Be Camp

The cabins at pine creek, Mt morris, IL

September 6-8, 2019

Join us for a weekend of connection at a stunning, serene woodland retreat.

During Be Camp, we invite you to take a deep breath, look inward, and find what feels right—what feels like you. Think of it as an opportunity to disconnect from the world, technology, your family and work, in order to reconnect with yourself.

You won’t sleep in a teepee. No trust falls. And, absolutely no touchy-feely platitudes that leave you feeling like you’ve got a chocolate cake hangover. You’re busy. You don’t have time for BS. We get it.

Instead, you’ll spend time in self-reflection, learning, and trying new things. You’ll kick off simple shifts in brain, body, and behavior as we explore self-renewal and self-care. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax, take a walk in the woods, and enjoy our leisurely farm-to-table meals.

Restorative Woodland Resort

Retreat to The Cabins at Pine Creek, directly across the street from the White Pines Forest State Park near Rockford, IL. A two-hour drive from Chicago, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of the hustle and into a beautiful green space that’s perfect for you to unwind.

We’ll stay in cabins with bedrooms, lofts and shared living spaces. Rooms are either double occupancy or lofts with three beds. Please specify if there is someone you prefer to room with, otherwise it will be filled by the next registrant. And yes, there’s electricity, wifi and modern bathrooms. The cabins are quite cute actually. You’ll have all the creature comforts while being immersed in the great outdoors.

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Be Camp Experience

Before Be Camp: You’ll get a packing list, camp guidelines, and a fun activity to do on the way to camp.

At Be Camp: You’ll spend time in self-reflection; gain new perspective; learn how to make little (or big) changes to improve your wellbeing; create fun keepsakes; increase your energy; make meaningful connections; envision your future; and laugh.

You’ll leave Be Camp: Changed. With a new mindset and vision for what’s possible for you in your life.

After Be Camp: You’ll get 90 days of support through weekly email challenges that supplement the Be Camp experience. If you need accountability to make the changes stick, we’ve got you covered with quarterly virtual get-togethers. A private Facebook group and a Be Box gift round out the experience.

Price: $749 includes two-night accommodations, all food, activities, program facilitation, and post-Be Camp support.


Camp Schedule

Here’s what you’ll be doing at Be Camp:



6:00-7:30 PM Welcome Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres)

7:30-8:30 PM Opening

8:30-9:30 PM SPARK Session: Courage

9:30-10:00 PM Qigong for Sleep


7:30-8:15 AM Silent Breakfast

8:30-10:00 AM Yoga & Meditation in the Canyon

10:15-11:15 AM SPARK Session: Energy

11:15-11:30 AM Energy Activity

11:30-12:30 PM Lunch

12:45-1:45 PM SPARK Session: Compassion and Gratitude

1:45-2:45 PM SPARK Session: Letting Go

2:45-3:00 PM Energy Activity

3:00-6:00 PM Leisure Time

6:00-7:30 PM Farm to Table Dinner

7:30-8:30 PM CRAFT: Intention

8:30-10:00 PM Campfire


7:30-8:15 AM Silent Breakfast

8:30-9:45 AM Forest Bathing (Nature Walk)

9:45-10:00 AM Energy Activity

10:00-11:00 AM SPARK Session: Intentional Living

11:00-12:00 PM SPARK Session: Resilience

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM CRAFT: Courage

2:00-3:30 PM Closing


To get the most out of the experience, Be Campers are expected to attend the entire weekend.

Be Campers Say:

In my whole life, I’ve never felt as comfortable with a group of strangers
as I have at Be Camp.

I was able to let go of something that’s been bothering me for a long time.
I didn’t believe it could happen, but something finally, truly, clicked at camp.

What a powerful weekend you provided. I can’t believe that you pulled together such an amazing group of people with various talents, issues and personalities, and made it work for everyone.

Meet the Facilitators


Kyra Cavanaugh
Founder of Be Camp


For the past ten years, Kyra has helped leaders and professionals boldly rethink work and their relationship with work. In 2007, Kyra founded Life Meets Work, a workforce consulting business serving Fortune 1000 companies. The business grew into a multi-million dollar organization before Kyra sold it to a strategic competitor in 2018. She’s since launched 15Be, a learning experiences company dedicated to improving the wellbeing of people, teams and organizations. The principles she teaches at Be Camp derive from science, spiritual traditions, and her experience training leaders and high-potential talent at non-profit organizations and companies like Allianz, KPMG and Kohler.


Paul Gilbride
Life Coach


A former CPA and a former stay-at-home dad, Paul finds his purpose in helping people connect to themselves and their motivations. He takes a values-based approach to coaching, integrating personal and professional goals, leadership, and personal effectiveness. While Paul does accept individual coaching relationships, most of his practice is dedicated to high potential talent in corporate engagements. He holds numerous coaching qualifications including a PCC with the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Daring Way facilitator based on the work of Brené Brown. Learn more at


Nourish Your Spark

This all-inclusive retreat is for anyone who is busy, strong, and ready for more joy.

This was an amazing, liberating experience.

8 weeks later, I still feel the influence of Be Camp. It’s unbelievable.