Warriors Write!

A Creativity and Wellness Retreat for Women Veterans

July 2021 (dates announced in January 2021)

Warriors Write! serves women veterans in Colorado with a blend of creativity, wellness, and recreational activities. Work with published authors to learn to put your thoughts and memories to paper and to discover that your story is important and your voice needs to be heard.  


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this program is offered to veterans at no charge!


This annual retreat, launched in 2018, has served 27 women veterans ranging

in age from 26 to 63, and representing all branches of service.

Each participant has found community, healing, and inspiration

through creativity and the power of telling her story.


Your story is waiting to be told! 

Apply Here for the 2021 Warriors Write! Retreat

















Warriors Write! is about exploration and discovery. Our faculty of female writers from Northern Colorado provide instruction in different writing genres and styles -- memoir, poetry, fiction, journaling -- so you can discover the way your story wants to be told. Some participants will decide to publish a book, others will keep their writing private. We'll personalize the program to fit your goals and interests. 


This program is for you if:

  • You are a woman who served in the military

  • You want to learn about the writing process and are open to exploring different ways to find your voice and tell your story

  • You would like to experience new things, connect with other women veterans, and spend time relaxing in a beautiful setting 


The retreat includes writing instruction from Northern Colorado writers, creativity workshops, hiking, horseback riding, archery, time for rest and relaxation, yoga, tai chi, and meditation. This is a fun and inspiring retreat in the Colorado foothills. Participants not only take home tools for health, wellness, and creativity, but also find support in a sisterhood of fellow women veterans.

Warriors Write! takes place at Sylvan Dale Ranch, a historic Colorado guest ranch in the foothills west of Loveland. Sylvan Dale offers beautiful scenery, exceptional privacy, comfortable Western hospitality, and delicious meals. Lodging and meals are included, along with relaxation, recreation, and creativity sessions. LOCATION MAP



Warriors Write! is a gift to women veterans from our sponsors:


The Rita A. Aranow Family Fund

McKee Wellness Foundation -- Blue Star Fund

Not sure if this retreat is right for you?

Listen to what Ashli, Adrienne, and Ruthie had to say after the 2019 retreat:

Ashli - US Air Force (active duty)
Adrienne - US Army Veteran
Ruthie - US Navy Veteran
Heart-J Center for Experiential Learning
PO Box 2736, Loveland, CO 80539
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HJC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization