Saturday, March 14, 2009

Camp GetAway: Camping With The Girls

Camping is a wonderful hobby but we all differ on what we consider camping. Some people consider camping a location in the middle of nowhere with no toilets while other people consider camping going to a hotel.

Well if you are looking for a chick weekend and everyone is willing to try camping you should check out Camp GetAway. This women only camp is located in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, near Big Bear. It is not a typical rustic camping that you may recall from your childhood, but it is real camping with nice cabins and bathrooms. You and your gal pals can participate in many activities such as spa treatments, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities such as archery, canoeing, and hiking. Other activities include cinematherapy with chick flicks, bunco, and even tie dying!


The camp was originally designed as a place for moms and daughters to come to, but has since expanded to any women that are looking for this fun and unique experience. The camp now refers to its target group of visitors as "mothers and others."

Camp GetAway has been delivering weekend getaways for women for more than 11 years, and the cost won't break your budget either! They have spring and fall weekend getaways for only $325, which includes lodging, meals, and all the fun you can handle. There are additional fees for "pampering services" and special craft activities.

As of 2008, Pampering Fees included:
  • Hour Massage - $58
  • Hour Facial - $58
  • Manicure - $14
  • Pedicure - $20
Check in starts on Friday afternoons and then camp goes until Sunday at noon. Camp GetAway has many resources on their website so you can make sure it is the right thing for you and your gals.
The next camp date is September 19-21, 2008 but if you are looking for a 24 hour scrapbooking experience, Camp GetAway will be holding a special weekendfor a weekend just for scrapbookers from May 16-18.

Camp prices include all activities and food except spa treatments for $325. The scrapbooking weekend is $285. For a great time and memories that you can share forever you might want to consider camping for your next chick vacation.