Maximum registration is 15 women (depending on lodging options, may be
13). Deadline for registration is Jul 1st (or before if filled).
For women only, led by women. Ropes (rappelling and ascending)
orienteering, kayaking/canoeing/stand up paddle boards, trail
running/hiking, yoga, mountain biking, adventure course and massages.
others doing the same. The retreat is a safe, fun & friendly environment!
All activities offered below (agenda times subject to change) are completely
voluntary--you may choose to opt out of any activity you wish. However, all
activities will be doable/enjoyable by all levels of experience/ability.
No previous experience necessary. This may be the most remarkable
outdoor retreat for women in Kansas.
Relaxation massages are approx 20 min (1 massage per person per
weekend is included in registration fee) and will be provided individually and
on site. Massages will be done by a certified massage therapist.
Yoga focus will be balance, stretching, core, breathing and meditation.
Even if you've never done yoga before, you will love this class!
Includes all meals and lodging and activities (3 nights/3 days):
HQ cabin single rooms or lodge room (double occupancy) or tent option,
kayak/canoe/SUP rentals, topo maps/tools use and orienteering course,
yoga classes, massage and t-shirts.
$455/person for HQ cabin or lodge room (shared bathrooms)--11 spaces
More than 11 spaces may be available (some BFFs in the past have chosen to double
in single HQ rooms for a discount). Lodging is at Acorns Resort.
$345/person for Tent Provided option (tent provided/set up)--2 spaces
$310/person for Tent Option, bring your own and set up
Late registration MAY be accepted, but $50 late registration fee will apply.
Previous WOW notes (from candid discussions with participants):
Food and Drink: Most participants have LOVED the meals. Previous
years have offered a meat option for dinners; however, when everyone
sees/tastes the vegetarian dishes--it's all over. So instead of wasting a
meat dish that will not be eaten, we'll make more of the food that everyone
wants 2nds of! There is plenty of protein in every meal. If you have vegan,
GF or other dietary restrictions, accommodations can be made. There is
wine served with dinner for those who desire it, but if you like beer or more
than a glass or two of wine--you will want to bring it as there is not
time to go shopping once you arrive :). Most women are surprised at how
hungry and thirsty they get between lunch and dinner due to being outside
all day long, bring twice as many snacks/drinks as you think you will want.
Activity Level: You will be active in the outdoors from sun up to sun down.
Most women worry about keeping up prior to the event--PLEASE don't
worry. You will be amazed at how much positive encouragement all day
long will increase your energy level. And not everyone needs to go the
same speed for any of the activities that we will be doing.
Single registrations and Group registrations: The dynamic created
when several small groups or several individuals sign up and then come
together is really remarkable. It is recommended to not sign up large
groups of friends or family, since the familiarity with one another can
actually take away from your individual experience. It's best to keep
groups of friends or family down to 3 or 4. If your larger group would like
to arrange your own Women's Retreat at another date, it is possible with
enough advance notice.
Meal set up and clean up: There is a lot of activity, and much of it is
focused at the HQ cabin. In between activities, the staff is busy preparing
for the next activity so we can be ready to start on time. Starting this year,
all participants will take part in setting up for a meal and cleaning up after
ourselves after meals (a few minutes of time). This will alleviate
some of the crunch time and add value to everyone's relaxation and
enjoyment at meal time.
Lodging: The HQ cabin is the most popular option to stay. Some women
have chosen to double up in the queen beds in the HQ cabin if they are
coming with a BFF. There are 2 full bathrooms and a 1/2 bath in the HQ
cabin, and there has never been an issue of sharing. For those that prefer
a little more personal space and ability to spend time away from the group
at night, the lodge rooms have been perfect. The lodge is a 5 minute walk
from the HQ cabin. Most women that have tent camped have expressed
that they should have paid for a room at HQ or in the lodge. With all of the
activity, it's nice to have an actual room to organize your gear/clothing AND
air conditioning AND most importantly, a really comfortable bed to sleep in.
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