Helen, GA May 11 - May 14

We’re excited to announce that we are hosting our 2nd annual Wine and Waterfalls weekend! We're also happy to be partnering with REI again! For 2023 we'll be back in Helen, Georgia but this event will be bigger and better.

Wine and Waterfalls weekend is a fun and exciting space for a much needed breath of fresh air in the outdoors. This campout/glampout weekend is all about having a great time, relaxation, and fostering sisterhood with other Outdoorsy Black Women.

Sponsored by REI and created by Outdoorsy Black Women. “Wine and Waterfalls” gives both first-time and seasoned campers the opportunity to learn from each other, connect with other Outdoorsy Black Women and create deeper connections with their inner outdoorswoman.

What is Wine and Waterfalls Weekend?

Wine and Waterfalls Weekend is an all inclusive, outdoor retreat experience that offers a variety of accommodations based on guests’ comfort levels, from “Do-it-Yourself” tent camping, to more comfortable Cabin or “Glamping” options with all necessary gear provided and ready for you upon arrival. This 4-day, 3-night retreat will cultivate community, ignite friendships and provide a safe space for Outdoorsy Black Women to soak in the serenity of all Mother Nature has to offer. This event will be held, rain or shine.

Also, we know it’s Mother’s Day weekend! You’re welcome to come with your daughter/mom or without, lol. Don’t worry, the event will be over in time to spend time with family on that Sunday if you choose to, lol.

While we’re all excited and ready to have a great time, CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed and enforced. Please visit our FAQ section below for more details.

Wine and Waterfalls is the perfect girl’s trip and opportunity to make new friends. Join us for this amazing weekend to remember!

**For safety reasons we will not be adding the full address for the location here. Once you’ve registered, been verified and fully paid for your ticket, you’ll be able to get the address to plan your trip accordingly. **

Payment plan options available through affirm, PayPal and Klarna. 

What’s Included

  • All-Inclusive Retreat Experience
  • Outdoor Concert – Featuring Surprise R&B LEGEND!
  • Diverse Camping Accommodations
  • REI Outdoor Education Sessions
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Tasting
  • Spa/Wellness Options
  • Guided Waterfall Hike
  • Morning Yoga
  • Paint Party
  • Wellness Sessions
  • Fireside Chat hosted by Author Carolyn Finney
  • Catered Meals: Vegan/Vegetarian available; 2 breakfasts, brunch, 2 dinners and Saturday’s lunch
  • SWAG BAG from our sponsors

Weekend Itinerary

3pm – 7pm Guest Check-in & Mingle
7:30pm – 9:30pm Opening Night Outdoor Concert
  • Denisia
  • ShySpeaks
  • Surprise R&B Legend!!!
9am – 10am Morning Yoga
11am –  1pm Brunch
2pm – 4pm REI Learning Sessions
  • How To Pitch A Tent
  • Leave No Trace & Maintaining Your Hygiene In The  Outdoors
4pm –  7pm Downtime
7pm –  8:30pm Dinner: Fish-Fry Friday!
8:30pm – 10:30pm Paint Party
8am – 9amBreakfast
9amBus pickup
9:30amWaterfall Hike
12pm – 3:30pmVineyard Tours + Lunch
4pm – 7pmDowntime
7pm – 8:30pmDinner
8:30pm
  • How to Start a Fire Safely with REI

  • Fireside Chat Hosted by Author Carolyn Finney + Smores
8am – 8:45amMorning Meditation & Affirmations
9am – 10amBreakfast
10amGiftbags &  goodbyes
12pmCheckout

Camping

Connecting

Outdoor Fun​

Wellness

Accommodation Options

**For safety reasons we will not be adding the full address for the location here. Once you’ve registered, been verified and fully paid for your ticket, you’ll be able to get the address to plan your trip accordingly.**

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Any Black women or Afro-WOC who are interested in having a wonderful time and engaging in sisterhood. You will have to be an Outdoorsy Black Women member to attend, if you’re not at the time of registration, you will be asked to sign up. :)
  • Must be 21+
  • No men, children, or pets allowed.
  • This is strictly an event for US ladies, again no husbands, children, and pets lol
  • Registered service animals are allowed. Must provide notice and documentation.
  • You’ll have to sign up first to be able to register. If your account is unable to be verified, your account will be suspended and registration will be refunded.

Your ticket includes the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Food
  • Entertainment: Paint Party, Concert, Winery Tours, Morning Yoga, Fireside Chats, REI Education Sessions, Waterfall Hike, etc

What’s not included?

We will have vendors that will be selling their products and services, those are not included in your ticket: spa services, etc.

From the Atlanta Airport the distance is 102 miles, so about 2hrs driving time.

For safety reasons we will not be adding the full address for the location here.

Once you’ve registered and fully paid for your ticket you’ll be able to get the address to plan your trip accordingly.

*We will be sending this information out to attendees Feb 2023*

From the Atlanta Airport the distance is 102 miles, so about 2hrs.

For safety reasons we will not be adding the full address for the location here.

Once you’ve registered and fully paid for your ticket you’ll be able to get the address to plan your trip accordingly.

*We will be sending this information out to attendees Feb 2023*

If you are flying in, the best option would be to rent a car.

Once you register, you are added to a group within the community and you can also connect with other members to organize a carpool.

For safety reasons we will not be adding the full address for the location here.

Once you’ve registered and fully paid for your ticket you’ll be able to get the address to plan your trip accordingly.

*We will be sending this information out to attendees Feb 2023*

We have a variety of payment plan options handled through affirm, Klarna or PayPal. 

*Your payment plan options can be selected during the checkout process.*

Plan options:

Weekly, Bi-weekly, and Monthly.

Shared cottages and glamping tents are shared accommodations.

Cabin option will accommodate 4-5 people max. If you’re booking a group, please let us know so we can keep you together, as long as there is availability.

Cottages will accommodate 1-4 people max. If you’re booking a group, please let us know so we can keep you together, as long as there is availability.

Glamping tents will accommodate 2 people max. If you’re booking for 2 people, we’ll work on keeping you together as long as there is availability.

With our  Glampout option, you will have a glamped up tent, comfort cot(s), sleeping bag(s) or quilt(s), side table, rug, lantern and front porch area to sit and enjoy nature and the festivities. You will have access to power, water and bathroom facilities, including showers! Everything will be setup and ready for you upon your arrival. Just bring yourself and your personal items!

  • This is a shared tent, 2 people max per glamping tent.
  • If you are coming with a friend(s), let us know so we can make sure to get you in the same tent together.
  • Dry camping

The Standard Camp option is another great done-for-you camping setup, we will provide you with all the gear you need for a weekend outdoors. We will setup a dome-style tent, sleeping pad and lantern for your to use over the weekend, all thanks to our wonderful sponsor REI. Everything will be setup and ready for you upon your arrival. You will have access to power, water and bathroom facilities, including showers! Just bring yourself and your personal items!

  • Each tent can include 2 people max. 
  • Limited number of spaces available.

This DIY is the perfect option if you have your own gear, you can setup your own tent! You bring all your gear, and we will have the perfect spot ready for you to pitch your tent! You will have access to power, water and bathroom facilities, including showers!

  • Dry camping
  • Quiet Generators and Inverters allowed
  • Max tent size of 12ft x 12ft
  • Each tent can include 4 people max
  • Limited number of spaces available

Our dorm spots are a perfect way to campout with a group or another indoor option. 

The dorm spots come with everything you need to be comfortable. You will have power in your room. And you’ll have access to a shared luxury bathroom trailer.

  • Limited number of spaces available.

There are full bathrooms with toilets, showers and sinks available.

There is a bathhouse and luxury bathroom trailers available for campers, glampers, cottage and dorm attendees.

Cabin attendees will have access to bathrooms in their cabin.

You should expect an awesome time! This weekend was created to be an amazing experience for both inexperienced and pro campers/glampers. There is nothing like waking up outdoors to the songs of nature. The cool thing is, we will be there as a group, so if you are feeling unsettled, you can find some peace in knowing you’re among a wonderful community of women! 

YES! And cell signal should be pretty decent for most providers.

Everyone has their own preferences, but below are some suggested items to bring along:

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Clothes for your stay 
  • Any medication you may need
  • Phone charger
  • Camera (optional)
  • Shower shoes (flip flops, chacos, or similar)
  • Sneakers
  • Comfortable yoga and meditation clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Pillow
  • Snacks, while meals are included it’s still a good idea to bring your own snacks to hold you over in between meals.
  • If you are DIY camping, here is a great camping checklist from REI

No worries, we’ve chosen a trail that all members of all experience levels can participate in. We believe in “no woman being left behind”. The goal is for everyone to make it to the top.

The hike is rated as “easy” and is good for all skill levels. 

It will be a guided hike, but we’ll make sure that everyone is comfortable along the way. There are also observation decks for the waterfall at different levels of the hike.

There is ample parking on this large private property.

There will be someone available on check-in day to direct you to your parking space.

Yes, when you register you will be able to choose, a standard menu (with meat and dairy), vegetarian (dairy, no meat) or vegan (no meat, no dairy) menus. 

  • We ask that all guests are tested, with negative results, prior to arrival. *we do not require you to be vaccinated*
  • Sanitation stations will be available around the camp.
  • All shared spaces and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • These guidelines will be updated according to CDC standards, if required.

This event will be held, rain or shine. Since we have access to indoor and outdoor spaces we’ll still be able to have an amazing time!

No refunds will be given due to weather.

For tickets purchased before February 1, 2023, we will allow refund requests to be made by February 28, 2023. *No exceptions*

Due to activities being paid for and covered, we will no longer provide any refunds requests made after February 28th.

For tickets purchased after January 31st, 2023, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No Refunds will be given. *No exceptions*

In the event that you cannot make it, you will have the option to transfer your ticket to someone else by March 31st.

We’re ecstatic that you would love to sponsor this event! Email us at  [email protected], we are happy to send over our sponsorship deck to answer any of your questions!

Email us at any time at [email protected], we are happy to answer any of your questions!

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