Bozeman, Montana


Wednesday  – Sunday

August 14th – 18th 2024


Registration opens Monday, April 1st


Recover the person you were meant to be!

“So much healing takes place in nature… we are nature. When we consciously choose to heal in this environment with other like-minded individuals, it has an amplified effect. And it can be a LOT of FUN!”

– Paul Churchill


Learn the tools for a successful alcohol-free life. Laugh, connect with others and start creating the next chapter of your life.


Connect with other like minded individuals


Learn how to live an alcohol-free life


Explore different recovery approaches in a hands on environment

Quitting drinking is the just the beginning. Then it’s more about creating a life where alcohol is no longer needed opposed to staying away from it. At this event, you’ll figure out your next pathway on your alcohol-journey or reinforce what’s currently working. You’ll begin to realize that you can do this… and it doesn’t have to suck. In fact, it can be a lot of fun. You’ll see that life without alcohol is possible and the answer has been inside you the whole time. There is something magical about the wind in the pine trees in Big Sky country. Come listen and find out for yourself…

Your Retreat includes


Attendees will stay in a large comfortable, cozy, and clean cabin or camp on the grass lawn. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and breathe in the fresh, crisp Big Sky air.

Food and Drink

Retreat includes 3 healthy meals, snacks, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available each meal. Specialty diets are available at an additional cost.

Sound Healing

Sound vibrations are powerful and healing. We’re going old school with campfiure sing alongs. Did someone say Green Day? Get your vocal chords warmed up!



Learn the keys to an alcohol-free life, get your journal on, OWN your story, locate the breath, and join us on a nature walk with the Recovery Elevator Goats!

2024 Bozeman Retreat Itinerary (*Changes may occur)

Wednesday, August 14th
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM Check-in and happy hour at the Dusty Saloon
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Dinner
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Orientation
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Evening Debrief Groups

Thursday, August 15th
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Sunrise Yoga, Fitness class, or Meditation
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM RE Unite
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Workshop 1
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Workshop 2
12:35 PM – 12:55 Bus Leaves for Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Pizza Party and Skeeball Tournament
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Return to Camp
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Free time
4:15 PM – 6:45 PM Share Groups
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Dinner
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Evening Debrief Groups
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Campfire and S’mores

Friday, August 16th
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Sunrise Yoga, Fitness class, or Meditation
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM RE Unite
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Workshop 3
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM Head to Hyalite Lake (Bring RE shirt for photo and sack lunch)
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Palisade Falls Hike
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Share Groups at Pavilion
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM Lake Hangout – Swim, float, play, and hike
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Return to Camp
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Board Games, Campfire, and S’mores

Saturday, August 17th
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Sunrise Yoga, Fitness class, or Meditation
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM RE Unite
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Share Groups
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Share Groups
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Workshop 4: Clarity Breathwork with Briddick Webb
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Open Mic, Silent Disco, Campfire and S’mores

Sunday, August 18th
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Closeout
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pack up
10:30 AM – Depart for airport


Cancellation policy
Full refunds will be processed until 7 pm EST on Friday, July 12th, 2024.
All but $500 will be refunded up until 7 pm EST on Monday, August 5th, 2024.
No refund will be processed after 7 pm EST on Monday, August 5th, 2024.

Alcohol-Free Requirement
We require attendees to be at least 15 days away from their last drink

Check out this group of AF rockstars from our 2023 retreat in Bozeman. Photo credits @Kris Oyen

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What will this retreat be like?

This retreat is FUN. Sure there will be challenging times like at any retreat, but it’s geared towards showing you that a life without alcohol can involve joy, smiles, and lots of laughter. There will be personal breakthroughs, there may be tears, lifelong connections will be made, and it’s all going to take place outside of your comfort zone.

You’ll have free time to walk in the forest, journal, and connect with others.

Since we feel community and connection are key to departing from alcohol, we’ll be doing a lot of group work. At times, all campers (yep, just like summer camp as a kid) will meet, and then you may find yourself in a smaller group session with 8-10 others. We have plans for male/female breakout sessions, and you may be paired with a “camp buddy” as well. We try our best to be creative with group pairings to provide the best scenario for connection.

We’ll do a group excursion to a local favorite somewhere in nature! In 2021 we rented a pavilion at a lake, hiked in nature, and did some dancing by grill!

What is the cancellation policy?
Full refunds will be processed until 7 pm EST on Friday, July 12th, 2024.
All but $500 will be refunded up until 7 pm EST on Monday, August 5th, 2024.
No refund will be processed after 7 pm EST on Monday, August 5th, 2024.
What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations are simple, modern, sleek, and cozy. Open a window, and you’ll sleep to the soundtrack of nature and crickets! Beds come with linens, a blanket, and a pillow.

Ladies – The large cabin is dedicated to females, and each room (8 total) consists of 6 bunk beds with a queen bed in the middle for luggage and storage. Note*** – Due to Covid, we will only be placing 6 females in the rooms instead of 8. Each room has 1 shower and 1 separate bathroom.

Men – “I call top bunk”! There are 4 rooms with 10 bunks but we are only selling 7 beds per cabin due to COVID.  There are bathrooms and showers inside the rooms.

Camping – Campers are given a 10′ x 10′ camping space on a large grass lawn. Campers have access to bathrooms and showers within walking distance. Please bring a headlamp. We do not rent camping supplies so please bring your own camping gear.


How do I get to the retreat center? Is there parking at the facility?

There are several ways to meet us for check-in and the Dusty Saloon social from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wednesday, August 9th.

First off, here’s the address.
Yellowstone Alliance Adventure
13707 Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718

You can take an Uber or Lyft from the Bozeman International Airport, which should take 35-45 minutes. If you plan on arriving a day or two early or want to explore Montana after the retreat, then renting a car is a great option.

If you’d like to share an uber or coordinate a ride with someone else, please email We can’t guarantee we’ll find you a riding partner, but we’ll do our best!

If you’re driving on your own, there is parking at the retreat facility.

Are there vegetarian, vegan or gluten free dining options?

Each meal contains meat and a vegetarian option. 

There is a $75 per person fee for gluten-free and vegan options. We will send out a google form requesting this information about 4 weeks before the retreat start date.

Is this a 12-step based retreat?

No, not at all. This is a non 12 step based alcohol-free retreat that pulls resources and tools from all different kinds of programs. There may be references to 12 step programs, but Recovery Elevator is in no way affiliated with any programs. At past Bozeman retreats, during free time, there have been pop up A.A. meetings which we think is great 👍

Is this a spiritual retreat?

This retreat can be as spiritual as you’d like. We will have a specific workshop and talks guided towards spirituality, and will purposefully place you in situations where you can connect with spirit. Much of this work is done with the breath. You may hear an occasional reference to GOD but this isn’t a religious retreat.

What to pack?

Pack for warm days, cool nights and clothes for light to moderate outdoor activity. We will be doing some hiking (optional) (walking shoes are fine) and visiting a lake.  Please bring these specific items: Water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, bug spray, a notebook or journal, eyemask (for breathwork), and headlamp. If you’re camping, please prepare for colder nights and the possibility of rain.

What are the workshops like?

We’re currently working on the 2024 workshops, speakers, and activities. The itinerary will be updated as the event gets nearer.

At past retreats, we’ve done the following. You may see some of the same at this event: sunrise yoga, Brain Spotting (trauma workshop), Somatics Therapy (releasing stored energy), group meditations, spirituality talks, walks in nature with goats, campfire sing-along songs, using alternative narratives to depart from your story, AF Olympics, scavenger hunts, AF Nutrition 101, Healthy Routines, creating healthy schedules, group shares (individuals share their stories to small groups), open mic night, karaoke, silent disco, dance party, and so much more.

What do my flight times need to be?

Check-in and the Dusty Saloon social are from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14th. Please book flights so you can arrive at the event on Wednesday during these times. If you land in the Yellowstone International airport before 4:30 PM, you should have no problem making it there before 6 PM. Please let us know if your flight arrives later so we can be expecting you.

We recommend booking a departure flight after 12:30 pm on Sunday, August 18th. The retreat will close out at 10:00 AM on Sunday, and you should be able to make it to the airport by 11:00 AM.

Some people have to leave early Sunday morning which is okay, but please do your best to stay for the closing ceremony.


Yellowstone Alliance Adventure
13707 Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718

If you need to arrive a day early or stay an extra day, here are some hotels we recommend.

Sweet, summer camp in the Rockies! Zip line, rock climbing, and rafting!

Yes, these activities are a blast, but are not part of the itinerary. The schedule is full of workshops geared towards learning how to lead a successful life in recovery but we will be doing some hiking and exploring. We highly recommend you add a couple of days to your trip to experience all the Big Sky Country has to offer.

Is there an alcohol-free requirement?

We ask that all attendees have at least 30 days from their last drink. However, we understand that “life happens” and you shouldn’t cancel. We do require that all withdrawal symptoms have passed before attending this retreat as there aren’t trained medical professionals on staff to assist with the detoxification process of alcohol.

Can spouses or significant others attend?

This specific retreat is geared towards those who are actively working on quitting drinking and spouses or significant others are not invited to attend. Your spouse will be awaiting a new you upon return!

What kind of physical activities can we expect to see?

We won’t be scaling Denali, but we will do a couple shorter hikes, perhaps some lawn games and some other old school summer camp games. No need to purchase hiking boots or trekking poles for this retreat. All hikes are optional and there are activities planned for those who don’t want to hike.

Do I have to attend all the workshops?

All workshops are optional, however, we highly recommend you attend as many as possible.

Can I stay at a hotel and attend the retreat during the day?

In order for you to get the full benefit of the Recovery Elevator retreat, we require all attendees to stay at the retreat facility.

Check out pics from our 2023 retreat in Bozeman

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