Teen Empowerment Retreat

Join Beth Sturdevant and Kelley Crowe as they lead a once-in-a-lifetime weekend empowerment excursion for teens this summer.

4 teens (ages 13 – 17) are invited to go on a unique and empowering 2-night, 2-day camping and hiking journey with Beth and Kelley in the Adirondack Mountains, Upstate NY.


The adventure begins Friday late afternoon and evening at the Wilderness Campground, Heart Lake (Adirondacks, NY), where we will set up camp, enjoy a delicious fireside cookout, roast marshmallows, and end the evening with a calming meditation to prepare for a restful night’s sleep amongst the trees and the stars.

Saturday morning, we start our day early with a little light yoga to prepare for the hike ahead, followed by a hearty campfire breakfast, then head out on our exciting and beautiful all-day hike of Mt Marcy; New York States highest peak at 5,344ft.

Lunch and snacks will be enjoyed along the trail and at the summit, where we take in one of the most breathtaking and inspiring views of the Adirondack Mountain range.

Once back from the days hike and cleaned up, we will enjoy a fun evening out celebrating our hard days hike, at one of Lake Placid’s delicious restaurants, followed by a game or two of mini putt or a movie at the old fashioned 1920’s movie theatre (weather pending).

And of course, no trip to Lake Placid would be complete without a stop at A Pinch Or A Pound candy shop to load up on new and/or classic treats.

The evening will end with another roaring campfire and relaxing meditation, before drifting off to sleep at the end of an adventured and fun-filled day.

Our final morning will begin with light yoga to stretch out our sore muscles from the previous days hike, followed by another hearty campfire breakfast as we pack up our campsite to leave.

One final stop in Lake Placid to purchase lunch for the road and a quick dip in Lake Placid’s Mirror Lake, will help prepare us for our 4-hour drive home to Ottawa.

If this sounds like something YOUR teen would enjoy; we would be thrilled to have them join us on this empowering adventure.

Due to campsite capacities, a limit of 4 teens is permitted for this trip.
Ages 13 to 17.


Friday, August 5th

  • Depart, 1300hr
  • departure location to be given upon registration

Sunday, August 7th

  • Return, 1600hr
  • arrival location to be given upon registration

(Full itinerary upon request)

TRIP COST $550CD taxes included

  • Cost includes all food, drinks, treats, supplies, accommodations, transportation, and activities
  • proof of travel insurance to the United States is needed upon registration

To find out more and to register, please contact:
Beth Sturdevant info@bethsturdevant.com

Beth Sturdevant grew up camping and hiking in the Adirondack Mountains and is thrilled to be sharing this magnificent place and experience with others.

She is Emergency First Aid and CPR certified and has a valid police check.

Beth is a yoga instructor, Shamanic Spiritual Healer, mindfulness and empowerment coach, and Violence Prevention and Self-Defense Instructor.
She has extensive experience working with teens as a healer, teacher, and as a workshop facilitator.

Kelley Crowe is a Mindset and Conditioning Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and the founder of Resilience Hub Canada.

She was a Girl Guides leader for 12 years and a Scout Leader for 3 years and has spent over 20+ years volunteering for her community with places like Street Smarts Ottawa, homeless youth shelters, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House.

In 2017 she was the recipient of the “Leading Women Building Better Communities” award from the Province of Ontario.

Kelley has a valid police check.