Time to Celebrate!

Join me July 31- August 4 to celebrate my soberversary. I can't think of a better way to spend this magical day than with a group of sober pals who share the same thirst for SOBER ADVENTURES as myself!

This trip includes one overnight backpacking excursion, open to experienced and newbie backpackers. Ya'll, this is my all time FAVORITE hobby and I'm excited to show you one of my favorite spots in the area! Newbie backpackers will be provided all the gear and knowledge they need to have the absolute MOST fun in nature!

I promise you'll leave feeling excited about living your best sober life!

About Lake Tahoe

If Lake Tahoe isn't already on your Sobriety bucket list, add it now!

With majestic peaks, crystal-clear water, and lush forests, Tahoe is the ultimate haven to vibe with yourself, others, and nature.

Tahoe holds a special place in my heart because it's where I got sober!

I can't wait to share some of my favorite trails, beaches, lookouts and more with my sober pals. It's going to be an unforgettable weekend!

The Digs

We'll be staying inside the a STUNNING cabin nestled in beautiful King's Beach. Whether you want to claim your own spacious bedroom or bunk up with new friends, there is something for every budget!

Additional amenities include:

  • JACUZZI!!
  • Stone Fireplace
  • Game area
  • Modern appliances and TVs
  • Patio area

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1 Wednesday

4:00 pm – Check in (time is tentative)

5:00 pm – Snacks, meet & greet, and icebreakers   

7:30 pm – Family dinner 

8:30 pm – Share meeting

Day 2 Thursday

7:00 - 9:00 am – Self-serve, continental style breakfast

10:00 am – Depart for day on Lake Tahoe. We'll be renting clear-bottom tandem kayaks and exploring my favorite nooks!

Noon - Picnic lunch in a private cove!

2:00 pm - Head back the house

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Free time

5:00 pm - Mocktail happy hour

7:00 pm - Family dinner & game night.

8:00 pm - Outdoor evening share.

Day 3 Friday

7:00 - 8:30 am - Self-serve, continental style breakfast 

9:00 am - Depart for trailhead

10:00 - Start hiking

1:00 pm - Arrive at camp. Set up. Eat.

2:00 - 5:00 pm - Take plunge in the alpine lake and explore the area.

5:30 pm - Dinner and evening share.

Day 4 Saturday

7:00 - 9:00 am - Wake up. Breakfast. Pack up camp.

9:00 am - Head back to trailhead.

Noon - Arrive at van and head back to the house.

1:00 pm - Lunch is served!

2:00 - 4:00 pm - Relax, hang out, jacuzzi time

5:00 pm - Journaling and mocktail workshop

7:30 pm - Family dinner

8:00 pm - Evening share

Day 5 Sunday

7:00 - 9:00 am - Self-serve, continental style breakfast 

9:00 am - Group photos (optional)

10:00 am - Checkout

Your Retreat Package Includes

Accommodations for 5 Days, 4 Nights (prices vary)

Meals (4 Breakfast, 4 Dinner, 3 Lunch, & Unlimited Snacks)

A fridge PACKED with NA beverages

Transportation from Reno to the Cabin

Transportation to Daily Activities

Guided Hike

Kayak Rentals

Sobriety Workshops

Exclusive 2024 Lake Tahoe Adventure Retreat hats

Goodie Bags

(Optional) Backpacking 101 Online Workshop for those who are new to backpacking.

Backpacking gear if you need it!

Access to the private YSP Adventures Facebook community where you can connect with other sober, adventurous pals

NOT Included

Airfare

Pricing

Master Bedroom

King Bed w/ Private Bathroom: $3,000

Private Bedrooms

Queen Bed w/ Shared Bathroom: $2,800
Queen Bed w/ Shared Bathroom: $2,800

Shared Room

Bottom Bunk w/ Shared Bathroom: $2,300
Bottom Bunk w/ Shared Bathroom: $2,300
Top Bunk w/ Shared Bathroom: $2,100
Top Bunk w/ Shared Bathroom: $2,100

*Bring a friend & share your bed for an additional $350*
*Only available to King & Queen Beds*

So grateful for this clearly carefully curated experience!

The retreat was honestly life-changing. Before the gathering I was feeling pretty solo in my journey and isolating myself. Finding community that weekend helped me build curiosity and courage to connect with folks. The retreat was incredibly meaningful - and also super FUN! A great mix of healing and deep conversations with light-hearted belly laughs. I felt really cared for by Laura and her team, and the food was INCREDIBLE. Loved Tahoe and the adventures - and the people I got to experience the weekend with. I'm so grateful tor this very clearly carefully curated experience - and 100% would do it again. So. Much. Gratitude. Laura and her team knocked it out of the park.

- Caitlin

100% nourishment for my soul!

I remember finalizing my booking thinking “Am I really doing this? Planning a trip to meet a handful of sober strangers in a place I’ve never been?” I was so nervous. But from the moment I arrived until the last few moments we spent together, it was magic and 100% nourishment for my soul. Laura has an incredible gift of making people feel welcome and totally at home in her presence. Before I knew it, we were laughing and sipping mocktails and sharing our personal journeys and creating inside jokes and catch phrases. We ate delicious food and saw breathtaking scenery and recharged ourselves amongst likeminded people who really spoke and understood our experiences in sobriety. What I thought would be a quick and pleasant adventure turned into a memory I will cherish for a lifetime. RUN DON’T WALK at the chance to join a SoberPal Retreat with Laura. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

- Tanaya

Life-changing!

The sober pal retreat was LIFE CHANGING! I never thought I’d bond so strongly with women in such a short amount of time. The outing was so fun but the time we spent indoors making mocktails, playing games, and just talking was just as amazing. I really really want this to be an annual thing for me. I’ve made friendships for life that I truly cherish.

Diana

A Wonderful Experience

I attended the 2023 Lake Tahoe retreat and it was a wonderful experience. I didn’t know how much I needed to be around sober people who have a some of the same experiences I have had with alcohol. It was so nice getting to know everyone and laughing a lot! I’ll definitely be attending another retreat in the future! Laura did a great job putting this whole thing together!

- Melissa

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the physical requirements?

All activities are accessible to beginners. That said, having some physical endurance could make the activities easier and/or more fun. Lake Tahoe is 6,200 feet above sea level and it's common to feel winded with the change in elevation. The day hike is 2 miles with 500 feet elevation gain. We'll be kayaking for 2ish hours with our lunch break.

Do I have to participate in every activity?

Definitely not! If there's a day you prefer to stay back and relax, that's totally cool! Our cabin is near a beautiful beach, lakeside dining, TONS of walking trails, and more.

What do I need to bring?

If your application is accepted, we'll be sure to send you a detailed packing list! You'll also be invited to a private IG chat for this retreat and the YSP Adventures Facebook group where you can connect with other past, present and future retreat attendees to pick their brains!

I can't really afford this right now. Do you offer payment plans or scholarships?

We totally understand. Please know your financial health and healing journey are important to us. While we do not offer scholarships (yet), we do provide a payment plan for those who cannot afford to pay upfront.

We also ask that you do not apply if you are struggling with living paycheck-to-paycheck and/or credit card debt. Please prioritize your financial health and keep an eye out for our FREE day hikes or upcoming scholarship opportunities!

If you are struggling with credit card debt, visit this link below to set up a free session with a nonprofit credit counseling service.

Payment Plan & Cancellation Policy

Payment Plan

After a 25% deposit, your remaining balance will be split into FOUR installments that are due by the following schedule: 

Payment 1: 4 months before the retreat

Payment 2: 3 months before the retreat

Payment 3: 2 months before the retreat

Payment 4: One month before the retreat date

Due dates for payment plans will have a seven day grace period.  Any payments 14 days overdue will be assessed a $25/week late fee. We will make every effort to contact you before the 14 day fees are applied.  Payments exceeding 30 days overdue will be subject to trip cancellation with no refund. 

Cancellation Policy

This cancellation policy has been designed to be as flexible and compassionate as possible because we know LIFE HAPPENS, but please understand that it also serves to protect the Sober Pal team and the blood, sweat and tears we put into these retreats. 

  1. Cancellations must be made within 90 days of your deposit to get a full refund.
  2. After 90 days from your paid deposit, you will get a 50% refund.
  3. Within 30 days of your retreat no refunds given, no exceptions.
  4. Retreat bookings are transferable, meaning someone can take your spot as long as their application is approved. This must be done at least two weeks before your retreat dates!

No one books a retreat with the intention of canceling, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance. We put months of work into each retreat and cancellations cost us time, labor, and money (I learned this the hard way and it was not fun). Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early. 

I recommend that you purchase travel insurance if you want additional protection with things like flights, transportation, lost luggage, etc. Trip cancellation insurance is also a good idea because fees will be covered should you have a medical problem prior to your trip or while on the trip. Trip insurance can also cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the retreat. TRUST ME it’s worth the investment!

Here is a link to a travel insurance policy that past sober pal attendees have used and loved! 

Button to this link: https://www.travelexinsurance.com/travel-insurance/benefits/trip-cancellation-interruption

In the unlikely event that we cancel a retreat, your payment will be credited to a future retreat or a full refund will be provided.

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