West Coast Canada Retreats
Upcoming West Coast Ultimate Girls Getaways
Join us in June 2022 at Camp Elphinstone near Gibsons, British Columbia
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 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.
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 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 $425 + HST
Here’s the breakdown and what’s Included:
Retreat Fee: ($425 + HST)
* 2 nights shared accommodations in gorgeous, rustic cabins (think bunk beds, friends old and new)
* 6 delicious camp-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 activities both nights that is bound to be filled with fun, laughter and adventure
* a gift to commemorate your fabulous weekend and much more!
Located less than a five-minute drive from the Langdale Ferry Terminal on B.C.’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, YMCA Elphinstone’s 144 acres of oceanfront and lush forest is the memorable backdrop you’ve been searching for. Whether the goal is to connect with others, explore the outdoors, recharge your health and wellness, celebrate a milestone moment or all of the above, YMCA Elphinstone is the place to do it!
This location offers activities like low ropes, a climbing tower, archery, kayaking, voyager canoeing and many gorgeous hiking trails. All buildings are fully winterized and the site boasts cozy cabins that sleep up to 10 people. Each cabin is complete with heat and hydro and also contain toilets, sinks and showers either within them or at a central washroom facility nearby.
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.
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.
What To Pack
Typical weather in Spring can include warm days and cool nights. Be sure to bring a warm jacket for night-time campfires, as well as a raincoat and rubber boots in case the rain gets the better of us!
All luggage will pass through a heat room upon arrival to prevent the spread of bed bugs within the camp
How To Get There
Camp Elphinstone is located in Gibsons, BC, right on the Sunshine Coast! Just a short ferry ride from Vancouver!
You will board a ferry in Horseshoe Bay Terminal to get onto the island.
Please note: Ferry cost is not included in your registration