What is Geek Adventures?
Geek Adventures is dedicated to creating outdoor and adventure experiences for STEM geeks of all types, including tech workers, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, web professionals, and anyone else that is a self-identifying geek — you know, people that need a break from the computer screen, endless emails, and relentless push notifications.
We are inclusive. All events are for all geeks regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Members must be 21+, but younger attendees are allowed when accompanied by an adult.
We are supportive. Hikers encourage themselves and others. Not every trail is simple, and we all need an emotional, physical, or psychological ‘hand’. We’re there for our fellow geeks.
Geek Adventures participants range from authors to web developers, beer makers to artists. They’re innovators, out-of-the-box thinkers, and open to creating meaningful connections.
Why I started Geek Adventures
After realizing in ’14 that I would say I love to hike but was doing nothing to actualize it, I moved to Austin, TX. I started hiking on a regular basis during lunch, and when I traveled, I would find the closest overlook or hiking spot. To this day, I still do. In-fact, I’ve hiked in some of the most incredible places from Maui to Europe.
Working in tech is fun because it challenges the mind, but there’s more to life than gadgets and gigabits. I know how hard it can be to turn the phone or computer off. From midnight email emergencies to obsessively checking Facebook for how many likes a recent post received, feeling controlled by our digital devices is an all-too-common feeling. Geek Adventures was created for every kind of self-identifying geek that wants to shed the digital world for a few days, and get back to the basics — real people, real conversations, real connection — the real world. It might feel weird at first, but letting the battery run out while spending time talking, laughing, playing, or singing with other geeks around a fire could be the best thing you do for yourself all year.
Leave technology behind, grab a canoe, take an afternoon nap by the lake, hike a trail, play a board game, go on a scavenger hunt, shoot some hoops… minimal schedules, lots of fun, incredible memories.
Here’s a sample from attendee registration forms
What people are looking forward to
- Human connection
- New relationships
- Inspiring conversations
- Great conversations
- Awesome people disconnected from the world
Talents people are bringing to camp
- Fire building
- Accelerant application
- Fire suppression
- Lip sync’ing poorly
In the news
- Digital Detox – How A Five Day Trip Without Cell Service Helped Me Refocus – Mike Demopoulos (8/22/18)
- Looking For New Friends To Help Keep Austin Weird? These MeetUp Groups Can Help! – Austin.com (7/30/18)
- Geek Adventures Iceland – Raquel Landefeld (4/27/18)
- Episode 163: Founders in Nature Part 2: Hiking with Geeks – Zen Founder (4/6/18)
- 4 Advanced WordPress Websites You Can Now Build with Beaver Themer – Beaver Builder (1/25/18)
- The Month in WordPress: October 2017 – WordPress.org (11/2/17)
- Doc Pop’s News Drop: Camp Press and DonateWC – Torque (10/30/17)
- WordPress Digest #55: More WP 4.9’s, GoDaddy Goes ‘Pro’, Unplug in Iceland, and More! – Ace Goulet (10/24/17)
- Camp Press is Coming to Iceland April 19 – 22, 2018 – WP Tavern (10/20/17)
- The OSTraining Podcast #10: Mendel Kurland and Camp Press – OSTraining (10/16/17)
- WordPress Digest #54: WP 4.9, Yoast Disses Gutenberg, Disqus Breaches Your Data, and More! – Ace Goulet (10/10/17)
- Camp Press – A Detox from Digital Life – WP Tavern (9/27/17)
- WordPress Digest #43 – Ace Goulet (4/18/27)
- WPWeekly Episode 270 – Going Camp Press With Mendel Kurland – WP Tavern (4/6/17)
- Disconnect From Technology at Camp Press September 23-24 in Seminole, OK – WP Tavern (4/4/17)
- CampPress: A 2-3 Day Social Experience for Geeks and Creatives – WP Tavern (5/7/15)