Dirty Girls REFRESH! 2nd Annual retreat

Dirty Girls! It has been a glorious summer full of adventure and activity, it is time to send the kids back to school, settle into routine tasks and to REFRESH! our spirits with some time to REFRESH, RESET and RE-FOCUS our energies. Join us for the second annual REFRESH! This wonderful day of soul renewing relaxation, learning, art, and nature will help you feel full as we head into fall and winter. We will be tucked into nature at a Camp outside of Oskaloosa off of Highway 59 for a day of RECONNECTING.

DETAILS: Saturday September 19th, 2015 8:00am check in and 4:30pm close of day.

COST: $100 regular price $80 club price register in the Dirty Shop! 

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You will receive a map and instructions about signing up for your massage time as we get closer to the date of the event. Please plan to bring a lawn chair, wear comfy clothes, bring a jacket or hoodie and consider bringing a change of socks and shoes (last year the grass was wet).

We will have some scheduled activities throughout the day as well as plenty of free choice times for you to feed your needs with the offerings that we have designed for you. We will have a delicious and healthy lunch and beverages throughout the day.

What is this REFRESH! event?

This event is designed to allow you to flow and choose from offerings that are each designed to support you in seeking REFRESHMENT, REJUVENATION and RELAXATION of body and soul. You can sign up for a 15 minute massage from Ashley of Body Specific (she’s awesome!), we will put the kayaks out on the little pond for paddling and floating throughout the day, there is a lovely mowed path around the pasture and the edge of the woods for walking or bicycling (BYOB = bring your own bike), we will have a campfire available all day – bring your chairs, you can visit the “Spirit Spots” (these are a unique invention of DGA and we LOVE them) we will create several spots along the edges of the woods, each featuring a comfy chair and a peaceful view where you can choose to sit and be present, pray, meditate, breathe, think, nap or whatever you need – uninterrupted, we will have a wonderful creative art project for you to make and take as a reminder to REFRESH throughout your busy days, Stress Relief Yoga, opportunities for self reflection and personal growth will be sprinkled throughout the day as you flow into a relaxed and refreshed state of mind. We will also offer tea and coffee in the morning followed by a delicious and healthy lunch.

PLEASE NOTE: There are only 20 spots available!!! A waiting list will be started when the event is full. Our refund policy is to provide a refund up to one week before an event with no questions asked. For this event, if we can fill your spot up to the day before the event we will happily provide a refund.

3rd Annual Ass Kicker is fast approaching!

August 29th, 2015

There is still time to register! Don’t miss out on this event! 

Last year 27 Dirty Girls took the challenge of the Ass Kicker!
Last year 27 Dirty Girls took the challenge of the Ass Kicker!

The Third Annual Ass Kicker! We will paddle 20 miles on the Kansas River! It’s an all day kinda deal, plan now! Usually it’s hot and the river is low – who knows if the river will be low this year?! It will likely be HOT though! It was a great trip last year and there is no doubt that the 3rd annual Ass Kicker will Kick Ass!

You should have experience with kayaking on the river to participate in this event. You should also have good heat tolerance, schedule nothing post event (who knows how long it will take – at least 9 hours!) and be well hydrated and rested before we go!

We're wondering if this giant tree is still there after all the flooding.
We’re wondering if this giant tree is still there after all the flooding.

We will meet and load the bus at 8:30am at the DeSoto Riverfest Park. We will ride the bus to Lawrence 8th Street Boat Ramp – River Trails to push out onto the Kaw. We will paddle away around 9:15am. Plan to be on the river from 8-10 hours getting out in DeSoto. (While this time estimate might be long – we aren’t going to rush.) We will travel 20 river miles on this trip.

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We had a great day on the Might Kaw!

Details for OYO’s … you will need to drop your gear at the Lawrence 8th Street Boat Ramp – River Trails. GEAR DROP IS BETWEEN 7:30am and 8am DO NOT BE LATER THAN 8am! The drive to DeSoto is about 25 minutes so PLEASE plan to arrive at gear drop at 7:30am in order to allow ample time.

Bring: Water, food, water, snacks, sun screen, water, adult beverages, sun screen, an old t-shirt or water UPF shirt (remember this is a long time in the sun, moving muscles – bring more water and more food than you think that you will need)

The river might not be as low as last year...
The river might not be as low as last year…

Wear: swimsuit, water shoes or old tennis shoes, hat

Cost: Regular $40 Club $30

OYO: Regular $20 Club $15

To register visit the Dirty Shop! 

What are you paying for? Use of a kayak, paddle, life jacket and all of the lifting, hauling, planning and coordination needed to make this happen. Renters and Oyo’s are paying for a river guide and experienced safety paddlers who will ensure that your trip is safe and that you receive instruction and support along the way. We will have supplies necessary to provide basic first aid on the river. You will also have the opportunity to ride on the bus! In addition the OYO’s receive the services of a Dirty Minion to guard your gear after you drop it off – remember though, that the lifting, hauling and loading is on you unless you are going to tip the minions!

Dirty Girls work together for good!
Dirty Girls work together for good!

In case you are wondering about our refund policy – refunds are given up to one week before the date of the event no questions asked. After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel an event due to weather or conditions. Everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for the cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or other dangerous conditions.

You will receive an email with details and any further information approximately one week before the event.

New Event added to the calendar!

September 12th, 2015 we will enjoy a Manhattan River Run!! 

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Have you been wondering about other parts of the Kansas River? If you have, this River Run is for you! We will start in Manhattan, pass the mouth of the Blue River then paddle down the Kaw to St. George Boggs Landing River Access. This 11.5 mile paddle will take us through the heart of the Flint Hills. We are excited to see some new sights and discover some new adventures on the Mighty Kaw!

Time on the Kansas River brings a sense of calm and relaxation that I don’t really find anywhere else.  Being on the water in the middle of the Flint Hills promises to bring some new sights and sounds.  We will be relaxed and we will enjoy the time together as we explore a different stretch of the Mighty Kaw.  Come outside and explore Kansas with us!

Bring: Water, food, snacks, sun screen, water, adult beverages, sun screen, an old t-shirt or water UPF shirt

Wear: swimsuit, water shoes or old tennis shoes

What are you paying for? Use of a kayak, paddle, life jacket and all of the lifting, hauling, planning and coordination needed to make this happen. A river guide and experienced safety paddlers will ensure that your trip is safe and that you receive instruction and support along the way. We will have supplies necessary to provide basic first aid on the river. You will also have the opportunity to ride on the bus! For you OYO’s, there will be a Dirty Minion to guard your gear after you drop it off!

In case you are wondering about our refund policy – refunds are given up to one week before the date of the event no questions asked. After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel an event due to weather or conditions. Everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for the cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or other dangerous conditions.

Cost: Regular $45 Club $35

OYO: Regular $25 Club $20

Want to join us?  Visit the Dirty Shop to sign up now!

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