Summer Women's Kayaking Retreat
August 19 - 22, 2021 | Bring the flow back into your life! Be a weekend warrior and become empowered with like-minded women in the Northwoods on the Three Lakes Chain! This is a trip for active women who would like additional support in their journey towards self-care. This is a great adventure for women who love the outdoors, want to experience something new and need a tribe to connect with. See below for more information.
We rent sit-in sea kayaks that are 12-15 feet long to keep us paddling straight! Everyone will learn in a solo kayak for the workshop, but touring will be in tandems (unless you bring your own boat).
The kayak instruction led by ACA LII Certified Instructor Moira Farrell is meant to give you the skills needed to paddle on your own in similar conditions with confidence and joy! We'll go over terminology, boat fit, launching and landing, injury prevention, basic paddle strokes, wet exits and there will be a few rescue demonstrations with the option to try. We'll learn how to bring our mindfulness practices to the water for a more meditative experience when paddling slow through channels, and/or to give us strength & power during a strong headwind. This will be a workshop beneficial to both beginner and intermediate paddlers, and will empower you to paddle with confidence.
Health & Cancellation Policy (updated 1/2021)
We have the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather (severe cold, unsafe travel conditions). If that should happen, you will receive a full refund. If you should need to cancel, please see our cancellation policy here.
Dates: August 19 - 22, 2021
Arrival: Plan to arrive between 3pm - 10pm Thursday
(tent can be pre-set for you if desired)
Departure: Plan to be on the road by 2pm Sunday at the very latest.
Lodging: Tent camping at Laurel Lake Campground, right on the Three Lakes Chain, with 12 sites on the water. We will be reserving enough sites so people can spread out in personal tents. We will also have a main site as a community space for campfires, meals and other activities. There are pit toilets that will be cleaned by your guides all weekend long, stocked with toilet paper and hand sanitizer. There are no showers on site, just the beautiful lake to bathe in!
All Inclusive Retreat Pricing
After registering online above, you should receive a receipt of payment in your email. If you do not see this confirmation, please check your junk/spam or other folders. If you still don't see a confirmation email, please contact Moira to let her know.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
While we will be encouraging a group of willing people to physically meet, we need you to know that our safety plan will adhere to all up-to-date CDC guidelines during the retreat regarding spacing, group size, sanitation practices and more. You will be emailed our plan 2-3 weeks prior to the retreat as guidelines are continuously changing. We are hopeful most people will be vaccinated by then, but again, we honor and value all feelings regarding this sensitive matter. If you are registering for a retreat, you are assuming the risks and making a conscious choice in believing that the value of the experience will outweigh any possible health related outcomes. We feel safe about offering outdoor experiences that are naturally socially distant due to the type of activities offered.