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Come for adventure and connection in the Summer of 2022!!

Learning Brave will be hosting multiple USA Teen Retreats during May - June each year. 

Learning Brave Teen Retreats are based around the theme of being brave and opening the door to living your best life. To do this we will focus on 3 things; 

                                                       Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration. 

- Reflecting on our life, our blessings, our talents, our uniqueness, and our values. 

- Connecting with yourself, your goals and aspirations, and then reaching outwardly and connecting with those around us and appreciating the differences and uniqueness we have. 

- Seeking inspiration to live our lives to the fullest, by pursuing our passions and values, aligning our actions to those values, and inspiring others along the way.


Come along for some incredible connection!!

Make some new friends, 

try some new experiences, 

and learn together about becoming brave. 

The Retreat leaders for this trip will be Ross and Skyler Gilbert, both have extensive experience working with youth.

Ross Gilbert was awarded top youth mentor for Williamsburg Learning in 2019 and has never regretted leaving corporate life 6 years ago to fulfill his dream of living intentionally and working in a meaningful capacity with youth. He has been working as a leadership mentor for The Leadership Academy of Utah and Williamsburg Learning since 2018.

Skyler Gilbert is the founder of Learning Brave LLC, the mother of 5 children, a writer, artist, and adventure planner.  

Both Ross and Skyler have lived and traveled all over the world with their family of 7. They are passionate about helping youth have meaningful experiences full of friendship and connection. Together they have been running successful Teen Retreats and International Teen Tours since 2019.

Learning Brave will be hosting 2 Teen Retreats during May and June of 2022.
We have partnered with the Leadership Academy of Utah for these retreats and we expect to cater for approximately 75 teens in each session.

Session 1: Learning Brave Teen Retreat - Camp Kiesel

15510 Causey Dr, Huntsville, UT 84317, United States (30 mins east of Ogden UT)

Monday, May  23rd - Arrive at 12 pm MT

Friday, May 27th - Leave at 12 pm MT




Session 2: Learning Brave Teen Retreat - Cub River Lodge

1942 N Deercliff Rd, Preston, ID 83263, United States (90 mins north of Ogden UT)

Monday, June 6th - Arrive at 10 am MT

Thursday, June 9th - Leave at 2 pm MT

Session 1 is Full!!

 This tour is FULL BOARD!! You don't need to worry about anything, just come along for the experience of a lifetime and have everything provided by us!

All food, accommodation and activities included.


Participants must be 14 years of age or completed 9th grade.

Cost - $650

*First payment - registration deposit $250

*Second payment - (due 14 days prior to retreat start date) $400

Get in quick and don't miss out!! 

Registration will be open until Friday May 6th.

*It is required that all participants have their own medical/travel insurance. 

LAU student registration 

All students of the Leadership Academy of Utah are to sign up


Non - LAU student registration

Our itinerary for the Summer Youth Adventures will include:

Campfire games and activities


Personal development workshops

Movie Night


Team Building Activities

Talent Night / Team skits and performances


Morning and Evening connection with Team

Journaling, creative visualization

First Aid training and simulation

Astronomy night / guest motivational speaker

Morning Yoga, Meditation, or exercise classes

Artistic workshops

Structured and unstructured freetime where youth can connect with each other


Participants will be placed in a team of 12-15 students that is led by a Mentor. These groups will become like their family for the week. Each Mentor has been chosen because of their background working with Teens, and their lives exemplify the values and principles of Learning Brave. Ross Gilbert as Retreat Director will oversee all aspects of the Teen Retreat and a designated First Aid Certified staff member will be on site at all times.


Accommodation will predominantly be on mattresses in cabins (each cabin sleeps 8 students) where they will need to provide all bedding (sheet and sleeping bag), pillows, and towels. Some students will be invited to camp in some tents depending on final numbers just to help spread things out. If you would like to camp please notify us at . There will be a clear separation of sleeping areas between male and female and staff sleeping arrangements will be made to help with this separation and allow adequate monitoring.


Parents will need to arrange for transportation to and from the venue (we will facilitate connecting families with others that are willing to ride share). 

What's Included: 

-All meals and snacks from arrival to departure.

- Accommodation. 

- Experienced and fun mentors for various activities.

- ALL activities!!

- One Learning Brave T-shirt

- Plenty of laughs and epic moments!

- New friends!!

What's NOT Included:


- Transport to and from the Learning Brave Summer venue.

- Health/Travel Insurance.

- Spending money for souvenirs. 

A detailed list of what to bring on the Learning Brave Summer Teen Adventures will be sent out once registration is complete. 

Once registration is open, we will update our

Tour Participation Agreement and Medical Information 

for the Learning Brave Teen Retreat 2022

This is a wonderful opportunity for friendship, connection and adventure. 

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**Covid 19 update**

This tour is designed to bring youth together, and as such, we will be socializing in close proximity. Masks will only be required when mandated by state law for use in public places. The wearing of masks inside any tour accommodation will not be required and is optional. Learning Brave LLC will work to ensure the comfort and health of tour participants but will not be held responsible for any Covid 19 cases that arise during the tour. It is expected that tour participants will only attend if they are in good health and experiencing no Covid symptoms.

It is essential for participants to have travel and medical insurance against any potential delays, medical emergencies or cancellations.

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