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 Are My Payment Options?
Option 1 – Pay in Full at time of booking
Option 2 – Payment Plan – $200 deposit at time of booking
Followed by REQUIRED monthly payments of $100 due on the 10th of every month (these will be automatically deducted on the 10th of every month with the credit card on file.)
FINAL PAYMENT due on or before June 10, 2020
Initial payment/deposit is made upon registration via credit or debit card. After the initial deposit is made, you will be responsible for making monthly payments of $100.
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:
- Initial Deposits are non-refundable
- Processing Fees are non-refundable (late fees included)
- Day 0 Optional Add On is non-refundable
- Up until April 1, 2020 – 50% is refundable (less the non-refundable items stated above)
- As of May 1, 2019 – 25% is refundable (less the non-refundable items stated above)
- As of July 1, 2020 – 0% is refundable, 100% penalty applies
NOTE: If you go 60 days without payment, you automatically forfeit your registration and your spot will be released.
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 canceled 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.
Are There Any Fees:
Late Fees – $25
(payment is due on or before the 10th of every month. If payment is not received by 11:59 pm eastern time, the late fee will automatically be applied to your account)
Declined Credit/Debit Card Fee – $10.00
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 November 30, 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?
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?
Is this a spiritual retreat?
What are the accommodations like? Will we be sleeping outside?
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.