Liberty Girls Retreat

Ensign Peak Academy, in partnership with Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy

Presents the Fall 2019…

Pilgrim Retreat_WEB

Theme: Be a Pilgrim for a Day

For all girls, ages 6-11

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy, 1650 W Traverse Terrace Dr.
Lehi, UT 84043

Driving Directions: Since Ignite Academy cannot yet be found via GPS, please input this alternate address into your GPS: 3870 Traverse Mountain Blvd, Lehi, UT. This will bring you to Lehi Fire Station #83. Ignite Academy is located just behind this. If you follow the road that curves around the back of the fire station, we are just up on the hill from there.

Ticket Price: $45 per girl

(Lunch is included)

Group Discount: Request a discount code for your group members to register for $30 each! (For homeschool co-ops, New Commonwealths, academies, Liberty Girls Clubs, etc. No minimum group size, if you share the event and code with your group members.) Contact Diann Jeppson 801-450-5016.

Volunteers Needed: Parents are encouraged to volunteer – run a station, lead a group, help with check-in or clean up. Receive two free admissions for girls of your choice. Contact Diann Jeppson 801-450-5016.


Liberty Girls Retreats provide an exciting opportunity for girls ages 6-11 to learn about American history through hands-on experiences. Get messy, dress up, be creative, have adventures, and meet new friends! 

Make a simple Pilgrim Costume to wear to the Liberty Girls Retreat

Here’s a video and website with some fun, simple ideas:


Pretend Pilgrims


Mayflower Compact Web 2

Preparing for the Journey to the New World

Learn what it means to be a Pilgrim. Help select which items to pack for the journey and learn why your family is going to live in the New World. Find out how your parents wrote the Mayflower Compact, and how they arranged for the long sea voyage.


Sailing on the Mayflower

Board the Mayflower and take a simulated trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Experience life on board the ship. What did the voyagers eat? Where did they sleep? What did they do during the journey, and what was it like when they finally arrived in the New World?


Squanto Teaches the Pilgrims to Grow Corn and Gather Food

Meet Squanto, who will show you how to gather food and plant corn and other Native Indian crops. Help harvest and prepare food for the winter. 

General Store

Shop at the Plymouth Store

Girls are invited to bring a few pilgrim themed items to “sell” for tokens that they can use to buy items brought by other girls. Ideas for items may include dried fruit, nuts, seeds, cloth dolls, blankets, hats, aprons, seashells, maple sugar candy, honey, bread, and popcorn.


Make a Corn Husk Doll

Pilgrim girls didn’t bring many toys with them on the Mayflower, but in the New World there are plenty of corn husks for making dolls. Make your own corn husk doll to keep!


Learn a Pilgrim School Lesson

Learn to use a hornbook and attend a Pilgrim school lesson, with the other Pilgrim children. 

First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving

Rejoice with the other Pilgrims and your new American Indian friends as you celebrate the first Thanksgiving in the New World. Enjoy a simulated First Thanksgiving experience.


Note on Historical Accuracy and Religious References: Liberty Girls Retreats strive to incorporate an accurate account of the historical context of each theme, which includes references to God and religion, within the context of the religious nature of the historical times being featured. Retreats are for all girls, and are therefore not designed from a perspective unique to any religious denomination.

Liberty Girls Pilgrim Doll: $25

LG Pilgrim Doll Square Web

In connection with this retreat, you may purchase a beautiful, hand-made, Pilgrim-themed cloth doll for your daughter. This sturdy doll is perfect for imaginative play. The clothing is removable.

Your daughter will treasure her memory of the Pilgrims as she plays with her adorable doll. Establish a tradition of collecting each of our ten historical-themed Liberty Girls cloth dolls, as your daughter attends each of the ten Liberty Girls Retreats (offered twice each year).

Avoid shipping charges by pre-ordering your doll during registration check-out.

Purchase a doll at the retreat by checking out here:

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Pilgrims 3-Book Set: $25

Your daughter will return from the Liberty Girls Retreat filled with excitement about the Pilgrims! Help her expand on her new interest by purchasing the a 3-book set, which includes:

The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving

Author Ann McGovern’s simple text explains to children the struggles of the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth Colony and the events leading to the historic occasion we celebrate today – Thanksgiving. Full-color illustrations engage children’s curiosity. Read this book first.

Mary of the Mayflower

Mary of the Mayflower

Author Diane Stevenson Stone is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Mary Chilton. 13-year-old Mary’s exciting and courageous experiences as a Pilgrim are portrayed in this delightful historical-fiction novel. Read this book second.

The Story of the Pilgrims Dover Coloring Book

Dover Coloring Book: The Story of the Pilgrims

Thirty easy-to-color pictures, with captions, tell the tale of Captain Miles Standish and the Pilgrims, as they travel to Plymouth Rock, and found the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Children will enjoy coloring these pages while you read aloud from Mary of the Mayflower.

Purchase the books at the retreat by checking out here:

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