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. Linens are included for this event!

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 NOW CLOSED..
Registration closes 11:59PM on August 30th, 2019.

There are spaces for 70 attendees total.

How much does it cost?

Registration is CLOSED.

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.

We are now offering a payment plan!

You can pay $150 now ($145 via the link and $5 is charged for “shipping” but disregard this) and $150 by August 30th, when registration for this event closes.

  • $50 of your $145 deposit will be non-refundable as a convenience fee for this option.

  • The remaining balance of $145 ($5 is charged for shipping per transaction) will be due by August 30th, when registration for our 2019 Annual Retreat closes.

  • If the balance is not paid in full by August 30th, you forfeit your spot to attend and will be refunded for payment made minus the $50 deposit.

  • If you wish to pay the remainder of your balance before August 30th, please come back to this link to submit payment.

  • We will send a final payment reminder on or before August 30th

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.


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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Can I carpool with others attending the retreat?

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

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

What should I pack?

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What is the weekend schedule?

You can view our tentative weekend schedule here.



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