FAQ

FAQ

WEEKEND GETAWAY

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Because we are here to provide you with answers.

Check in for the 2021 weekend begins at 1pm on Friday, September 24. Our first shared meal is dinner, so we recommend stopping for lunch on the way. 

Friday afternoon is yours to join a movement class, sit by the lake, or settle in to your weekend home and enjoy the beautiful spaces before some all group activities geared to get you grounded and grooving. If you are going to be arriving late please let us know in advance.

Departure is 4pm on Sunday, September 26 after a blissful day that includes breakfast and lunch.

Say what? You won’t want to leave! Although attendees are allowed to leave early, Rise Weekend is packed with so much goodness – we recommend that you plan accordingly and enjoy the entire experience. However, if you need to leave early, please inform us before Rise begins.

Our weekend home of Trail’s End is a premier overnight camp in the summer months as well as a wedding and retreat center for adult groups in the fall and spring.  

There are a variety of options for accommodations. Please see our full list of accommodations so you can decide for yourself if you want to sleep in a cabin with 6 – 8 other women, a newly renovated suite with a small group, a quaint space with one or two friends, or in your own private room. All of the accommodations include linens and towels, are a step out the door into nature, and have clean bathrooms, sinks, and showers.

Bunking Requests? You can get snuggy in a bunk or private room with your friends and family that are coming for the weekend! Provide us with your requests at ticket purchase or send us an email and we will be sure you are with your requests.

Nope – we’ve got you covered! You will be provided with bedding basics: towels, sheets, one pillow and a lightweight blanket.  Feel free to supplement with your own cozy supplies if you think you’ll want more coverage! Check the weather and throw in an extra blanket if you think you’ll need one! Don’t worry, in addition to linens, we will send you a detailed packing list so you are fully prepared.

Yes, you will be in good company! Some women come with friends, co-workers, sisters, mothers, daughters or neighbors, and many also come on their own. We provide bonding opportunities to cultivate community, as well as ample spaces to sit quietly by yourself.  It’s your dream weekend, we encourage you to show up for yourself – by yourself! If you come on your own with a regular price ticket we will assign you to a bunk with other awesome women like you who said “YOLO! I’m coming solo!”

The weekend is beautifully curated for you to create your own experience and choose from our 40+ workshop and workout offerings. A few weeks before the weekend you will receive an email with the full description of Rise workshops and facilitators and have the opportunity to reserve your spot in the workshops of your choosing. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for individual healing sessions with our incredible team of practitioners. All workshops and workouts are included in your all ticket price, healing sessions are optional and are an additional charge.

Retreats aren’t just for yogis!  Rise Weekend is “yoga optional!” There is a diverse array of offerings and every workshop welcomes the first timer and the pro.  There are opportunities to participate in incredible movement and workout sessions and yoga is only one of so many options! You’ll choose the one that feels good to you.  Many of our facilitators use meditation as a tool for growth and learning so you’ll have the opportunity to try it out or return to it as a way to connect to yourself.

Transformative, fun and freeing! Rise Gathering workshops are facilitated experiences. Don’t expect to sit in rows and listen to lectures. Our facilitators are gifted experience creators and use a variety of ways to guide you to learn, grow and glow! In addition to imparting wisdom and tools, they will facilitate a full experience that may have you moving, talking, thinking and connecting – as much as you’d like within your comfort zone (or beyond!).  We limit the number of participants in each workshop in order to keep them small and ensure an intimate space where you can have a meaningful experience with yourself and others.

Up to you! On Sunday there will be a Rise Marketplace with lots of uniquely awesome gifts and treats for you to purchase (cash or credit card) if you desire.  But this can for sure be a no wallet weekend – all meals and workshop experiences are included.

All food has been selected and designed to give you the most freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment throughout the weekend with ideas to bring home to your kitchen! There is something for everyone  – vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc. We prioritize plant powered nutrition to fuel you with as many whole food nutrients as possible. You will be inspired by the meals prepared for you to enjoy a high vibe, socially conscious weekend. We are offering workshops to educate you on the idea of fueling yourself this way in your life beyond the retreat.

If there is anything specific you need, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here to accommodate you.

You must be at least at least 14 to attend accompanied by an adult and 18 to attend this event alone. However, there is no age limit for enjoying this experience! It is for growing women in all stages and phases of life!  Our weekends have a delightful representation of women of all ages from teens to grandmas. There will be workshops specifically designed for the teens to connect and the wise aging to continue their journey as well.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss further!

Think minimal! No need for excess this weekend except for excessive fun and experiences. You will need clothing and toiletry essentials. Also think about what activities you wish to participate in and pack accordingly. You can find our Full Packing List (coming soon!) here.

So close! It’s a perfect road trip from the tri-state area! Trail’s End Camp, home of the Rise Gathering weekend, is about 2 hours from both Philly and NYC.  Map it here.

We wish we could pick you up and road trip there together with the windows down as we sing out loud – but no, there will not be transportation provided.  We have a Weekend Facebook Group for attendees to connect and coordinate car pools.

Honesdale Greyhound Bus Station is a 15 minute car ride to Trail’s End.  You will be responsible for your own cab ride to Rise.

Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport is about an hour away from Trail’s End Camp, and Newark International Airport is 2 hours away. Philadelphia Airport or JFK are about three hours away.

What about the weather?! The weather will have no effect on the power of Rise Gatherings! The Poconos spring weather in May and June tends to be delightfully crisp and cool. Think t-shrit weather during the day and sweatshirt weather at night. All workshops and activities will have fab indoor locations to gather in case of rain. Many meeting spaces and all bunks will have heat going if needed. All accommodations except for cabins are heated, cabins have a space heater. 

This is a highly encouraged digital detox experience. We invite you to disconnect with email, social media, phone calls, even Amazon and Candy Crush for the weekend in order to connect fully with the Rise experience. Cell phone use is restricted to private spaces out of view and earshot of others.  If you’d like to go “full detox” we offer a cell-phone check in upon arrival. Notify your loved ones that you are taking this time for you.

Nope. Drugs and alcohol are not a part of this experience. Rise is about discovering that natural high and living purely within it.

2021 has only one Weekend Getaway (June 11 – June 13), but we Rise all year long! Our on-line program Rise U is a semester program of workshops, classes and more. We host day retreats in New Hope, PA throughout the year, pop up events at studios, and can even come to you!  Contact us if you are interested in creating a unique virtual or in person celebration, staff development, off-site, even a  college, book club or family reunion with Rise Gatherings – we’d love to create an uplifting, bonding and empowering experience for your group.

We hope not, but in case of emergency on campgrounds, we will help in whatever capacity is needed. There are trained professionals on staff in case of illness or accident. There is also a hospital close by if needed.

Rise Gatherings is committed to keeping the safety of our retreat attendees clearly in focus at all times while creating meaningful and fun retreat experiences. Through the pandemic, we are committed to adhering to safety protocols as recommended by the CDC at the time of the event. 


Force Majeure:

In the event anything happens at Rise Gatherings Weekend Getaway or the Event is cancelled, directly or indirectly as a result of an any act of god, acts of terrorism, natural disaster, inevitable accident, fire, strike, lockout, or other labor dispute, riot or other civil commotion, act of public enemy, enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality (federal, state or local), epidemics, pandemics or outbreak of communicable disease, quarantines, failure of the Facility, or other cause of a similar or different nature not within Rise Gatherings’ control, Rise Gatherings shall not be responsible in any way for anything whatsoever, including without limitation, death, injury, property, and travel. The aforementioned  notwithstanding, with respect to a Force Majeure cancellation of the Event, Rise Gatherings, in its sole and absolute discretion, may provide ticket purchasers with a comparable substitute event to attend as scheduled by Rise Gatherings at the original location or a replacement location as determined in the sole discretion of Rise Gatherings, and subject to price increases/decreases in the event of increased or decreased costs resulting from the changed itinerary.

  • No exceptions to these conditions apply.

If you cancel up until August 1, 2021:

Tickets may be transferred to another person or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.

Tickets may be refunded for 85% of ticket price

Tickets may be refunded for a credit toward a future Rise Gatherings event minus a 10% processing fee.

If you cancel. between August 1 – September 15, 2021:

Tickets may be transferred to another person or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.

Tickets may be refunded for 50% of the ticket price.

If you cancel between September 15-23, 2021:

Tickets may be transferred to another person or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.

Receive a credit of $250 to apply toward a future Rise Gatherings event or experience. 

If you do not attend, arrive alter or leave early between September 24-26, 2021 no refund or credit will be issued.

This policy applies to any additional services purchased as Weekend Add ons. 

All credits processed within 30 days. 

Email info@risegatherings to receive any of these options. 

We would love to hear from you! Please send us an email – all questions and considerations are welcome with open arms! info@risegatherings.com