REI’s Outessa Announces Dates and Locations for 2018


Sorry guys, this post is just for the ladies!

REI has announced the dates and destinations for its 2018 Outessa retreats. These three-day long adventure camps are designed just for women, encouraging them to not only get outside and enjoy their favorite activities (along with some new ones), but also meet and make new friends along the way. The program has been a highly successful one so far, with hundreds of women attending each of the weekends getaways this year. Those numbers are expected to grow in 2018 as more ladies learn about Outessa and everything the camps have to offer.

This year there will be two Outessa retreats, the first of which will take place in Squaw Valley, California near Lake Tahoe from August 2-5. The other will be held September 13-16 at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire. Both locations will play host to great yoga and exercise classes, rock climbing, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, backpacking seminars, hiking, and much more.

Outessa is part of REI’s Force of Nature program, which his specifically designed to get more women interested in the outdoors. The gear retailer knows that not everyone can attend Outessa, so it is holding a virtual join-in for the first time too. This will allow women to take part in organizing their own outings and pledge miles towards achieving their goals.

You can find out more and sign up to take part in a retreat on the official Outessa page.


Kraig Becker