What happens at camp…
We are thrilled with the feedback and resounding Facebook firestorm we received from our 2016 Women’s Aha! Camp. The best feedback is that over half of the campers signed up to return to camp in 2017! Amazing women came together with generous hearts and spirits. We laughed and grew ourselves and had great fun while building great friendships in the process. We are honored by each woman who has come to camp, and that is why we want to make sure that our loyal campers from over the years have first dibs on 2017.
We have now opened registration to new campers and it’s not too early to sign up for 2017’s camp. In fact, it’s most important that you are not too late signing up. Last year’s camp sold out and we have only 3 spots left for 2017.
We have Early Bird pricing options for you bargain shoppers (like me…only while space lasts!) Don’t wait–sign up now so you can experience the magic that happens at Women’s Aha! Camp.
It’s not too early to sign up for 2017’s camp. In fact, camp has only 3 spots left as each past campers return to camp and share camp with other women. (This must mean something good is going on at Women’s Aha! Camp.)
Put down your deposit today to save money with “Early Bird” pricing options and, most importantly, to save your space (before they are all gone!)
Updated photos and videos and details for 2017 will be out before the end of the year. In the meantime, take a gander at last year’s camp to get a feel for the magic of adult camp. You will love it!
2016 Camp Theme: “Lighten Your Load”
Most women are Wonder Women or Wonder Women in Training or Retired Wonder Women. (Can you relate?)
There is a price to a lifetime of heroic living–us, our health and our peace of mind. This year we will Lighten Your Load so you have less stress, less baggage weighing you down and less excess on your daily To Do List.
Are you ready for some fun?
Have you put your life on hold for kids, parents, work, the dog(!)?
Are you a woman who gives and gives and gives?
Has it been too long since you’ve had a new adventure?
Here’s your Women’s Camp Permission Slip–great to use with family or yourself (!).
Past Campers Share
“I’m going to explain to my girlfriends that it is just plain wonderful and they need to attend with me next year.” Lisa B.
“Carefree, expansive, freedom from everyday cares, fascinating sessions and fun, fun, fun activities to revive my inner child.” Peg
“This is one of the single most wonderful experiences I have ever been through. And it came during the most perfect time for me. I loved it. Women’s Aha Camp = Priceless.” Kris
“I desperately needed to enlarge my circle of friends. I did not want to settle for the ‘Comfort Zone.’ I want to live and experience life. So many of the friends in my life refuse to grow & LIVE!” Name kept private (for obvious reasons!)
“I am at a crossroads in my life and need direction. This opened doors for me in ways I couldn’t even imagine. Thank you!!” Teresa
“I did not know or appreciate how much I had missed the company of other women! The rest, fun, regenerating of spirit comes at a time in my life of deep need for someone more used to being the solution than the question.” Pat
“Thank you for your lovely spirit and creating a camp for women to flourish!” Debbie
Camp Wisdom Sessions
“I love camp so much! Every year I attend I learn more and meet the most wonderful women. I have grown so much through the experience I have had a camp. I don’t know where I would be without it!” Kristine
You, and each of us, are the light, shining our own unique and important aspect of goodness in this world. This session will help you identify, honor and reflect your shining light. No matter where you go or what you do.
Laughing at Life
Are you quick to laugh…or is life too serious to take lightly? Good news: sense of humor is not inherited; it is created and it is malleable! No matter what comes naturally to you, laughter can be your saving grace. Learn to laugh in new ways and at unexpected times/situations. Come fill your life with laughter. (Because laughter is more fun!)
Let It Go
Life happens…and unexpected events can pierce our hearts and start our minds spinning in endless loops. Not fun! What if in the midst of turmoil you could stop the madness in your mind and return to peace? This session is designed to give you an arsenal of tools to stop the spinning and help you find your calm in the midst of life’s storms.
This surprise session will be revealed to you on the shores of the gorgeous Horsethief Reservoir. (Don’t worry, no bikini necessary–that wouldn’t be fun for most of us, would it?!)
Treasure Chest of Loving Kindness
We are our own worst enemies, and we don’t have to be! If you can use scissors and a glue stick and know how to color, then you are ready to create your own treasure chest full of loving kindness. You will be guided through this process to determine your own version of kindness to fill your treasure chest. (No artsy fartsy experience needed!)
“You have an ability to combine so many types of women and have them all complement and enhance and learn from each other.” Stef
NOTE: We reserve to right to insert/upgrade/change camp Wisdom Sessions while always keeping a fun spirit and great life learning.
Every year we do a different Ropes Challenge Course event. The truth is our best life doesn’t come when we are cozily entrenched in our comfort zone. It also doesn’t come when we are put in our zone of terror. The Challenge Ropes Course is designed to help you move to the middle ground, your zone of growth, where your insights can inspire and delight you.
The best part is, you decide which activities you will participate in and which you will simply observe.
“Energetic, but each participant was only encouraged to do what they felt comfortable doing…no guilt ever!” Glory
Camp Self-Care & Compassion
Most women are fabulous at taking care of others.
Great news: camp is an extreme self-care experience full of take-home tools to keep women thriving in the midst of life’s busyness and chaos. At camp you are going to learn to nurture yourself and follow your heart. When we carry heavy loads in life, we carry them in our minds and in our emotions and in our bodies. This year’ self-care options are designed to help you release your “stuff” on many levels.
Toe Reading by Sonya Stockhaus–turns out your life story is being recorded by your feet (who knew?)…exotic sounding and incredibly insightful. A favorite from past camps–a must to experience!
Tapping by Vicki Hurst–Vicki is a favorite past camp facilitator who continues to work with past campers. (Carolyn is a regular.) “Tap” away old beliefs and thought patterns that sabotage and block you from getting what you want. You will love the immediate insights & results!
Massage by Emily Witsil–Let Emily help you release the stress and tiredness out of your body with a regenerative massage. “I believe ardently in the power of kind and informed touch to help balance and provide the opportunity each of us need to heal ourselves, and combat environmental stressors.”
Sacred Spiritual Sojourn by Virginia Beringer–New to camp this year, Virginia draws upon ancient global healing wisdom and tools, guided by her intuition, to help you release your blocks and reconnect with your inner wisdom and guidance. Powerful, nurturing experience.
Forest Romps, Art, a nap (!)–endless options to be invented
“I really enjoyed the ‘self time.’ I don’t seem to get very much of ‘me’ time when I’m not stressing about family/commitment needs. This was nice to not have that over the weekend in this beautiful location.” Anonymous camper
Note: We reserve to right to insert/upgrade/change Self-Care Providers to ensure you have great choices each year.
Camp Timing & Location for 2017
Camp starts: Thursday, Sept 14, 2017 check in 6-7 p.m. followed by a campfire at 8 p.m.
Camp ends: Sunday, Sept 17, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Camp location: Horsethief Reservoir YMCA property
The YMCA property is brand new and the most upscale camp facility you are likely to experience. Cabins have carpeting and built-in bathrooms complete with private showers. (No privy for you!)
You’ll share your cabin with your friends and other fabulous women that you’ll meet at camp. There are always peals of laughter coming from the cabins… …just part of camp!
“Phenomenal staff and camp facility–wow!” Lisamarie
Need your family or your work or your pet to give you permission to go to camp? No worries–use this Women’s Camp Permission Slip for help getting them (and yourself) on board.
Once camp comes around, you’ll want to use our one-of-a-kind Camp Packing List 2016 revised (Also good for a giggle before camp starts and to get a sense of camp humor.)
Sign Me Up–SAVE MY PLACE!–I’m going to camp next year!
Camp pricing is all-inclusive and covers 3 days of meals, 3 night of lodging, and 3 days of wisdom sessions & activities –everything you need to have a full & fabulous camp experience.
Thurs, September 14 (check in 6-7 p.m.)-Sun, September 17, 2017 (1 p.m.)
Treat yourself…or ask for camp as a gift–either way you loads of camp fun ahead. And, better still, you will be guaranteed a spot at camp!
Return Campers who register by 9/30/16 (all-inclusive): $477
Early Bird Shoppers who register by 4/30/17 (all-inclusive): $497
Plain Ol’ Regular Shoppers who register by 8/30/17 (all-inclusive): $547
Procrastinators (who we still love) who register 9/1-11/17 (all-inclusive): $597
Camp Payment Options to Fit Your Personal Finances:
- Pay for camp in full and save money — and let the fun daydreams of camp begin.
- Put down a deposit — We’ll contact you to arrange for future payments that meet your spending plan.
- Use Aha! Camp Layaway –to pay for camp a little bit at a time each month. Aha! Camp Layaway is available for Early Bird Shoppers who put down a $100 deposit followed by 12 monthly payments of $39.77. (Please use Aha! Camp Layaway subscription section below.)
- Use Pay Pal’s Bill Me Later option during checkout and enjoy 6 months interest free to pay for camp.
I believe all women should be able to go to camp, so please inquire if you need a customized payment arrangement.
Aha! Camp Layaway option–Use the “Subscribe” button below to make 12 easy payments of $39.77 a month and you will be paid up and ready to go to camp in no time. (After you subscribe to our layaway plan, we will contact you to collect your $100 deposit.)
A portion of all proceeds from camp support: