This is Sarah Kostohryz’ idea, the first of her women’s camping weekends, this one at Wild River State Park. And this is Sarah:

From her site, Knitting in the Wild (she’s an amazing knitter, even bright striped socks!):

These camping retreats have been designed to provide the experience and knowledge to orchestrate your own camping trips. You will spend time living and playing outside, eating good food and spending time with old and new friends. We offer that first step to enjoying the wonderful world of camping – and we offer rentals so that you don’t have to buy a bunch of items before you ever set foot in the woods.

Included in the fee: a Minnesota State Park campground site (2 tents per site), tent rental*, an inflatable mattress rental, and all meals prepared on the fire by our very own Chef Dan Kostohryz. In an outdoor class, you will be taught things such as safety, what to look for when buying a tent, what kind of gear is necessary, easy foods to make on an open fire, and how to pack your kitchen box.  And of course, there will be opportunities for you to spend some quiet time with a book, hike or just lounge around by the fire.

For more information, and to contact her, got to the retreat page on her site, linked HERE for the full details.

We met there at Wild River State Park years ago. I had to look up when that was, it was way back in October, 2016!! We were there with Mona and Greg who were down a few sites.

It was a really cold but sunny weekend. Sara and her buddy Grizz came in after dark to the site across from us and were setting up this tent in the cold and dark. We invited them over for ??? Breakfast, dinner, whatever, and have kept in touch ever since.

If you’re new to camping, or interested in learning more, check out this opportunity. Wild River is along the St. Croix River, very woodsy, a great setting to learn some of the ins and outs of hanging out in our state parks.
Here’s the Wild River “campsite” youtube to get a feel for the campsites. And the Summer park map:

And this… and no, we didn’t see a single snake, or many of them either:

If you’re interested in camping, but don’t know anything about it, or if it’s been decades and you’d like to get back to it, consider Sarah’s
Empowering Women — Get Camping weekend, details HERE! . June 12-14 at Wild River State Park. Call your friends and reserve now!

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