Joshua Tree Break Away Weekend November 20-22

Shoestring Adventures and Dragonfly Direction present Break Away Weekend: No Boundaries, No Boys, a special retreat just for women in Joshua Tree National Park November 20-22!

With all the deadlines and family obligations during the holiday season, when is there time to set meaningful New Years resolutions for yourself? Before the madness begins, break away with us to the desert, an open space to breathe deeply, connect with like-minded women and reflect on who you are and what you want beyond the boundaries of everyday life.

Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California where the Mojave and the Colorado deserts meet, producing a unique landscape with a rich diversity of life. Most famously, Joshua Trees grow throughout the park, playfully greeting visitors with their crooked arms. November is a pleasant time of year to visit the park and escape the East Coast cold!

Alyx of Shoestring Adventures will teach you everything you need to become a confident outdoorswoman, from setting up a tent to building a campfire, and guide you on several stunning hikes under a desert blue sky.

The open desert will set the stage for an introspective workshop with Heather Bischoff of Dragonfly Direction, who’s life work is to help women understand their potential without labels and restrictions. She provides Intentional Direction for Intentional Women with compassion, gentleness and care. Get a head start on setting your New Year’s resolutions before you dive into the holiday season.

No experience necessary. The first 2 women to register will receive a complimentary 3-day gear rental from GetOutfitted (tent + sleeping bag + pad), a $79 value for FREE. Only 7 spots left, so register today!

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Learn the skills you need to camp in the outdoors
  • Connect with a supportive community of like-minded women
  • Set your New Year’s Resolutions before the busy holiday season
Ticket Includes
  • Professional photographer capturing the best moments
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by camp chef Alyx
  • Campfire & s’mores
  • Campsite fees/permit
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified Guide
  • Leave No Trace Instruction
  • If you’re traveling or don’t have camping gear, we’ve got you covered! Our partner GetOutfitted is offering campers an exclusive 15% discount for online gear rentals. BONUS: The first two ladies to register will receive a 3-day rental for the Camper Package, a $79 value for FREE!
  • Round-trip transportation from LAX to Joshua Tree (TBD)
  • Weekend Photo Journal: Treasure your memories of our weekend together with a beautiful full-color photo book.

Friday: Meet at Indian Cove Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. Set-up camp. Afternoon sunset hike. Dinner prepared by Chef Alyx. Campfire, s’mores and stargazing.

Saturday: Coffee and breakfast. Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. Lunch on the trail. Return to camp for dinner and campfire. Night hike and intention-setting workshop with Heather of Dragonfly Direction.

Sunday: Sunrise hike and breakfast. Break-down camp. Healing sound bath at the Integratron available for an additional fee of $35. Lunch at local restaurant in Joshua Tree before return to Los Angeles.

* Schedule subject to change.


We have reserved a spacious group tent site at Indian Cove Campground, located centrally in Joshua Tree National Park. Amenities include vault toilets.

What to Bring

Campers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and equipment. See above for details on convenient gear rentals available from GetOutfitted.

Meals, snacks and drinking water are provided. Fresh coffee will be served each morning. We practice Leave No Trace to enjoy the environment responsibly, so make sure to bring your own mess kit and reusable water bottle.

Check out our Packing List and Gear Guide for other recommendations.

Photographers, bring your camera, tripod, extra battery and memory card.


Park Entrance Fee is $20 per vehicle (not included in ticket price). We will help facilitate carpools for the group.

Transportation from LAX is available for an additional fee. Email [email protected] for more details.

Become an Official Member

Once you register for your first event, you will become an official club member and receive 10% off future events with your personalized discount code.

Other Important Stuff

Every camper must sign a Release of Liability and “Leave It Better” Pledge. Click each link to review and print at your convenience. For other questions, check out our FAQ or email [email protected].


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