Our retreat theme this year will be, Brave as a Mother!


* You know what it takes to be a special needs mom, but are you brave enough to try something new, different and exciting just for you?

This year's retreat will be so much fun and allow you the much needed space to relax and recharge!

About our retreat

It is our mission to not only connect and support our special needs families but to find ways to enhance their lives. This retreat will be a perfect combination of activities and events to provide rest, rejuvenation and community with other mothers of special needs children.

Our #GiveMomABreak Retreat will be a powerful time of rest and relaxation to help our moms gain clarity, peace and calming, and focus to return ready to jump back into the daily routine of appointments and schedules, while doing it with a fresh perspective and knowledge on basic self care practices to keep the whole family feeling balanced. 

We will come together for an amazing 3 nights where special needs moms can take a much deserved break and learn and practice self care with professionals in the field of yoga & meditation, health & nutrition, and stress reduction practices while enjoying the community of being surrounded by like minded women on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Florida panhandle.

ECEF contributes approximately half the cost of this retreat to help make this event affordable for our special needs moms to attend. 


Donate today to help us make it possible for moms to attend this retreat!

Business Sponsorship Packages are also available!

When: January 15, 2021 - January 18, 2021

Where: Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Pensacola Beach, FL

What’s included:

  • 3 night accommodationsEnjoy a 3 night stay at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel on Pensacola Beach, FL

  • Breakfast and Lunch Breakfast and Lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday

  • Welcome BagGet a welcome bag filled with goodies and a t-shirt!

  • Dynamic WorkshopsDesigned to introduce you to concepts, tools and activities in order to learn to love yourself FIRST and learn from experts in the fields of health, mindfulness, fitness, nutrition, and self-care!

  • Yoga Sessions Yoga sessions designed to release tension from the body and mind; a playful and creative practice designed to meet every individual where they are.

  • Meditation SessionsMeditation sessions that cultivate a sense of stillness, peace and mindfulness into our hearts, minds and physical bodies.

  • Free Time Use your free time to explore dozens of local restaurants and boutique shopping within a quick bike ride from our stunning beachfront location and/or relax by the pool, take a nap- just breathe.


Retreat Packages

Overnight Guest


Our overnight stay package includes:

  • 3 night stay at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel on Pensacola Beach, FL

  • Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

  • Retreat Goodie Bag and T-Shirt


* You may add an additional guest to your reservation for $150. The  the primary registrant will pay the deposit and balance. You will be responsible for splitting the cost with additional guest.

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Give a Gift Donations

Give a mom you love a gift certificate towards the cost of her retreat registration!


* All money donated in a mom's name will support her retreat costs.

Frequently asked questions

Who can attend the #GiveMomABreak Retreat?

The retreat is open only to mothers of children with special needs.

Is there a deposit for the retreat?

Yes, a $100 deposit is required to book your retreat. You can either pay $100 and sign up for the payment plan or pay in full.

Are payment plans available?

Yes! In order to start the payment plan, you must pay the $100 deposit and then follow the payment schedule as outlined in the registration form. The system we are using for our registration will send you a reminder to the email address you signed up with. If you miss a payment, it will be rolled into the next payment. Any payments missed will be due by January 3, 2021 or you will forfeit your spot.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Yikes - NOOOOO say it ain’t so! Ok, we get it. Life happens. Our registration fees, however, are non-refundable but are transferrable. Any amount that you’ve paid towards your retreat registration fee will be considered a charitable donation to our 501c3. * If you have been exposed to COVID-19 within 14 days, or are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, you will be asked to return home. Refunds will not be authorized for this, however a credit without an expiration date will be provided. * PLEASE NOTE: Since we cannot know for sure what may happen in January, if we need to reschedule or cancel our event for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Fingers crossed, we will meet as planned and enjoy a beautiful retreat together!

What do I need to bring?

Whatever you need to be comfortable! Don’t stress, we will send out a packing list and itinerary in early January so you can prep ahead!

How will we be staying healthy and safe during our retreat?

We are limiting the size of our event to give us ample space indoors to stay safe. So if you'd like to attend, register early! There will be sanitation stations set up throughout the venue as well as a health screening for each woman attending. If you are feeling under the weather, please stay home. * PLEASE NOTE: Since we cannot know for sure what may happen in October, if we need to reschedule or cancel our event for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Fingers crossed, we will meet as planned and enjoy a beautiful evening together!

Are there scholarships available?

Due to COVID-19, our fundraising efforts have been limited and are unable to offer scholarships at this time. This could change should funds become available to offer partial scholarships. We will keep our website updated should this change.


Our goal is to make this as affordable to our special needs moms as possible, by keeping our registration fee low for the retreat. Help us spread the word and share our event!

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Navarre, FL 32566
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