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Camp Oula 2023

Grab your sleeping bag and beach towel - get ready for Camp Oula!

We hope you’ll join us October 1-5 here in Montana, our beautiful Big Sky State, to revert back to those childhood days of summer camp without the PTSD of our youth! For five whole days, you’ll get to frolic around the beautiful Seeley Lake area with nature walks, scavenger hunts, campfires, s’mores, more s’mores, and of course, Oula… all kinds of Oula! 

We’ll be setting up camp at Camp Paxson: a 15-acre Seeley Lake sanctuary just an hour north of Missoula. They’ve got cabins, a dining hall, two bathhouses, a huge beach and protected swimming area, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, and more! 

Price includes:

  • four nights’ lodging
  • five days’ meals
  • transportation to / from Missoula
  • gift bag of camp essentials
  • daily Oula, One, Power, and Fusion classes
  • ...and more!

Thinking of giving the gift of Camp Oula? Be sure to let us know the name of the recipient in the order notes, after you "add to cart."

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Regarding cost...

  • Can I set up a payment plan?  Yes, the cost of Camp Oula can easily be split into four biweekly, interest-free payments using the purple ShopPay option at checkout!
  • When does registration close?  June 30, as our final camper count is reported 90 days in advance.
  • How long will this discount last?  Camp Oula is 15% off until May 31! 
  • Is Camp Oula refundable?  Oula experiences such as Camp Oula, Empowerment Weekends, etc. are non-refundable. If you sign up and are unable to attend, your deposit can be used toward any of our other Oula experiences within a year from purchase date. Please contact us at info@oulafitness.com if you need to reschedule or have any questions.

Regarding lodging...

  • Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?  Yes, Camp Paxson’s bunks are as naked as a skinny-dipper!
  • Is there running water?  Yes, in the bathhouses and dining hall. 
  • How about electricity?  Yes, each cabin is outfitted with two outlets, should you need.
  • Cell service?  Yep!
  • Will I have access to a shower?  Yes, there are six showers across two bathhouses.
  • Are there in-cabin restrooms or outhouses?  Four restrooms are located in each bathhouse, no more than 20 steps from any cabin.
  • How many total bunks are available?  Each of the 15 cabins hold eight bunks… meaning we have room for 120 campers!
  • How many of my besties can sleep in my cabin with me?  Seven, as each cabin houses eight bunks.
  • How will my bunkmates be assigned?  Info on preferred bunkmates will be collected in late summer 2023.
  • What do I need to bring?  Yourself just as you are, and we’ll send a packing list in late summer 2023.

Regarding Oula...

  • Can I teach an Oula class during camp?  WE’D LOVE THAT! Instructor info (for solos or team-teaching!) will be collected in late summer 2023.
  • Are other Oula experiences (Oulabration, Oulacation, etc.) being planned for 2023?  Nope! We’re eeeeasing back into in-person experiences, so you can look forward to a variety of experiences in 2024. Stay tuned!

Regarding meals...

  • What are we gonna eat? Casual but delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks - and you’ll even get to help with some prep!
  • What if I have specific dietary needs?  Info on dietary needs will be collected and accommodated for in late summer 2023.

Regarding everything else...

  • What time do the Sunday shuttles leave Missoula?   Mid- to late- afternoon so feel free to grab lunch beforehand!
  • What time do the Thursday shuttles leave Camp Paxson?  Likely as early as mid-morning and as late as lunchtime.
  • What are we gonna do for four days?  Get ready to  experience  our community out in nature. Bring your full self and reconnect to  you  among the fun, relaxed, unplugged energy that is Camp Oula. We’ll roll out a detailed schedule in late summer 2023, but look forward to: as much Oula (and Power, One, and Fusion) as you’d like, plenty of downtime, and all that Montana fall has to offer.
  • Can my family come?  Any Oulakins (current and future!) over the age of 18 are more than welcome at Camp Oula.
  • How about my dog(s)?  Well-behaved dogs with good recall are welcome throughout Camp Paxson, though the only pup-friendly buildings are the cabins. Owners are also expected to behave decently and make sure all poop makes it into trash or compost bins.
  • Can participants come, or just instructors?  ALL ARE WELCOME AT CAMP OULA! The more, the merrier! 
  • Will alcohol be provided?  We won’t be supplying alcohol, but you’re welcome to bring your own (if you’re of legal drinking age)! 
  • Can I bring marijuana or other drugs?  Go for it, assuming weed possession remains legal in Montana for those over the age of 21, but please leave any illicit drugs at home.
  • Is smoking allowed?  Yes, though use of fire-ignited smoking devices (joints, cigarettes, tobacco pipes, etc.) is restricted to the smoker’s patio.
  • Are we required to have had the COVID-19 vax?  No, though rapid testing might be expected of campers on both Sunday and Monday of camp, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • I’m not available for all five days, can I just do a couple days?  At this time, registration is open to full-week campers. If that changes, we’ll make an announcement on Facebook and in the Can I Get a Connection? newsletter.
  • What if I can’t come but have an extra sleeping bag for an out-of-state Oulakin?  That’s so nice of you to offer! Email studio@oulafitness.com with the subject line “Camp Oula gear” whenever is convenient.
  • Does Montana have mosquitoes? Our great state is home to many tiny creatures whom you may or may not want around. If that’s of concern to you, a good bug spray is recommended.
  • Can / should I bring my guitar? We don’t see why not!
  • What about my paddleboard? Same answer as above.
  • Will there be bears?  At this time, we are not aware of any non-domesticated animals who partake in Oula, though the Seeley Swan valley is home to deer, foxes, bears, mountain lions, egrets, geese, bats, mice, squirrels, and many other species. Historically, the critters tend to avoid Camp Paxson when it’s inhabited by groups, as they have little interest in human activities.
  • Isn’t Montana cold in October? Sometimes! Of course, it’s hard to predict with our ever-changing climate. All we know for sure is that this exact week averaged a high temp around 70°F this year, 76°F in 2021, and 78°F in 2020. You’ll want to bring layers!
  • What if there’s too much wildfire smoke for us to be outdoors? As noted above, the climate’s a tricky thing to predict. Montana’s fire season (Mayish through Octoberish) is projected to get longer, and fire danger is generally expected to increase. We’ll play it by ear and keep you updated in the weeks leading up to camp.
  • Can I pitch a tent instead? We’ll allow for tent camping once all bunk spots have been purchased! For the sake of simplicity, registration costs will remain the same for both tent and bunk campers.
  • Can I purchase this as a gift? Of course, and how sweet of you! Just add to cart, then type the name of the recipient in the order notes so we can apply the registration cost to the correct camper.


What else? Email your questions to hq@oulafitness.com and we'll get them added to the list! If you're wondering it, someone else might be, too!

 

 

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