Yes! All women kayakers are welcome.
If you’re a woman kayaker who values strength, grace, adventure, & accomplishment, you’re a Babe.
Your skill level doesn’t matter; no matter what your skill level is, you’ll leave with more than you brought. From the basics, like how to easily load your boat, to the more advanced skills, like how to use technique rather than power to rescue even the biggest paddler, we know how to help you because we’re women kayakers ourselves.
All kinds of women kayakers attend Babes. Babes might be just out of college or they might be grandmothers. Babes are looking for a few days of relaxation or they’re trying to up their game to hit the big surf. Tall or short, straight or gay, permed or natural, we’re as different as any group of women can be… but once we’re together, we’re just a bunch of like-minded paddlers. And before we leave, we’re friends.
You don’t need to worry about any aspect of your Babes experience. We try to make Babes retreats as relaxing & convenient as possible. For that reason, at most retreats you don’t have to hassle with accommodations & a ton of meals. We handle most of that so you can just show up & have fun.
Most women kayakers care about how they fuel their bodies, so our meals are healthy, delicious & locally sourced whenever possible. We know you care about your environmental impact, and so do we — so we serve meals on real plates with real silverware. And since we want you to be comfortable, we dine at a table, sitting in actual chairs. And since we want you to feel special, we make the effort to set a nice table, because the little things matter.
If you’re a woman, & you’re a kayaker, you’ll fit right in at a Babes retreat.