Yoga Weekend Campers!
Just a little over a week until we’re together at camp! We are excited to welcome you to Camp Walden for a weekend of yoga, health and wellness workshops, and camp activities! This is a note to help get you ready for what we know will be a magical weekend. Your cabins are ready, the food is being prepped and the lake is waiting for us to jump in!
PREP & PACK
This summer has provided all kinds of weather! Come prepared for whatever mother nature has in store for us!
- Bedding: Sheet, comforter/duvet, and pillow. Throw a sleeping bag in just in case we get chilly fall nights
- Extra blanket for warmth and savasana – need one? Check out Halfmoon and use special discount: THEYOGAWEEKEND2017
- 2-3 towels: lake, shower + SWEAT!
- The usual essentials: toiletries, underwear, socks, comfy clothes, etc.
- Warm sweater/jacket and woolly socks (a toque and scarf might be good too)!
- Yoga wear (with layers)
- Yoga Mat – need one? Check out BYOGA and use this special discount: yogaweekend2017
- Bathing suit
- Running shoes + flip flops
- Rainboots + raincoat just in case
- Refillable water bottle!
DIRECTIONS and ARRIVAL
Here is a link for directions to camp from various locations: http://www.campwalden.ca/guidebook/directions/
We’re excited to welcome you any time after 4pm! There is an open buffet dinner from 6:15-7:45pm to accommodate various arrival times. Our official welcome and opening class begins at 8pm.
For those of you joining us on Thursday for the Teachers Retreat, arrival is also any time after 4pm and we’ll come together for our first class at 5:30pm.
NEED A RIDE or HAVE AN EXTRA SEAT IN YOUR CAR?
If you’re looking to hitch a ride with a fellow camper or you have space in your car, please join our Facebook Ride Share Event to work together to get everyone to camp! This is a great way to save some money and the environment! If you find yourself with a ticket to the weekend and no way to get there, please let us know, we’re here to help!
This is your weekend to choose your own adventure! Here is our schedule of offerings for you to look over.
No need to sign up for most classes and activities before you arrive. Enjoy what inspires you in the moment!
There is limited space or materials for the following:
SUP, Mala Workshop, Roll Yourself to Freedom, Ski and Zipline
Sign up will be available at camp
Book yourself a MASSAGE at the Farmhouse Spa! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment. We have a few spots left.
Our cabins are cozy and rustic. There is running water and bathrooms in every cabin. You will need to bring sheets, blankets, pillows and towels. We recommend a flat sheet so it can fit on various mattress sizes (cot, single and double), a warm comforter/duvet and a sleeping bag/extra blanket.
EMBRACE THE PACE: CELL SERVICE/WIFI
There is limited (if any) cell service at camp. We kinda hope the idea of leaving your devices in the cabin and fully immersing yourself in the great outdoors excites you. However, we understand that many of us are leaving “real life” in the city and may need to check in. There are phones and limited Wi-Fi available in the camp office.
We are serving Beau’s Beer, Wine and a few cocktails on Saturday night (included in your ticket price), but feel free to bring your favourite drink to enjoy around the camp fire. We remind you to drink responsibly, of course!
We got you! We have extras of the basics and our RETAIL PARTNERS are stocked with cozies from head to toe for you to shop! Some of our favourite homegrown Canadiana companies are setting up shop for the weekend with their apparel, treats and yoga gear. Our pop-up shop will be open during meal times in the Dining Hall and a portion of retail sales will be donated to Yoga 2 Conquer Cancer!
Cash or credit card will be accepted.
MAP OF CAMP WALDEN
We are happy to give you the grand tour and will have staff to help you get your bearings.
When you arrive, you will check in at the Firehall (the large building on your right as you enter camp) so we can show you to your cabin.
Dinner is in the Dining Hall and our first gathering and yoga class is in OMNI (the theatre building across from the playground).
For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
If you have any concerns along the way, please feel free to call the Camp Walden office at 1-888-254-4274. Cell phone reception is intermittent/limited so it is best to give us a call as you’re passing through Bancroft (or before) which is about 30 minutes before you reach camp.
Please drive carefully and we’ll see you next weekend!
The Teacher’s Retreat is a unique opportunity for certified teachers to immerse themselves in a community of colleagues and teacher trainers to grow and develop towards becoming the best version of themselves. We begin on Thursday evening with a master class and continue on Friday with 2 intensive workshops. The full schedule can be seen here
The Yoga Weekend is Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and is open to all levels of practitioner (even first-timers, so you can bring your non-yogi BFF with!).
You can attend just the Teacher’s Retreat, just The Yoga Weekend or both (there’s even a discount for that!).
In a beautiful and rustic camp cabin! click here to scroll through some pics of the setting you’ll enjoy for this beautiful weekend.
You tell us! As part of the registration process, you will be asked for your “cabin requests” where you can tell us who you want to live with.
Bringing all your best friends? If you’re 6-10 people, buy a full cabin to save some $$$!
Looking for a little more privacy, maybe even a romantic getaway? Reserve a “couples cabin” with room for only 2 (2 singles or a double are available).
Camp style dining is the opportunity for connection and collaboration. Enjoy classic camp favourites with a healthy approach to feed our active adult campers with discerning tastes. Our kitchen can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free diets as well as other allergies and dietary restrictions. Please share your dietary requests in the registration application. You can read more about the food at camp on the Walden website
Please note: this weekend will not be nut free (our nut free policy is specific to kids’ camp programs)
Your fav yoga mat
Your fav people
Your fav yoga clothing
Your fav camp bedding (sheets, pillow, blankets) and other cozy stuff that we’ll tell you all about in our packing list email
Nothing to fear here! Pick your favourite camp activity (waterski, canoe, tennis, zipline, and more), bring a good book to savour while chillin on the docks, take in a cooking class or health and wellness workshop. The weekend is yours…
Not quite yet, but if you’re interested, please let us know. If we have enough interest, we will offer a round-trip coach bus at an additional cost of $75-100
Massages are offered by Registered Massage Therapists on Saturday and Sunday. Payment is made directly to them and an official receipt will be provided. To reserve your 30 or 60 minute massage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We endeavor to disconnect from phones, social media, etc. as much as possible. We do not have cell service at camp, but do have wifi available for those that need to check in periodically throughout the weekend.
There are additional fees for massage therapy, mala workshop and retail purchases. Otherwise, everything is included and you can enjoy a weekend with empty pockets.
We will be serving alcohol on Saturday night (included in your ticket price), but we’re all adults here so feel free to bring your favourite drink to enjoy around the camp fire.