Thank you for your interest in joining the two-night / three-day journey inward alongside other women of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, ages and stages in the great outdoor playground of Moab, UT.
SAMPLE TIMELINE – May 14 to 16, 2021 :: Moab Wilderness Workshop
|7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga|
|8:00 AM Healthy Breakfast|
|9:00 AM Hike|
|10:00 AM Workshop “on the go”|
|12:00 PM Lunch|
|2:00 PM Nutritious Snack|
|3:00 PM Workshop|
|4:00 PM Freetime|
|5:00 PM Meal prep|
|6:00 PM Dinner|
|7:30 PM Cocktail class|
|8:00 PM Fireside transformational workshop|
|9:00 PM Dance party|
|10:00 PM Lights out|
What is the minimum age to participate in the WILDERNESS RETREAT?
For now, the retreat age is 21 years and older. We may introduce other retreats in the future to include the young adult or teen/tween Wild Woman in your life to share the transformative outdoor experience!
What sort of precautions will exist in response to COVID-19?
The safety, health and comfort of all participants is of utmost importance — we carefully consider the advice of statewide and national health agencies regarding responses to COVID-19. Due to the outdoor nature of the retreat, there is ample space to follow safe practices. We will respect social distancing of six feet of distance between participants and encourage all to partake in personal precautions that align with their individual needs and comfort levels (ie. face coverings will be required following current state and CDC guidelines at the time of the retreat). “You do you” is the unofficial motto and non-judgement/shame of others’ preferences will be our camp ethics.
Each participant will provide her own reusable plateware, flatware and glassware, and be responsible for cleaning them after meals at our wash station. Refillable water bottles are a must at the retreat — we will have fresh water available for drinking and washing dishes (from Moab’s spring just a few miles from our camp spot!) Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be provided. We have a forehead thermometer for your peace of mind and ease of checking should you wish to monitor your temperature.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks reopened trails at the end of May 2020 and we anticipate will continue to open into the summer and fall. However in the interests of less crowds, Saturday’s hiking excursion will be to a less traveled trail within a 20-min drive of our group camp site. We have no excursions anywhere else in Moab so will not be frequenting the town or restaurants there.
What if I don’t have a buddy to attend with?
Rest assured, that is part of the adventure. While some women attend Wild Women Tribe excursions with a friend, the majority are drawn SOLO to the chance to meet new women who enjoy outdoor pursuits, self development and overcoming challenges. Stepping into unknown territory and newness is part of the magical Wild Women Tribe formula — you will be in great hands and feel accomplished that you conquered your fears in the process! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you form bonds of friendship and solidarity with a tribe of newfound, kickass women.
How do I get to Moab?
Moab is about a 4 hour drive south from Salt Lake City (SLC) along Highway 15. Full driving directions will be sent upon confirmation of your attendance. Goose Island Campground is located about 20 min from Moab along the Colorado River up Highway 128 from the main junction heading into town. Travel 3 miles along the river road. Group site B is in the main campground — it’s across from a sandy beach. We can put you in contact with other women driving from SLC if you’d like to carpool and share costs!
If you’re coming in from outside Utah, flights to Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) are frequent. Make sure you’re getting in Thurs. May 13 in the evening to have time to drive 4 hours to Moab for 1 PM check in on Friday. Your return flight should depart SLC after 8 PM as our retreat ends around 2 PM on Sun. May 16. An alternative is to fly into Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) and catch a ride to the group campsite…..FYI the departing flight on Sunday leaves around 1 PM or earlier so you will need to miss the last portion of the retreat if you select this option.
What should I bring?
Camping is all “choose your own adventure” style — want a party “tribe” tent? Buddy tent? Solo? It’s up to you. You may also specify if you need us to rent a tent and sleeping pad (**additional fees may apply), but you should plan on bringing your own sleeping bag, pillow, towel, Camelbak hydration pack, headlamp, sun hat, sunglasses, hiking shoes, and yoga mat in addition to active wear to enjoy a few days in the Utah desert. Weather in early June should be pleasant and warm — expect low 60s at night and upper 80s during the day. You will receive a full packing list a week prior to the retreat.
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Is there cell phone reception and electricity?
There is no WiFi — sorry! You’ll be on data roaming and that can be a bit touch and go at the campsite. When we head past Moab town on Saturday for our hike, there is better cell signal along the road, and Moab the town itself has WiFi and pretty decent signal. We will have a hefty Riobi generator to charge cell phones so be sure to bring your charge cable (or extra battery packs).
How will the meals accommodate dietary restrictions?
The majority of the meals will be gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian (with some meat on the side as add-ons). We take into consideration healthy, nourishing and balanced nutrition meals that will sustain us through our adventuring. The retreat fee includes two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, snacks and cocktails.
What is the bathroom situation?
This IS camping — so it’s rustic. There are no flush toilets at our campground. There are clean and well maintained pit toilets a few yards away from out group site. They have toilet paper and are in individual locking stalls. The national parks have flush toilets at the visitors center. No showers but the gorgeous Colorado River and a gentle sloped sandy beach is right across from our campsite.
What if I’m drawn to some of the activities, and want to opt out of others?
None of the activities is mandatory! They are a framework for which you are invited to step in. If you want to opt out of a hike and sit by the river (it’s truly a gorgeous setting with the red rock surrounding the camp ground) or catch some extra zzzzz’s instead of sunrise yoga……please girl! Be our guest. YOU DO YOU. You are encouraged and invited to listen to that small, still voice within and honor her wishes and inclinations. Zero judgement, shaming or expectations.
What is the cancellation policy?
Wild Women Tribe has a 48-hour cancellation policy. The retreat has a $350 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. If the retreat is full and the spot can be filled with someone from the waitlist, you will receive a full credit towards another retreat or WANDER, otherwise will be charged 50 percent of the rate (the other 50 percent will be issued in the form of a credit to a future WANDER). Rebookings from credit must occur within 30 days. Full terms and conditions here.