BIG Life Illinois Mini-Retreat

There is a place where ladies come to not just escape life, but to ensure life doesn’t escape them. The BIG Life Mini-Retreat is the final stop on the 2019 tour of BIG Life Retreats, featuring a weekend of fun, adventure, motivation and friendship that changes lives. This is the ultimate all-girls weekend in secluded cabins, a trip to the TEDx event in Bloomington-Normal where Pamela is a featured speaker, and a group hike in the beautiful Starved Rock State Park.

  • Only 50 Tickets available
  • TEDx event ticket
  • November 15-17th (Friday @ 5 pm - Sunday @ Noon)
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    2 nights stay in 1 of 5 secluded cabins
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    Official BIG Life Retreat T-shirt
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    Saturday group lunch banquet
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    ​Opening night welcome & pizza party
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    Private session with Lonnie & Pamela Crim
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    Morning yoga
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    Group hike at Starved Rock

The Ultimate Slumber Party

We will be staying in 5 private cabins located in the beautiful Grand Bear Resort in Utica, IL. Surrounded by the beauty of the Starved Rock State Park, this is the perfect destination for relaxation and adventure. 13 bedrooms and 15 baths are offered total. Shared sleeping arrangements will be selected one week prior to retreat in order of ticket purchases (bedrooms feature 5 king beds, 16 queen beds, 6 twin beds, multiple sleeper sofas for a total of 50 people). Linens are included with the cabins.

Live TEDx Event

This is what we came for. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in the live audience of hundreds to hear 10 speakers present their 'big ideas'. One of those speakers is your very own, Pamela Crim! You will be inspired and motivated, and leave with big ideas to take home and apply to your own life. Sporting our matching BIG Life shirts (provided), we will have an opportunity to be the light and life in the large audience, displaying what it means to be a BIG Life girl!

Group Hike at Starve Rock

The beauty of Starved Rock State Park will be explored as we set out on our hiking adventure.  We will choose the optimal weather for either a Saturday evening hike or Sunday morning hike (or heck why not just do both?!!!) The stunning sights and beautiful rock formations of the park are among the most sought after by hikers around the world.  Pictures will be taken here that outlive us.  Memories will be made here that are relived for a lifetime.  This is the moment where life stands still, we lock arms and we're filled with immense gratitude to get to experience such beauty. 

Lives Change Here

Our time together is life changing. Enjoy sunrise yoga and devotional with us. Sip your morning coffee with us. Play late night games with us. Come dance in the kitchen with us. When we share life together, we grow together and our lives improve. Come and just BE with us, and pack more living into a weekend than you ever imagined possible. This is sisterhood at it’s greatest and you belong.  (Pamela will arrive on Saturday after the TEDx Event.)

Who This Is For …

What you find here is unlike anything you have EVER experienced. Our BIG Life girls are quite simply the most genuine, kind, fun loving, happy group of women to ever gather in one place.  We don't do drama.  We don't do alcohol.  We don't do gossip.  WE DO LIFE, and we do it BIG! 

Women of all ages (13+) are welcome here. Come alone, or bring your sisters, your daughters and your mama. Grab your best friend or just trust me when I say you’ll find a best friend the moment you arrive. Retreat is a no judgment, no drama, no excuses, no regrets, no alcohol zone. Every detail specially designed to help you find and love YOU.

100% committed to helping you live a BIG Life.

If you’re struggling in life, we’re eager to help. If you’re going through some problems, let us help you through them. If you’re not perfect, then join the rest of us who are not either. This is a weekend of joy, laughter, breakthroughs, memories, sisterhood, and adventures. If that’s what you need in your life, you’re going to love it here.


​Join Us!

Single Payment


> 2 Nights Stay

> TEDx Ticket

> Group Lunch

> Group hike at Starved Rock

> Official Retreat Shirt

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