Summit Sisters

THE FOURTH ANNUAL SUMMIT SISTERS
IS HAPPENING!
JUNE 7-9, 2019 AT MEADOW MOUNTAIN RANCH

Information about Summit Sisters 2019 will be available soon. Enrollment includes workshops, camping or tent cabin, and meals.

You can register now while you wait for the full schedule of workshops and presenters! $349 for the first 50 tickets purchased. $399 after that!

 

Imagine a heart-opening weekend,
new friends, outdoor partners…

Our classes and experiential workshops include:

  • Deep nature connection – tap into your connection to the earth in powerful ways.
  • Connection to your body – yoga and somatic practices.
  • Inspiration and calling – creating your own small business, finding your professional path.
  • Competence and outdoor skills – baking backpacking pizza, packing a comfortable backpack, building a first aid kit, using a map and compass.

Summit Sisters provides a safe and supportive space to learn new skills and experience the kind of connection you don’t get in everyday busy life!  This event is for anyone 18 and over who identifies as a woman.

THIRD Annual SUMMIT SISTERS, June 22nd thru 24th, at Meadow Mountain Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado. Enrollment includes workshops, camping or tent cabin, and meals.

Activities

Hiking

Dawn hikes to see the sunrise over Rocky Mountain National Park, day hikes in the area

Ceremony

Opening and closing ceremonies to set the stage for a transformational weekend

Yoga

Daily yoga classes

Live Music

Live music around the bonfire Friday night

Storytelling

Storytelling jam around the bonfire Saturday night

Delicious Communal Meals

All meals catered on-site. We are able to work with most dietary restrictions and needs!

Nature Connection

Classes on fostering your connection to the natural world

Outdoor Skills

Classes on camping, backpacking, cooking, navigation, survival, and more!

Art

Workshops on getting inspired by the epic surroundings

Writing

Connect to your creative self through classes on journaling and poetry

Uncovering your Purpose

Workshops on life path and direction

Mindfulness

Meditation, grounding and awareness activities

 

 

FAQs

Where will Summit Sisters take place?

At Meadow Mountain Ranch, Allenspark.  Check out a Google Maps Link HERE – it is about 1 hour from Boulder and 1.5 hours from Denver International Airport.  It’s right next door to Rocky Mountain National Park!  This site is a Girl Scout Camp – see a video HERE to see some of the scenery, the dining hall, and cabins.

How do I get there?

Here are directions; here’s the Google Map.  You can get there with a 2 wheel drive vehicle.

What's the elevation there?

About 8,600 feet.

Temperature?

Temperatures in early June last year ranged from highs of 58 – 71 degrees; lows of 37-45 degrees.  So – come prepared with t-shirts and sunscreen, as well as warm clothes and a warm sleeping bag for night time!  It’s always nice to bring a little EXTRA clothing to make sure you are warm and cozy at night!

Do I need any special skills / experience?

No!  This is a GREAT event if you are new to camping, or a seasoned outdoorswoman.  There will be Women’s Wilderness staff around for questions, facilities like running water and cabins if you want to use them, and it’s a “choose your own adventure” atmosphere.  The workshops are experiential so expect to have some good discussions and time to learn a variety of skills, and some groups may do some light hiking.  However, none of the groups will be hiking off of property or take more than 3 hours.  We do recommend that this is an event for people who are interested in learning, engaging with community, and being outdoors.

Is there cell phone reception there?

Cell service will be pretty spotty.  We encourage folks to take a cell phone break for this weekend!   That is part of the magic of getting outside for an extended period of time!  If there is a situation where you need to use your phone, Meadow Mountain Ranch is not far from the main highway and you could drive and find reception.

What about bathrooms and showers?

There is one flush toilet in the dining hall, and then outhouses and hand washing stations located around the site at each cluster of cabins.  There are no showers.

What's the meal situation?

We will be providing all meals.  Dinners on Friday and Saturday are catered by Kestrel the Kitchen Fairy.  Kestrel  has a LOT of experience cooking for big groups in retreat settings, and she is ALSO great at accommodating various dietary needs!  When you pay, we will send you registration paperwork that includes questions about any specific dietary restrictions.  We will have buffet-style breakfasts and lunches;

How many people will be there?

Between 90 and 130 women!  So – if you are an extrovert, there will be plenty of chances to make new friends and hang out in big groups.  AND, if you are an introvert and thrive on quiet time and small group interactions, you can get that, too.  The workshops will be in small groups and the property is BIG – lots of room to roam and find space to quietly connect to nature.

How do I sign up for specific workshops?

We will have participants sign up for workshops a few weeks prior to the event.  We will be in touch via email for this!

What's inside the cabin?

“Tabins” (tent + cabin) have wooden floors & roofs and ½ canvas sides with wooden bunk beds and small mattresses.. If you register to stay in a cabin, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, and a sheet if you would like one to cover the mattress. You can learn more about the Tabins in this video HERE.

Can I camp with a friend / group of friends?

Yes, definitely!  We encourage participants to invite friends to sign up!  If you sign up for a tent, it’s up to you who you tent with.  If you sign up for a cabin, just write a note with registration and we will make sure you are in the same cabin!

Is anything NOT welcome at Summit Sisters?

This will be a drug and alcohol free event.  This is not a “party” as much as an opportunity to build community and for people to come together in an intentional way that is meant to be more satisfying, fun, and connective than our day to day interactions where we are often rushed, using cell phones, and otherwise distracted by day-to-day tasks!

Packing List

This list is our suggestions – please use your own experience to add other things you might want.  Contact us if you have any questions!  Our site host tells us it can be chilly at night in June and weather can fluctuate as we are right off of Longs Peak…so come ready for the mountains, sun or early summer snow.

  • Good sized tupperware for trail lunches (big enough you could pack a salad if you wanted to!), fork and spoon.
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat / visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp / flashlight
  • Extra batteries / check that the batteries are fresh!
  • Chapstick
  • 1-2 t-shirts
  • Long sleeve synthetic / wool shirt
  • Long sleeve fleece / sweater layer
  • Warm jacket
  • Sports bras, underwear
  • Gloves if your hands tend to get cold / you like them
  • Long johns
  • Fleece pants if you get cold at night
  • Hiking pants
  • Shorts
  • Hiking socks (not cotton!)
  • Warm socks for night, wool (not cotton!)
  • Light hiking shoes
  • Possibly boots good for the mud – we will update folks about how wet or dry it is on site
  • Hand / foot warmers if you like them
  • Water bottles (2 quarts)
  • Small day pack / backpack to carry water bottles, snacks, journal
  • Journal
  • Pens / art supplies if you want them
  • Yoga mat if you want to take part in yoga classes; plus comfy yoga clothes
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (optional, for bird classes)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag – WARM, a fall / spring / winter bag, not a light summer bag
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping mat if you are in a tent
  • A sheet if you are in a cabin, optional, to cover mattress
  • Tent if you are tent camping, ground cloth, stakes, etc
  • A big backpack or duffel bag to fit everything into – it’s a little walk from parking to cabins and tent areas (5-15 minutes).