Join Girls With Guts for our 2019 Annual Retreat!

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This year, our annual Girls With Guts Retreat will be in Deckers, CO at Camp Shadybrook from November 1-4, 2019!

This year is going to be bigger and better than ever. We have so many exciting things planned, and we can’t wait to see your smiling faces!



Whats the housing situation?

There are two big lodges where you’ll be staying that have two sides for bunks, and a room in the back. The two sides hold 20-22 people each and the rooms in the back can hold around 10 people.

Whats the bathroom situation?

There is a bathroom in between the two sides of each lodge, one in the dining hall, and one in the dance hall. Camp Shadybrook also provides porta potties all over the place! So you’re never without a bathroom.


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Registration is OPEN.
Registration closes 11:59PM on August 30th, 2019.

There are spaces for 70 attendees total.

How much does it cost?

Registration is $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 fill out the info form below.  The form must be completed 60 days prior to the Retreat.  

Do NOT fill out this form if you are not registered to attend the Retreat.

If you do not complete and submit this form by September 1st, 2019, you will not be able to attend the event.

Can I carpool with others attending the retreat?

Of course! In fact, for this one, we encourage it! The carpool doc is available here.


Don’t worry. We have a policy for this! Unfortunately, due to the deposit we have to put down, we can only offer refunds up to a certain period.

  • 90 days prior to the retreat (August 3rd)- 100% refund

  • 60 days prior to retreat (September 2nd) – 50% refund

  • 45 days prior to retreat (September 17th)- No refunds will be given

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

Let's talk about sex, baby!

The Girls With Guts 2019 Annual Retreat is talking about all things in-between the sheets (and out of them). IBD and its treatments increase the risk of sexual dysfunction, and women often don’t want to speak to their GI about these issues. Join us for a weekend focused around intimacy and sexual health in women with IBD and/or ostomies. 

We’re putting together an interdisciplinary panel of experts, small breakout sessions, and workshops to help you feel empowered while spending time in the comfortable environment of the GWG retreats you’ve come to love. You'll come away from this retreat feeling confident and sexy in your body.

Plus, you'll get to partake in all the perks of our usual retreats - outings, team building, and sisterhood.

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Additional Info

Closest Airport (s)

Denver International Airport is about 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hour drive.

Colorado Springs airport is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital

16420 W US-24, Woodland Park, CO 80863 (23 miles away)

(719) 687-9999

Camp Info

Camp Shadybrook

8716 S Y Camp Rd, Deckers, CO 80135

If you’d like to contact the Retreat Center for any reason: (303) 647-2313


Each year Girls With Guts fundraises and collects donations to offer scholarships. This year we are able to offer 3 scholarships from a fund started by the Lewin Family in memory of Jessica Lewin, a daughter, sister and friend of many.

Jessica battled Crohn’s from a young age and had an ostomy for many years. Her family and friends would like to support other women in her situation by sending them on GWG retreats.

You can read about the Jessica Lewin Memorial Scholarship here:

For those who cannot afford the associated fees for the weekend, we offer scholarships to cover registration fees. 

For additional information about scholarships, or if you are interested in sponsoring someone or donating a Retreat spot, please contact  

The scholarship does not cover travel expenses.

  • June 30th, 2019 – Scholarship application closes

  • July 15th, 2019 - 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!


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