Women's Retreats

Upcoming Fall Ultimate Girls Getaways

September 21-23, 2018 at Bark Lake near Haliburton – SOLD OUT

September 28-30, 2018 at Cedar Ridge Camp near Bancroft – SOLD OUT

October 12-14, 2018 at Camp Kandalore in Algonquin Highlands – SOLD OUT

The Ultimate Girls Getaway

In this hectic, busy world, sometimes as women we don’t get a chance to prioritize ourselves. With topics like mental health and self-care on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, it’s time for women to put themselves first and take a breather from the everyday craziness! Rustic Mama Retreats Ultimate Girls Getaway is the perfect place for you to relax, refresh and reconnect with yourself and other fabulous like-minded women. Its good for the heart, the mind and the soul! You’ll have the chance to engage in a variety of amazing sessions such as yoga, sign making workshops, paddle-boarding, archery, tree-top trekking, dance parties and the opportunity to partake in workshops taught by talented guest speakers, all designed to be fun, exciting and allow you to relax and rediscover yourself.

Sessions and Workshops

There is something for everyone at our Ultimate Girls Getaway. The biggest problem you’ll have is choosing which session to sign up for! Fun, adventure, education, friendship and relaxation await you at our lakeside escape!

Maybe you’ll spend the morning creating a masterpiece! Take a guided painting workshop, or try your hand at making a rustic wooden sign or authentic dream-catcher.

Reflection more your thing? Breathe and relax during a sunrise yoga session or enjoy the peacefulness of the lake with a morning paddle. Then maybe step into a vision board or guided journaling workshop.

Why not ramp it up in the afternoon and set your thrill metre to high! Cheer each other on as you tackle a state of the art high-ropes course or touch the sky by scaling and rappelling the 30′ tall rock climbing wall! Take your aim in the archery field or use those critical thinking skills to break out of the escape room.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Evenings at Rustic Mama Retreats are filled with entertainment! From Friday night wine socials, to Saturday night dance parties we’ve got the perfect recipe for an exciting evening! 

Don’t worry if you want a quieter escape! There are several opportunities throughout the day to relax and reflect and each night is capped off with a cozy outdoor campfire on the waterfront. It’s the perfect place to unwind and chat with friends old and new. 

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Registration Costs

At Rustic Mama Retreats we strive to be affordable and accessible to women everywhere. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun! While some retreats the offer programming of this kind for $800-$1200, we’ve worked hard to offer great value for a much lower cost!

Ultimate Girl’s Getaway registration cost is $399 + HST 

Here’s what’s Included:

* 2 nights shared accommodations in gorgeous, rustic cabins (think bunk beds, friends old and new)

* 6 delicious chef-prepared meals and a variety of snacks throughout the day. You definitely won’t go hungry!

* workshops and sessions of your choosing on a variety of topics. All materials are included

* morning programs to start your day such as yoga, meditation or early morning kayaking

* evening entertainment both nights that is bound to be filled with fun, laughter and adventure

* a gift to commemorate your fabulous weekend and much more!


Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre has over 500 hundred acres of beautiful land with trails, forests, wetlands and multiple sandy beaches. The main dining hall as well as Balsam Lakeside are the main activity areas for Rustic Mama Retreats. Mealtimes and larger group activities will take place here. They offer a gorgeous view of the private lake, a state of the art kitchen and plenty of room for socializing and activities. Bark Lake also offers an incredible climbing wall, open-air high ropes course and an archery field where you can improve your aim! To find out more about Bark Lake visit www.barklake.com 

Cedar Ridge Camp is a pristine 150-acre site located in the heart of the Madawaska Highlands, near Bancroft, Ontario. Their 3,400-foot shoreline borders quiet Wannamaker Lake and provides ample opportunity to water activities like paddle-boarding, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. They also offer a high ropes aerial course, rock climbing, archery and many more outdoor adventure activities. 

Camp Kandalore is located in the heart of the Algonquin Highlands, in between Canarvon and Dorset Ontario. Nestled in the bay of Lake Kabakwa and tucked away from the highway, Camp Kandalore offers so many incredible activities it will be difficult to choose! Indoor and outdoor rock climbing, mountain biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, high ropes, fishing, archery and voyageur canoeing are just the beginning. On top of that, all of their cabins wrap around the shores of the lake, so a gorgeous view is never far away!

Accommodations at all Retreats include cozy, winterized, lakeside cabins with electricity, perfect for bunking down with girlfriends. All have access to full washrooms with sink, showers and toilets. Most cabins accommodate 6-18 people so be sure to let us know if you have any cabin mate requests or come with a large group of friends and have a cabin all to yourselves! Remember to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag, and a flashlight to navigate to your cabin at night. 

Mouth-Watering Food 

Good food is important to us! That’s why our chefs work hard to provide amazing, nutritious and delicious meals throughout the weekend with both healthy and indulgent options! All meals will include a variety of mains, incredible homemade goods, vegetarian and gluten-free options and a delicious salad bar. 

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Please be sure to inform us of any food allergies/intolerances or health issues you feel we should be aware of well before arriving at camp. Our incredible chefs and their staff can satisfy all special dietary needs, as long as we know in advance. 

Some wine and alcoholic beverages will be available during the evenings but feel free to bring your own beverages for consumption in your cabin.

What To Pack 

It’s always best to expect the unexpected in northern cottage country. Typical weather in Fall can include cool nights and the occassional sprinkle.

Be sure to bring a warm jacket for night-time campfires and star-gazing, as well as a raincoat and rubber boots in case the rain gets the better of us!

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How To Get There

Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre is located in Irondale, Ontario. 

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Cedar Ridge Camp is located in McArthurs Mills, Ontario near Bancroft.

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Camp Kandalore is located in   Algonquin Highlands. 

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