Women's Outdoor Retreat

Written by Sara Green
Thursday, 07 April 2011 08:09

SAVE THE DATE!!  September 11-13, 2015

Hickory Knob State Resort Park, McCormick, SC

This weekend event is designed for women to experience nature and outdoor recreation with like-minded ladies in a non-competitive environment. Nature walks, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, basket-making, and skeet shooting are just a few of the nearly 30 classes from which to choose. The registration fee of $90 per person enables you to select up to eight classes, plus attend several evening programs.

Registration forms will be ready in early summer.

You can go ahead and make your lodging arrangements for September 11-13 by calling the park at: 1-800-491-1764 and telling them you're with the Women's Outdoor Retreat.

Please note that you will still need to register for the Retreat in early summer - lodging reservations DOES NOT guarantee your spot in the Retreat.  
LOCATION: Headquarters is Hickory Knob State Resort Park - 1591 Resort Drive, McCormick, SC.  The park is located about 2 hours west of Columbia, SC. The closest airport is located in Augusta, GA.

AGE GUIDELINES: Open to females age 16 and older.

TIME: Registration will open at 11:00 am on Friday, September 11thThe first class begins at 1:30 pm on Friday, and the last class concludes at noon on Sunday the 13th.   

REGISTRATION: The fee is $90 per person. Fill out the registration form completely and mail it with a check to: South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Women’s Outdoor Retreat, 215 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29205.  Online registration with a credit card is also available at www.scwf.org.

DEADLINES: Registrations will be accepted as long as space is available.  Registration forms received after that will be placed on a waiting list.

REFUNDS: 90% of registration fees will be refunded when requested in writing or by email at least 3 weeks/21 days prior to the Retreat.  50% of registration fees will be refunded 0-21 days before retreat.

FOOD: Meals will be available at the park restaurant.  (More food details on last page). 

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Hickory Knob’s accommodations include motel rooms and cabins (details on last page).  Camping is also available.  You are encouraged to stay at the park in order to enjoy the full experience and the camaraderie of the other participants.  Please call Hickory Knob at: 1-800-491-1764 to make lodging arrangements.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Women’s Outdoor Retreat.  Lodging is reserved for this retreat only until July 19th. Rooms are expected to sell out – reserve yours early!  

CLASSES: Please complete the attached registration form.  You will be assigned to as many of your choices as possible – a minimum of six (6) and up to eight (8) workshops. Most classes last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, but some last 4 hours.   A confirmation letter with your class schedule will be sent about a week prior to the Retreat.  Schedule changes can be made upon arrival at Hickory Knob.

Lodging Rates are as follows:
Hotel Room - $89.21 per night, includes 2 double beds and private bathroom. All rooms have satellite TV, coffee pot (coffee provided each day) and phone; some rooms also include small fridge, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Cabin - $118.59 per night, includes kitchen with refrigerator and stove/oven, living room with sleeper sofa, and bedroom with 2 double beds, private bath. Also includes 2 satellite TVs, coffee pot (bring your own coffee) and phone.
Campsites in park campground - $18.00 per night, electricity & water at each site. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers. All sites accommodate RV's up to 30 feet, 21 of which are waterfront. Tent camping is also permitted.



QUESTIONS: Please contact Sara Green  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone at (803) 609-4778.



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