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Monday, April 30, 2012

Know Your Flora and Fauna

Sure, you can bring in a guest speaker to talk about the plants and wildlife of the area in which you are hosting your Adventure Retreat. And if you are traveling quite some distance for your offering, that might be a good idea.

An equally good idea is to learn about the plants and critters your participants will experience on your offering. What a wonderful resource you will be and your Adventure will be a richer experience for your participants.

Plus, Patt and I often use the flora and fauna of the area as contributing partners in our Adventure Retreat reflection activities. Often our participants are sent on a bit of a scavenger hunt to find those things most meaningful to the day's discussion.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Right Questions

The Right Questions by author Debbie Ford is an good resource for discussion questions and topics for your Adventure Retreats.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Patt's Welcome Spring Hike

A guided hike with plenty of time for quiet contemplation in the pristine environment of the White Trail in the New Jersey Pine Barren.

Your host is the very playful and insightful Patt Osborne.

Details are on the Upcoming Adventures page at Boomer Chick Adventures.

Have fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Throw an Adventure Retreat Booking Party

Just like art galleries host an opening for a new artist, you can do the same for your Adventures and Retreats.

Once you have your outing lineup for say the next six months or year, throw a party.
  • Choose one of your local retreat venues for your party or rent a space. Many places offer the space for free is you ask them to cater your event.
  • Invite everyone and encourage your guests to bring friends. Consider inviting even those you are sure will not attend your retreats. Sometimes people just like to help and be the hub for connecting people.
  • Have your retreat schedule displayed largely on a wall. Make it colorful. 
  • Create flyers for every offering and give them out generously. Your flyers should include, at the least, your Adventure Retreat theme, a stimulating description of your outing, loads of photos, dates, price, rain dates if it's an outside adventure, maximum number of participants and who this adventure is appropriate for. Have enough flyers available for people to take with them.
  • Enlarge some photos of your Retreats and Adventures and frame them nicely. Get them up on the walls.
  • Spice everything liberally with some finger food and drinks and maybe a small gift or reminder of you and your events.
  • Have a way to take reservations and deposits and create a booking form to collect all the information you will need. Waiting until after your event will decrease the number of participants who actually sign up for one of your offerings.
  • Offer buddy discounts, multiple-retreat discounts and and discounts for booking today, and fill your retreats in one evening.
What you've created is a mini business expo without the competition. Be sure to have fun.

Want to see an example of what a good flyer includes? Visit our Upcoming Adventures and Retreats page at Adventure Retreat Leader for some ideas.

Oh, and consider joining us, please. You are invited!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Pursuit of Perfect

How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

by Tal Ben-Shahar

What a great theme for your next offering. Take your participants into nature and show them how imperfect and yet so incredibly rich and happy the natural world is.

Use the book as a suggest read or simply to provide some discussion points for your group.