HIKINGGEAR EXPERIENCES

Camp Press, an adult summer camp for geeks

Aug 31 - Sept 3 (Labor Day Weekend) Fry Lake in Seminole, Oklahoma

Days: 4   |   Group size: 48 (Only 37 left)   |  Lodging style: Rustic cabins + Restroom & Shower Facilities 

Event price: $149
Reg. ends 08/24/2018

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Relax, explore, escape your daily stress with other geeks.

Weekends should be relaxing, and Camp Press provides the perfect opportunity to kick back, hang out with new friends, crack open a new book, or go for a swim. With canoes, a mini-golf course, zip-line, and swimming / boating lakes, unwinding isn't hard here!

Wake up on your terms, enjoy the activities you love, and participate in the optional daily group activity. Then, get ready for nightly campfires, dessert, BYOB refreshments, and great conversation.

Oh, and the event is all-inclusive, so no need to worry about bringing food. Just swing by the gear list section for packing suggestions!

Activities

The Location

Welcome to Beautiful Fry Lake! Fry Lake is a 250 acre property of canyons, forest and lakes situated between Wewoka and Seminole OK. The property has two lakes including swimming, fishing and boating, 15 cabins, pavilion, cafeteria, 3 houses, variety of sports fields, miniature golf, playgrounds, and extensive off road riding / hiking / walking trails and courses. Not to mention, there are some pretty cool caves on the property as well.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome, orientation, dinner, campfire!

Let the fun begin! When you arrive (2pm), the Geek Adventures crew will be waiting to welcome you, and show you to your cabin. After everyone arrives, we’ll do a quick orientation so everyone knows where the various activities are around camp (swimming, boating, mini golf, hiking, etc), and make sure you’re settling in comfortably. Then, it’s time for a little exploration before a group dinner, campfire, and, of course, s’mores and stories around the fire.

Day 2-3

The day is yours! Join us at the camp kitchen for a filling breakfast. Then, grab a hammock and chill out, head to the lake, or grab a new friend and go for a hike. Minimal schedule, with as little or much to do as you’d like. We’ll have an optional group event in the afternoon, and come together in the evening for dinner and more campfire.

Day 4 (Departures - 2p)

Breakfast will be served at the camp kitchen, and after we’ll take a group picture. Get in the last bit of relaxation before we quickly clean camp and head out… back to reality.

What's Included

Three meals a day and snacks. Bed in shared cabin. Camp swag. Fire and s’mores supplies. Camping supplies. Communal coolers.

What’s not included

You’re responsible for getting to and from camp, and bringing your own sleeping bag or bedding for your bunk.

Cancellation and transfer

All tickets (including add-ons) are non-refundable but are transferable to another party for the same event. Please contact us if a transfer is needed. In the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances out of the control of the organizers, event may be postponed and/or location changed to a comparable location.

If the trip is canceled due to lack of interest, your ticket will be refunded in full.

Please note: By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the code of conduct. Harassment or actions that make others feel uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Such violations will result in expulsion from the event without refund.

Accommodations

If you’re interested in roughing it, there’s plenty of space to throw down a tent (provided by you), however every ticket includes space in a shared cabin this year. For those that are into the luxury of RV living, there are even hookups available — first come first served.

Shared cabins

If you’ve been to summer camp, then you know what these cabins look like. They’re rustic, and the bathroom is detached (see the main shower house photos above). Each cabin comes equipped with a fan, basic camping mattress (again see photo above), and bunk. You choose what to bring to make the cabin home for the weekend.

Cabins at Fry Lake
Cabin beds at Fry Lake

RV Hookups

There are a limited amount of hookups for large RVs and plenty of space for smaller RVs. Please contact us if there are any questions about the space / hookups.

Tent camping

There are virtually unlimited possibilities for tent camping at Camp Press. Lay your claim and find the perfect spot to situate your tent. That said, fires should be located in designated areas (we’ll let you know where those areas are when you arrive).

Showers and toilets

There’s running water, a shower house and bathroom on property for use by all campers. Most people will find it convenient to bring a shower caddy, sandals and towel / robe for the trip to and from the shower house. It’s not far, but those items will make it an easy and simple trip.

Sinks in shower house at Fry Lake
Shower house at Fry Lake

Food

Three meals a day plus snacks will be provided, and we’ll prepare meals together. We’ll change it up throughout the weekend so we’re not always eating the same thing. Communal coolers will be provided for any frosty beverages you might buy in town.

We’ll do our best to accommodate food preferences regarding vegetarian and allergy needs.

Sample menu

Breakfast

  • Eggs
  • Turkey sausage
  • Kerbey Lane pancakes or potatoes
  • Coffee / tea

Lunch

  • Cold cut or peanut butter sandwich
  • Fresh fruit and veggies
  • Chips
  • Soda

Dinner

  • Burgers, veggies
  • Yellow seasoned rice
  • Soda
  • Dessert: S’mores

 

Gear list

Clothing

Shoes

Additional gear

Shower

  • Towel
  • Tote / bag for shower supplies
  • Personal items / toiletries

Food stuff

We’ll provide food, and implements needed to cook it. And, don’t worry, we’ll also have s’mores materials. That’s probably the most important part!

Other stuff

  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Bandanna
  • Camera
  • Charger for phone / camera / etc
  • Sleeping bag

Q & A

Is power available?

Power is available for charging devices at designated places within camp. While we don’t prohibit the use of electronics, there is no internet and only sporadic cellular service on the grounds.

Is alcohol allowed?

Alcohol is allowed and is BYOB, and sharing is encouraged.

Can I stay in a hotel and participate?

We ask that all participants stay at camp during the event. If you’re looking for a less roughing-it camping experience, consider renting an RV.

I’m not a computer geek, but I consider myself a geek. Can I come?

Absolutely. In-fact, past attendees have been scientists, architects, engineers, as well as software programmers, designers, and developers.

What about internet / phone / cellular access?

There’s emergency connectivity on property, but only to be used by staff in the event of an emergency. Cellular coverage is available in some parts of the property.

Are families / kids / pets allowed?

Yes, however the safety and supervision of kids is your sole responsibility. While pets are allowed, remember that this is open wilderness. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE BRINGING A PET FOR SPECIFICS. Keep an eye on your furry friends, especially if they’re smaller than a red-tailed hawk.

Please note, this is an adult-oriented event. There will not be specific activities for children.

Can I bring firearms to Camp for hunting or recreation?

Please leave your firearms at home, recreational firearm activities are not allowed.

Can I bring fireworks?

Please contact us before bringing fireworks.

Why disconnect?

Awesome connections online start with strong connections offline. You’ll get to know some amazing people.

  • Want to crack open a brew and hit the trail with fellow designers or developers?
  • A pickup game of basketball with fellow agency owners?
  • Maybe some canoeing and solitude by yourself to contemplate your next big decision… or a group canoeing trip to get together with others and talk it out…

The camp is ours. The activities are what we choose. It’s organic. Disconnected. All ours to build for one relaxing and excellent weekend.

Who attends?

Attendees are self identifying geeks, people working in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and/or people with geeky hobbies. It’s possible to geek out on just about anything. Don’t get too hung up on the definition. If the event sounds fun, you’re good-natured, and you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll fit right in.

Here’s a sample from attendee registration forms

What people are looking forward to

  • Human connection
  • Decompression
  • New relationships
  • Inspiring conversations
  • Networking
  • Great conversations
  • Bonding
  • Awesome people disconnected from the world

Talents people are bringing to camp

  • Art
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Watercolours
  • Fire building
  • Accelerant application
  • Fire suppression
  • Juggling
  • Stretching
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Photography
  • Lip sync’ing poorly
  • Improv
  • Drumming

Reviews

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Harivardhan Pyaram

Microsoft

"Four awesome days spent in an amazingly beautiful location with my tribe -- that I didn't know existed -- and 2 impressive hosts! This trip is one for the books."

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Taco Verdonschot

Yoast

"In four days, I didn't just meet new people in the tech industry, I made a ton of new friends. The Geek Adventures atmosphere is really relaxed and encourages you to not bring your laptop and switch your phone to flight mode. Being truly offline gave me the time to really engage in in-depth conversation. And that's an amazing experience!"

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Swaati Bhat

"I would highly recommend camping with 'Adventures with Geeks', specially if you are a beginner or first timer. One of the best hosts who is friendly, welcoming and makes sure you don't feel left out. I am glad we chose this event as our first camping in the US. I feel confident and am very keen to explore more camping events in future."

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Brad Williams

Web Dev Studios

"I didn’t know what to expect going to Camp Press. What I promptly learned is that was the entire point of the event—doing the unexpected, pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, making new friends, having fun and serious conversations, and doing all of this without the normal technology that is always around us." 

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Becky Davis

Becky Davis Design

"Like most of us, I work from home. Working for yourself has a lot of advantages, but having a chance to chat with real people IRL on a regular basis is not one of them. Sitting around a campfire with real people disconnected from technology sounds very appealing."

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Chris Carfi

GoDaddy

"Many of us in the technology industry are “in the flow,” seemingly 24/7. It’s critical to to get out from behind our devices, interact with others in actual conversation, and take time to process. With that time to reflect comes creativity and new ideas."

Event price: $149
Reg. ends 08/24/2018

Missed the deadline?
Give us a shout here.