NOV 10 2018 - NOV 11 2018
$120 per person
Join other locals and enjoy a night of camping on Jordan Lake. Gather to set up camp, day hike, paddle, and prepare communal meals around the fire. Learn new camping skills, share yours with others, or sit back and enjoy the natural environment.
SET UP CAMP
Do your thing or take tips from an experienced backpacker with over 20 years experience. Set up your camp with as many or little luxuries as you'd like, knowing that all your meals will be provided.
COMMUNAL CAMP COOKIN’
With all the details arranged and groceries procured, enjoy cooking as a community at camp. Experiment with different ways to brew coffee and cook dinner over a fire and on a camp stove.
GEAR RENTALS AVAILABLE
Not ready to invest? Schu Tours can help with most of your gear needs. She will source packs and tents from her personal collection of gear or she can recommend lower cost, quality items perfect for a beginner.
PADDLE + HIKE + HAVE FUN
Yes, this is a learning experience, but it's also an opportunity to enjoy yourself. Use Sarah’s SUP or kayaks on the lake or bring your own. Wander off on the clearly marked hiking trails or wade into the cool water.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Learn the principles of the Leave No Trace (LNT) movement. Lead by example and encourage others to follow suite so that our grandchildren's grandchildren have the opportunity to appreciate our wild spaces just as we have. NO TRACE
ENJOY SOME NATURE THERAPY
Chill out, relaxxx. This is an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and hang lose a little. Enjoy conversations with new friends or curl up and read a book, maybe bring a craft or a journal, whatever you do, decompress with the help of mother nature.
Saturday - nov 10
Arrive before lunch at Vista Point Campground. Pitch your tent, hang your hammock, and gather round for a quick meditation before lunch. Head off on a day hike, paddle on the lake, or snuggle up and read a book. Reconvene for fire building techniques and dinner prep. Enjoy a night around the fire or gazing at the stars.
sunday - nov 11
Up early to watch the sunrise if you wish. Experiment with different coffee brewing techniques and enjoy a hearty camp breakfast. After breakfast, practice a walking meditation in the forest. Reflect and connect before packing up camp, gathering for a final meal, and heading home.
MEET YOUR LEADER
Professional photographer, travel guide, and meditation teacher.
As a child, Sarah grew up backpacking in the wilds of Pennsylvania. Her first pack was actually a school-sized backpack that her mom sewed a belt onto. After a couple years, she was big enough for her own child's-sized hiking backpack. Sarah would go on weekend trips with her Pop and his pals during the school year and week-long trips every July.
As an adult, Sarah remained an avid backpacker and trekker. She's climbed mountains and enjoyed adventures in countries from Ecuador to Thailand and she currently leads backpacking trips in Nepal.
She enjoys sleeping in a tent more than her own bed and if she won the lottery she could easily fill five years trekking all the trails she has mapped in her mind.
A percentage of your program fee goes directly to Learning Outside.
Learning Outside offers hands-on outdoor learning programs that provide children with what they really need; time spent outdoors learning, exploring and discovering in the natural world.
Learning Outside provides children with experiences that support their curiosity and wonder; experiences in keeping with what current research confirms. Immersion in hands-on discovery leads to happier, more successful learning experiences for children both at home and at school.
In short, nearly everything is included except the gear and beverages. Here are the specifics:
TRIP PLANNING +
CAMPING Vista Point campground +
all permits, planning, and arrangements for the overnight adventure
packing list with everything you'd need to know
1 nights accommodation at the state park
professional images of your retreat weekend
camping instruction + guiding :
camping essentials packing list
assistance choosing, purchasing, renting and otherwise obtaining gear
advice on setting up camp, the 10 essentials, water filtration, fire starting, meal preparation, leave no trace principles.
personal assistance and attention from start to finish, from planning, packing, and camping
kayak + SUP for use
delicious camp food + supplies
Sarah provides the camp kitchen, groceries and all
two lunches, dinner, and breakfast + hell yeah, there's coffee
snacks and treats
Sarah has you covered with fire starters, water jugs, marshmallow sticks, etc
WELCOME TO THE woods...
This is group camping at its finest. Vista Point Campground is quiet. Situated on the lake amongst the trees, there are four miles of rambling trails, lots of shoreline, and a small beach. There are also bathroom and shower facilities within walking distance.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED ? THESE couple THINGS :
Transportation to + from Vista Point Campground.
Gear such as, but not limited to sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, and tent - rentals are available! Ask me!
I will send out a comprehensive packing list.
A cooler of drinks + any extra goodies you may want to bring.
**This is a state park and alcohol is not permitted**I'm not the police though, use at your own risk**