Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ’s]

Camping Related Frequently Asked Questions

Sleeping

What are the possible sleeping arrangements for the women’s camping, hiking and yoga retreats?

  1. In the group tent (share with 4-6 women)
  2. On the dirt/grass at the campsite outside the tent (aka Coyboy Camping)
  3. In your vehicle (with prior arrangements with organizer)

If you are interested in bringing your own tent – please look for backpacking and other own-gear style camps in 2020.

What is a “Sleep System”?

A sleep system is the gear you call your bed when camping. It consists of 3 basic elements:

  1. Sleeping bag (in place of bed sheets and comforter)
  2. Sleeping pad, foam or inflatable. Air mattresses, like used in a home, don’t offer a lot of insulation and ofter take up more than the allotted space per camper (36″) and are not recommended for women’s camping retreats unless they are 36″ or less.
  3. Pillow (from home or an inflatable camping pillow)

Can I rent a Sleep System for camping?

Yes, we rent sleeping bags and foam sleeping pads. We use our favorite pillow from home and recommend you do the same.

Eating (Food and Drinks)

What kinds of food are served at the camping retreats?

Fruits, vegetables, bread, chicken, bacon, veggie patties, s’mores.

What kinds of beverages are served at the camping retreats?

Fruit juice, cold and hot water and coffee, tea and coco powders.

Can I bring my own special food and have the cook warm/prepare it for me?

Please contact valerie@empirewithinus.com to request special food preparations. Not all requests can be granted.

Can I bring beer/wine?

You are welcome to bring adult beverages to camp. We prefer beer and wine in cans and ask you to leave liquor and glass at home. Please consume and share with the intent of the retreat in mind.

Personal Hygeine

What’s the deal with toilets?

Many campsites have flush toilets. These are similar to public beach bathrooms without the sand and with doors.

Most campsites have at least a vault (or ‘drop’) toilet. This is made up of a brick building (usually without artificial lighting) with a toilet inside. The toilet doesn’t flush because it is placed over a pit.