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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 


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Sunday, August 21 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fun Family Camp Cooking: 1:00-2:30pm

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Camping with friends and family is a lot of fun but can be overwhelming. We’ll teach you how to entertain in the backcountry without being stuck at camp all day. We’ll arm you our favorite tips and tricks for prepping and cooking a large meal, creating ambience, and convincing your guests to help with cleanup. Complete with live demos and recipe samples.  

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Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

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Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →

Sunday August 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village - Amy's