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Celebrating International Women’s Day


Though we hoot and holler about women’s achievements all year long, today, International Women’s Day (#IWD2018), is one more excuse to collectively raise our voices and continue to #PressForProgress (this year’s campaign hashtag).

How do we do that? By challenging bias and inspiring others to take action on behalf of women. By celebrating how far we’ve come. By […]

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: A-Musings, Tales from the Tribe|

How to Know If You’re Still Able to Make the Climb

Step 1: Check for pulse.
Step 2: Assess: Are you still breathing?
Step 3: If yes and you’re still reading this, you’re all set!

Climb on, sister!

By |January 20th, 2018|Categories: A-Musings|

2017: The Peaks

Does anyone else feel like some time back in January you took a second to blink and now, all of the sudden, you’re on a train, without breaks, speeding towards the gates of 2018? Yea: we do, too.

It’s easy to get caught up in all the should-haves, the would-haves or the could-haves when reflecting on […]

By |December 23rd, 2017|Categories: HI from HQ|

Go Into the Woods…and Leave Your Baggage Behind

By: 3x-Camper Barbara Palmer

This is the true story
Of 12 strangers
Picked to live together (in a bunk) … […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

It Takes a Village to Raise a Village: Campowerment State of the Union

Disclaimer from Tammi and Chelsea: This blog took us two months to write. Companies *usually* launch stuff and then share it. But we’re a community, so we’re sharing it as it shakes down. Lots of what you’ll read below is already happening, but some is about seeds that are in the process of sprouting. We’re […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: HI from HQ|

The Best Unexpected: A New Beginning Sparked at Camp

By: Christina Farrell Lerchen, Camper

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you” – Misty Copeland 

My first experience with Campowerment was more than 2 years ago.  I was in the midst of major frazzled out spiral when I stumbled upon an article […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|


Velveth: A happily married mom of two beautiful girls. A politician in her hometown.  A daughter and a sibling.

Velveth (pronounced: Velvet) Schmitz is a camp girl. A longtime outdoor chick who never misses her annual week-long stay at University of California at Berkeley’s family camp, Lair of the Golden Bear.

Even with a background like that, Velveth […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

Dear Campowerment, On Your 4th Birthday


Dear Campowerment,

Oh my, how you’ve grown. When we first met in 2013, I had no idea how many birthdays we’d celebrate together. Someone told me I just had to build you, and fabulously awesome women would come. And they have. By the thousands.

And while I still can’t figure out how we’ve only […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: HI from HQ|

Poetry On Display

Those who read our emails know this fact to be true
Poetry is a talent we like to flex within this Crew
We’re not so hot at math but with words we kind of slay
And this Fall we came to learn that the gab is NOT one way

We started receiving emails from a Camper named Sherry
Who spews […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

Until You Have Flown

I inherited a trait from my parents that closely resembles workaholism, but takes a right turn and shows up just a little bit differently. When it rears its head, my eyes grow big and busy, my lips turn up to the right, and I appear to be having a dynamic conversation, except no words are […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: A-Musings|