, so we recommend stopping for lunch on the way. 

Friday afternoon is yours to join a movement class, sit by the lake, or settle in to your weekend home and enjoy the beautiful spaces before some all group activities geared to get you grounded and grooving. If you are going to be arriving late please let us know in advance.

Departure is 4pm on Sunday, October 2 after a blissful day that includes breakfast and lunch.

Say what? You won’t want to leave! Although attendees are allowed to leave early, Rise Weekend is packed with so much goodness – we recommend that you plan accordingly and enjoy the entire experience. However, if you need to leave early, please inform us before Rise begins.

If you need to leave the Weekend early for any circumstance, we are unable to prorate or refund your ticket. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

Our weekend home of Trail’s End is a premier overnight camp in the summer months as well as a wedding and retreat center for adult groups in the fall and spring.  

There are a variety of options for accommodations. Please see our full list of accommodations so you can decide for yourself if you want to sleep in a cabin with 6 – 8 other women, a newly renovated suite with a small group, a quaint space with one or two friends, or in your own private room. All of the accommodations have screened windows, heat, and electricity; are a step out the door into nature; and have clean bathrooms, sinks, and showers.

Bunking Requests? You can get snuggly in a bunk or private room with your friends and family that are coming for the weekend! Provide us with your requests at ticket purchase or send us an email and we will be sure you are with your requests.

Nope – we’ve got you covered! You will be provided with bedding basics: towels, sheets, one pillow and a lightweight blanket. Feel free to supplement with your own cozy supplies if you think you’ll want more coverage! Check the weather and throw in an extra blanket if you think you’ll need one! Don’t worry, in addition to linens, we will send you a detailed packing list so you are fully prepared.

Yes, you will be in good company! Some women come with friends, co-workers, sisters, mothers, daughters or neighbors, and many also come on their own. We provide bonding opportunities to cultivate community, as well as ample spaces to sit quietly by yourself.  It’s your dream weekend, we encourage you to show up for yourself – by yourself! If you come on your own and choose a shared accommodation, we will assign you to a bunk with other awesome women like you who said “YOLO! I’m coming solo!”

The weekend is beautifully curated for you to create your own experience and choose from our 40+ workshop and workout offerings. A few weeks before the weekend you will receive an email with the full description of Rise workshops and facilitators and have the opportunity to reserve your spot in the workshops of your choosing. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for individual healing sessions with our incredible team of practitioners. All workshops and workouts are included in your ticket price; healing sessions are optional and are an additional charge.

Retreats aren’t just for yogis!  Rise Weekend is “yoga optional!” There is a diverse array of offerings and every workshop welcomes the first timer and the pro.  There are opportunities to participate in incredible movement and workout sessions and yoga is only one of the many options! You’ll choose the one that feels good to you.  Many of our facilitators use meditation as a tool for growth and learning so you’ll have the opportunity to try it out or return to it as a way to connect to yourself.

Transformative, fun and freeing! Rise Gatherings workshops are facilitated experiences. Don’t expect to sit in rows and listen to lectures. Our facilitators are gifted experience creators and use a variety of ways to guide you to learn, grow and glow! In addition to imparting wisdom and tools, they will facilitate a full experience that may have you moving, talking, thinking and connecting – as much as you’d like within your comfort zone (or beyond!).  We limit the number of participants in each workshop in order to keep them small and ensure an intimate space where you can have a meaningful experience with yourself and others.

Up to you! On Sunday there will be a Rise Marketplace with lots of uniquely awesome gifts and treats for you to purchase (cash or credit card) if you desire.  But this can for sure be a no wallet weekend – all meals and workshop experiences are included.

All food has been selected and designed to give you the most freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment throughout the weekend with ideas to bring home to your kitchen! There is something for everyone  – vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc. We prioritize plant powered nutrition to fuel you with as many whole food nutrients as possible. You will be inspired by the meals prepared for you to enjoy a high vibe, socially conscious weekend. We are offering workshops to educate you on the idea of fueling yourself this way in your life beyond the retreat.

If there is anything specific you need, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here to accommodate you.

You must be at least 14 to attend accompanied by an adult and 18 to attend this event alone. However, there is no age limit for enjoying this experience! It is for growing women in all stages and phases of life!  Our weekends have a delightful representation of women of all ages from teens to grandmas. There will be workshops specifically designed for the teens to connect and the wise aging to continue their journey as well.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss further!

Think minimal! No need for excess this weekend except for excessive fun and experiences. You will need clothing and toiletry essentials. Also think about what activities you wish to participate in and pack accordingly. You can find our Full Packing List (coming soon!) here.

So close! It’s a perfect road trip from the tri-state area! Trail’s End Camp, home of the Rise Gatherings weekend, is about 2 hours from both Philly and NYC.  

We wish we could pick you up and road trip there together with the windows down as we sing out loud – but no, there will not be transportation provided.  We have a Weekend Facebook Group for attendees to connect and coordinate car pools.

The Historic Honesdale Bus Station is a 20 minute car ride to Trail’s End Camp.

You will be responsible for your ride from the bus station to Trails End Camp.

Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport is about an hour away from Trail’s End Camp, and Newark International Airport is two hours away. Philadelphia Airport or JFK are about three hours away.

You will be responsible for your ride from the airport to Trails End Camp.

What about the weather?! The weather will have no effect on the power of Rise Gatherings! The Poconos fall weather in September and October tends to be delightfully crisp and cool (highs during the day in the mid to high 60s, lows at night in the high 40s). Think layers…long & short sleeve tees during the day layered with a sweatshirt and light jacket at night. All workshops and activities will have fab indoor locations to gather in case of rain. Many meeting spaces and all bunks will have heat going if needed. All accommodations are heated.

This is a highly encouraged digital detox experience. We invite you to disconnect with email, social media, phone calls, even Amazon and Candy Crush for the weekend in order to connect fully with the Rise experience. Cell phone use is restricted to private spaces out of view and earshot of others.  If you’d like to go “full detox” we offer a cell-phone check in upon arrival. Notify your loved ones that you are taking this time for you.

Nope. Drugs and alcohol are not a part of this experience. Rise is about discovering that natural high and living purely within it.

We Rise all year long! Our on-line program Rise U is a semester program of workshops, classes and more. We host day retreats in New Hope, PA throughout the year, pop up events at studios, and can even come to you!  Contact us if you are interested in creating a unique virtual or in person celebration, staff development, off-site, even a college, book club or family reunion with Rise Gatherings – we’d love to create an uplifting, bonding and empowering experience for your group.

We hope not, but in case of an emergency on camp grounds, we will help in whatever capacity is needed. There are trained professionals on staff in case of illness or accident. There is also a hospital close by if needed.

Refund Policy

This policy extends to all reasons for cancellation, including Covid-19.  If you are concerned about the financial risk, we recommend you purchase cancellation/trip insurance. Quotes for insurance per person start at $50 – check travelinsurance.com for rates. 

If you cancel up until September 1, 2022:

Tickets may be transferred to another person* or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.

Tickets may be credited for a credit of 50% of purchase price toward a future Rise Gathering Getaway.

Email info@risegatherings to receive any of these three options until September 1, 2022.

*Transfer to recipient not complete until recipient completes full registration, and any outstanding payment has been made (if applicable).

If you cancel between September 2 – September 30, 2022:

Tickets may be transferred  to the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund 

If you do not attend, arrive late or leave early at the Weekend Getaway no refund or credit will be issued.

Registration made with a payment plan is subject to the terms of cancellation and transfers above.

This policy applies to any additional services purchased as Weekend Getaway add-ons.

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. Unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances (death in the family, illness, etc.) can happen to anyone. Being unprepared will cause you to miss the Weekend Getaway as well as lose your investment.

We also recommend you thoroughly read all of our Terms & Conditions prior to checkout. You must indicate your agreement during the checkout process. Our refund/cancellation policy will be enforced regardless of individual circumstances. 

Travelinsurance.com offers many options at affordable rates. Choose what works best for you!

We would love to hear from you! Please send us an email – all questions and considerations are welcome with open arms! info@risegatherings.com

Forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) broadly means bringing in the forest atmosphere with all of one's senses. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Researchers, primarily in Japan and South Korea, have established a growing body of scientific literature on the diverse health benefits.


Come as you are, leave feeling grounded and renewed! The experience is limited to 15 participants and you'll have time for solitude as well as feeling a connection to your fellow forest bathers. The entire experience takes place outside on a private property and private hiking trail. Rachel and Tami will welcome everyone with an opening circle and then guide you on the trail, pausing to share invitations that will enhance your experience. You'll seal the day with a closing circle and snacks.


The trail includes ascending and descending a moderate incline. The pace is slow throughout the experience.

Yes, there is a home on the property with a lovely bathroom for our use.

Dress comfortably and wear sneakers or hiking shoes with traction. Bring a water bottle and anything else you like to have outdoors (bug spray, hat, etc.).

In case of inclement weather (heat wave, heavy rain) participants will receive an email cancellation the morning of the retreat and a full refund. 

COVID-19 Policy: 

Rise Gatherings is committed to keeping the safety of our retreat attendees clearly in focus at all times while creating meaningful and fun retreat experiences. Throughout the pandemic, Rise has been and will continue to rely upon CDC and state/local requirements and recommendations around COVID-19 safety. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic this policy is subject to change. 

All attendees of the Refresh Retreat are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours of the event, as well as a rapid test the day of the event. Both tests are the responsibility of the participants and they are required to either email their results (screenshot/photo) or show them upon arrival.

Force Majeure: 

In the event anything happens at a Rise Gatherings Program or the Event is cancelled, directly or indirectly as a result of an any act of god, acts of terrorism, natural disaster, inevitable accident, fire, strike, lockout, or other labor dispute, riot or other civil commotion, act of public enemy, enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality (federal, state or local), epidemics, pandemics or outbreak of communicable disease, quarantines, failure of the Facility, or other cause of a similar or different nature not within Rise Gatherings’ control, Rise Gatherings shall not be responsible in any way for anything whatsoever, including without limitation, death, injury, property, and travel. The aforementioned  notwithstanding, with respect to a Force Majeure cancellation of the Event, Rise Gatherings, in its sole and absolute discretion, may provide ticket purchasers with a comparable substitute event to attend as scheduled by Rise Gatherings at the original location or a replacement location as determined in the sole discretion of Rise Gatherings, and subject to price increases/decreases in the event of increased or decreased costs resulting from the changed itinerary.

Check in begins at 3pm on Monday, July 18. There will be Creative Arts activities and refreshments so we can settle in together with some fun before our delightful dinner at 5pm.

Departure is 11am on Wednesday, July 20 after after a blissful morning that includes yoga, breakfast and a closing circle.

Dreamy! Get ready for some wonderful sleep and pampering. We will be the only guests at the Woolverton Inn, an elegant country B&B in Stockton, NJ.  The flower filled grounds are surrounded by 300 acres of quiet preserved farmland and forest. 

There are 13 rooms - each styled with relaxation in mind. You'll sink into luxurious bedding, fluffy robes, and elegant furnishings. Many of the rooms include whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. And did we mention the views from your window? You'll look out at rolling hills, pastures and gardens.

Yes! You are welcome to share a suite or a cottage. Please note you will be sharing a king size bed, there are no rooms with two beds. Just choose "shared occupancy" at check out and you'll both save $400.

Everything! Your accommodations, meals, snacks, beverages, workshops, activities and entertainment are all included in your ticket price. You'll be greeted with a delightful swag bag full of goodies and a journal too. The only extra is if you schedule a massage or astrology reading.

The retreat is beautifully curated so you don't have to worry about a thing. There is a relaxed paced schedule so you can let go of life's hustle and ease into experiences designed for you to move, learn and delight, as well as rest and digest. If you prefer to sit out any activity for some alone time we encourage you to do so!  

In advance of the retreat you will have the opportunity to sign up for individual sessions with our incredible team of practitioners. Lauren and Tink will be offering free 15 minute consultations for your health and home. You may also schedule a massage with Gilda or Astrology Reading with Natalie for an additional charge.

All food has been selected and designed to give you the most freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment throughout the retreat with ideas to bring home to your kitchen! There is something for everyone  – vegan, paleo, gluten free, and we prioritize plant powered nutrition to fuel you with as many whole food nutrients as possible. We will be enjoying fresh baked goods, freshly prepared meals featuring locally sourced fruit and vegetables, and snacks from our sponsors. You and your tummy are going to feel nourished!

If there is anything specific you need, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here to accommodate you.

Think cozy and comfy! No need to dress up, come as you are and pack your favorite items for hanging out, movement and being outdoors. You can bring your own yoga mat and we will have mats available as well.

Yes! The Philadelphia and Newark Airports are both about an hour from Stockton, NJ. Transportation is not provided to and from the retreat, but we are happy to help you make arrangements, just be in touch.

We will be immersing in our beautiful setting and breathing the benefits of time spent close to nature. All activities, classes, workshops and meals will be enjoyed outdoors. The Inn has a large  breezy tented area for weddings where we will gather in the shade for workshops and classes. Meals will take place on the beautiful deck. In case of inclement weather we will gather indoors at the Inn.

Nope. Drugs and alcohol are not a part of this experience. Rise is about discovering that natural high and living within it.

Refund Policy:

This policy extends to all reasons for cancellation, including Covid-19. If you are concerned about the financial risk, we recommend you purchase cancellation/trip insurance. Quotes to insure your Weekend Getaway ticket and travel costs per person start at $50 – check travelinsurance.com for rates. 

Registration made with a payment plan is subject to the terms of cancellation and transfers below.

This policy applies to any additional services purchased as Program add-ons.

Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance:

Tickets may be transferred to another person* or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.

Tickets may be credited for a credit of 50% of purchase price toward a future Rise Gatherings Event.

Email info@risegatherings.com to receive either of these two options.

*Transfer to recipient not complete until recipient completes full registration and any outstanding payment has been made (if applicable).

Cancellations made 1-29 days in advance:

Tickets may be transferred  to the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund 

If you do not attend, arrive late to or leave early from the Event no refund or credit will be issued.

– No exceptions to these conditions apply

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. Unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances (death in the family, illness, etc.) can happen to anyone. Being unprepared will cause you to miss the Weekend Getaway as well as lose your investment.

We also recommend you thoroughly read all of our Terms & Conditions prior to checkout. You must indicate your agreement during the checkout process. Our refund/cancellation policy will be enforced regardless of individual circumstances. 

Travelinsurance.com offers many options at affordable rates. Choose what works best for you!

We would love to hear from you! Please send us an email – all questions and considerations are welcome with open arms! info@risegatherings.com