Discover Tahoe's Magic

Join me September 18-22 as I host a group of pals for a magical summer week in Lake Tahoe.

This week will include lodging in a historical cabin on the lake, and loads of fun including hiking, kayaking, yoga, workshops and more.

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 week!

The Digs

We'll be staying inside the historical Richardson House at Camp Richardson, a 7 bedroom 4.5 bath house that's just a short walk from the lake. Whether you want to claim your own spacious bedroom or bunk up with new friends, there is something for every budget!

Additional amenities include:

  • Stone Fireplace
  • Game area
  • Modern appliances and TVs
  • Short walk from a general store, restaurant, bike trails, and Tahoe's most famous ice cream parlor.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1 Wednesday

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

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

6:00 pm – Family dinner 

7:30 pm – Firepit hangout and share meeting

Day 2 Thursday

8:00 am – Yoga for Sobriety with Meech

7am-9 am – Self-serve, continental style breakfast.

10 am – Depart for Eagle Lake hike.

Noon - Picnic lunch at the lake.

2 pm – Head back the house

5:00 pm - Mocktail workshop and happy hour

7 pm –Family dinner

8 pm – Outdoor fire + evening share meeting

Day 3 Friday

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

8 am - Yoga for Sobriety with Meech

10:00 – Depart for day of kayaking along the shoreline.

Noon - Lunch somewhere super beautiful!

2pm - Return to house

5pm - Workshop

7pm - Family dinner and GAME NIGHT!

Day 4 Saturday

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

8 am - Yoga for Sobriety with Meech

10:00 – Depart for a fun day on Lake Tahoe on a PONTOON! Will be heading to Emerald Bay and D.L. Bliss.

Noon - Lunch on Pontoon.

2pm - Return to house.

4pm - Sound Bath

7pm - Family dinner

8pm - Firepit and evening share meeting.

Day 5 Sunday

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

9am - Group photos (optional)

10am - Checkout

Your Retreat Package Includes

Lakeside 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 Stateline to the cabin (people flying in will take the airport shuttle to Stateline, NV and we'll pick you up there!)

Transportation to Daily Activities

Professionally Guided Yoga & Fitness Classes

Guided Hike

Kayak Rentals

Pontoon Boat Rental

Unlimited access to paddleboards, beach umbrellas, and animal floaties

Mocktail Workshop

Sound Bath

Exclusive 2024 Lake Tahoe Adventure Retreat hats and Goodie Bags

Goodie Bags

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

NOT Included


Shuttle from the Airport to Lake Tahoe

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


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.


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! 

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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.

Now accepting applications!