Time to Celebrate!

Join me July 31- August 4 to celebrate my and YOUR soberversaries. WE'RE DOING IT!!! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a group of sober pals who share the same thirst for ADVENTURE as myself.

This celebration is an adventurers dream! There will be a day of hiking to an alpine lake; a day kayaking and exploring secret coves; and a relaxing day on a boat CELEBRATING our sobriety on Lake Tahoe (and probably tubing, because why not).

The mocktails will be flowing and we'll be laughing together with the sun on our cheeks!

If you're looking for the ultimate way to say YOLO and TREAT YO SELF without booze, this retreat is for you!

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 luxurious 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 everyone!

Additional amenities include:

  • Stone Fireplace
  • Game area
  • Modern appliances and TVs
  • Patio area
  • Nearby trail system that the homeowner says we CAN'T MISS!

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

6:30 am- 8:00 am – Self-serve, continental style breakfast

8:30 am – Depart for Donner Summit hike

10:30 am - Snack at the vista point

Noon – Back at car. Head to Donner Lake for lunch!

1:00 pm - Back to the house to relax and jacuzzi!

5:00 pm - Healthy Happy Hour: Mocktail and Journaling workshop

7:00 pm – Family Dinner

8:00 pm – Evening share meeting on back deck

Day 3 Friday

6:30 - 8:00 am – Self-serve, continental style breakfast 

9:00 am – Depart for day of kayaking along the shoreline exploring secret magical coves!

Noon - Picnic and swim at our secret private beach nook!

2:00 pm - Return to house

5:00 pm - Mocktail Happy Hour

7:00 pm - Family Dinner + GAME NIGHT!

Day 4 Saturday

6:30 am - 8:00 am – Self-serve, continental style breakfast 

9:00 – Depart for a fun day CELEBRATING our soberversaries on a boat exploring Lake Tahoe! Maybe some tubing if we're game!

Noon - Lunch on the lake!

2:30 pm - Return to house

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free time

7:00 pm - Family Dinner

8:00 pm - Meeting + CAKE CAKE CAKE!!!

Day 5 Sunday (optional)

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

10:00 am - Say goodbyes. Take group photo. BESTIES FOR LIFE!

Your Retreat Package Includes

Accommodations for 5 Days, 4 Nights

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

A fridge PACKED with NA beverages

Transportation from Reno Airport to the House

Transportation to Daily Activities

Guided Hike

Kayak Rentals

Boat Rental

Sobriety Workshops

Goodie Bags

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

NOT Included


Available Beds

Master Bedroom

King Bed w/ Private Bathroom: $2,800

Shared Room

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

*King Bedroom is available to share with a friend.

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 3ish 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! Enjoy the jacuzzi or the walking trail near our house.

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 to secure your spot, your remaining balance will be split into THREE installments that are due by the following schedule: 

Payment 1: 4 weeks before the retreat

Payment 2: 3 weeks before the retreat

Payment 3: 1 week before the retreat

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 by July 3 to get a full refund.
  2. After July 3 you will get a 50% refund.
  3. After July 17 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.

There are only 8 slots for this trip.

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