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The words “retreat camp” may evoke visions of swatting flies, sweating in the middle of nowhere, and forcing yourself to participate in painful team-building exercises. No more.
A new generation of retreats accommodate divorced women and offer experiences that vary from soul-boosting massage therapy to financial planning classes. So take yourself from Camp Wilderness to Camp Invincible and consider these three getaways tailored to help you get back on those fabulous feet (without the blisters or the bug bites).
The three-day event encourages women to reclaim their lives. The camp’s locale just outside Minneapolis, features a conference setting, which compliments the program’s list of daily sessions such as Legal School 101, Financial “Nuts & Bolts,” and Passion, Purpose & Possibilities. Approximately $400
Women’s Retreat for Renewal
This experience at A Spa for the Soul in Austin, Texas appeals to the woman who loves to feel pampered from the inside out. Located at upscale ranches and spas in Central Texas, it specializes in nurturing attendees’ emotional and spiritual needs through massage, yoga, and meditation. Approximately $1,350 for three nights and four days.
All Seasons Retreats
If you’re getting ready for that first date again, this calm, rural retreat in northern Vermont could be the place to get your groove back. The licensed marriage and family therapists and certified sexual therapists who run the camp help you explore your attitudes about fantasy and sex. They also cultivate essential tools like listening skills that assist in forming a successful relationship. Approximately $4,600 for three days.