2018 WOMEN'S ADVENTURE WEEKEND GETAWAY
The perfect getaway for mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and relatives. (Women ages 16 and up.)
If you love nature and learning, this is the weekend for you!
Lodging is in a comfortable wildlife themed lodge with all modern facilities.
Women's Weekend Getaway
Personalize a weekend getaway specifically for just you and your friends. Choose the classes and workshops that best suit you and let's have some fun!
Trade in your to-do list for a weekend outdoors. You and your friends can enjoy a weekend away from the hustle bustle of everyday life. A time to get away and play in the outdoors.
Choose from the following classes and workshops....
Nature walk & wildlife tracking- A casual walk along the backyard trails, we’ll look for wildlife signs. Deer, rabbit, fox and moose are frequent visitors to our backyard. We'll find where deer have bedded down for the night, visit a creature den, hear the many species of birds singing in the trees and identify the tracks of other area wildlife. We may even catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife we are tracking! This nature walk is great for a beginner. Wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots.
Hiking Stick Woodcraft - Whittle your own hiking stick (walking staff). Learn safe knife handling and sharpening skills. Bring your own knife (a lock back-folding knife or sheath knife). You can personalize your new creation with pyrography (woodburning). This is a fun class.
Wood Duck Nesting Box - build your own nesting box. Learn why, when, where and how to attract Wood Ducks to your area.
"Backyard's Gone Wild" - Learn how to create wildlife habitat right in your backyard; – from small mammal habitat to bird habitat. Learn what components are needed for the wildlife you’re trying to attract and what not to plant. Great fun for those that love watching wildlife close to home. You will build a bird house of your own to take home.
Langtown Challenge - A friendly competition against your friends. The competition has some physical activities; although the physical activities are not strenuous, this does require some limited physical abilities. Hatchet throw, shoot the turkey, walk the log with waders, pile the firewood, and much more fun. An extremely funny competition! Are you ready for an afternoon of laughter?
Turkey Talk, Tales & Tools -learn about wild turkey habitat and behavior, hunting gear, calling, hunting safety and ethics plus how to clean your turkey. You’ll even make your own turkey box call to take home.
Wilderness Survival Skills- Learn how to stay safe in the outdoors. Participants will learn what to do if lost, how to build a shelter, make a fire, signal for help, purify water, find food, and recognize hypothermia. People prepared to survive are least likely to end up in a life-threatening situation. Lots of hands-on. Feel more comfortable in your ability to cope with the unexpected!
Field Dressing Big Game - Proper care of game in the field is a very important part of hunting ethics. This is often a very difficult thing to learn on your own. This class will review the procedure for field dressing a white-tailed deer. Be prepared for a hands-on opportunity.
Shed Hunting - There's actually no great secret to finding antler sheds but we'll discuss some tips and tricks in finding them. A little luck is very helpful too! Then we'll go for a short hike to see what we can find.
Winter Outdoor Survival_- Shake away your fears of being outdoors in the winter! You will learn how to dress properly, stay warm, navigate and use basic survival techniques. The afternoon will be spent outside building survival shelters, rescue fires, and navigating through the woods. In addition, learn basic winter first aid techniques.
Snowshoeing and wildlife tracking – This beginner course will introduce you to different types of snowshoes, how to choose the right snowshoes for your needs, how to put them on and how to maneuver in the woods. You will also learn what items to bring on a winter hike. Then, strap on your snowshoes and get ready to explore! You will be searching for signs of wildlife and learning the art of wildlife tracking.
Campfire Cooking -Cooking outdoors over an open fire is challenging and fun – you'll learn to build a fire, cook directly over the hot coals using a Dutch oven, pie iron, foil packs and reflector oven. You will be able to try several different ways of cooking over a campfire. Recipes will be shared and everyone will get a chance to prepare and sample a variety of dishes – even desserts! This is a hands-on course.
Kayak tour -Learn basic kayaking skills and practice on the water. Topics include safety and equipment needed. All equipment will be provided if needed. Dress to get wet. Feel free to bring your own kayak or canoe and we'll glide along the calm waters.
Nature wood crafts – Learn to make a walking stick, survival bracelet, Nature shadow box with pebbles, duck nesting box, bird house or one of many other nature crafts.
Wildlife Safari- For many visitors, catching a glimpse of the iconic Maine moose is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. They are magnificent to watch, and it’s always exciting to capture one on film. You’ll have the opportunity to safely and comfortably view these magnificent creatures, and other wildlife that might be encountered along the way, as you learn about moose habits and habitat from a knowledgeable guide.
Fall Foliage tour – We’ll take you to some of the most beautiful awe inspiring places in Maine. We’ll travel to a mountain top and have a 360 degree panoramic view of the most brilliant Fall colors.
Outdoor Women’s Bodyweight Workout – A full-body workout utilizing body weight and resources found in the nearby woods designed to enhance personal strength, balance and endurance during outdoor activities. Who needs an expensive gym when you’ve got the resources right at your fingertips.
Rangeley Shopping Trip – If you are ready to find a bargain? It’s time to go shopping! Rangeley has several quaint little shops all along the main street. You can find anything from books to rustic décor to clothing, candles, antiques and toys.
Brook Fishing – Let’s build a memory of ‘the one that got away”. Several brooks, streams and lakes in the area are great little fishing holes to cast a few. Bring your own gear and we’ll have some fun. We can even cook up your catch of the day.
Itinerary at most retreat weekends: Arrive Friday evening, unpack and unwind. A chance to connect to life's simple pleasures and enjoy an evening by the campfire catching up with old friends and meeting new one. We'll have plenty of time to cook s'mores and star gaze or go on a wildlife safari.
Saturday wake up to a delicious home cooked breakfast and head out for the day doing the next adventure. We'll coordinate all the details with lunch included. Return to camp for a hearty dinner. In the evening perhaps roast s'mores over campfire and star gaze. Sunday breakfast prepared then off for another adventure or perhaps a good friendly competition of the Langtown Challenge. After lunch it's time to pack up and begin your journey home rejuvenated, recharged and stress free.
Lodging is bed and breakfast style in our main lodge. We offer two upstairs bedrooms each with a double bed and a single bed along with two shared bathrooms in our wildlife theme camp. A comfortable home away from home. Or if available you may choose to stay in our newly built 3 bedroom cabin which sleeps 8. (2 double beds & 2 sets of bunk beds).
This vacation package is not limited to women only. Husband/wife or mother/daughter/friends also welcome. We're here to guide you at your own pace so your weekend is a memorable one. With the limited space available these retreats fill up quickly so don't delay in calling to reserve your spot.
(207) 576-4536 Call Carol for more information
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