Camp Retreats for Women
  • Travel: How do I book the LAX shuttle to/from camp in Ojai?
  • What can I expect to find at Campowerment?

    YOU CAN EXPECT:
    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.

    NEAREST AIRPORTS:
    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 info@campowerment.com to make requests up until 1 week prior to your retreat’s start date.

  • What should I pack?

    If you’re asking about attire, anything goes! We invite and encourage comfy clothes, athleisure and — oh yes — costumes for a featured night activity. In detail, you can download our packing list here.

  • What is the investment in a camp retreat, and what is included?

    Your $1,599 investment translates to your transformation, via a strategically designed program that combines insight, connection and a kick-start to new beginnings. And it’s all powered by play.

    Specifically, your “bunk space” grants you:

    • 4 days (3 nights) at a naturally beautiful, 63-year-old, tradition-rich facility
    • 9 meals: Meals that cater to all dietary needs, plus snacks and coffee/tea all day every day
    • Programming options (for you to choose your own adventure) from morning ’til night
    • Access to renowned experts who equip you to shrink the gap between where you are + where you want to be
    • Fitness & adventure, dance & movement, like whoa with the pros
    • Fun & games to unite a community at the edge of the comfort zone
    • Happy hours with gourmet food & wine
    • Bunk accommodations in a cabin with up to 12 women. In-bunk bathrooms for all
    • Linens: sheets, pillow, blankets, towels
    • Incredible friendships; and the opportunity to re-ignite your life (for real)!

    You may choose to add on:

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Yes, we offer a 3-part-payment plan that’s available until 30 days prior to a respective retreat. All payment plans divide the cost of camp by three, and incur a 4% service charge per payment.

    Part 1 is paid immediately upon registration, part 2 one month later, part 3 two months after the first payment. Payment plans are non-refundable or transferable. More information here.

  • Do you offer scholarships or financial assistance?

    Campowerment’s sister 501(c)(3) non-profit Give Her Camp sends exemplary women to Campowerment women’s experiences on scholarship. It’s funded by the Campowerment community and open for applications/nominations all year. See more here.

  • Can I bring my own food?

    No outside food, please. We rent kids’ summer camp locations that tend to all kinds of allergies and require high standards of care and consideration. If you have a unique circumstance regarding food and diet, please reach out to info@campowerment.com, and we’ll talk through what options are best.

  • Is there cell service? WiFi?

    Both cell service and WiFi exist, but can be spotty…and you shouldn’t need ‘em much. Disconnection while at camp is good for the soul.

    We ask that you keep all phones on silent throughout the retreat. Use as your alarm in the morning and to tell time in the day (we’ll help), but please: no phone use in the presence of others. Upon registration, you’ll receive an emergency contact number to share with loved ones, and should you really need to dial-out, we can hook you up with a landline on site.

Staff + Leadership
  • How can I become a Campowerment expert?

    If you, too, are a thought-leader with something to share with this community, and you have the experience and cred to back it up, we’d love to hear from you. Share your info here, or reach out to info@campowerment.com to let us know more about you.

  • What does it mean to be a Campowerment expert?

    Campowerment experts deliver perspective-shifting programming within Campowerment experiences. They lead workshops with tangible takeaways and facilitate Circles to inspire aha moments. Campowerment experts are authors, speakers, professors, clinicians, entrepreneurs, doctors, consultants, and most importantly are committed to sharing their wisdom to equip others to re-ignite their results, in any area of life.

  • How can I become a Campower Ranger?

    Reach out to lea@campowerment.com if you’re interested in being a Campower Ranger at any of our camp experiences for women or for business.

  • What is a Campower Ranger?

    Know how summer camps thoughtfully tap their counselors to not only do the heavy lifting it takes to run a live experience, but also to do it with love? So do we! In short, Campower Rangers = camp counselors. They’re a mixed bag of ages (we think that multi-generational element is part of the special sauce); and they’re fully invested in getting and giving the most out of every experience in which they take part (camp and otherwise).

Scholarships
  • Is my donation tax-deductible?

    Sure is! As a 501(c)(3), Give Her Camp is registered as a nonprofit entity (FEIN: 81-1407528). Should you choose to donate, the gals at Give Her Camp will send you a downloadable form you may submit to the IRS.

  • To what is my donation applied?

    A deserving woman’s time at a Campowerment experience for women. Give Her Camp’s overhead costs are very minimal, covering only what it takes to file tax forms and stay on the scene. Outside of legal and accounting, all services rendered to date have been/are pro-bono.

  • What is required of a scholarship recipient?

    With the acceptance of a scholarship, every nominee agrees to share the story of how/why she was chosen AND the story of her experience at camp with the community at-large. This means she’s game to write a blog post and provide testimonials to be featured in the organization’s media (videos, pictures, website, etc.).

  • When do you pick who will be granted a scholarship?

    Give Her Camp’s Board of Directors reviews and deliberates on scholarship nominations and applications each quarter. Scholarship recipients are notified no later than October 15 each year, and we recommend soft-holding dates until then! If your application or nomination does not lead to a scholarship for your nominee/applicant, you will be notified along the same schedule.

  • How do you choose who will be granted a scholarship?

    Give Her Camp’s board of directors — comprised of power players in philanthropy, international media, travel, and female empowerment — meets quarterly to review the nominees’ stories and vote on who will become scholarship recipients for upcoming women’s camp experiences.

  • Can I direct my donation towards one recipient?

    If you’re looking to sponsor a specific camper, full sponsorship opportunities do exist. Reach out to info@campowerment.com to inquire.

  • What are the qualities of an ideal scholarship recipient?

    Any woman who seeks insight, connection and/or new beginnings and exhibits extraordinary generosity, bravery, compassion, or ambition, among other exemplary traits, would be a strong nominee.

  • How do I apply for/nominate someone for a scholarship to a Campowerment’s camp retreat for women?

    You can apply for or nominate an extraordinary woman for a scholarship 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

Terms and Conditions
  • If I’m unable to attend, can I transfer bunk space to another camp retreat?

    See our terms + conditions here for the cancellation/transfer policy.

  • Is my bunk space refundable?

    See our terms + conditions here for the cancellation/transfer policy.

  • Can I register someone else (my partner, friend, relative) for a Campowerment retreat?

    Ultimately in order for a registration to be final and official, the camper who will attend/participate in any given experience MUST self-register with Campowerment. But we can work together to gift or surprise someone in your life. If you’re looking to do this please reach out to info@campowerment.com.

  • What kind of rules do campers live by?

    We don’t have many rules, so the ones we have we take very seriously:
    – 24-hour rule: No saying what you do for a living for the first 24 hours. This allows us to get to know each other for who we are instead of what we do.
    – Vegas rule: What happens in the Circle stays in the Circle.
    – Substances: We’re at Campowerment to be free-spirited, clear-headed, and the best version of ourselves. Since drinking creates fog and diminishes presence, we limit it.
    – No outside alcohol is permitted. No any other substances, either. If we find it or hear about it, we confiscate it and we send you home. (No kidding.)
    – Smoking: We prefer no smoking at all, since we’re in the woods (and have some past concerns because of fires…), but if you smoke cigarettes, you may do so in the designated area at each camp. Absolutely no smoking marijuana or any psychoactive substances; no vape pens; no Jules.
    – Be nice to each other

  • Is there alcohol at Campowerment?

    At a daily designated happy hour, we serve wine & appetizers, bartended by our crew. All are invited and permitted to have 2 drinks. No outside alcohol is permitted.

  • What if I get sick at camp?

    There will be no medical staff on the premises, so it’s important that you bring what you need to tend to your medical and hygiene routine. All camp locations are within 30 minutes of a reputable hospital or medical center.

  • Are pets allowed? Are kids allowed?

    Nope! Neither.