Tall Timber Ranch, Leavenworth, WA
Evening of Feb 26th - morning of March 1st
An outdoorsy unplugged retreat for creative doers and makers. Annnnd for those who want to learn from and collaborate with some neat folks doing neat things. We'll have a couple workshops each day and story telling at night. When we aren't warming up and chatting in the lodge you can get lost in the mountains cross country skiing, snow shoeing and sledding on the camps private trail system!
Tall Timber Ranch
in Leavenworth, WA
Leavenworth has been rated the best Christmas town in America for years and I can definitely see why. The Tall Timber Ranch camp specifically is a cozy winter/summer camp known for its winter beauty. It's tucked away in a beautiful mountain valley surrounded by glacier rock and the tallest evergreens you've ever seen.
Workshops + Speakers
A couple more workshops will be announced as the event gets closer!
Vinyl Me, Please
Tyler Barstow is a co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please and currently heads up their creative content and brand initiatives. Prior to VMP he worked for a variety of start ups with a focus on customer support and business development. He currently lives in Denver, CO and listens to The National more than you do.
Social media is a powerful tool–from Instagram to Twitter. As outdoor storytellers, we regale our audiences with tales of adventure and wild spaces–and as we benefit from the content created on public lands, we are also beholden to a responsibility to use our voices to protect them. From tackling big issues like national monument designations to encouraging responsible trail stewardship, learning how to weave outdoor advocacy into our content creation is vital to the continued success and growth of the outdoor community. In this workshop, we'll talk about some of the biggest issues in the outdoors today, and how we can use our voices on social media (and beyond) to make an impact.
Jamey is a long time backyard astrophotography nerd and will be leading a workshop around capturing amazing astro-photos from your own backyard. Whether you’ve got an iPhone or a full manual control DSLR, we’ll explore the pros and cons of capturing with each. We’ll talk about telescopes, camera types, the process for capturing and even some of the software you can use to process these images. If the weather permits, we’ll even try to get outside one night for some viewing and image capturing.
Erin Rose Belair
I don’t subscribe to one genre. I do it all or I try, some things better than others. Songwriting and essays, short stories, travel, ad copy, memoir, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and even I’m even currently working on a novel. This workshop is designed to get your writing muscles moving, no matter your aim, your interest, or your skill level.
Red Porch Kid
Singer, songwriter and producer making Indie Rock music in Nashville
(He's going to play for us!)
"Michael Stovall, under the name Red Porch Kid, has crafted something pretty spectacular on his new solo project Rocketship. The entire album mixes ambient and Americana together to create a beautiful, folky, airy production. It's not unlike Bon Iver's ambitious 22, A Million, and at first listen seems at least somewhat influenced by the music of The Gray Field Recordings (at least, I hope so)..." via Noisey
* Michael is going to play a private show for us and then Tyler (above) will interview him for the Vinyl Me, Please blog!
Tatiana Oliveira Simonian
Head of Entertainment +
Media at Tumblr
Tatiana is Head of Entertainment + Media at Tumblr by way of Head of Music at Twitter. She is: a Latina, also Armenian, a musician, a meditator and yogi with an imperfect practice, the founder of Womentorship.net, a TedX speaker on embracing silence and a big proponent of self care and making space in an over-connected world. She'll be talking about the power of Diffuse Thinking - how letting your mind wander can solve all your problems and enhance your creativity.
Tickets and details!
Tickets include: 3 nights lodging, all meals and snacks, all workshops, free 6-month Big Cartel membership, winter activities and coach bus ride to and from camp from Seattle Intl. Airport!
Taking the bus?
Arrive to Seattle Int Airport: Monday, Feb 26 @ 1:30pm
Depart camp: Thursday March 1st, you will get to airport @ 1:00pm
* The bus ride is about three hours because it's a coach bus going through the mountains in the winter.
It's unreal scenic and we'll make sure they play a festive movie!
Food + Bev:
Private chef with local, healthy ingredients. There will be vegan, dairy free, and GF options at each meal. As for alcohol, camp is BYOB, I'll send out a google doc before camp for you to add what drinks you need and you can pay me back in cash at camp or venmo before camp.
* Please reach out if you have food allergies, we can accommodate most!
Classic youth winter camp accommodations, think nice bunk beds and heated cabins.
You'll need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel.
If you are carpooling or driving please do not arrive before 5/5:30pm
Like always this event is in a remote location with no internet or cell reception.
* Please read our code of conduct before coming!
If you don't see your city please sign up below! I'll start a group and notify you.