Stay tuned! More speakers, workshop descriptions, and detailed schedule to come!
Note: Registration will occur from 6-9pm on Thursday, September 26 (dinner will not be provided). There will be a secondary registration period on Friday morning from 6:30-8am (breakfast will be served from 8-9am). The event will close around 1pm PT on Sunday, September 29.
-2.5 days of programming
-Life design workshops
-Supplemental workshops (topics may include: outdoor photography, creative writing, mindfulness and more)
-Meals, snacks, and adult beverages
-Swag bag stocked with goods from your favorite outdoor brands
Every afternoon there will be time set aside for outdoor rec. We'll have some awesome bonus workshop options and guided hikes available. For an extra fee, there is a beginner rock climbing course Friday afternoon, a white water rafting trip on Saturday afternoon, and a rock climbing excursion to the amazing Lover’s Leap climbing destination on Sunday after the event is over. There is limited space for all these events - tickets available at checkout.
Lotus, California is a small town just across the river from its more famous neighbor, Coloma (known for being the origin of the California gold rush). We’ll be staying at the EarthTrek Expeditions property - a whitewater rafting camp located right on the water’s edge of the South Fork American River. This location is (literally) on top of a premier rafting destination, thirty minutes from outdoor climbing, one hour from the renowned Lover’s Leap climbing area, and surrounded by lovely California hiking in all directions. From the moment you step onto the grounds, EarthTrek will bring you back to childhood summer camp with its canvas tents, wood architecture, and large outdoor group areas. Surrounded by tall pines and the sound of the rushing river in the background, this property has everything you need to strike the balance between “roughing it” and “retreat.” Not far from your padded bunks are showers, real bathrooms, and plenty of spots to hang up a hammock.
Outwild 2019 Venue Address:
7340 Coloma Road (Hwy 49)
Lotus, CA 95651
The property is approximately one hour from the Sacramento International Airport and just over 2 hours from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. It’s 2.5 hours from the Oakland International Airport and around 3 hours from the San Francisco International Airport. Be warned! Traffic can add to any of these commutes (particularly from the SF area).
-Event ticket - $485
-Canvas Tent Shared Accommodations - $95 total
-BYO Tent Camping - $50
-White Water Rafting - $125
-Beginner Rock Climbing Course - $130
-Sunday (post-Outwild) Climbing day at Lover’s Leap - $115 (dinner included)
-Additional night at property (Sunday) in Canvas Tent - $35
-Additional night at property (Sunday) BYO Tent - $20
-Shuttle to and from Sacramento Airport - $30
-Outwild Scholarships: As part of our commitment to ensuring that Outwild is an accessible and welcoming place, we will have a few application-based scholarships available later this summer! If you feel you might might be a good candidate for an Outwild scholarship, please stay tuned for more information.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be included on Friday and Saturday. We'll also provide brunch on Sunday. We plan to host a variety of delicious vegetarian meals (including a meal from our favorite “future of protein” company - Beyond Meat). We’ll also have options for gluten-free and vegan eaters. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, and/or are concerned about meals please contact us via email and we’ll work out a solution. No personal camp stoves on the premises please!
We encourage Outwilders to purchase a bunk in the canvas tents onsite - these accommodations will help you meet fellow attendees, sleep well, and have an easy spot to crash / grab things throughout the day. Each bunk comes with a large pad so all you need is a sleeping bag (or sheets and a blanket) and you’re good to go! Each canvas tent will be shared with 3-5 bunkmates. There will also be an area to set up your own tent if you prefer to do so.
For those of you interested in staying on Sunday after Outwild 2019, our hosts have EarthTrek have graciously opened their doors for an extra night. You may select Sunday night lodging at checkout ($35 for canvas tents, $20 for camping).
You can purchase a seat in our shuttle van from Sacramento airport on Thursday evening and back to Sacramento airport on Sunday afternoon (limited spaces available). This shuttle van will depart from baggage claim on Thursday at 7 pm sharp and leave the event property at 1:30 pm on Sunday. Thursday/Sunday shuttle trips are not sold separately. If you purchase a shuttle ticket, please plan your flights accordingly so as not to leave other group members waiting.
Outside of the airport shuttle, we will not provide transportation to the event, however, we will have a Facebook group for attendees to help coordinate carpooling. During the event we will have limited transportation to and from off-site activities - we are looking for our Outwild community to come together for ride sharing for those without a vehicle as necessary.
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