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Summerville Lake& New River Gorge Nat'l Park

June 27 through June 30th, 2023

Get ready for an unparalleled two-in-one adventure that blends the heart-pounding rush of conquering the rapids of the New River with the serene beauty and exploration at Summerville Lake. It's a unique combination that promises double the adventure, double the memories, and twice the exhilaration. An exhilarating and empowering outdoor experience made for thrill-seeking women, this adventure is an invitation to connect with nature, challenge your limits, and discover the strength you have within. 

 

Last year, rafting the mighty New River was the crown jewel of our adventures, a thrilling experience that left everyone craving more. This year, we're dialing up the excitement to an all-new level by pairing this sought-after rafting escapade with an additional journey to the stunning Summerville Lake!

 

Unleash Your Spirit with Whitewater Rafting

Prepare to ride the rapids! Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the renowned New River. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned rafter, expert guides will ensure a safe and exhilarating journey through the heart-pounding waves. Feel the rush of adrenaline and the joy of conquering the river. 

Lake Adventures: Pontoon and Paddleboarding 

Glide across the pristine waters on our pontoon boats, offering the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. Feel the gentle waves and the warmth of the sun as you navigate through this serene aquatic paradise, stopping to climb and jump as we go along. Paddle at your own pace, discover secluded coves, and perhaps even catch sight of local wildlife along the shoreline.

Find Balance with Yoga Amid Nature

Embrace tranquility and mindfulness with our outdoor yoga sessions. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the national park, these sessions are perfect for grounding your spirit and rejuvenating your body. Suitable for all levels, our yoga practice is a blend of relaxation and invigoration, set in the most peaceful of settings.

Connect and Empower

This trip isn't just about adventure; it's about connection. Join a community of like-minded women, share stories around the campfire, and build friendships that last a lifetime. It's a chance to empower each other and find empowerment within yourself.

Your Adventure Awaits! Book your spot now and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and camaraderie. Let's make memories that will last a lifetime in the wild beauty of New River Gorge National Park.

Register today and get two epic adventures in one trip! 
(Space is limited and last year we sold out!)

 

Want the fully immersed experience? Option A is for you! 
Cost: $1320

Included in Option A:

-Campsite for 4 days/3 nights with fire ring, picnic table, and shared air-conditioned bathrooms (with heated showers)

-Whitewater rafting trip + professional guides

-Pontoon boat rental and SUP rentals + professional guides

-All gratuity for guides and dining

-Transportation after arrival in Fayetteville, WV

-Private yoga and bodywork

-Professional photography & videography

-Snacks, lunches, dinners, non-alcoholic drinks

Not included:

-Transportation to Fayetteville, WV

-Camping equipment

 
Want more comfort? Option B is for you! 
Cost: $1720

Included in Option B:

-Glamping tent for 4 days/3 nights with two double beds (shared occupancy), and private in-room bathroom

-Whitewater rafting trip + professional guides

-Pontoon boat rental and SUP rentals + professional guides 

-All gratuity for guides and dining

-Transportation after arrival in Fayetteville, WV

-Private yoga and bodywork

-Professional photography & videography

-Snacks, lunches, dinners, non-alcoholic drinks

Not included:

-Transportation to our basecamp in Fayetteville, WV

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PLEASE NOTE: Please review our terms and conditions before booking. You must be physically able to participate in strenuous activities such as difficult hiking, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, canyoneering, rock climbing, biking, yoga, etc. in order to attend these trips and you do so at your own risk. Because of the nature of booking these retreats, there are no refunds. SPLIT PAY: If you select split pay, your first payment will save your spot, the second payment must be received by the time registration ends. 

Tentative Schedule

Schedule is subject to change depending on weather, trail conditions, and other criteria.

Thursday, June 27: The Adventure Kicks Off

  • Arrive at our vibrant basecamp 

  • Get hands-on and set up your cozy camp retreat

  • Gather around for a warm, communal dinner at the campsite

  • Dive into fun welcome activities, the perfect icebreaker!

Friday, June 28: Summerville Lake

  • Set sail on a pontoon boat and embark on a scenic journey across the stunning Summerville Lake.

  • Afternoon leisure: Opt to lounge by the pool and soak up the sun

  • Embark on a sunset hike to Wild Rock after dinner out, an view not to be missed

  • Evening free time with another chance to enjoy live music under the stars

Saturday, June 29: Thrills on the New River

  • Get ready to make a splash with whitewater rafting on the thrilling New River

  • Enjoy a refreshing riverside lunch, surrounded by stunning views

  • Relish a delicious dinner with the option to groove to live music

Sunday, June 30: Serene Farewells

  • Reflect and reconnect with your inner peace for yoga along the gorge

  • Pack up camp, taking with you memories to last a lifetime

  • Say our goodbyes and depart, carrying the spirit of adventure with us

Basecamp Location
Nestled near the vibrant Fayetteville, WV, our basecamp at an adventure resort is just a 45-minute scenic drive from Raleigh County Memorial Airport. Imagine a retreat where everything is just a stroll away - from mouth-watering restaurants to a refreshing pool, all set amidst the breathtaking backdrop of West Virginia's wilderness.

Tent Rentals Made Easy
Don't have camping gear? No sweat! We've got you covered with a hassle-free tent rental option. For just $50, you can rent a complete set-up including a tent, a comfy sleeping pad, and a warm sleeping bag. Simply email us at womenswildernessweekends@gmail.com to reserve your gear.

Delicious Meals and More
Get ready to fuel your adventures with our hearty and delicious meal offerings! From sizzling tacos and rich chili to wholesome pasta and savory sausages, we have your cravings covered. Plus, enjoy a variety of snacks like energy bars, fresh fruits, and chips, along with non-alcoholic drinks like water, coffee, tea. Feel free to bring any special treats you like!

Dining out is part of the adventure too! We'll venture to local favorites where the vibe is casual and the food is scrumptious. And don't worry about dressing up; our hiking gear is always in fashion here!

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