Self Care for Teen Girls

Self-care is the key component to living a healthy lifestyle. It is an internal and external practice that benefits every age. Self-care is a foundational coping mechanism that promotes peace of mind, physical well being and creativity.



(Learn more about Rise and Shine Youth Retreat and this year’s organizers)



(Find out how you can be involved)

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Rise and Shine Youth Retreat  is designed to create a diverse community of girls who are dedicated to self-development and the empowerment of their peers as well as understand their capacity to be leaders in society. Rise and Shine Youth Retreat creates safe spaces for teenage girls that inspire exploration in nature, creative expression and gratitude based rituals to nurture  compassionate leadership skills.

It began in 2014 and started as one day of enrichment for teen girls. By the request of the girls, the retreat is now extended to a weekend camping trip.

Aside from the retreats, we host a 5 month leadership training and other local offerings that are fun and embrace sacred feminine energy by accepting and supporting the whole individual while compassionately keeping in mind the effects of society.

The foundation of the retreat is self-care and feminine empowerment. In order for our girls to recognize their own capability, they must understand their power. For great change and evolution in our society, change starts from individual, internal evolution; awakening foundational pieces of self-love and courage and then it pours out. The individual begins to feel comfortable in their bodies, speak up about what they want and to take action steps to make change a reality.

Our mission is to help girls have a solid relationship with themselves as well as use this gift of integrity and passion to better the world around us and beyond.

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Here’s how you can be involved with Rise and Shine Youth Retreat Community!


Attend The Girls Weekend Getaway

Support us here

Are you interested in hosting a Rise and Shine Youth Retreat at your school, dance studio, or girl guide group?
email us to book

Like us on facebook!

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All proceeds from our events go to funding for our retreats.

Thank you for your support.


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Rise and Shine Youth Retreat

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Rise and Shine Youth Retreat is a teenage girl’s dream getaway! We created a full weekend for you to take a fulfilling vacation all on your own. This is all about you!!! We want  teen girls to have a weekend to themselves enjoying great food,  raw conversation, laughter and relaxation. The primary goal of this getaway retreat is for you to honor yourself. You deserve to feel good! We encourage you take care of yourself inside and out whether that is through morning and nighttime routines,  music, dance, creative art,  singing, writing or spending time outdoors.

If you are a girl between the ages of 1318 who believes that you deserve to getaway for a weekend with a group of girls who are going to accept you for who you are and you are ready to confidently give yourself the gift of unconditional love… continue reading…

The retreat is a 3 day camping trip in Porter, Maine. This summer getaway is a healthy balance of fun, adventure and self discovery.

Through daily self care practice, raw conversation and youth led workshops; we will cover the following topics:


  • Body Care
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Sex
  • How to speak up for yourself
  • Relationships
  • Abuse
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Nutrition
  • Coping with academic pressure
  • Visions and Goals
  • Self Worth


Sample Itinerary 

  • Space clearing using sage smudge stick
  • Body cleansing (shower and DIY skin care products)
  • Breakfast, tea, juice, yogurt, raw bars, fresh fruit, hummus and local veggies
  • Guided meditation
  • Yoga
  • Journaling and supported discussion
  • Lunch, scrumptious vegetarian burritos with black beans and quinoa, savory roasted veggies and toppings of choice and a cookie
  • Photo shoot/ Arts and crafts
  • Nature walk
  • Free time (relax, connect with mentors and other girls)
  • Dinner, curry lentils with spinach, brown rice and salad with a yummy dessert treat
  • Dance party or fun around the campfire (songs, live music, poem reading, calming essential oils, story telling)

video and most images by Savannah Daras