4-day-headerOCTOBER 22-25, 2018  .  SEDALIA, COLORADO

a getaway for dream defenders

We all dream dreams and we all do things.

This isn’t limited to one “type” of woman. Women join us from all kinds of seasons–married, single, working, young, wise, resting, raising kids, running businesses–you name it, you’ll find it here. We believe that Jesus has something for all of us, so we gather together to talk and pray and laugh and dream and rest and refocus. We’ll provide the space: Lost Valley Ranch in Sedalia, Colorado. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, it’s the perfect combination of western charm and hospitality. It’s like camp for grown ups, if we’re honest: good meals, fun activities and lots of time to get what you need–whatever that means. Come as you are, bring whatever you have (even if you don’t have a dream!) and join our community of Dream Defenders. We’re eager to cheer you on, pray you along and send you back home refreshed and ready to walk in whatever God has for you.

My heart needed CampWell. There were a handful of places I’ve felt stuck that I no longer feel stuck. I think every woman should experience something like it. To be loved and seen in an atmosphere like that is so powerful. It gave my spirit the clarity and confidence I could not muster on my own.

Camper

Camp Well 2018

FIELD GUIDE

aka: the details

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Camp Well will be four days of the perfect balance of workshops, fireside chats, small group sessions with counselors and outdoor experiences that will be the catalyst for:

  • Reflecting on our gifts & identity and shedding fear and distractions
  • Refocusing our values and priorities
  • Resetting our goals with strategy
  • Resting from the busy and overwhelm
  • Rejoicing in the Lord’s authorship of it all, lots of laughs, late night chats and wine of course

WHO IS IT FOR?

Camp Well is for the woman who needs a break from the busy and the space to rest and refocus on what God has for her in life, ministry and/or business. It’s the perfect experience for:

  • The overwhelmed dreamer who doesn’t know where to start.
  • The weary doer who needs rest from burnout.
  • The dream-less wanderer who isn’t sure what she’s looking for.
  • The goal-driven achiever who is searching for her truest identity.
  • The inspired woman who wants to start a new project.
  • The undervalued leader who needs to be reminded of her “why.”
  • The isolated mom who has lost her own identity.
  • The ambitious professional balancing career and personal goals
  • The one who feels stuck because she feels afraid, overwhelmed, unqualified or not enough.

We have curated an experienced team of camp counselors that will serve as dream defenders and cheerleaders as you sort through your dreams and pray through them all.  Below is a tentative and general list of topics we might be covering each day. Day two will consist of breakout sessions that will be strategically designed for your needs. We will be engaging over the next few months with our registered attendees to find out exactly what you need and craft sessions to meet those needs.

day 1 // welcome

  • For those flying in, arrive at Union Station in Denver at 1:30 pm
  • Beautiful 2 hour bus ride to Lost Valley Ranch
  • 5:00 First Session
  • 6:30 Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00p Dinner

day 2 // let’s dream

Sessions throughout the day will include the following:

  • Identify how you are uniquely made and gifted
  • Reflect on your personal values
  • Define what success looks like for you
  • Dreamscaping
  • Shedding distractions, fears and comparison
  • Dreaming God’s way

day 3 // let’s do

Sessions throughout the day include:

  • Prioritizing our dreams
  • Strategies & Goals for next steps
  • Breakouts
  • Free Time / Ranch Activities / Horse Rides

day 4 // let’s go

  • Breakfast
  • Recap and Goodbyes
  • Send off to do amazing things!

INVESTMENT

aka: the cost

WHAT YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES:

  • Meals – All meals and cocktails
  • Bus Transportation from Denver to Lost Valley Ranch at 1:30 October 22 and back to Denver on October 25 by 4:00pm.
  • Lodging – one ticket includes a twin bed  / up to 4 people may be in a shared cabin
  • Horseback riding and other outdoor experiences
  • Sessions – Full access to workshops and fireside chats
  • Community – you will leave with a new community of friends and dream defenders
  • Gifts from our amazing sponsors
  • Headshots taken by our camp photographer
  • Surprise upon surprise – we promise it will be an experience like no other

WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare 

Campers can either drive straight to Lost Valley Ranch or fly into Denver. Once you arrive to Denver you will take a train directly from the airport to Union Station where our complimentary bus will be ready to drive all campers to Lost Valley Ranch. You must arrange travel in order to have you at Union Station no later than 1:30pm on October 22nd. The train ride is 30 minutes to Union Station so please account for deplaning, gathering luggage, waiting for the train and train travel. There are places to eat lunch in and around Union Station once you arrive. When booking your return flight, you will arrive BACK at Denver airport no later than 4:00 pm on October 25th. 

  • Travel Suggestion

If it is possible with your schedule we do recommend arriving to Denver a day early to get acclimated to the altitude and just rest before heading to the ranch. We will be sharing a suggested host hotel near Union Station in our private facebook group.

Honestly, I loved that there was not a “100,000 followers” speaker for the first Camp Well. Every speaker was SO uniquely gifted and perfect for their topic. It reminded me over and over again that my platform doesn’t have to be huge in the world’s eyes to be valuable. I keep reminding myself of the phrase “obedience over outcome” over and over. Such good truths. (and the fact that the entire conference could have been put in an Anthropologie catalog)

Camp Well

Fall 2016 Camper

FAQs

aka: questions you may still have

When should I book my flight to arrive?

Campers can either drive straight to Lost Valley Ranch or fly into Denver. If you drive to Lost Valley, please arrive by 4:00. If you fly, once you arrive to Denver Airport you will take a train directly from the airport to Union Station where a complimentary bus will be ready to drive all campers to Lost Valley Ranch. You must arrange travel in order to have you at Union Station no later than 1:30pm on October 22nd. The train ride is 30 minutes to Union Station so please account for deplaning, gathering luggage, waiting for the train and train travel. There are places to eat lunch in and around Union Station once you arrive.

You will arrive BACK at Denver aiport by 4:00 on October 25th, so book your return flight accordingly.

If you CAN arrive a day early to Denver we highly recommend it. This gives your body a day to adjust and rest before heading to the ranch. We will work on selecting a host hotel for anyone arriving early.

What if I don't have a dream?

You would not believe how many women come to Camp Well without one. Many say they have even forgotten how to dream. Camp Well is the perfect space to reflect and refocus and open your hands to what God wants to show you! This experience is for dreamers, doers, builders, creators, makers, ministry leaders, non-profit starters…..any woman who wants to live life or do work with great purpose, using the unique gifts and talents that God has given her.

Do I have to be a Christian to attend?

You do not need to be a Christian to attend. But we will be honest and forthcoming as to what to expect. The foundation of our event is faith based reflecting our trust in Jesus Christ. We will be talking about God and how He is the author of our dreams and giftedness as well as praying at different times throughout. We desire everyone to come as they are.

What do I need to wear?

We are adament everyone feels comfortable. There is no dress code and we won’t be having any fancy dinners. We want you to dress comfy. Since this is a ranch, if you have boots, its the time to dust them off. But boots aren’t required, just comfy shoes as we will be outdoors at times. We will be outside in the evenings so dress accordingly.

Are we doing any difficult hikes or physical activities?

There will be a horseback ride that we encourage everyone to go on. We are no super athletes so we are not expecting anyone else to be:) If you are concerned you may not be able to participate, feel free to email us with concerns.

Are we camping out?

Although we think glamping is fun, we will not be camping out. We will be laying our heads each night on comfy beds at Lost Valley. We LOVE the idea of channeling our summer camp days and spreading the this laid back adventurous theme through our experience.

Can I bring my kids or family?

We desire this time away is focused solely on you, so we strongly encourage you to make arrangements for your children to stay back at home with family or friends. This time is for you to focus on you, enjoy late night chats and spend some much needed time alone with the Lord.

How do I find a roommate?

Some of you will come by yourself and some of you will come with friends! If you come by yourself we prayerfully place you in a room with 1-3 other women, each woman having their own twin bed. We have seen sweet friendships birthed every time!

BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

If you would like to join us as a Brand Partner for Camp Well, shoot us an email!

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