Imagine the energy from the earth, fresh oxygen from the trees, the breeze across the lake, the sun upon attendee's shoulders (of course you provided sunscreen!)... Create a marvelous outdoor meeting experience by holding your conference or retreat at a camp, lodge or park in the mountains, valley or coastal region. Spacious outdoor arenas are ideal for relaxed day-time classes, lectures or discussions. Enjoy evenings around a campfire, lodge fireplace or down on the beach.
Many of the private camps offer kitchen facilities, overnight lodging, outdoor recreation and sometimes educational offerings by facility stewards. Private camp cultures may even add an interesting layer to the experience — whether the focus is on sustainable living, natural preservation, spiritual awareness, indigenous history or more! State and county parks provide structured spaces and amenities adjacent magnificent natural backdrops. These scenic and natural venues are excellent for retreats, church groups, family reunions, training programs and other conferences and gatherings. Coordinate with local programs like Whole Earth Nature School, for special onsite trainings and activities.
Below are some camp, lodging and park highlights but there are so many more options. We can help you determine which venue matches your group size, needs and interests.