Last month Mandy of The Glossary and I hosted Let's Camp 2018, our second retreat for creative women entrepreneurs, at Camp Wandawega. Last year I posted a "how-to" pre and post retreat and I'm not going to do that this year. This post is more about what it was and why I'm such a believer in getting yourself out of your hole and in front of people's faces.
Mandy and I both work with creative women entrepreneurs and really wanted to give our friends and clients a place to connect, feel inspired, and get away from the norms of daily life.
Here's the itinerary that we came up with where we really wanted a mix of taking in all that Camp has to offer but also connecting with each other over meals and talking business.
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Check-in, registration, welcome drinks
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Group Greeting
5:30pm - 6:15pm - Camp tour with Tereasa Surratt of Camp Wandawega
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Dinner, (and all meals) catered by FIG Catering
8:15pm - 8:45pm - Lake Hangs (swim, canoe, watch the sun set)
8:45pm - 10:00pm - Karaoke and a welcome campfire
8:00am - 8:45am - Group meditation led by Alma Omeralovic of Chill Babe Alma
9:00am - 10:00am - Breakfast
10:00am - 10:45am - Workshop #1 led by Nikki Ricks of Feminest + Mandy Lancia of The Glossary
11:00am - 12:00pm - Group hike/walk
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Workshop #2 led by Simi Botic author of Letting Go of Leo
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Small group discussion - choice of 3 topics + headshots by Stephanie Bassos
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Workshop #3 led by Mindy Segal of Mindy's HotChocolate
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Small group discussion - choice of 3 topics + headshots by Stephanie Bassos
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Canoe race, archery competition, and craft workshop led by Joslyn of J.Villa Workshop
6:00pm - 8:30pm - Dinner/'ice cream and feelings' (we'll have an open mic about our thoughts and feelings over dessert)
9:00pm - Large witchy bonfire lighting with Alma Omeralovic of Chill Babe Alma
9:15pm - S'mores by Mindy Segal of Mindy's HotChocolate
The #1 most important thing
The most important thing from last year and again this year was all the connection that was going on. One camper went out of her way to email and say "I find that It is rare for everyone in a large group to be present and be themselves. Every person I met had purpose and a story that inspired." And that's what makes it all worth it.