6th - 8th JULY 2018

In a world full of pressures and judgements we need to learn to be proud of who we are today.

As women we need to celebrate our differences and use them as our strengths. We need to learn to be encouraging to ourselves and treat ourselves with the same kindness and grace we afford others. Happiness is an inside job and so is learning to be proud of the version you are today when you look in the mirror. 

We want to help give you the tools to learn to truly be proud of who you are TODAY!!

This weekend retreat is about real women,  talking about real events that lead to real change. It's about busy women getting together for a fun filled weekend which focuses on YOU. 

It is purposely set in a relaxed environment where you can leave all of life's complications behind and be part of something that's special and memorable. Why not also bring a couple of your old school or family friends and feel even more at home and connected.  

Be Proud of YOU




Photo of Emma Illies


Emma Azzopardi (formerly Illies) is a successful Entrepreneur, Social Media Influencer on 8 Forbes lists, recently voted 28th most Inspirational Tweeter in the world and is a motivational speaker. Emma has a rare spinal disease and has had several operations, she's been bed ridden for long periods of time and was close to death given only 12 hours to live. Despite this, not once has she let it affect her drive. In fact its only motivated her to not only do more, but to make a positive difference in other people's lives and share her story to inspire others. Emma first started the movement #BeProudOfYou after a long period of being bed ridden when she still realised no matter what your circumstances you need to learn to be proud of the version you are today, no matter what that may look like. Her motto is #BelieveAndAchieve. If you Believe it you'll Achieve it.

Photo of Emma Illies


Juggling life with her family of 11 children and husband in their prominent heritage home whilst working as a finance credit adviser, mentor, property investor and business operator, Mariana is always looking and exploring opportunities as they come about.


With a modest beginning and a roller coaster ride of experiences, most wonderful mixed with some massive learning

curves - there is much to tell and much to learn.  Hold on for the ride because it has been rather steep and bumpy but 

all this is exactly what she’s proud of most!   Bouncing back and being able to be resilient enough to stand up and keep

having the stamina to keep going and never giving up.


Follow your dream where ever it leads, don’t be distracted by less worthy needs...


Following her dream is what Mariana is still committed to doing today...


Arrive Friday 6th July anytime after 6pm 

Get organised and set up your dorms.


Supper available from 7:30pm, campfire pit by the river will be on. Bed at leisure.


Saturday 7th July -


Breakfast 7:30-8:30 in dinning hall. 

Coffee and tea will be available from 6:30am


9am Meeting Hall for a 9:15am start.


9:15 - 10:45 - Emma Azzopardi


10:45 - 11:15 - Morning tea in dinning hall. 


11:15 - 12:45 - Group Activities by Emma Azzopardi


12:45 - 1:45 - Lunch in Dinning Hall.


1:45 - 3:15 Mariana Di Santo 


3:15 - 3:45 Afternoon Tea Dinning Hall


3:45 - 5pm Activity Mariana Di Santo 


6:15 - 7:15 Dinner in Dinning Hall 


Supper by the fire from 8pm, bedtime at leisure.


Sunday 8th July


Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 in dinning Hall 

Coffee and tea available from 6:30am


Arrive in Meeting Hall at 9am for 9:15 start.


9:15 - 10:45 Group Activity  


10:45 - 11:15 - Morning tea in dinning hall.


11:15 - 12:30 Open Forum 


12:30 - 12:45 Emma Azzopardi Close


Lunch 1pm - 2pm in dinning hall. 


Pack up all bedding and leave by 4pm. 



m. +61447 900 050



Ankara Camp Walkers Flat, SA

Surrounded by nature, beside the River Murray, overlooked by rugged majestic cliffs, glowing in the sunset, listening to bird calls in a peaceful relaxing setting…

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