Honest stories about life on the road from women who've lived it firsthand.

 The CAMPOUT

When you’re always on the move, an opportunity to connect in person is one that’s hard to pass up.

That’s why we circle up once a year at the Women on the Road Campout: to laugh, share stories, learn practical skills, have honest conversations, and make memories with others who incorporate travel into their lives.

We’ll show up in whatever vehicle can get us there and—for a few short days—cultivate an inclusive, safer space to celebrate the unique experiences of women and non-binary road travelers, so when we part ways we feel more connected, inspired, and prepared for every adventure to come.

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INTERESTED IN OUR NEXT EVENT?

 
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 An opportunity for our paths to cross

 

We’re excited to bring adventurous women and non-binary people together in Moab, Utah for a kid and dog-friendly community campout.

Your ticket includes two nights camping at Moab Base Camp, tucked between Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in the warm desert of the Colorado Plateau.

You’ll experience a weekend outdoors sharing music, food, stories, attending hands-on workshops and discussion panels to learn and connect with each other. We’ll be recording audio & podcast content on-site, too, of course.

Our main goal in hosting the campout is to cultivate an environment of openness and respect, where members of the community can come and feel welcome, included, and connected with one another.

 
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TICKET OPTIONS

General admission — $75 per person (children under 16 are free)

Your ticket includes two nights camping, attendance to all hosted programming, supplies for workshop(s), live concert by Ira Wolf, giveaway prizes from our sponsors, some hosted drinks and snacks, and the opportunity to meet other travellers in the WOTR community along with podcast host, Laura Hughes, and the rest of the Ravel Media team.

Limited quantity Dog admission — $10 per dog (Service Animals are free)

Note: While Service Animals are exempt from the dog admission cost, Emotional Support Animals are not (reference this ADA guide for clarification). Please contact us if you’ll be bringing a Service Animal and let us know if you have any other questions about your dog!

Our venue is unfortunately only allowing us to host a small number of dogs, so if you can have alternative accommodation for them for a couple of days, please consider leaving them somewhere else so dog tickets can go to those who need theirs to come along. 

Add-on: SugarSky Women on the Road Bandanas (thru 8/28) — $18 with ticket, $24 at event

If you buy your limited edition WOTR bandana with your ticket, it’s 25% off and you’ll be sure not to miss out! We’ll have a small quantity with us at the event, but the pre-sale with your ticket guarantees you’ll be rocking a WOTR bandana no matter what.

The bandanas were custom designed by Hailey Hirst (of our Ravel Media team) with a hand-illustrated topographic map pattern on a dusty desert rose background color — a neutral pink that’s flattering to any complexion!

SUGARSKY Bandanas are:

  • Eco-friendly material (79% recycled water bottles, 21% spandex)

  • Eco-friendly ink + printing processes

  • 35+ UV-rating for sun protection

  • Wearable 6+ different ways

  • Handmade in the USA

  • Fabric printed in the USA

  • Comfy & stretchy, moisture wicking

Megan Cable  sporting her WOTR bandana.

Megan Cable sporting her WOTR bandana.

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purchase tickets below!

Or if you’d prefer not to use this form, you can purchase directly from Ticket Tailor.

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Women On The Road Podcast Facebook group.


 venue & location info

Moab Base Camp (formerly Entrada High Adventure Base) is located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau , nestled in the geologic wonderland between Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Its coordinates are 38°35'03.2"N 109°44'13.7"W.

  • WEAther

    • Moab is mild in mid-autumn: Daily temperatures average highs of 74°F and nighttime lows of 41°F, with little chance of rain.

  • CAMP

    • Our venue is more “camp” than last year, but what it lacks in bathrooms it makes up for in its landscape and access to trails.

  • Amenities

    • Port-a-potties, shaded areas, tented gathering areas, communal space.

  • Water

    • We’ll have access to drinking water on site to refill water bottles and jugs.

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Click the map above to find Moab Base Camp on Google Maps, on Gemini Bridges Road. Its coordinates are 38°35'03.2"N 109°44'13.7"W.


SPONSORS

We’re lucky to have 2 Feature Sponsors supporting the event this year:

SABRE

DEUTER

In addition to 1 Activity Sponsor at our event:

MERRELL


GIVEBACK

10% of proceeds from the event will be donated to a local Moab nonprofit organization:

Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center

Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Seekhaven provides a wide range of services including advocacy, emergency shelter and assistance in transitioning to stable housing. They believe everyone has the right to feel safe, secure and supported.


Schedule of events

This event is designed so you can choose your own adventure, meaning that not everyone will do every activity and you can make do whatever feels best for you! You can choose to attend workshops, go for a walk, make new friends and check out their camping set up, hang out in the Main Hub, or just chill for a while in an area designated for you to relax and disconnect a bit.

We will have a few main events that we would love to see everyone together for, which are noted on the schedule below.

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FAQ

Who is this event for?

The purpose of this event is to bring together adventurous women and non-binary individuals. Our highest priority of the WOTR Campout is to cultivate an inclusive and safer space where members of this community can feel welcome and respected. With that in mind, we want to be clear that harassment of any kind (including behaviors such as verbal or physical abuse, racism, homophobia, transphobia, body-shaming, etc.) during any point of the event will not be tolerated and will lead to being asked to leave.

Is this event open to all vehicles?

Absolutely. You don’t need to be traveling full-time to attend or have a camper—just a passion for road trips and a desire to meet a community of road travelers for the weekend! 

We welcome all types of rigs, and you’re welcome to tent camp as well.

I TRAVEL REGULARLY WITH A MALE-IDENTIFYING PARTNER BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND. WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

While we recognize (and truly appreciate!) that there are male-identifying members of this community as well, we intentionally are creating a space during this weekend where vulnerable sharing and community-building is possible.

With that in mind, this specific event is not intended for partners, family, or friends who identify as male (with the exception of children). 

We have a few ideas to consider in the event you’d like to attend and are looking for ways to make it work with your male counterpart:

  • There are several free camping options in the area available on freecampsites.net. You’re welcome to tent camp at our gathering if your partner would like to use the van at another location.

  • If you’d like to have your own wheels for the event, you can also rent an Escape Campervan using 15% discount code: WOMEN15

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

Yes, but we have to limit the number of furry friends this year. Bummer—we know!!

A couple ground rules if you’re bringing your furry travel buddy:

  • If your dog is off-leash, they need to remain within sight and under your control. No roaming dogs, please.

  • Make sure to clean up after your dog and follow Leave No Trace principles. No one wants to step in your dog’s poop!

  • Don’t feed other people’s dogs without permission! Always ask their owner first.

WHAT IF I CAN’T LEAVE MY DOG AT HOME?

There are some extremely affordable, reliable options for dog sitting and boarding in Moab! You’ll get to take a weekend spending time with new friends (and 20 dogs with tickets) while your canine travel companion gets to have their own adventure and maybe even socialize a bit!

If you prefer to sleep with your dog at night, you might want a dog sitter who will take them during the day only, allowing you to leave the event and return in the morning. Otherwise, a boarder will take them for the entire weekend, which allows you to camp out with everyone at the event.

Rover has a strong assortment of qualified dog sitters and boarders in the Moab area which you can find by searching for folks in the area code 84532. Additionally, our team has used and trusts Karen’s Canine Campground, which is a dog boarding service run on her private property. 

As a reminder, service animals are always allowed at the event and do not need a ticket to attend.

Do I need to bring anything other than my ticket confirmation to obtain entry?

Nope! Just your ticket confirmation, printed or saved to your phone.

Is there a line up or schedule of activities?

This event is designed so you can choose your own adventure. While we’re working to schedule programming, workshops, and activities at certain times throughout the day, you can pick and choose what to do with your days.

(Note: We will be posting a schedule when we get closer to the event to help you plan ahead!)

What’s going on with the concert?

We’re very excited to have Ira Wolf playing a live show for us on Saturday night. The concert is included in your price of entry and is for attendees of the campout only.

What basic things should I bring with me?

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but here are a few things we’d recommend to give you some packing list ideas. As always, bring what works best for you and what you have access to!

  • Sunscreen or sun hoodie

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat and/or beanie

  • Micropuffer or fleece layer

  • Hard shell jacket

  • Sleep gear (sleeping bag, pad, pillow, etc. to fit your needs)

  • Tent (if applicable)

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Food for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (snacks provided)

  • Camping plate, cup, and utensils

  • Cash (to support a few local, female-owned businesses joining us)

Optional:

  • Gloves

  • Hand warmers

  • Camera

  • External battery pack (for charging devices)

  • Blanket

  • Camp chairs

  • Yoga mat

What’s the food situation? 

We will be providing some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the event, but please plan to bring your own meals and preferred beverages for the weekend.

Our Saturday night dinner will be potluck style! This can be as simple or as complicated as you like, but please plan on bringing or making something shareable. We’ll have cards available for detailing dish names and ingredients in case of food preferences or allergies.

There will be access to potable water on-site, but bringing your own water isn’t a bad idea either way.

Will there be alcohol there? Can I bring my own?

We won’t be providing alcohol at Moab Base Camp, but you are welcome to bring your own beverages of choice.

In accordance with federal law, only attendees 21 and over are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages at this event, and you are responsible for your own alcohol consumption. In addition to respecting alcohol laws, it’s important to note that recreational use of marijuana is illegal in the state of Utah.

Still can’t find an answer?

Email us at wotrpodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Instagram.


PAST EVENTS

2018 Women on the Road Gathering — Taos, New Mexico

We teamed up with Vanlife Diaries to host our first event in October 2018 at Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico. Check out the gallery below for some photo highlights, and additional event coverage can be found here: