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Frequently Asked Questions

Before reaching out to us the answer to your question may be answered below

What kind of self-care retreat is this?

There are many people in the wellness space that offer retreats for Black women. #StressProtest is the ultimate getaway, designed to introduce Black women to a variety of self-care practices that exists in the world, in efforts that they may incorporate these practices into everyday life. There’s lots of fun, trying new things, with emphasis on movement or doing whatever you want to let your hair down for a few days.

I would love to come but can’t find any friends to join me. Is it ok to attend alone?

Absolutely! Hundreds of women have come over the years and left with new friends from all walks of life. We are intentional about pairing participants in rooms with sisters with similar interests.

What is your cancellation policy?

We sure hope you don’t have to cancel. One thousand beautiful Black sisters from all over the world are looking forward to seeing you on the mountaintop. Keep this promise to yourself Sister. You are worth it.

However, we understand life can happen, so we have the following cancellation policy that allows you to cancel for a partial refund in case of extenuating circumstances:

• 50% of your remaining balance is refundable if cancelled before July 15th, 2019
• 25% of your remaining balance is refundable if cancelled after August 1st, 2019
• No refunds will be given if you cancel after August 15th, 2019

There will be no refunds for arriving late or leaving early. We will not be held responsible for any additional travel expenses incurred in preparation for cancelled retreats including airline tickets, travel delays, flight cancellations or illness. Therefore, we recommend that you purchase a travel insurance (with trip cancellation coverage) policy.

If you absolutely must cancel, consider being a sisters-keeper. Your registration is transferrable and allows you to transfer your registration to another woman in the unfortunate event that you are unable to attend.

To cancel/transfer your registration, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel/transfer your registration to StressProtest@GirlTrek.Org by the above cancellation deadlines.

You may want to consider getting travel insurance:

Although travel insurance is not required, we do recommend that you consider purchasing it.

The basic purpose of a standard travel insurance policy (with trip cancellation coverage) is to reimburse travelers for their insured pre-paid and non-refundable trip costs in the event they have to cancel their trip due to a covered reason.

Travel insurance can be purchased through your travel agent, or you can visit www.worldnomads.com to purchase your own.

How do I redeem a registration discount code?

If you have a discount code for registration, you can redeem it during checkout on the registration page. There will be a box designated “coupon” where you will input the code your were provided by GirlTrek. Please be advised you will need to redeem the all coupon codes by July 31st, 2019.

How do I select my roommate?

When registration closes on July 31, 2019, all registered attendees will receive an email that includes a form that will enable you to select your roommate(s). Please be advised your roommate(s) will need to already be registered to attend Stress Protest.

If you do not have a roommate, not to worry. We will provide a questionnaire to all attendees in need of a roommate. The questionnaire will provide us with insights on your personality and interest, thus informing how we pair attendees as roommates. This is the method we have used for room assignments for the past 2 years with great success.

Do I have to be in shape to attend?
We’ve designed #StressProtest for a variety of health and fitness levels. We have activities for the very active and for those who may not be engaged in any fitness at all. We do hope that you will at least try a low impact activity for the sake of getting the blood flowing and body pumping. GirlTrek’s mission is to get one million Black women to walk 30 minutes a day. But when it comes to #StressProtest, this is YOUR self-care retreat, and the ultimate goal is for you to relax and destress.
I’m excited to hike! What do I need? How do I prepare?

We are so ready to have a transformational outdoor experience with you! Please check out the Stress Protest Hike FAQ to prepare physically and mentally.

I have an alternative eating lifestyle. Will there be food for me to eat?
Yes. We have lots of vegetarians and vegans in our tribe. We’ve made sure that there are food options to accommodate most food types.
Is this a spiritual retreat?
While #StressProtest is not designed with a specific religion or spiritual practice, the weekend does offer many different faith systems and healing traditions in the forms of workshops and experiences.
What ages of women typically attend?
#StressProtest caters to all Black women ages 18 and up. We host everyone from budding college students to seniors with swag.
What are the accommodations like? Will we be sleeping outside?
Although we describe the retreat as rustic, we’re not camping. The venue is the YMCA of the Rockies. All participants will be housed in lodges that are comparable to 3-star hotel accommodations. It’s not a glamour getaway but it isn’t necessarily “roughing it” either. We chose modest accommodations to keep the prices affordable for the average Black woman.