Rendezvous at the Canyonlands

Rooted in Adventure Spring Rendezvous

May 1st - 3rd, 2020

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ASDT specializes in bringing women together in beautiful locations to connect, bond and edify one another at outdoor events and activities led by local trained and certified ladies. We have built a community of women seeking friendship and adventure. Refresh your mind, body, and soul in a loving, ego-free environment at our women’s outdoor adventures.

We gather together as a unique and cultured group of women to enjoy all that is sisterhood in the beautiful outdoors. Our Rendezvous are scheduled on weekends and consist of three days and two nights of camping. During the day, ladies choose between many different types of rewarding outdoor activities. When the sun goes down, we continue to play as we all gather to hear inspirational fireside speakers, shake it out during the Rendezvous disco, and of course strengthen old friendships and make some new, long-lasting friendships. It’s an all-out adventure vacation for women.


Who Attends

We developed an environment that all women will enjoy being a part of. Many times, women want to come to an outdoor adventure weekend, but may feel uncomfortable with their ability level. Here at the ASDT Rendezvous, we encourage everyone from the new outdoor adventure seeker to the seasoned athlete. We’re all about hosting a fun weekend that is not focused on competition. Our participants range from 21 years old to women in their 60’s. This weekend is for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors, try new activities, and meet women from all over the country who, too, are seeking adventure. Our culture thrives because we don't focus on the things society uses to separate us. We come together to encourage those who are climbing for the first time, those who are stepping onto a yoga mat for the first time, and those who are professional athletes wanting a break from competition.

Women experience, sometimes for the first time, what a healthy group of empowering women can feel like, when we don't focus on everyone's differences, ability levels, political values, and just focus on being women who want to explore the outdoors and be our beautiful, genuine selves. We invite those who want to share, learn, and explore these beautiful lands without the pressure of trying to keep up or fit in. ASDT Rendezvous allow you to relax and just be you.



What happens at a Rendezvous?

Our Rendezvous are women’s outdoor adventure trips. Each ASDT Rendezvous has a core group of daily outdoor activities we host. Choose from yoga, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, SUP, painting classes at the Creative Corner, Wellness Workshops, and Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Nature Workshops. Except for the rare occasions in which we note otherwise, our activities are open to all ability levels. We want anyone who wishes to try something new to feel empowered and encouraged. See more activity details for our women’s weekend getaway below. The activities are scheduled after the Rendezvous ticket is purchased.

Sometimes it's hard to take time off from the responsibilities of life. We each have our busy schedules, jobs, family, and personal goals that take priority. But what if you could take one day off of work and make it to a weekend retreat — a retreat filled with activities that cater to all and allow you to explore new, majestic destinations?

How are we different?

AndShesDopeToo has taken all of the feedback over the years and have read each comment from past participants and feel so proud to be able to create this event that truly captures the desires of our participant. We understand that in order to keep this event affordable, we had to be careful in selecting which amenities to keep, which to improve, and which to add over the course of the 3 days. We want each participant to arrive feeling 100% ready for an adventure packed weekend. Each participant will leave having more confidence in themselves and 200 new friendships from women from all over the country. This is our way to say Thank you for the years of support. We have added new activities, and re-arranged our schedule to make every minute count while you're here with us. For those who have joined us in the past, you will be glad you came again, and for all of the new participants joining us for the first time, get ready, this is our best Roo yet!


Hiking

Hiking is an activity that is approachable for every ability level. We offer a variety of women’s hiking trips throughout each Rendezvous that are as short as two hours round trip and up to four hours round trip. There are hikes with zero elevation changes, as well as opportunities to complete more intermediate, and even strenuous hikes. This allows participants to choose their time commitments and to have the flexibility to wander the landscape as much or as little as they would like.


Camping

Our tent city is created with our participants in mind. We have a large area at our Rendezvous that is designed for community camping. Grouping our participants together in one place allows for many of us to talk, laugh, and share the warmth from flickering campfires. By sharing a central area, we connect with those we normally wouldn't if we were separated. Our participants appreciate being together and having endless neighbors to chat with! We have portable potties nearby and a short walk to our main event gathering area. We also ensure that camp is close enough to your cars in case you need to leave.


Salomon Fun

Trail running is an exciting sport to be part of! It's also an intimidating activity when you are running with other women who you don't know. This is why we are so fortunate to have Salomon and their women athletes join us at our Rendezvous to introduce you to all the fun trail running has to offer. Having their fleet of Salomon shoes to demo all weekend for hiking, running, and just walking around camp is a huge bonus! Salomon brings not only trail runs and hikes, but activities all weekend long with their crew. If you are looking for a fun group to laugh with, paint with, and eat lots of yummy treats with, don't hesitate to stop by their lounge and make a new friend.


Yoga

We start and finish each day with a relaxing Vinyasa flow and restore for all to enjoy. We encourage women who would like to participate to bring their yoga mat, beach towel, blanket, or anything they have to lay on the ground to join us. No experience is necessary. Our certified instructors prepare flows suitable to brand new yogis in the crowd. And if you practice yoga regularly, our flow is designed for you to enjoy this time as well.


Mountain Biking

*Requires an additional MTB add on ticket*

Mountain biking can be absolutely intimidating to those who have never tried it. Or, if you have attempted mountain biking previously, you may have been taught incorrectly. We offer mini clinics at camp that you can bring your bike to that our coaches will go over MTB 101 instruction. We also have trails for those riders who may not need a clinic but just want to get on a Moab single track! We have things for everyone. This activity is only available through an additional ticket. It is not offered to everyone who purchases a Rendezvous ticket, as a lot of preparation and time goes into your safety, and ensuring you are in the correct ability level group. More details on our women’s mountain biking are given to our paid participants.


Creative Corner

We love having a time at camp that allows for participants to be in a relaxed setting, having great conversation getting to know one another. This time isn't just for painting. We open this time up for anyone who is interested in bringing their choice of creativity to the group for fun conversation and laughs! This is a favorite for all!


Workshops

One of our favorite activities we offer are the at camp workshops we have scheduled throughout the day. Any of these workshops are available for all to pull up a chair and participate in. We have topics from Backpacking 101, Creative Writing, Learning about thru hiking, backcountry cooking, the story behind ASDT and so many other topics! It's the perfect excuse to join if you are needing to kill time in between activities, or simply taking a break for lunch to meet other participants and join the conversation. Each Rendezvous will have different workshops.


Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

*Requires an additional add on ticket via RVR 2 RVR*

SUP has become a hit over the years. We offer open paddle boarding at our Rendezvous for those women who love to be on the water. We also teach the correct ways to stand and paddle. This is an additional ticket via RvR 2 RvR, where they will take you on the Colorado River and teach you how to ride the river swell in a fun, safe atmosphere. This ticket can be purchased closer to the event date, with a link that is published on the private Facebook group for retreat participants.


Nature Walks & Talks

These are some really fun and informative round tables we hold at each Rendezvous. It is important for you to be familiar with the areas you will explore. We have a highly experienced instructor who leads mini workshops all about the flora and fauna, animals in the area, Leave No Trace, and how to enjoy yourself and respect the natural living things that make this world so beautiful. We are happy to have these popular workshops available for our participants.


Climbing & Rappelling

We have teamed up with Black Diamond to provide the necessary gear for those who are interested in trying out this sport. We will have shoes, harnesses, ropes and chalk on hand. Certified instructors will make sure you have a safe and fun first experience sport climbing and rappelling. We’ll teach you how to respect the area, gear, and others before you just jump on the rocks. Each participant will enjoy a Rock Climbing workshop along with on rock climbing/rappelling.


Camp Cuisine

Adventuring in Moab can work up quite the appetite, and sometimes cooking is the last thing on your mind when you come back to camp. We are proud to have two of our favorite Restaurants join us from our hometown of Ogden to prepare your meals. If you choose to purchase the meal ticket, your breakfasts and lunches will be added in addition to the two dinners that are included in the general admission ticket. Each meal is made from scratch on site with freshest of ingredients. Your taste buds will be thanking you!


Choose your ticket

Limited Early Bird General Admission $360

General Admission $395

Take me to the Roo!!

  • What's Included

Friday & Saturday Camping, Friday and Saturday Dinners, Shuttle Transportation to Hikes, Climbing/Rappelling, Trail Running, Slacklining, at camp workshops, Yoga, Creative Corner, Friday & Saturday evening festivities, Showers , Raffle ticket.



Early Bird General Admission + Meal Ticket $450

General Admission + Meal Ticket $485

Take me to the Roo...but I don't want to cook anything!!

If you choose this option, You will have delicious hearty meals prepared for you at camp by our Chefs who make everything on site. These meals are completely made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. (This ticket doesn't include your weekend snacks or drinks during the day)

  • What's Included
  • FAQs

Friday and Saturday Camping, Friday and Saturday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Sunday (Breakfast), Shuttle Transportation to Hikes, Climbing/Rappelling, Trail Running, Slacklining, at camp workshops, Yoga, Creative Corner, Friday & Saturday evening festivities, Showers , Raffle ticket.

I'm not sure if I want to purchase the meal ticket now, can I purchase this option at camp?

Unfortunately No, our chefs will be taking the final numbers 10 days before the event to ensure that we have everything prepared and ready for the Rendezvous.

What diets can you work with?

Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Nut Allergies

Do you provide snacks all weekend or just the main meal?

Each meal will have plenty of food to make sure you can keep up with your active weekend. We aren't providing in between meal snacks. You are responsible for your on the go and evening munchies.

What about drinks? Do I need to bring my own?

We have fresh water at camp that you are free to use and an ice machine for $2 a bag that you have access to. We provide the drinks for dinner and Daily Rise Coffee will be on site for all of your caffeinated and non-caffeinated cravings.

Do I need to bring my own tableware & utensils?

No, that will be included for each meal.



S'more Social & Early Thursday Check In

This was such a hit for our Fall Rendezvous that we have decided to bring back this incredibly fun night! This add on is an early check in with an opportunity of networking and meeting participants before the fun begins! This S'more Social under the stars is perfect for those who are arriving solo and want to meet others doing the same, for those traveling who want to arrive a day early and those who are flying in. This is a $20 add on that will allow for participants to arrive with plenty of time to set up their campsite worry free of rushing to their next activity. We will have a meet and greet with the Rendezvous Crew to answer any last minute questions participants may have regarding the weekend.


Our Rendezvous are a weekend getaway for women. Join our sisterhood and find yourself in the beautiful Southern Utah Desert!


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  • FAQs
  • Refund Policy
  • Gear Rental
  • Packing List
  • Gifting a Ticket
  • Food
How many women come by themselves?
More than half of the participants come by themselves. If you are feeling uneasy because you don't know anyone, please rest assured that you will have an incredible experience whether you are solo or coming with friends. The Rendezvous create a welcoming space to explore and adventure with other outdoor-loving women.
 
What is the average age of the participant?

We have a range of ages from 21 to 66. The average age is 24 to 39. The magic of ASDT events is how adventure connects participants on a soulful level, regardless of age.

Can I bring my dog?

As much as we love our fur babies, they will need to sit this weekend out. If we allowed for participants to bring their dogs, it would turn into a dog camp! Please be respectful of this. If you bring your dog, we will dishearteningly turn you away.

Which airport should I fly into?
  • Salt Lake City, UT : is a 4.5 hour drive to Moab
  • Durango, CO: is a 3 hour drive to Moab
  • Grand Junction, CO : is a 2.5 hour drive to Moab
  • Moab, UT: There are selected airlines that will fly directly into Moab.
Will someone be there to pick me up at the airport or do I need to arrange my own transportation to our meeting point?
Please arrange your own transportation to the Rendezvous. Please see the below answer for connecting with other participants for carpooling. Many carpools come to and from the airports. It isn't un common to link up and rent a car together or join the carpool link and arrange to meet.
 
Would it be possible to carpool with other participants? How can I get their information?

Absolutely! After you purchase your Rendezvous ticket, participants will be connected with each other before the Rendezvous through our private Rendezvous Facebook group. We also have a carpool link for those who want to be a host car or need to join a car in their area. Many participants who drive solo will be able to pick up or drop off along the way.

How old do you have to be to attend an ASDT Rendezvous?
Each participant needs to be at least 21yrs old.
 
When does the Rendezvous start and when does it end?
If you purchase the early check in add on, Plan on being with us Thursday evening April 30th starting at 6:30 PM , if not, regular check in is Friday May 1st at 8 AM and the Rendezvous will conclude 12:30PM on Sunday May 3rd.
 
How far will our cars be from Tent City?
The parking lot is a short 30 sec walk from Tent City. Tent City is a 5 min walk from our common area.

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their Rendezvous trip, but unexpected things do happen, and we want all of our participants to be aware of our policies.

GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your trip, AndShesDopeToo will offer a full, partial or no refund depending on the date of your request. Your original ticket purchase price may be used as a credit for another Rendezvous date to be taken the next calendar year, but this is also dependent on the date of your request.

Depending on when you cancel, these are your options:

  • If you cancel more than 60 days before your Rendezvous date, 100% of your payment will be refunded or may be applied to another Rendezvous. (Feb 2nd - Spring Rendezvous)
  • If you cancel 59 to 46 days before your Rendezvous date, 50% of your payment will be refunded or may be applied to another Rendezvous. You will forfeit 50% of the price of your original purchase payment. (Feb 3rd to Feb 16th for Spring Rendezvous)
  • If you cancel 45 days or less before your Rendezvous start date, you will forfeit your entire payment. (Feb 17th)
  • You may transfer tickets to a new participant by selling them your spot, you will need to do this on your own and inform ASDT of the name change. Ticket transfers may only occur up to 10 days before the Rendezvous.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early.

ASDT RENDEZVOUS CANCELLATION POLICY

If AndShesDopeToo must cancel a booked Rendezvous date for any reason, you may transfer your full payment to another Rendezvous, or you may request a full refund of your payment.

AndShesDopeToo is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled Rendezvous, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or any other costs associated with preparing for your trip. AndShesDopeToo may change this policy at any time.

TIA Outfitters is a rad company we are partnering with for your gear rental needs during your time at our Rendezvous.

If you find yourself in need of items that you don't currently have, you can rent gear for this Rendezvous on this form that is very simple and easy to complete. What's great is TIA Outfitters will ship the gear directly to you at your home, please make your reservations here.    You can sign up for gear rentals such as tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, coolers, stoves, camp chairs, head lamps, and much more.

General Packing List:

Gear:

  • Tent - We do have participants who look for tent roomies if you are needing to bunk with new friends, please let us know if you need a tent mate
  • Sleeping pad or mattress
  • Sleeping bag/extra blanket (it will be chilly at night)
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • WARM clothes for night and early morning. It will get chilly at night in May!
  • Cozy socks/boots for the evening (optional)
  • Clothes for activities you wish to participate in (hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, SUP, etc.)
  • Waterproof jacket so you can play in the rain if needed or poncho
  • Water hydration pack/water bottle: We do have fresh water at camp
  • Towel - We do have multiple free showers for your use
  • Camping chair - TIA has chairs for rent if needed
  • Yoga mat (optional)
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray
  • Garbage bag for your items

If you would like to gift this experience to a woman in your life that is looking for an adventure-filled weekend with 200 other like minded women, we are happy to make any arrangements to the ticket after you tell her. Any name and email on the confirmation can be easily changed prior to arrival. We have had plenty of people do this over the years and it is so fun to hear the excitement of the new participants who join us as a surprise! The Rendezvous makes for great Christmas, Mothers Day, Birthday gifts.

Food:

If you choose our meal ticket option, your main 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be covered each day for the entire weekend starting Friday breakfast and ending with Sunday Breakfast. You will be responsible for your snacks & extra drinks.

All participants who do not choose this ticket option are responsible for their breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and drinks.

Please check out TIA outfitters as they have a limited amount of coolers you can rent. Friday and Saturday dinner and drinks are provided.

*There are vegan and gluten-free options for each evening.