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Feeling stuck in the endless cycle of daily routines... even when you crave a breath of fresh air and a moment of tranquility?

Discover the Outdoors and Reclaim Your Wellness in Just One Weekend

Do you feel like your well-being is lost amidst the chaos of life?

You deserve a retreat that understands your struggles, knows the power of nature, and guides you to rediscover your strength and serenity.

Rejuvenation and Well-Being

Skills and Empowerment

Community and Connection

For Those Yearning for Peace But Overwhelmed by Life's Demands


Tired from the relentless pace of daily life


Feeling distant from the natural world and your inner self


Struggling with a sense of fulfillment and purpose

Missing Out on the Healing Power of Nature

Ever Felt Like You're Missing Out on the Healing Power of Nature?

It's disheartening when your connection to the outdoors is overshadowed by the bustle of daily life and your wellness takes a backseat. It can make you feel confined, especially when you're longing for a rejuvenating escape.

This disconnection can persist, making each day feel more draining than the last. You might see opportunities for joy and relaxation pass you by because you're too caught up in the grind. You end up feeling like you're not truly living.

Have you ever...

Felt overwhelmed by stress and burnout, wishing for a sanctuary to unwind and recharge, but unsure where to find it?

Dreamed of exploring the great outdoors, yet felt intimidated by your lack of experience or fear of the unknown?

Longed for a deeper connection with like-minded individuals, craving a community that shares your desire for wellness and natural beauty?

If any of these resonate with you, you've found your haven.

In life, finding balance and reconnecting with nature is crucial.

Connect With the Restorative Power of the Great Outdoors

There's More to Life Than Feeling Overwhelmed and Disconnected

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by stress and burnout, wishing for a sanctuary to unwind and recharge, but unsure where to find it?

Do you dream of exploring the great outdoors, yet feel intimidated by lack of experience or fear of the unknown?

Have you longed for a deeper connection with like-minded individuals, craving a community that shares your desire for wellness and the beauty of nature?

Now is the time to embrace the wilderness and discover a retreat that transforms your well-being in just one weekend.

During my camping retreats you will:

Gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world, learning how to immerse yourself in the restorative power of the outdoors.
Experience improvements in physical health, including increased fitness levels, flexibility, and overall vitality.
Reduce anxiety while learning coping strategies for managing stress in your daily life.
Step out of your comfort zones, try new things, and discover more about yourself, leading to increased self-confidence and empowerment.
Become part of a community of like-minded individuals, continuing your wellness and outdoor adventure journeys long after the retreat ends.
More to Life Than Feeling Disconnected

How The Retreats Work

Before the Retreat

Attend Informational Zoom

Before you even register, you'll have a chance to hop on a zoom to meet me and learn about the location and facilities, and what you can expect on the Retreat.


Book your spot here. You will be able to specify any dietary restrictions or special accommodations needed.

Preparation Guide

Once registered, you'll receive detailed information on what to expect, what to bring, and how to prepare for the weekend. This includes tips for packing, detailed packing list, and an overview of the activities and the retreat location.

Pre-Retreat Zoom

The Monday before the weekend, you will attend a zoom to learn final details, ask questions, and meet the other participants.

Arrival and Check-In

Arrival & Campsite Set-Up

Participants are shown around the campsite and encouraged to get oriented to our space. You'll be shown your camping spots where tents are pitched. You are not responsible for pitching your tent, but you can learn to do it with me if you want! Sleeping bags and pads are available for rent if needed. For those new to camping, assistance is available to set up your sleeping space in your tents.

Welcome & Ice Breakers

After tents and sleeping spots are set up, participants come together with Rachel and the team, where they're given a brief orientation, including campsite rules, schedule overview, and safety information. Participants start to get to know each other with fun icebreakers.

During the Retreat


The retreat features a variety of activities designed to promote wellness and connection to nature, like yoga, guided hikes, campfires, stargazing, meditation, and cooking on a camp stove. An important part of nature healing is NOT being overly structured, so your participation in activities is up to you.


Five vegetarian meals (with gluten-free/vegan options) are provided, emphasizing healthy, nutritious food to fuel the body and mind throughout the retreat.

Free Time

There are periods of free time allowing you to explore, journal, read, or engage in personal reflection amidst the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Community Building

Group activities and shared experiences are designed to foster a sense of community and support among participants, encouraging deep connections and friendships.

Closing Ceremony

Reflection Session

The retreat concludes with a group reflection session, where you are invited to share your experiences, insights, and any personal breakthroughs you've had. In keeping with retreat philosophy, you can share as much or as little as you are comfortable.


Everyone will pack up their gear, say goodbye to new friends, and leave the retreat with a renewed sense of purpose, well-being, and empowerment.

Follow-Up Support

After returning home, you will receive a follow-up email with resources to continue your wellness journey, including tips for integrating the practices learned into daily life and opportunities for further engagement with our community.

What’s Included

2 nights Campsite & Parking
ALL FOOD: 5 meals - Egg/Dairy Vegetarian (w/gluten-free/vegan options)
Tents, cookware/dishes, all communal equipment (lanterns, stoves, fuel etc)
Trip Organization and All Activities

What’s NOT Included

Transportation to Campground (carpools facilitated)
Clothes, toiletries, other personal items
Water bottle, hot beverage mug, Camp Chair
Sleeping Bag & Sleeping Pad (rental available - $30 & $20)

***A detailed packing list WILL be provided***

Reconnect With Nature and Empower Your Wellness

  • Rediscover Your Connection to Nature

    Reignite your bond with the outdoors, feeling the earth beneath your feet and the fresh air filling your lungs, rejuvenating your spirit.

  • Learn New, Empowering Skills

    Master camping and outdoor activities with ease, gaining confidence in your ability to explore and thrive in the natural world.

  • Embrace Holistic Wellness

    Experience the holistic integration of physical activity, nutritious eating, and mindfulness practices, leading to a stronger, healthier you.

  • Foster Meaningful Connections

    Build lasting friendships with like-minded women in a supportive, empowering community, enhancing your sense of belonging.

  • Achieve Personal Growth

    Step out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself, and grow in ways you never imagined, with the wilderness as your classroom.

  • Live More Sustainably

    Gain insights into eco-friendly living and sustainable practices, aligning your lifestyle with the health of our planet.

The Next Camping Retreat

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

April 5-7 2024

This retreat combines the amazing restorative power of nature with wellness for women*.

On this amazing weekend we will unplug, learn new skills, hike, do yoga, stargaze & more! We will move, eat delicious meals, and just be.

Throughout, we will connect with ourselves, each other, and nature.

If you love camping or want to experience camping with an expert without all the work, this retreat is for you. No experience necessary! For more info and to register, click the button below...

Space is limited so don’t wait sign up!

(*and those who identify as women)


William Heise County Park (Julian) • June 21-23, 2024

Mount Laguna (Cleveland National Forest) • Sept 6-8, 2024

Registration Coming Soon!

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Rachel Selk

Owner, Rachel Selk Wellness

Your Guide to Thriving in the Great Outdoors

My journey into holistic health began out of necessity, facing my own health challenges with conventional methods that fell short. Through my exploration into natural remedies and holistic practices, I discovered new way to help other women: empowering them to combine holistic health methods with their other medical strategies.

Facing health challenges can be daunting. We all experience moments of doubt and feel stuck at times. My own journey taught me the importance of support and guidance from someone who's walked a similar path.

Today, I help individuals navigate their health challenges with natural, personalized strategies through online or in-person coaching. Let's take the first step together.

I looking forward to finding solutions together.

Unleash Your Inner Adventurer

With a guide who knows every camping skill and enjoys teaching them to women like you - someone who is ready to embrace the wilderness and your own wellness.

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Reserve Your Retreat Experience

Secure your spot in our next retreat and get ready for a life-changing weekend.

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Dive Into Nature and Wellness

From storytelling around a campfire to hiking through breathtaking landscapes, every activity is a step towards your personal revival.

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Return Rejuvinated

With new friendships and insights, you'll bring home not just memories, but new skills, deeper self-awareness, and a rejuvenated spirit.

Get More Confident Outdoors and At Home Like Gayle

"I truly enjoyed the Women’s camping retreat in March! Not only was the place beautiful, but everyone who attended was so friendly and fun. We had a great time out hiking and just relaxing around the campsite. Rachel was very prepared and had everything perfectly organized and the food was awesome! Can’t wait for the next one."

Gayle A.

Embrace the Wilderness. Rediscover Yourself. Empower Your Life.

It’s time to break free from the digital chains and routine. Step into the embrace of nature and find the strength, peace, and connection you've been missing.

As your retreat guide, I'll lead you through:

  • The beauty and serenity of the great outdoors
  • The power of community and shared experiences
  • The joy of learning and growing in a supportive environment

Cultivate a healthier, happier, more sustainable way of living

Reserve your spot for the next Women's Camping Retreat today!

Embrace the Wilderness Rediscover Yourself

Frequently Asked Questions

Pefect! This retreat is designed just for people like you. My goal in creating these retreats was to open the door to tent camping to women who wanted to camp but faced barriers, whether it was inexperience, lack of partner, or the amount of time and effort involved in planning a trip on your own.

Answer: Absolutely! These retreats are for anyone who want to connect to nature. We’ll tackle those shy feelings together and help you find your inner boldness if that's what you're looking for. You'll also never feel pressured to be other than who you are.

Answer: My whole focus is on making camping as enjoyable as possible. That means sharing with you the best clothes to bring, picking locations that are close to civilization, and allowing every person the freedom to connect with nature in ways that feel good to them. 

Answer: That’s a common worry. It's brave of anyone to decide to attend the first time, whether you don't know anyone else coming, have no experience camping, or even just because it makes you nervous. I'm passionate about camping because I know its for everyone and no matter what, being outdoors among like-minded people is a safe and nurturing space for us all.

Answer: While it's in your best interest to attend the informational zoom as well as the participant zoom, I understand that folks have other commitments that can get in the way sometimes. Both sessions are therefore recorded and available to view after the fact.

Find Your Connection. Feel the Transformation. Embrace Your Empowered Life.

Leave behind the noise and chaos. Welcome the peace, adventure, and clarity that come with reconnecting to nature and yourself.