Frequently Asked Questions

Inclusion and Accessibility

Who can attend?

We welcome participants of all gender identities and expressions who feel that a women’s retreat is the right space for them. We welcome women of all ages, race, size, background, and experience levels. We do ask that participants be 18 or older.

What skills do I need in order to attend?

Attendees should be comfortable carrying a daypack and being on their feet for extended periods of time. Mountain bike classes require that you already know how to ride a bike. When the schedule for the weekend is announced descriptions will provide additional information on skills needed and level of difficulty.

What accessibility accommodations are available?

Accessibility accommodations may change depending on venue. Currently we do not provide sign language, deaf accommodations, and/or vision impairment accommodations. Meals take into account gluten free and vegetarian diets, but not vegan.

Can trans people attend?

Anyone who feels that a women’s retreat is a welcoming space for them is invited to attend, regardless of gender identity or expression.

What if I am able to participate in some activities, and not in others?

Attendees are able to customize their schedules based on a variety of classes being offered. All activities are challenge by choice and attendees can choose to not participate in any activity. Ability to switch to a different class is not guaranteed. Attendees can always choose to just relax and enjoy the location.

Do you have scholarships available?

We currently do not  have any scholarships, but are looking into partnerships that could make this possible.

The Escapes

What does all-inclusive mean?

It means once you are onsite everything is included… no really everything below is included.

 

Lodging

  • 3 nights of lodging
  • Room style differs depending on your ticket price and availability

 

Activities:

  • Classes & workshops offered will vary depending on location but may include rock climbing, paddling, mountain biking, yoga, goal setting, hiking, photography, writing, wilderness skills, cooking, and more
  • All gear will be provided
  • Learn from professional women guides, instructors, and professional athletes
  • Prior experience is not needed for most classes, but please read all class descriptions carefully to determine if the class is a good fit for you
  • Ability to customize your schedule

 

Food & Drink

  • Meals prepared by local women-owned catering businesses. 
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner starting with breakfast on Friday and ending with breakfast on Sunday.
  • Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be offered at all meals.
  • All non-alcoholic beverages
  • Nightly campfires starting Thursday night with s’mores.

 

The things that are NOT included:

  • Travel to and from the event
  • Dinner Thursday night – there are lots of local options to choose from. We will share our favorites as we get closer.
  • Shuttles to off-site classes due to COVID protocols
  • Trip insurance is not provided, but highly recommended. We suggest looking into purchasing trip protection.

What kinds of accommodations do you offer?

While we will be spending most of our time outdoors, having a nice room with a comfy bed at night is always welcome. 

  • Single Occupancy Room: You will have your own room with either a King or Queen size bed.
  • Double Occupancy Room: You and a roommate will share a room with 2 beds. Due to COVID protocols, you can only share a room with someone from your same household. Coming with a friend? Let us know and we will try and get you rooms next to each other.
  • Hostel Room: Due to COVID we are not offering hostel tickets.
  • Camping: New for 2021 some of our locations will offer camping!

What does a daily schedule look like?

Schedule Overview

 

Thursday

  • 4-9 pm Check-In
  • 7-10 pm Campfire Chillin’ and S’mores

 

Friday

  • 6:30-8 am Breakfast
  • 8-12 pm Activities / Classes
  • 11:30 am-1 pm Lunch
  • 1-5 pm Activities / Classes
  • 5-6 pm Happy Hour
  • 6-7 pm Dinner
  • 7-10 pm Campfire Chillin’ and S’mores

 

Saturday

  • 6:30-8 am Breakfast
  • 8-12 pm Activities / Classes
  • 11:30 am-1 pm Lunch
  • 1-5 pm Activities / Classes
  • 5-6 pm Happy Hour
  • 6-7 pm Dinner
  • 7-10 pm Campfire Chillin’ and S’mores

 

Sunday

  • 7-8 am Breakfast
  • 8-12 pm Activities / Classes
  • 12 pm Official Event End

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable clothes for all weather that will allow you to participate in the activities you have chosen.
  • A small daypack to carry water, snacks, extra layers, and essentials during activities
  • Mountain Biking – Close toe shoes
  • Paddling – Close toe water shoes/sandals and clothes that can get wet
  • Hiking & Rock Climbing– Close toe trail shoes or boots

 

A full pack list will be sent out prior to the event

Escape Logistics

When should I arrive?

Check-in will be open from 4pm-9pm on Thursday night. If you are arriving after this time email us to arrange an alternative check-in option.

 

Getting There:

 

 

 

Bend, OR

19221 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702

Will there be onsite parking?

Yes, and it is free. You can also look into taking a shuttle from the Airport, but should plan on having a car if participating in off-site classes such as mountain biking, rock climbing, paddling, and/or hiking. We will provide recommendations in the attendee planning docs.

When should I plan my travel home?

Activities will end on Sunday at noon. Room check out will be at 11am. Please plan your travel to allow you to stay until noon… trust us you won’t want to miss any part of Sunday. You can keep your room and extend your stay to enjoy the area for a bit longer with a discounted rate! 

Can I camp?

Our Escape @ LOGE Bend does not have camping options at this time, but our new venues will. 

Is there an age limit?

You must be 18 years and older to attend.

COVID Information

Why has Adventures Women decided to plan for events in 2021?

Getting outdoors and human connection is essential for our physical and mental health. COVID is not going away anytime soon, but the good news is that we understand it better now than we did 6 months ago and will continue to learn more as we move forward. 

 

Our decision to move forward with 2021 planning is not in any way minimizing the seriousness of COVID. In fact, being that our founder has asthma, we take the risks incredibly seriously which is why we have created modifications & added COVID protocols to our 2021 event operational plans. Your safety is our #1 priority and therefore we will be following state and federal guidelines and those required by any of our guide partners

 

Please read our COVID protocols here on our FAQ page prior to registering as all attendees will be expected to follow the posted COVID protocols. PLEASE NOTE: These guidelines may change as the events get closer and guidelines change.

Have modifications to 2021 events been made due to COVID?

  • We are adding new amazing locations across the country, providing closer to home options limiting the need to travel.
  • Single occupancy lodging will be offered, no hostel tickets or rooming with people outside of your household.
  • Limited double occupancy options may be available to those attending with household members.
  • We are limiting the overall number registrations per event.
  • Attendees should be prepared to self-drive to off-site classes due to limited or no shuttles.
  • While class & workshop sizes have always been small, they will be 10 or less.
  • We will enjoy meals dispersed on the beautiful venue properties, not at tables set up for side-by-side community dining.

What COVID precautions are being taken prior to events?

  • Prior to event weekends event staff & attendees will need to complete a COVID questionnaire, in addition to our liability waiver.
  • Attendees & event staff may be asked to submit proof of a negative test the week prior to the event.
  • If attendees are experiencing any COVID symptoms we ask that you stay home.
  • We recommend taking extra precautions limiting exposure in the weeks leading up to the event and during travel to help avoid getting sick. See our Cancellation Policy.
  • Event staff will be monitoring state & federal COVID guidelines on an ongoing basis.

What COVID protocols will happen on-site at the events?

  • Face coverings required when physical distancing cannot be maintained, if  traveling in shared vehicles, and in any location where use is mandated.
  • Temperatures will be taken throughout the weekend at check-in, before meals, and prior to classes.
  • Classes and workshops will be limited in size.
  • Hand sanitizer / wash stations will be available on site.
  • Escapes will have a dedicated medical person on site.
  • All meals will be served by a caterer committed to following CDC guidelines. 

What happens if I or another attendee decide not to follow the posted COVID protocols?

  • Our staff work with attendees to clarify requirements and ensure compliance. Continued willful non-compliance will result in not being able to participate in classes & workshops.
  •  No refunds will be given for missing classes and activities due to not following COVID protocols.

Miscellaneous

Can I participate if I don’t sign the liability waiver(s)?

No, to participate you must complete our event waiver in addition to any waivers our local guide partners may require.

NEW FOR 2021: We will also require a COVID acknowledgment form confirming that you have read and agree to our COVID Protocols and a COVID health questionnaire.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

NEW FOR 2021

  • If the Participant cancels 61 or more days before the Activity, they shall receive a full refund minus a 5% cancellation fee;
  • Within 31-60 days before the Activity, a 50% refund will be given;
  • Within 30 days of the Activity, there are no refunds given, no exceptions.
  • Should the Activity be canceled by AdventurUs, all fees will be refunded or credited to a rescheduled date as determined by AdventurUs.  

 

To ensure your Escape experience is unforgettable much of our planning is finalized in the months leading up to your Escape weekend. Scheduling of guides, permits, class locations, food planning, goodie bags and all the little things that make of our events great get finalized manually. Cancellations within this window occur costs that we cannot recoup. Last minute cancellations within 30 days are even harder as we often cannot fill the vacated spot on short notice. Our cancellation policy ensures the best possible experience for everyone.

 

Please note: If you have booked an Escape that is cancelled due to Force Majeure (including the COVID-19 pandemic) you will receive a full 100% credit to use towards an alternative event with the same value with a date in the current or next calendar year. This travel credit will be automatically applied to your reservation. No financial refunds will be issued for any reason. 

 

We strongly recommend purchasing trip protection.

Do you have payment plans?

YES! Easy monthly Payment Plans are now available for the entirety of your Escape ticket purchase at Eventbrite. To pay via Payment Plan, select your tickets from the main ticketing page and then at the payment screen select “Affirm” as your payment method (instead of a credit card) before clicking checkout.

 

Select Affirm instead of credit card:

You will then be taken to the Affirm website to complete your purchase. When you use Affirm to buy tickets to an AdventurUs Women Escape on Eventbrite, you’ll go through a quick application process. Affirm provides a real-time credit decision and, if approved, allows you to choose between 3 or 6 monthly payments (rates from 10-30% APR)*.

Have questions? Check out Affirm’s FAQs for more details: affirm.com/faqs/

Are there group discounts?

Yes! If you have a crew of 4, or more, friends attending you may be eligible for a group discount. Send an email to info@adventuruswomen.com letting us know the specifics of your group.

STILL, HAVE QUESTIONS?

No problem. Email them to us at info@adventuruswomen.com to get your answer.