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July 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - July 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT

We’re excited to announce that we are hosting our first Campout and Healing retreat along with Hipcamp and REI!

The “Rooted WMN” (Rooted Women):  Bipoc Campout and Healing Retreat is a sacred space for outdoor respite and relaxation for women of color. 

Sponsored by Hipcamp and REI and powered by The Outdoor Journal. “Rooted WMN” will give both first time and seasoned campers the opportunity to learn from each other and the land, while forging a deeper connection with themselves. 

Rooted WMN is an all inclusive outdoor retreat experience that offers various accommodations based on guests comfort levels, from “Do-it-Yourself” good old fashioned tent camping, to more comfortable “Glamping” options with all necessary gear provided and ready for your arrival. This 3 day, 2 night retreat will foster community, introspection and a safe space for women to soak in the healing powers of Mother Nature.

Why Rooted WMN?

Women of color have endured centuries of oppression, marginalization, and disenfranchisement in this country and abroad. We carry the weight of world on our shoulders, and we deserve a space to unload, and quite literally, reground. The Rooted WMN retreat was designed to offer women of color a safe space to pause and enjoy the healing powers of both nature and community. 

Our campout will take place on a beautiful 53 acre ranch near Crawfordville, GA. The property is owned by a Black woman, and special care has been taken to ensure that the majority of our vendors and service providers for the weekend are also women of color. 

While not limited to BIPOC persons, Rooted WMN: does center women of color. That means discussion topics, sister circles, and other activities will focus on the BIPOC perspective and experience.  Rooted WMN will be a highly personalized experience, because of that capacity will be limited.

CDC recommended covid-19 safety protocols will be followed and enforced. Please visit our FAQ page for more details. 

What you can expect

  • All inclusive retreat experience
  • Diverse Accommodation Options
  • Group Outdoor Activities
  • Early morning mindful movement sessions
  • Relaxing Sound Bowl Experiences
  • Catered Meals (Vegan/Vegetarian available)
  • Evening activities
  • Complimentary Beer + Wine
  • Swag bag from our sponsors
  • Outdoor Education Sessions + More


4pm-7pm Guest Check in
7:30pm – 9pm Camp Welcome + Light dinner
9pm-10pm Movie Night – REI Presents: BIPOC Women in the Outdoors
7:00am-9:00am Coffee/Tea bar + Continental breakfast
8:00am-8:45am Morning yoga
9:00am-9:30am Morning meditation
10:00am-11:30am Nature Walk
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:45pm “Camp in Comfort” Workshop with @StaplesinTents
3:00pm-4:00pm “Build a Campfire” 101 Workshop with @REI
4:30pm-6:00pm Healing Circle
6:30pm-8:00pm Dinner
8:30pm-10:00pm Moonlight Meditation + Sound bath
10pm Campfire chat + Smores’
7am-9am Coffee/Tea bar + Continental breakfast
8am-9am Grounding out
10am Camp check out

Accommodation Options

Hey camping Queen! We love that you love to camp and already have all the gear you need for a weekend outdoors! You bring all your gear, and we will have the perfect spot ready for you to pitch your tent! You will have access to power, water and bathroom facilities, including showers!

With the Standard Camp option, we will provide you with all the gear you need for a weekend outdoors. We will setup a dome style tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag and lantern for your to use over the weekend. Everything will be setup and ready for you upon your arrival. You will have access to power, water and bathroom facilities, including showers! Just bring yourself and your personal items!

Yesssssss to comfortable camping! With our Glamp Camp option, you get to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style thanks to REI! With Glamp camp you will have a cabin style tent, comfort cot(s), sleeping bag(s) or quilt(s), side table, rug, lantern and front porch area to sit and enjoy the quiet of nature. You will have access to power, water and bathroom facilities, including showers! Everything will be setup and ready for you upon your arrival. Just bring yourself and your personal items!

Tent camping not your thing? That’s totally fine! That is why we have RV’s! With the RV Camp option, you will have all the comforts of home… a private bathroom, full kitchen, TV, WiFi, a queen size bed and pull out couch, and of course air conditioning! Just bring yourself and your personal items and be ready to enjoy the beautiful weekend retreat!



What does BIPOC stand for? 

BIPOC stands for Black, Indiegious, People of Color. 

I’m not a women of color, can I attend the retreat?

Because we have limited capacity, we’d like to give women of color first dibbs on registration. That said, we love and appreciate our allies, and invite you to shoot us a note to share your interest and inquire about availability. 

What’s the bathroom situation?

Full bathrooms with toilet, showers and sinks will be available.

What should I pack?

Everyone has their own preferences, but below are some suggested items to bring along.

  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Clothes for your stay 
  • any medication you may need
  • phone charger
  • camera (optional)
  • shower shoes (flip flops, chacos, or similar)
  • sneakers
  • comfortable yoga and meditation clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Pillow
  • If you are DIY camping, here is a great camping checklist from REI

What is your Covid-19 safety protocol?

  • Participation is limited to maintain a safe group size
  • We recommend that all guests who are not vaccinated be tested prior to arrival
  • We ask that guest practice social distancing, or wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible
  • Sanitation stations will be available around the camp
  • All shared spaces and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized regularly

I’ve never camped before, what should I expect?

You should expect an amazing time! You may be surprised by how loud the quiet is, but there is nothing like waking up outdoors to the songs of nature. The cool thing is, we will be there as a group, so if you are feeling unsettled, you can find some peace in knowing that there is a community of women around you! 

I have dietary restrictions, will there be food options for me?

Yes, when you register you will be able to choose, a standard menu (with meat and dairy), vegetarian (dairy, no meat) or vegan (no meat, no dairy) menus. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Email us at any time at hello@outdoorjournaltour.com, we are happy to answer any of your questions!


July 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT
July 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT
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Crawfordville, GA United States


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