TheUltimate Athlete Retreat:Youth Edition
Frequently Asked Questions
LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS
Where exactly in Big Bear is the retreat going to be? LAST YEAR'S LOCATION
We would love to tell you, but in order to ensure the safety and privacy of the youth and high profile athletes that will be attending, we are not publicly disclosing the exact location until your registration is confirmed. Last year's retreat was located at the Pine Bluff Lodge in Big Bear, CA, pictured below. We plan on doing it even bigger and better for the 2018 Ultimate Athlete Retreats: Youth Edition.
What are the departure details?
For the youth girls' retreat, we will plan on leaving Solana Beach, CA at 12:00pm sharp on Monday, June 18th, 2018.
For the youth boys' retreat, we will plan on leaving Solana Beach, CA at 12:00pm sharp on Monday, June 25th, 2018.
**For both retreats, we recommend arriving at 10:30am to ensure that we have all of your paperwork signed prior to our departure.
What are the return details?
For the youth girls' retreat, we will plan on leaving Big Bear, CA no later than 12:00pm on Friday, June 22nd, 2018. Estimated arrival time is 5:00pm.
For the youth boys' retreat, we will plan on leaving Big Bear, CA no later than 12:00pm on Friday, June 29th, 2018. Estimated arrival time is 5:00pm.
**PLEASE BE ON TIME!!!
Can my younger or older athlete attend?
No. We have set these age limits to ensure that each child that attends is able to get the most out of the retreat and activities.
How many staff/volunteers will be present?
The staff youth ratio will be 1:5, at a minimum.
How will you ensure my child's safety while in your care?
Your child's safety is our primary concern. Children will be chaperoned at all times throughout the retreat. All volunteers and staff will undergo thorough background checks. For both retreats, there will be staff members of both genders present, particularly for the youth girls' retreat. However, there will be more female volunteer staff members/guests to ensure the safety and comfort of all in attendance. Lastly, there will be CPR certified staff as well as an AED machine present throughout the entire retreat.
What kind of food/meals will my child be eating?
Rest assured, they will be eating healthy! This is a retreat focused on Mind, Body & Spirit after all! Only organic, antibiotic-free, and hormone-free products will be served to our youth. If there are any dietary restrictions or food allergies, we will certainly accommodate those as well. An executive chef will prepare meals throughout the retreat, as well as provide lessons in basic food preparation and in making good nutritional choices. Every athlete is required to sign a medical release form including divulging any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or special needs.
What will the sleeping/bathroom arrangements be?
Each athlete will have their own bed, but will share a private bathroom with other athletes. Bedrooms and bathrooms will be sanitized daily by the onsite custodial staff.
Will there be a special award ceremony that parents can attend afterwards?
No. This is an exclusive retreat where kids can be kids – grow, be inspired, and be challenged. BUT, there will be a professional photographer and videographer on-site throughout the event. Parents will have access to photos and video once the retreat is over. A waiver must be signed for any photography/videography of your child.
What if I don't want my child's image used for videos and photographs?
That’s ok too! Every athlete’s guardian will be required to sign a media release to participate in the retreat's videography documentation and group photography.
Can my child bring his/her cell phone, laptop, tablet, or video game console?
Yes! Cell phones will be necessary for the athletes to maintain communication with their families and others outside of the retreat. There will be designated times throughout the retreat to use them. Please refrain from bringing other devices such as laptops, tablets, and video game consoles, because they will not be necessary for this retreat.
Who are the special guests that will be attending?
It wouldn’t be a surprise if we told you, now would it?! But you can expect at least 2 high profile professional athletes to be there. Last year's retreat included Super Bowl Champion Gerris Wilkinson, soon to be hall-of-famer Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, and current Los Angeles Charger Jeremiah Attaochu. This year we expect even more guests and once-in-a-lifetime workshops for all of the participants.
If there is a family emergency during the retreat, how can I get a hold of my child?
Your kids will have access to their cell phones throughout the retreat at designated times. However, if you are unable to contact them, as they will be participating in many activities throughout the day, you may reach Leybelis Padilla, Operations Manager at 678.472.1736 or Robert Nsiah, Co-Owner of 4LBU, LLC at 858.925.4790.
Do I have to pay all at once? Can I secure my athlete's spot with a deposit?
We have payment options available. Remember, spots are limited and are filling fast. We require a $500 non-refundable deposit to solidify your athlete's spot. Full payments for either retreat should be made by May 7, 2018. Keep a lookout on our social media pages for 48-hour flash sales that we will have intermittently.
Is there a sibling discount?
Yes - $250 off each sibling registered from the same household. To access the sibling discount, please call Leybelis Padilla, Operations Manager at 678.472.1736 or Robert Nsiah, Co-Owner of 4LBU, LLC 858.925.4790.
Is there a referral discount?
Yes - You will receive a $50 credit for each participant that you refer to the retreat. There is no limit on the amount of people participants you can refer so make sure to tell others who want to become the ultimate athlete.
Will I be able to get a refund?
Deposits are non-refundable, but the remainder of the balance is refundable only until May 7th, 2018. Any time after May 7, 2018 you can receive a refund of 50% of the remaining retreat cost.
How will I receive my refund?
Refunds will be returned within twenty-one business days of request. Refunds will be returned in the same form as the payment was received.
How can I make payments?
You must apply for a spot in our Ultimate Athlete Retreat: Youth Edition. Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed within 3 business days and notified of your application status. If accepted to participate in the retreat, you will receive an invoice with details for payment.
What if I have other questions?
If you have any other questions regarding this once in a lifetime retreat, feel free to call Leybelis Padilla, Operations Manager at 678.472.1736 or Robert Nsiah, Co-Owner of 4LBU, LLC 858.925.4790. Or, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.