We’d like to invite you to a celebration!

A celebration of YOU! Come join us for a weekend in Chicago to celebrate the progress of Girls With Guts,  and let us show you our most sincere thank you!

What you can expect from this event:

  • The same positive and feel good environment that you’d get at any other GWG event.

  • The best parts of our typical retreat; great speakers, time to make lasting friendships, and great activities.

  • A Gut Gala where we thank all the people who have helped us along the way.

  • You will leave this event knowing how important you are to us.

Event Dates and Location
Friday, September 22nd -24th

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
600 N State Street. Chicago, IL 60654

Registration Dates and Pricing

Registration opens April 3rd for all past retreat attendees. Registration is open to everyone on May 8th.
Registration closes August 27th, 2017. There are spaces for 100 attendees total.

Registration fee: $300
Registration fees cover all activities for the weekend, all meals, sleeping accommodations, a T-shirt, and a GWG gift bag stuffed with fun and helpful items and information! 

The registration fee does not cover travel expenses.

Already Registered?

Please click HERE to fill out the information form.  The form must be completed 14 days prior to the Celebration.  If you do not complete and submit this form by September 18th, 2017, you will not be able to attend the Celebration


For those who cannot afford the associated fees for the weekend, we offer scholarships to cover registration fees.  Click HERE to apply for the scholarship.  For additional information about scholarships, or if you are interested in sponsoring someone or donating a Retreat spot, please contact Meghan@girlswithguts.org.  The scholarship does not cover travel expenses.

  • June 9th – Scholarship applications closes

  • June 13th- Scholarship winners will be announced

If you apply for a scholarship, but do not receive one, a spot at the event will be held for you if you wish to register after winners are announced. You will not miss your chance to join us!



Is this the same thing as the Retreat?

This event will be different than the retreats that we have run in the past 4 years. While the schedule and the setting are different, we’re hoping to keep the same positive atmosphere!  If you’re looking for one of our typical retreats, you’ll need to hold out for 2018! And no, we don’t know where it will be yet!!

If you’re new to a Girls With Guts live event this year, welcome! Please read all of the following information on this page.


  • You can start to register on May 8th

  • Please plan to arrive at the Celebration around 2 pm on September 22nd

  • If you need help finding roomates, there is a spot on the info form for you to indicate this

  • If you have attended a GWG retreat in the past, you can register during our pre-sale which starts April 3rd!

  • Registration opens for everyone on May 8th. This includes anyone who has attended a past retreat and anyone who is new to our events.

  • Registration closes August 27th, 2017.

Refund Policy

  • 90 days prior to the retreat (June 24th)- 100% refund

  • 45 days prior to retreat (August 8th)- No refunds will be given

  • 60 days prior to retreat (July 24th) – 50% refund

If you need to cancel after the 45-day mark, please contact us at info@girlswithguts.org and we will provide you with a donation receipt for the full amount of your registration fee. Sorry, no exceptions.