Craft-Your-Own Women’s Adventure Weekend


Adventurous women, unite! Are you looking for weekend getaway for you and some of your friends/sisters/colleagues?   Do you want to try something new and adventurous? Let us craft the perfect weekend adventure for you and your group! We’ll focus on empowering and energizing you and your group by introducing you to the seven priorities of wilderness survival, and helping you use your newfound skills to navigate several challenging scenarios. In the end, you will acquire practical skills that relate to both survival in the wilderness and to personal growth. In addition to the survival training, we’ll provide craft-your-own adventure outings as part of your adventure weekend. Activities and excursions include hiking and backpacking, camping, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, caving, yoga, outdoor rock-climbing, and deluxe campfires with tasty treats. No wilderness experience necessary – just a love for adventure and willingness to try new things!

What to Expect

Let us help craft your adventure! A sample itinerary could include:

Friday evening: Appetizers and dinner, with campfire
Saturday: Hike and Survival Training, then local day hike, shuttle to the trailhead included
Sunday: Kayak on the New River, then back to Mountain Shepherd for a meal and goodbyes.

Survival Skills Training

Get ready to level up with our Wilderness Survival Training! You’ll get hands-on practice with field-tested techniques to build an emergency shelter, start a fire in the rain, find water, signal for help, and more. Whether or not you ever find yourself in a situation where these skills save your life, you’ll be ready to take on new adventures with confidence (and impress your friends and family when you tie the perfect knot or whip up a campfire in no time).

Students can choose to overnight in a tent, hammock, or grab a bunk in the lodge. Loaner gear such as tents, hammocks, and sleeping bags are available, so this is a great opportunity to try something new or test out your own sleep system.

Adventure Highlights

  •       2 days/2 nights*
  •       Survival training
  •       Choose Your Own Adventure outing(s)
  •       Adventure prep 
  •       All meals included
  •       Memories to last a lifetime
  •       Small group (10 maximum)
  •       Hands-on experience

*Prefer to come longer than a weekend? Contact us for dates and pricing options. We’d love to host your group for the perfect getaway!