Why should I come to Campowerment?
Because it’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever done before, and there’s nothing more “worth it” than living beyond your wildest dreams, floating home with a more authentic version of yourself, wicked cool new connections, and a game plan to re-ignite your life. If you like laughing or learning or loving or simply feeling alive, you’ll love Campowerment. Pinky promise.
Who comes to Campowerment?
Campers range in age from 21 to 80 (for real) and they take planes, trains & automobiles from all ends of this Earth to come together and create a (very) one-of-a-kind micro-community where everyone is rooting for each other and living like today is all we’ve got. Some are top Hollywood executives; others recent college grads; USPS employees; entrepreneurs; police officers; thrill-seekers; full-time moms; first-time managers; bloggers…they’re all over the map. Actually, it’s kind of the best networking on the planet: because nobody** is allowed to say what they do for a living for the first 24 hours, so everyone gets real personal, real quick! By the end of the weekend, you’ve built yourself a powerful network, through conversation about who you actually are, not who your title makes you believe you’re supposed to be.
Will you fit in? If you’re the kind of human who’s willing to show up for yourself, you’ll find yourself in the right place with the right people.
*All Campers must be 21 of age or older
**Experts not included; we couldn’t find a way around letting them share what they do for a living. Ya dig?
Do most people come solo or with pals?
It’ s pretty split, and there’s beauty to experiencing it both ways. When you come alone, you come completely unencumbered. The Campowerment Crew groups you with the other brave souls who come by themselves, and it’s a hoot. (There’ s nothing quite like watching a group of strangers meld into great friends over the course of a weekend!)
Which Experts will be at each Campowerment experience?
The Campowerment Crew loves surprises almost as much as they love to make you a little uncomfy (in the name of shaking things up). That’ s why they don’t announce the Expert line-up for each Campowerment experience until a couple weeks before each event. That’ s your lesson in letting go & trusting. They’ve got you. If you want a hint of who & what you might get at each Retreat & experience, meet the Experts!
What are the accommodations like?
Real talk: though Weekend Retreats are not set in 5-star resorts, they’ re 5+++-star experiences, and after the first night, that’ll be more than enough for your soul. Everyone sleeps altogether, by groups of 10-12 in bunk beds of single-sex cabins. That co-habitation —and the belly-laughter that comes with it—is part of what sets this experience apart. They take you away from the comforts of home so you’ll step out of your zone and into possibility.
The basics: Electricity? Yep. Running water? Yep, and you’ll even get a hot shower (if and when you choose to take one!).
Some cabins have bathrooms inside the bunks, others are just outside the door. It’s all nice & clean. Campowerment only pops up at ACA-accredited camps that are out-of-this-world beautiful, so when the sun comes up or the stars shine ever so brightly above, you have everything you need, even away from home.
Can I book a private room and skip the cabin thing?
Nope, sorry. If you need a bottom bunk, get to camp on time! Beds are first-come, first-reserved (and no saving for your friends!). If you require a certain medical accommodation, say so during registration. They’ ll make something work for you in the cabin. Hard to believe now, but you’ ll thank them later; cabin culture rocks.
Let’s be serious: I want to know about the food.
Grilled cheese sammies and sloppy joes may be campy, but they’ re not on our menu, because camp is not just for kids anymore. This time around, they’ ve got the good stuff: healthy, delicious, and gourmet-like spreads. Meals are chock full of fresh fruits and roasted veggies, yummy salad bars with homemade dressings, lots’ a mediterranean trimmings, surrounded by various protein choices.
They serve three robust meals and a stacked happy hour — where you can have a couple of drinks, with the promise of keepin’ it classy — each day. Plus, there are smart snacks dotted about camp, and what’ s camp without s’mores? They can accommodate almost all dietary restrictions, and we’re super comfy with the vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, even vegan requests.
If you’re nut-free, we suggest you come to camp in the Poconos in September; Indian Head’s a nut-free (and fab) facility.
What’s included in the price of registration?
Each Campowerment retreat costs $1,399, and it includes the experience of a lifetime (every time), nine (9) meals, drinks bartended at happy hour, full access to A-list Experts (who become friends) throughout the weekend, a network of wonders of the human world, and some Campowerment swag (a tote bag, journal and water bottle) to use ‘round the campfire & beyond. The buck can totally stop there, but they do offer some extra amenities — like linen rentals, yoga mats, Campowerment swag and an array of healing treatments. All that is a la carte.
What’s not included in the price of camp?
Linens: BYO linens (sheets, towels, blankets, pillow) or rent ‘em when you register. Transportation from/to the airport to/from camp: we fine folks at Groupit travel can hook you up. And lastly, one-on-one healing services: like Tarot Card readings, sound baths, acupuncture, massages, etc., which vary from camp to camp, and become available for sign-up once you arrive.
How long is a Weekend Retreat?
Outside of custom programs, the Retreats run three-and-a-half days. Some are Thursday to Sunday; some Friday to Monday; all start at 2 p.m. and wrap at noon.
Check the dates here.
Can I come late? Leave early?
No latecomers; no kidding! If you can’t make it the first day, come another weekend; we won’ t have campers shufflin’ in Day 2, after the group’s found its vibe. They strongly recommend you stay ’til the end so you don’t miss a minute of the magic.
How do I get there? What’s the weather like? What do I pack?
Somebody’s *excited,* eh?! Campowerment will send you everything you need to know to get you geared up for your Retreat after you register.