Join us for the most fun and inspirational 

Mother & Daughter Retreat 

April 27-29, 2018

You are about to read information that’s been designed for every girl and every woman everywhere!! Whether you are a mother to a daughter or a grown daughter who’s looking for a bonding experience with your mother, please continue reading and think through what a weekend like this could mean in your life.


Do you need an opportunity to slow down and become fully present to your relationships?
Do you dream of having quality time, connecting and bonding with others you love?

If the answer is “YES” to either of these questions,

I invite you toThe Gratitude Project,

a fun and inspirational Mother & Daughter weekend retreat,
happening April 27-29th, 2018

at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota!

If you are a mother coming with your daughter, ASK YOURSELF…


  • When was the last time I offered a compliment to my daughter?
  • When did I last give my daughter my undivided attention?


If you are a grown daughter coming with your mother, ASK YOURSELF…


  • When was the last time I told my mom what she means to me?
  • When did we last spend undivided, quality time together?


This retreat is for YOU if…


  • You want to learn how expressing gratitude can make a difference in your life
  • You want to create (or strengthen) a solid foundation of connection, love and trust in your relationship
  • You want an opportunity to celebrate who you are for one another
  • You are ready to cultivate gratitude and bring more joy and happiness into your life
  • You want an opportunity to slow down and learn skills to be fully present to yourself, others and your life
  • You desire to be a part of a supportive, caring group of women

The Gratitude Project Retreat Rates

Mother/Daughter Pair – $450

(Mother/Responsible Adult $350.00 and daughter/other additional attendees $100 each)

Receive a $50 referral bonus for each new family you invite who in-turn signs up to attend the Gratitude Project 2018.


*All packages are non-refundable

Please Complete Retreat Registration Form

Cragun’s Resort Package Rates – $270 + tax

This package includes: 3 days/2 nights lodging for up to 2 adults and 2 children per room (adult = age 13 and over; child = age 12 and under).

You can choose to pair up with another mother/daughter group and split the cost of the resort package.  One mother will need to take care of the resort reservation, initial deposit and the logistics of payment.

Friday Welcome Dinner & Saturday/Sunday Breakfast Buffet

Additional Fees:

  • For each additional adult or child 13 or over (beyond the included 2 adults per room policy), the additional cost is $15 per person per night + tax
  • For each additional child 12 or under (beyond the 2 included children per room policy), the additional cost is $5 per child per night + tax

Reservation Details:

Participants are responsible for making their reservations directly with Cragun’s:


$100 deposit is due at time of reservation, remaining balance due day of departure. Two mothers may share a room with their daughters and split the resort price (ie. for two mothers and two daughters, the price would be $135 per mother + tax.)  In this scenario, one mother would take care of the resort reservation and initial deposit.

Have Questions? Contact Robyn.

As guests of “The Gratitude Project” weekend retreat, you will receive…

A weekend of memories and bonding.

Three Days and Two Nights in a beautiful resort

Provided meals include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.

Personal connections and teachings with the Gratitude Project creator and host, Robyn Deusterman

Expert advice and intimate dialogue opportunities with guest speakers

A community of supportive caring women

Powerful discussions and hands-on learning experiences

Interactive group and individual activities and exercises

Memories captured through photography


Where is The Gratitude Project 2018 being held?

Cragun’s Resort on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota


Cragun’s Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Reservations: 800-272-4867
Local: 218-825-2700

What is the agenda for the weekend?

details to come

Q: When can we arrive at the resort on Friday, April 27th?

A:Exact arrival and check-in time will be communicated this fall after the agenda is finalized.  For now, please plan on arriving at the resort on Friday, April 27th, by 2pm.  Check-in will occur at a table in the main lobby.  You may arrive at Cragun’s as early as you want to take full advantage of the pool and amenities.  Simply enjoy the retreat during the day and stop by the registration table at the communicated time. Guaranteed check-in time into your room is 5pm.  Early check-in may be available if rooms are ready.  If rooms are not ready when you arrive, luggage can be left in your car or securely held with front desk staff. 

Q: Upon arrival, where do we check-in for the retreat?

A:  Registration for The Gratitude Project Retreat will be at a table in the main lobby.

Q: What is the check-out time on Sunday, April 29th?
A:  Cragun’s check-out time is 11am.  Late check-out may be available, confirm when making your reservation.
Q: Is there a room block?

A:  Yes! There is a room block at the resort.  Please follow this link to purchase your Resort Package.

Q: What should I wear?

A: It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing throughout the weekend.  Bring appropriate clothing to be outdoors at a bonfire and comfortable active wear during the day. Wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures.  If you choose to swim during the weekend, don’t forget your swimsuit.


* Please dress according to the weather.

Q: What should I bring?

A:  Water bottle, yoga mat, snacks for your hotel room, clothes and essentials for the weekend.  

Q: Will you be serving food?

A:  To best accommodate the size of the group, majority of meals will be buffet style. Included meals will be Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. In addition, it is a good idea to have healthy snacks packed for the weekend. 

Saturday lunch is on your own.  It’s highly recommended to opt into adding your lunch to your Cragun’s resort reservation (you will do this at the time you make your online reservation.)  If you choose to not purchase theSaturday lunch, the next best option is to pre-plan at home and pack a picnic lunch to eat during our lunch break.  There is a Cabana Café by the pool that serves food and drinks such as salads, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, kid’s baskets, coffee, soda, and more (please note that the wait time may be long, so it’s best to plan ahead.) 

What is the age range of the daughters?

A:  Any daughter over the age of seven is welcome to attend. For the past two years, we’ve had daughters up to their mid-30’s attend with their mothers! 

Can I share a hotel room with another mother/daughter pair?
A:  Yes! There you can choose to pair up with another mother/daughter group and split the cost of the resort package.  One mother will need to take care of the resort reservation, initial deposit and the logistics of splitting the cost with the other mother at the time of departure.
I am not the biological mother of important girl in my life, but I would like to bring her. Is that okay?

YES! Any “mom” figure is welcome.

I'd like to bring multiple daughters and would love to include their grandmother. Can grandmothers also attend?

A:  Yes! Grandmothers, aunts, cousins (any girl/woman over the age of seven) are all welcome to join in on this unique bonding experience (additional rates apply.)

I have attended The Gratitude Project in the past, will the content be different than prior years?

Yes!  The goal of the weekend stays consistent – we are focused on love, connection, empowerment, and gratitude, but all of the feedback from the past retreats have been taken into account to create new focuses, activities, and interactive learning experiences.


How long is the early bird pricing?

A:  Early bird pricing is only good through July 2017.  Pricing increases on August 1, 2017.

What happens if I purchased a ticket and I am no longer able to attend the retreat?

All tickets are non-refundable.  If you are no longer able to attend, you may give/sell your ticket to someone else but you must manage any payment needed from that individual to cover your cost.  New attendee names must be provided directly to Robyn Deusterman (

If I order a grateful shirt on the registration form, when will I receive the shirt?

All shirts will be pre-ordered before the retreat and will be available at the registration table when you check-in on April 27th.  All participants who purchase a shirt will be encouraged to wear it on Saturday, April 28th.

Meet The Gratitude Project Team

Robyn Deusterman is a Transformational Life Coach for Women.  She is happily married and has two beautiful daughters.  Robyn is passionate about making a difference in the world, and she is inspiring others through her coaching, workshops and retreats, speaking engagements, personal training, teaching Kundalini Yoga, and sharing her story on

Robyn once lived her life as a perfectionist and someone who always had to feel accepted.  She was scared to stand out, scared to use her voice and was stuck in a world dictated by her past.  Through expressing massive courage, bravery and tenacity, Robyn finally shattered her limiting beliefs about herself and her life when she faced her fear of dealing with childhood trauma head-on.  Robyn has since advanced her education, achieved personal healing and growth and created a life aligned with who she really is.

She believes that everyone deserves to live a life they love.  Her mission is to coach women and girls toward embracing who they are and gain the power and confidence to live the life of their dreams – a life free from self-doubt and full of self-love.  Her goal is help others see the potential they have within themselves to live their happiest, healthiest, most grateful lives, without being afraid to take risks or explore life.

Lisa is the owner of Girl Country, LLC. & the creator of the ‘I Am Initiative’; a self-defense and self-empowerment seminar + retreats designed to enhance and improve self-esteem, confidence, positive growth, and responsibility in girls nationwide.

The ‘I AM Initiative’ is a seminar designed for young women on self-esteem and self-defense created by Lisa. She developed this class because she believes girls growing up need to know the importance of loving and protecting themselves.  Her intention in creating this seminar is to encourage them to embrace their skills, talents and self-responsibility.  The I AM Initiative has three foundational principles: Think —› Feel —› Act
Our best defense is a great offense, and our best offense begins by trusting ourselves and knowing that we are enough. Daily messages of “You aren’t smart/popular/attractive/athletic enough,” leave many girls believing they truly aren’t enough. When we believe we are unworthy, there isn’t a defense system that will protect us.

Lisa has been in the Fitness industry in Minneapolis for over 15 years. Since 2005 training her training has expanded to include mental/emotional support, nutrition consulting, and life style coaching via her lifestyle program BODYReDESIGN online and her LVA Eat Smart Coaching.

Lisa specializes in speaking at events on nutrition/motivation and overcoming life obstacles to live your best life.

Empowering women & inspiring change. Kristi Youngdahl is passionate about her spirituality, contribution and being a light for the world. She is spreading her inspiration as a Speaker, Author, Fitness and Clean Eating Guru, Fitness Model, Life and Spiritual Mentor, Philanthropist, Founder of, and most importantly as the wife to her high school sweetheart & the mother to 3 wonderful children.

Kristi has touched thousands of lives with her devotion & purpose – she leaves an imprint of love, joy & generosity in the most beautiful way.

Melissa Duncan MSW, LICSW, RPT is a Psychotherapist and Registered Play Therapist specialized in working with children, adults, and families in crisis. Utilizing a holistic perspective, Melissa works to assist her clients in connecting their mind and body to provide a unified understanding of potential barriers to health and well-being.  Melissa has continued to expand her practice by utilizing Yoga Calm in the treatment of children who have experienced trauma, as well as a way to bring families together through touch and shared mindfulness. In addition, she is trained in clinical hypnosis, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Melissa is currently a practicing psychotherapist and Clinical Manager of Behavioral Health Services at Health Partners Inver Grove Heights Clinic.

In her spare time, Melissa is fitness competitor and model as well as the mom to three children.

Space is limited.

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at The 2018 Gratitude Project!

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