Valerie Root
Women's Camping Retreat Big Bear

Mount Laguna, San Diego, CA


Tent & Mattress


Easy-Moderate Hiking



Meals & Drinks

Camping Gear Checklist

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Spend three days with rad women camping in the beautiful Laguna Mountains of San Diego, CA.  Mount Laguna offers amazing landscape, crisp air, and spectacular views.  Stay in the tent we provide and sleep on the best cots you have ever met.   You will hike to watch sunset over the San Diego Bay, yoga in beautiful settings and create art. Expect a non-judgmental and safe space for women of all backgrounds to come together to connect with themselves, each other and the outdoors.

You will devour delicious food, practice yoga with a certified instructor, enjoy moderate hiking, opportunity to unplug, and bask in the great outdoors with other awesome women.

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Just being in the presence of other authentic women was the best therapy I have gotten in a long time. You can really tap into yourself and other women's wisdom in this setting.  I got way more than I expected or paid for this weekend. Truly life changing!

Arlene A.

November 2019

Laguna Mountain is an hour east of San Diego and 3 hours from Orange County.  It is at a fantastic 6000' elevation which provides cool nights and perfect days for cozying up around the fire.  

Mt. Laguna Women's Camping Retreat is our most loved and best known camping experience.  Designed for women of all outddoor backgrounds it is a great opportunity to unplug and connect with rad women.

It is easy to feel run-down when on a trip, but Valerie has a great skill at coordinating retreats! It was the perfect balance of free time and scheduled activities - well organized and perfectly scheduled.

Nancy J.

September 2019

Camping Gear Checklist

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This is an example and the actual events may take place in a different order and duration.
5:30 Check-in begins
7:00 Dinner

8:30 Welcome Circle & Bonfire

6:30 am Light Breakfast
9:30 am Yoga
11:00 pm Brunch
1:30 Art
3:00 Free Time
4:00 Dinner
5:00 Sunset Hike
8:00 S'mores


8:30 - Breakfast

10:30 - Reluctant Goodbyes

11:00 - Check-out

Accommodation Options

You should advertise how incredibly comfortable the cots are! I was shocked that I got the best sleep I have gotten in a long time, and I have a super expensive bed!  Maybe, I will replace it with a cot.

Sandy K.

September 2019

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Cot & Mattress in Tent

Cot will be in a room with another bed or beds, making it a shared room.

Coleman Camping Cot
  • Comfy Spring-loaded cot
  • Soft mattress top
  • Mexican blanket
  • Meals & beverages
  • Hiking, Yoga and Art activities

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