#MamaSpringBreak 2019

Attendee Packet

Mama Spring break business and adventure retreat for women

Dear Mama in business,

We are so thrilled to have you join us for #MamaSpringBreak Business & Adventure Retreat! Below you’ll find details about the retreat: when, where, what to expect, what to pack, etc. Email McKell (Event Coordinator) at mckell@themamaladder.com if you have any questions about the retreat.

Much love,

#MamaSpringBreak Event Team

Session DATES

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#MamaSpringBreak Business & Adventure Retreat has two 2019 sessions:

March 14-16, 2019

April 25-27, 2019

You selected your preferred date in your registration survey. If you need to change your preferred session, please let McKell know (email mckell@themamaladder.com) before December 1, 2018.


Image courtesy of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Image courtesy of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

We are staying at beautiful Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, just minutes from world-famous Zion National Park. You are responsible for your travel to and from the resort.

Address: Twin Knolls Rd, Orderville, UT 84758

You can find more details about car directions on Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort’s website.


The closest airport for airline passenger service to the Zion National Park area is located in St. George, Utah (SGU). Daily flights connect to St. George from Denver and Salt Lake City, and soon from L.A. Jet and plane service is provided for United and Delta Airlines by Skywest Airlines, one of America’s finest regional air companies. If you are flying in from out of state, we highly recommend having your final flight destination be the St. George (SGU) Airport, which is 1 hour, 41 minutes (driving) from the resort.

Other airport options:

  • Las Vegas International Airport is 3 hours (driving)

  • Salt Lake International Airport is 4.5 approx. hours drive time

You are responsible for your travel from the airport to and from the lodge. Please note that you will want to rent a car and/or carpool from these airports. The resort does not provide shuttles. (Note: As a courtesy, The Mama Ladder will create a secret Facebook group in December where you can coordinate carpools with your fellow attendees, but transportation to and from the ranch resort is ultimately your responsibility.)


Image courtesy of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Image courtesy of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

We are staying in the largest luxury vacation rental at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, The Patriarch, a 6,252 square feet, 7 Bedroom / 8 Bath lodge. This is where we’ll have our workshops and speaker presentations.

To ensure everyone has their own bed, some attendees will stay in Grandma’s Cabin, located right next to The Patriarch.

When you arrive, you will randomly select your assigned room. Unless you make a special request for your own room (such as you’re pumping for your baby, or have a medical need), there is a possibility of sharing a room with other attendees.


Please note details in the following itinerary are subject to change and all times are in Mountain Time Zone. The start and end times, however, will remain constant so you can make travel arrangements in advance.

Day 1 (Thursday)

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9:00 a.m. Ambassador Welcome Breakfast (Ambassadors only)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ATTENDEE ARRIVAL + ORIENTATION || Please arrive by 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Welcome by Crystalee Beck & Lynette Evans, cofounders of The Mama Ladder

12:00 p.m. Meet & Eat (Attendee introductions during lunch)

1 p.m. Keynote Speaker: HEATHER BROOKER

2:30 p.m. Workshop 1 & 2

  • MARCH: Workshop 1 MARKETING (Stephanie Perrault) // Workshop 2 FINANCE (Kristy Pack)

  • APRIL: Workshop 1 OPERATIONS (Teisha Shelby-Houston) // Workshop 2 LEGAL (Ticora Davis)

4:00 p.m. Workshop 1 & 2 (swap workshops)

5:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Free Time

8:00 p.m. Shake What Yo’ Mama Gave Ya Dance Party!

9:30 p.m. Stargazing at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort (optional - hot cocoa provided) or Jacuzzi time (optional)

11:00 p.m. Lights Out

Day 2 (Friday)

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7:00 am. Breakfast + pack your own lunch for hike, with yummy food options provided by The Mama Ladder. Please wear your hiking clothes - you will receive an exclusive #MamaSpringBreak t-shirt.

8:30 a.m. Featured Speaker presentation (March: Patrice Washington // April: Maria Kang)

9:45 a.m. Leave for Zion National Park

10:45 a.m. Start hike at Angel’s Landing

1:00ish p.m. Lunch + Group Picture atop Angel’s Landing

4:30 p.m. Drive back to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

5:00 p.m. Free time // Showers

5:45 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Free time

7:30 p.m. Leadership presentation by The Mama Ladder

9:30 p.m. Stargazing at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort (optional - hot cocoa provided) or Jacuzzi time (optional)

11:00 p.m. Lights Out

Day 3 (Saturday)

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7:00 a.m. Yoga Practice (March: SoulSpark Movement // April: Peace Filled Mama)

8:00 a.m. Get ready for day / pack

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker presentation (March: TBD // April: Heidi Swapp)

10:15 a.m. Workshop 3 & 4

  • MARCH: Workshop 3 OPERATIONS (Priya Nembhard) // Workshop 4 LEGAL (Christy Westerfeld)

  • APRIL: Workshop 3 MARKETING (Michelle Knight) // Workshop 4 FINANCE (Kristy Pack)

11:45 a.m. Workshop 3 & 4 (swap workshops)

1:00 p.m. Group Picture (professional outfits)

1:15 p.m. Farewell by Crystalee Beck + Closing Lunch

2:00 p.m. RETREAT FAREWELL || Sending you home to your babies, with love!


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The most important things you can bring: an open heart, curious mind, and COMMITMENT to climb to greater heights in your business and life!


  • One professional outfit (for group picture)

  • Three casual outfits

  • Hiking outfit

  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes

  • Jacket for hike

  • Jammies for two nights

  • Bathing suit (if you want to go in the jacuzzi)

  • Socks + undies for three days


  • Your framed family picture (you’ll share this in your “Meet & Eat” intro and we’ll display them)

  • An item that represents your business (again, you’ll share this with the group)

  • Yoga mat

  • Toiletries

  • Medicine, if needed

  • Eye care items, if needed (contacts and/or glasses)

  • Feminine products

  • Journal or notebook + pens or your preferred writing tool(s)

  • Phone charger

  • Alarm clock

  • Water bottle (but you’ll also get a new shaker bottle from our sponsor, Mommi)

  • Backpack or bag for hiking (to carry your water bottle, lunch, camera, etc.)

  • Camera, if desired


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The Mama Ladder will provide all meals and healthy snacks throughout the retreat, including options for your pack lunch. If you wish to bring some special snacks or food options, you’re welcome to. There are multiple fridges and plenty of storage.

Please note: To create an uplifting, transformational experience for all attendees, #MamaSpringBreak is a no drug and alcohol retreat. Please do not bring any alcohol to this event. We will provide coffee, tea, herbal tea, and hot cocoa options.

Also, this is a mamas-only retreat. Children, including nursing babies, are not allowed. (This is a break from our babies.) Please make arrangements for your children to be with others while you’re at this retreat.


If you have any questions about this Attendee Packet, please reach out to Event Coordinator, McKell at mckell@themamaladder.com. We so look forward to seeing you in person!