June 22 - 25, 2018



1) Community: this weekend is about providing a space for a group of kick-ass women to collaborate, play and build new / strengthen old relationships. Let's create an unforgettable weekend together.

2) Movement & Play: how often do we get to run wild and play with our girlfriends?  This weekend offers activities for everyone ranging from health & wellness, fitness & mobility, mindfulness & meditation, and most importantly PLAY (check out 'activities' tab for a more detailed list).

3) Nature: we have 150 acres of forest and a lake completely to ourselves.  Let's wander barefoot, disconnect, hug a tree and make a splash.

*Stay tuned for more details released on December 1, 2017*





  1. done by people acting as a group.

  2. a cooperative enterprise

  3. shared or assumed by all members of the group

*There is no pressure to do anything other than show up with your smile, but if you do have any talents or skills that you would like to share with the group please come prepared!  Do you play an instrument?  Bring it for the campfire.  Do you read tarot cards?  Let's discuss our futures under the sun on the dock.  Are you great at organizing group games?  Suggest one.  Participation is always encouraged.  If you require support with any of your ideas please email me at ward.rachel32@gmail.com.



"Such an amazing weekend!! I am still tingling with happiness and not wanting to go back to the real world yet. :)  THANK YOU Rachel and everyone else who came and participated in the magic!"


"What an incredible weekend. I am so inspired by the positive energy and good vibes that made this retreat such a wonderful experience and am so grateful to have met so many open, brave, fun, friendly and supportive women! Thank you Rachel for holding this amazing space for us all to connect with nature, connect with each other and connect with ourselves."


 "A massive THANK YOU, for giving this girl who arrived at camp solo the feeling of leaving having gained so many beautiful and courageous soul sisters. Everything about this weekend was magical and I had no idea how much I could be transformed by the meditation sessions, workshops, activities, massages, dance parties, and the simple moments of pure connection with everyone I came in contact with. So much gratitude for all of you."


"Did that really happen? Was it all a dream? I am back to reality with new intention for my life. I believe that in life everything happens for a reason. It wasn't a coincidence that I worked with Rachel Ward years ago because I wouldn't have heard of this fabulous and inspirational weekend with real life goddesses otherwise! So I want to say cheers to Rachel and all of the facilitators for putting the first (and hopefully annual) Raw Retreat together!!!  


"Hello all you goddesses. Your brilliance, acceptance, and energy has absolutely rejuvenated me. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for what you have shared with me this weekend. The entire retreat was bliss. I cannot wait to see where each of your journeys bring you and hope that our paths cross soon. I wish you all heart, warmth, and joy. Thank you Rachel Ward, you're an absolute Queen. Much love to all."


"Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU ALL! This was a magical weekend. I have never seen so many beautiful, strong, and genuine generous women in a single place. Thank you Rachel Ward for being the mind behind this amazing event, thank you Cait Brenchley for MC'ing throughout the weekend with such grace, and to all the facilitators for sharing their talent with us in so many fun activities. I feel grateful, inspired, empowered and totally refreshed from this experience. What a blast! Sending love to all of you beautiful souls!!"


"This weekend was pure magic. Rachel Ward is a goddess who obviously has a magic super power of creating community and attracting powerful, fierce, loving, healing, playful, kind, extraordinary humans to her. That is a rare thing in this world and I am so thankful to her for pulling all of this together.  More than my undying gratitude for Rachel though, is my gratitude to each and every one of you. There was connection, genuine connection, between so many of us. That is a rare thing. It is a powerful thing. The vulnerability and openness you all offered was life changing in so many different ways. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you."