Summit Sisters Basecamping Retreat 2021

5th Annual Summit Sisters – Reimagined

This smaller and more intimate retreat will focus on building essential outdoor skills that will serve you in planning your own personal wilderness trips—from hiking to car camping to backpacking. From our scenic basecamp near Red Feather Lakes, we will start the morning with yoga and mindfulness, then embark on hikes and wilderness skill lessons throughout the day. In the evenings, we’ll spend time in community, with space for both reflection and fun. The intention of this retreat is to help you form deep connections with nature, other women, and yourself. Through nature immersion, we will recalibrate and nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits in community. This is a tent camping only event; our new COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from booking cabins at this time.

Summit Sisters is an immersive weekend retreat for anyone 18+ to connect with others, with nature, and to reconnect with herself. We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman (including cisgender and transgender) or non-binary individual who is comfortable in female-identified spaces. Your space awaits you. It’s time to claim it.


Due to the developments regarding COVID-19 and the Delta Variant we have shifted this event to be a weekend of basecamping (tent-camping only). We recognize and take seriously the risk of running such an event and will take all necessary precautions when it comes to food and beverage, activities, logistics, and lodging to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

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Enrollment Includes:

What’s included:

  • 3 days of outdoor skills clinics, guided hikes, and mindfulness instruction led by Women’s Wilderness staff 
  • Evening circles for reflection, ritual, and community building
  • All meals, starting with dinner on August 20th
  • Tent camping sites* and base camping amenities, including bathrooms and a full kitchen

Work Trade

Want to help make this event a success AND attend at a discount? 

We are excited to offer the work trade registration at Summit Sisters 2021. This is a really cool opportunity to attend the event (all meals, lodging, workshops included!) at a discount. We invite you to attend Summit Sisters with a $125 discount in exchange for your commitment to fulfilling the work trade agreement. The discount is based on the amount of labor expected (5 hrs) at a rate of $25/hr. 

You are asked to be present at the retreat site early on Friday, August 20 to attend a work/trade prep meeting, and then also assist with a total of a 5-hour shift(s) at the event (helping with meal preparation, event setup/clean up, check-in, workshop assistance). There are a limited number of these spots so we ask that you take this position seriously. We will communicate with you and the other volunteers in the weeks prior to the event to organize work trade shifts.

To sign up, use coupon code worktrade2021 when you register. As part of your registration paperwork, you will be required to sign an agreement outlining the expectations of this role.


REI has generously provided us with scholarships for individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and/or living with a disability to attend Summit Sisters. While this scholarship will cover the majority of the registration fee, we do ask that recipients pay an amount that feels appropriate and represent their commitment to the scholarship and attending the retreat. 

Apply here. DEADLINE = AUGUST 4, 2021

You will be able but not required to share additional personal information although we may ask follow up questions to ensure that we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for you. 

Women’s Wilderness staff will review applications and let participants know by August 6, 2021. 

If you have any questions, need support with your application, or would like more information, please reach out to us at


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