Parents Journey

Green River, UT, USA

Apr 16 - 22, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14
Parents Journey
Green River, UT, USA

Apr 16 - 22, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

This is a Parent’s Journey designed for moms, dads, couples, and primary caregivers of children, teens, and young adults. So much of raising our children is about the child and their needs; it is rare that we find as many opportunities in our daily lives to support ourselves.  

A parent's job is often difficult; creating harmony within the family unit, while also providing structure and expectations, can be taxing. 

This retreat is an opportunity to put yourself first for a week. 

Our uniquely-choreographed journey down the Green River of Utah will assist you in finding rejuvenation through the connection with other parents, the support and guidance from licensed clinicians and professional guides, and a sense of peace and serenity that only nature can provide. 

Join us as we paddle the calm waters of Labyrinth Canyon; explore side-canyons and climb to majestic views. Relax around a campfire and have meaningful conversations. Red cliffs, desert sunsets, and warm days await this memorable experience. 

What’s included

  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners including fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, and meats (We can accommodate dietary needs)
  • 2 hotel nights
    Grand Vista Hotel located in Grand Junction, Colorado the first and last night of the trip
  • 4 nights camping
    Every day we will paddle to our next river-side camp; each site is uniquely stunning. Opportunities for hiking are available at most sites
  • Canoes
    Sturdy, 2-person, expeditionary canoes, PFDs, and paddles; paddle board may be optional
  • Facilitators
    Intentional support provided through daily rhythms; topic-driven and organic conversations and connections; individual support available when requested; pre and post-trip calls included
  • Wilderness Guides
    Professional, experienced river guides support logistics including gear, safety, camping and paddling tips for comfort, fabulous meals and daytime snacks, and lots of laughter!
  • Camping Gear
    Tent (spacious for 2), inflatable sleeping pads, comfortable sleeping bags, waterproof duffle bags, camp chairs, etc.. We provide all group gear and a recommended packing list
  • Transportation
    Transportation to and from the river's edge and our hotel in Grand Junction is provided. The hotel has an airport shuttle
  • Flights, final dinner
    Personal flights, optional travel insurance, last dinner

Available Packages

Shared hotel room (2 nights)
Available until April 1, 2023
Deposit: $500
Single Room Occupancy (2 nights)
Available until April 1, 2023

This cost is if you prefer to have a room to yourself on the first and last nights

Deposit: $500


Before and After
Connection Calls

We offer 1-2 group video calls, as well as optional individual calls, before and following each trip to review logistics and answer questions, as well as support needs, goals, and follow-up integration.  We also have a monthly alumni connection call for anyone who has previously journeyed with us. 

Your Organizer

Rooted Connections Retreats
We offer nature based retreats for individual and collective healing. Rooted Connections Retreats invites adventurous adults and families to disconnect from the day-to-day so they can reconnect with themselves and with nature, be unexpectedly awe inspired and reach heights they never thought they would.