It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
High in the mountains of McCall, Idaho, Paradise Point is a 75-year-old camp on a forested peninsula, surrounded by the lapping blue waters of Payette Lake. Deer and chipmunks roam among the hundreds of trees, and the sands of the beach are only steps away. Off the stone cliffs of the point, a string of islands trails into the distance.
The camp itself is gorgeous, rustic, and charming. All along the water are quaint wooden cabins laid one after another, each equipped with 4-6 bunks (adorned with mattresses and cozy sheets, of course!). Lanterns will be provided for light, and you're welcome to further decorate your cabin with anything else you'd like. Friends old and new with gather here to rest and recharge before the next incredible day begins.
At the center of the camp grounds is the dining hall, complete with a sprawling deck overlooking the beach and the islands. We’ll dine here together for all three meals—delicious food served camp-style on trays.
While the cabins are old-world and without power, the communal bathrooms are well-equipped. Power, showers, and toilets will welcome you at the door… because as wonderful as the unplugged mountain camp experience is, bathrooms are one place we prefer modern comforts!
Out on the point itself, a heart-stopping stone labyrinth has been built. The stillness that comes to mind and heart while walking the path of the labyrinth, surrounded by trees and water, is something out of this world.
Paradise Point is also packed with adventures. Dozens of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddles sit on the beach, so you can roam out into the cove and weave through the islands… trust us, there’s nothing quite like the calm silence of floating in a mountain lake while the sun rises or sets. Inland, the camp is equipped with an archery range, a high ropes course, a towering zipline, and much more. Many of these things may be totally new experiences to you, and your brain might be saying “there’s no way I’d ever do that”… but we think once you’re there, your heart will wake up and crave some things that might surprise you.
We are not exaggerating when we say that your mind and heart will be in awe, over and over, as you explore the grounds of this truly special patch of paradise. We absolutely cannot wait for you to experience it.
What airport do I fly into?
Boise, Idaho (BOI)
What time should I book my flights?
You can arrive anytime on Sunday, September 16. Your lodging at The Hilton on Sunday night is included in your tuition, and we'll all depart from the hotel together on Monday morning.
Your departing flight can be anytime on the following Saturday, September 22--your lodging at The Hilton on Friday night is included in your tuition as well.
Is The Walk a similar experience to Brave Girl Camp?
The Walk is quite different from Brave Girls Camp, both in the daily activities and in the curriculum.
Brave Girls Camp was something of a "pampering" experience--comfy couches, hotel rooms, and gourmet home-cooked meals. The Walk, though it will be comfortable, clean, and safe, will be much more of a rustic and outdoors-oriented experience. We'll spend most of our time outside, whether it's seated around a campfire, hiking through the trees, or kayaking on the lake. Food will be delicious and healthy, but more in tune with a camp experience than a resort experience.
The Walk curriculum is also totally distinct from the Soul Restoration curriculum taught at Brave Girls Camp in the past. Soul Restoration is our core, flagship course, now taught by certified instructors all over the map. If you're looking for a Soul Restoration event, find one of these amazing instructors near you.
What kind of weather should I expect?
Idaho has four distinct seasons with everything from hot weather in the summer to snowy days in the winter. We will be in touch when your camp nears to let you know what to expect.
What should I bring with me?
We’ll be in contact with you when you register and we’ll provide you with a packing list. This is a true mountain experience, so there will be a few specific things you might not have on hand yet.
What about computers and phones?
We are 100% unplugged at The Walk. We ask that you leave your laptops and iPads and such at home and turn OFF cell phones for the duration of camp. This is a very important part of what makes camp so special. Don’t worry — your loved ones will have an emergency contact number so that you can be reached if needed. You deserve this to be the best experience possible and unplugging is a critical part of that. (When was the last time you were in a room with a group of people where no one was texting or checking their messages?) You’ll be able to really focus on yourself and the incredible experiences you are having. Trust us – it’ll be okay.
Can you work around food allergies?
We can definitely feed you if you have food allergies or intolerances! If you need a special menu, just let us know and we’ll make sure that your meals are delicious and awesome so that you can have a stellar experience just like anyone else.