The September 10-12 Retreat is open to women (cis, trans) and our non-binary community members 18 years and older.
Draft Agenda / Subject to Change
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Kulapalooza Check In at North Cascades Institute
Check in at the registration desk, retrieve your swag bag and one-of-a-kind custom Kula Cloth, settle into your room and prepare to have a life-changing weekend that will have you coming back year after year.
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Let's Get Acquainted
The real power of Kulapalooza is in the connections that you will make with our instructors and with other attendees. Join us for a ridiculously fun icebreaker to help get you acquainted and into the spirit of Kulapalooza.
6:15 pm -7:30 pm: Kulapalooza Welcome, Introductions & Dinner
Join us for an inspiring Kulapalooza welcome that will make you laugh and maybe even cry! You're in for a weekend retreat like no other. Meet our amazing team, enjoy a delicious meal prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and prepare to create your own incredible outdoor adventure story.
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm: Bonfire, Smores, Music, Night Hike and After Dinner Shenanigans
Settle around a cozy fire, share your stories, s'mores and enjoy a little music by the Musical Mountaineers. Or experience the North Cascades at night by the light of your headlamp. Or venture over to the game room for fun!
10:00 pm - Lights Out!
7:00 am - 7:45 am Early Risers Activities
Whether you’re an early riser or like to sleep in a bit, we’ll help you start your day right. If you wake up with the birds, start your weekend with your choice of one of these activities:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 am Kulapalooza Breakfast
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with fresh, seasonal ingredients grown locally.
9:10 a.m. - 12:00 pm Morning Activities
Enjoy the the sights and sounds of nature while you explore your artistic passions or participate in one of these activities:
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
Enjoy a nice lunch with new friends in the dining hall.
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Activities
After lunch, learn outdoor skills to build your confidence in the back country with one of these activities:
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm Evening Activities
The day's not over yet! Expand your knowledge base with one of these activities:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Kulapalooza Dinner
By now, you've worked up quite an appetite. Join us in the dining hall for an amazing meal prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. And be sure to save room for dessert.
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm Special Keynote Address
International Mountain Guide Charlotte Austin and World Record Holder Steph Jagger will tell inspiring stories of their journey outdoors.
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Music and late night shenanigans or a short night hike by headlamp
It's been a busy day, but we're not done yet. We're sending the night off in style with an incredibly fun party. But don't worry we won't disturb a soul.
10:30 pm - Lights Out!
6:30 am - 7:30 am Sunrise Concert with the Musical Mountaineers
After a restful night's sleep wake to the sounds of music on the shores of Lake Diablo
7:45 am - 8:15 am Early Risers Activities
Get your blood flowing by easing into the morning with:
8:30 am - 9:30 am Kulapalooza Breakfast
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with fresh, seasonal ingredients grown locally then delve into some activities before you depart at noon.
9:40 am - 12:00 pm Activity
Enjoy one last activity before joining us for the final send off.
12:15 am - 1:00 pm am Kulapalooza Send Off
No one likes goodbyes so we are sending you off in Kulapalooza style! Join us for a one-of-a-kind send off and be inspired to create ripples of inspiration until we meet again next year!