Hipcamp, REI, and Outdoor Journal Tour are partnering up again to host a month-long wellness program for women this May.
For the second consecutive year, Hipcamp and REI will sponsor the #WeHikeToHeal month-long outdoor wellness initiative, started by Outdoor Journal Tour in 2015. The program is focused on improving mental health outcomes for women.
“The pandemic has had an outsized impact on women’s mental health, and we’re thankful to support incredible organizations like Outdoor Journal Tour in helping to heal those wounds through restorative time in the outdoors,” Hipcamp CEO Alyssa Ravasio said.
What exactly is this mental-health-focused, get outdoors initiative? The program centers around group workshops, meditations, and group hikes. It’s about community, supporting each other, and getting outside. And right now, you can sign up for both free events close to home, or a big group campout next month.
What Is #WeHikeToHeal?
Registering in #WeHikeToHeal gives participants access to a whole array of group hike events. Hikes are currently scheduled across Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and California. Registrants can also participate in weekly virtual offerings like journaling, meditations, and other mindfulness challenges.
“The Mission of #wehiketoheal is to encourage women all over the world to tap into the healing and empowering influences within ourselves, our communities and the great outdoors,” wrote Outdoor Journal Tour.
The campaign’s culminating event is an all-inclusive campout and retreat from May 28 to 30 at the Black-owned BoMax Ranch in Crawfordsville, Georgia. (Get a sneak peek of the destination on Hipcamp.)
How to Join
Any women who wish to participate can join the weekly virtual and in-person gatherings and programming. A new challenge, or focus, will be introduced each Sunday through May. Registration to participate is free.
Then, there’s the campout portion of the program. The (all-inclusive!) retreat pricing for 3 days — including access to bathroom and shower facilities, meals, workshops, classes, and swag — ranges from $225 to $600, depending on your choice of accommodations.
Register for the programming, the retreat, or both with Outdoor Journal Tour today.