For four days (three nights), 100+ women gather to disconnect from the busy-ness of life’s business and PLAY with other awesome people and a dozen of some of the world’s best experts.
These retreats unite women from all walks of life (many who would never in a million years have crossed paths) at top-notch kids’ summer camps for each long weekend of absolute wonderment.
Campers ages 21-80+ learn, grow, play and bunk* together to form an intergenerational, purpose-driven community of women who are bold enough to show up for themselves and for each other.
Like at kids’ summer camp, we facilitate authentic connections at the edge of the comfort zone, where our campers can lean into the safe haven and get real. Unlike kids’ summer camp, Campowerment features programming that will re-ignite your life by helping you see life through a new lens and provide tangible takeaways to support your leap from who you are now to who you want to be, now.
*Semi-private rooms available at some locations.
Every minute of every day
Invest in yourself
Take a break
Experience magic beyond words
Find your breath
Re-ignite your life in the space where dreams take off
Campowerment’s camp retreats for women take residence at sleepaway camp locales across the country (before/after the kids head home!). We sleep in shared cabins for some earth-shaking pillow talk and belly laughter.
The weekend schedule features holistic programming that rides from peaks of adventure and unexpected fun, to valleys of deep-diving conversations, meant to highlight the shared experiences of womanhood today.
At each retreat, we integrate experts — TED Talkers, best-selling authors, James Beard Award-winning chefs, TV personalities, and a rotating panel of thought leaders who share their wisdom in their sessions, then compete in relay races alongside you.
We do arts & crafts, awesome workouts, archery, yoga, meditation, competitive games (yes; pie eating is a sport), karaoke, campfires, dance parties, hikes and s’more.
- Travel: How do I book the LAX shuttle to/from camp in Ojai?
- What can I expect to find at Campowerment?
YOU CAN EXPECT:
A safe haven to get real
Connection to something bigger
Sense of belonging to a community of women who are for each other
Authentic friendships that last long beyond the campfire
More fun than you can even dream up
- Travel: Best way to get to the retreat in Ojai, CA?
Our home away from home for this retreat is Camp Ramah in California, located in Ojai, 2 hours north of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles International (LAX): ~2-hour drive
Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR): ~1.5-hour drive
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA): ~50-minute drive
We suggest you book flights in accordance with that distance, and knowing that we open camp’s gates at 2 p.m. day 1 and close ’em at 12:30 p.m. on day 4.
For transportation guidance, click here.
- Where do the camp retreats for women take place?
We rent and call home to some of the finest kids’ summer camp locations on both East and West Coasts. In 2020, we’re hosting one flagship camp retreat in Ojai, CA at Camp Ramah in California, AND two Fancy Camps, both in Asheville, NC. To learn more about what & when, click here.
- What is a typical day like at a camp retreat for women?
Days run from as early as the 7 o’clock hour each morning to as late as 11 p.m. each night, with a choose-your-own-adventure policy from wake up to sleeptime. Early riser? Night owl? There’s programming for all. Check out a sample schedule here!
- Who goes to Campowerment’s camp retreats for women?
Our campers range in age from 21* to 83 (for real) and they take planes, trains & automobiles from all ends of the globe (U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand). About 45% of them are repeat campers; 55% are first-timers.
Some are top Hollywood executives; others recent college grads; USPS employees; entrepreneurs; police officers; thrill-seekers; full-time moms; first-time managers; bloggers and beyond.
Actually, it’s kind of the best networking on the planet: because nobody** is allowed to say what she does for a living for the first 24 hours, so we get real personal, real quick! Will you fit in? Yes: promise.
*All campers must be 21 of age or older
**Except the experts
- Can I come alone?
Absolutely! And about 20% do. When you come solo, we bunk you with the other brave souls who are doing the same, and it’s a hoot!
- How many women typically attend Campowerment’s camp retreats for women?
A tribe ~150 deep!
- What are the sleeping accommodations like at Campowerment’s camp retreats?
The classic bunk space grants you a spot in a cabin alongside up to 12 other women. All cabins offer bunk beds (to note: we fill bottoms before tops, unless a camper requests otherwise in registration). Each bed’s made and awaiting your arrival. All bunks have in-bunk bathrooms, electricity and plugs for charging.
- Can I bunk with my friends?
Absolutely. Request bunkmates at registration, or email email@example.com to make requests up until 1 week prior to your retreat’s start date.