Reconnect with your Wild Soul - Ponca Weekend Camping Adventure 2021
Time & Location
About The Event
What will we explore?
Ponca, Arkansas: We will spend two days exploring the Ozark Mountains in Ponca, Arkansas. There's an old folk saying about the Ozarks: "It's not that the mountains are so high, it's just that the valleys are so deep."
It's true. The Ozarks are a heavily eroded plateau, pushed up eons ago and carved out by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. Nature worked wonders, and this is your opportunity to have nature work wonders on your Wild Soul.
Arriving by your own vehicle to our boondocking campsite at Wilderness Riders Buffalo Ranch and Advenutre Park, we will begin our first evening with an opportunity to view Elk in the valley. On the afternoon of our first day we will hike an award winning trail, The Goat Trail to view the cliffs and an amazing view. That evening we will enjoy a camp style dinner, stargaze and enjoy a transformational group activity. On our second day we will rise shortly after sunrise to enjoy breakfast and coffee. For those who would like to, we will have a guided morning meditation. This day we will hike in the wilderness around the ranch. As we hike this beautiful trail, graced with the bright oranges and reds of turning maple leaves in the fall, we will participate in a a group facilitated activity designed to offer deeper insights into our Selves.
Included in the Price:
• 2 nights lodging/camping. Rates are based on multiple occupancy, must provide your own sleeping bag and pillow.
• Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
• Transportation from the trailheads.
• Guided Tours and Transformational Group Activities
• Meditation class
* Airfare and transportation to and from the retreat is not included in the cost.
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What are the accommodations?
Wilderness Rider Bufallo Adventure boondocking camping : Two nights in either an RV or a tent. You are also welcome to bring your own tent.
What will the food by like?
One of the highlights of our trip will be the food! You are welcome to bring your own food if you would like and special food requirements are available upon request.
2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners (including a yummy dessert)
A healthy breakfast buffet featuring fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, yogurt, granola and egg casserole will be served each morning. We will provide a bag lunch of your choice between chicken salad in pita pockets, peanut butter and jelly, or turkey and cheese on white bread, and snacks for carrying in our day packs when we are out exploring.
Dinners will typically consist of chili and cornbread, grilled chicken and veggies, or pot roast and veggies and a salad.
What is a typical day?
Each day is totally different on this trip. We will be getting up early on most mornings to have breakfast, get out and hike and see the beautiful sites. We will restore and rest in the afternoon. We allow flexiblity for going with the flow, however each group sets the tone for our activities.
Tell me about the hiking?
We will typically hike two days which are really amazingly beautiful hikes. The first hike takes about 5 hours roundtrip. The distances will not necessarily be great, but the hiking will often be steep up and down and on uneven terrain, sometimes with exposure to cliffs (safe but impressive). Also, if at anytime you are uncomfotable, you will have an option to wait for the others to explore the cliffs, but hiking on them is not necessary.
Do I have to participate in everything on the schedule?
You do not need to participate in everything; you can pace yourself so that it is the perfect amount of activity for you. We fully support you in doing as much or as little as is right for you in the moment. The schedule gives you a sense of the flow of each day. It is subject to change, depending upon the needs of the group, weather, etc. We will go over the schedule each day at breakfast.
What weather can I expect?
September in Ponca can still be warm but sometimes it is beginning to get cooler, when the days are normally pleasant with moderate temperatures in the low 70s or upper 60s. Check the weather before your event as this time of year can be reather unpredictable. Evenings can be quite cool, so we suggest bringing warmer clothes for the evening. We are asking the sun gods to bless us with sunshine for our trip, but bring your rain gear just in case of some rain showers.
What is the average age on this retreat?
We have a wide range of women who attend our retreats, typically somewhere from 30-60 years young. Each retreat will vary. Please contact us if you have questions about the ages on a specific retreat.
What if I am coming alone?
The majority of the women who attend our retreats come by themselves. Although you may come alone, you will leave the retreat with new, lifelong friends!
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• If you must cancel, the deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE*
• Full refund, less deposit, will be given with at least 31 days notice *
• Within 30 days of your camp, sorry but absolutely no refund will be given
*no exceptions will be granted to the above policy.*
Please note: We are sorry but injury and illness do not disqualify you from any of the above cancellation policies. We are UNABLE to transfer deposits or any payments from one year to the next.
We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case all money paid to Wild Soul Retreats will be refunded. Wild Soul Retreats CANNOT be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or tour cancellations.
- RV Camping$485$4850$0
- Provided Tent Camping$385$3850$0
- Bring Your Own Tent$285$2850$0