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Re: Camp Mustache [Your City]?? Suggestions wanted!
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2017, 09:33:31 AM »
CMC Buffalo National River Arkansas

I would be interested in this! Devil's Den State Park could also be nice.

Another Arkansan here. Just moved here, so I'm not super familiar with the area yet, but I have been to Devil's Den. Cool place.

Fayetteville (college town - University of Arkansas) seems to have a pretty good bike culture, though this is just as viewed from the periphery. Lots of good mountain biking trails so I'm told. Also an excellent public library.

A couple of other cool hikes we've been on: Hawksbill Crag (Whitaker Point) is apparently kind of the poster child of the Ozarks, and Eden Falls has a cave (actually a couple of them, but one of them you climb/crawl back into).

What kind of venue do you tend to be looking for when you run one of these?

I'm from KC but we dont have as much cool nature as y'all do so thats why i brought it up... if some locals down there would be willing to organize we would definitely make that trip. Those are 2 hikes my boss discusses constantly - he has a cabin near harrison that back to national forest.
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« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2017, 09:46:46 AM »
Champaign-Urbana? Its 1-2 hr from two major airports (Chicago, Indy). It tends a bit to the dirty hippy side, so getting veg/vegan should be doable. It *isn't* Chicago and so you give up the Chicago amenities (Museums, Lake Michigan) but also some of the Chicago prices. You'd have to avoid sportsball weekends, though. Not sure it'd make 'nature-y' enough though. You aren't going mountain climbing or white water rafting. There are a couple rec nature preserves nearby though, as well as things like working small farms, orchards, wineries, etc which might fill in for trips. If you could figure out bike logistics, some of those would be within newbie biking range.

I don't know if Allerton would price itself out of consideration, but if it didn't, that might be an amazing venue. http://allerton.illinois.edu/meetings/accommodations/ -- there's been public, free camping events there too, so you might even get them to let you 'nudge' that number it'll accommodate by a little bit. Plenty of nature there, and you get the whole "King for a day" effect without having to have the means to build and upkeep a multi-million dollar mansion.

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« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2017, 09:00:03 AM »
What exactly is this camp?  Just people getting together?
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« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2017, 09:06:06 AM »
What exactly is this camp?  Just people getting together?

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« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2017, 08:22:03 AM »
What exactly is this camp?  Just people getting together?

A weekend retreat of Mustachians to discuss FIRE and other topics, and hang out/collaborate with like-minded people.

Sounds awesome!
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« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2017, 02:52:19 PM »
What kind of venue do you tend to be looking for when you run one of these?

Two main requirements:
1. Can house 50ish people
2. Food included (including vegetarian options)

Other useful things:
3. Reasonably close (An hour? Two?) to a major airport.
4. Nature-y.

Would you add presentation space (keynotes/breakout(s)/learning sessions) to the requirement list?

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« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2017, 04:14:44 PM »
I'd probably categorize that as useful, but not necessary. Almost any space can work for that.
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« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2017, 05:01:55 PM »
Camp Darden about 1 1/2  hours from Richmond Virginia. 

http://www.gsccc.org/en/camp/our-camps/camp-darden.html

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« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2017, 11:48:29 AM »
Second/third Austin, TX.  We have a pretty solid group at Houston meetups that was just discussing camping at the last outing.  Don't do it in August though.  Hotter than Hades.  October or March would be best.
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« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2017, 01:19:13 AM »
Another California vote.

Would make the trip for Bay Area. The Lake Tahoe suggestion seems good; a bit out of the way, but worthy of a trip. I'd guess there are some retreat spaces on the Central Coast (Santa Cruz mountains or Big Sur) - or somewhere in the North Bay.

Would also make the trip for SoCal. Big Bear suggestion seems good.

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« Reply #60 on: December 11, 2017, 01:50:23 PM »
Here are my suggestions for things to have a successful CM:

1. Sleeping quarters for about 50 - 80 ppl, depending on group size. Separate quarters for couples, women, and men.
2. Catering for same - preferably with flexibility to meet 4 menu streams (CM*TO basically narrows this to 2 streams, low carb omnivore, and Vegan/Allergic):
     - Omnivore
     - Vegetarian
     - Gluten Free/Low Gluten
     - Allergy-based issues
3. A large gathering space.
4. 2 or more "breakout" spaces - these can be very small - could be in the sleeping cabins.
5. Some kind of large group activity. We had bell-tower Karaoke (incl), a sports event (incl), and canoeing ($50).
6. Transportation to/from venue. Setting up a carpool is a major headache with a million changing/moving parts.

If you are thinking of setting up a camp and want input, I'm willing to help. Other CM organizers are also a great resource. Reach out to them.

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« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2017, 02:17:43 PM »
Northern CA outside of San Francisco near the wine country.

Camp Cazadero- cabins for up to 180. I haven't been there in 25 years, but it was fun for Spanish Camp. You have to be a nonprofit.

http://www.uccr.org/camp/camp-cazadero
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« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2018, 12:36:41 PM »
I second the Chicago/Milwaukee folks!

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« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2018, 07:00:46 PM »
Asheville NC is beautiful and many activities!

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« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2018, 06:03:50 PM »
Sadly not much in the midwest. There is a small group of Mustachians that occasionally meet up in Cincinnati. Wish there were more locals. This area could use them.

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« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2018, 08:25:48 PM »
Sadly not much in the midwest. There is a small group of Mustachians that occasionally meet up in Cincinnati. Wish there were more locals. This area could use them.

You are a 7 hour drive to CM*TO though... folks are driving a lot further! Jump on the waitlist! Spots will come open, I guarantee it!
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« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2018, 04:49:40 PM »
Sadly not much in the midwest. There is a small group of Mustachians that occasionally meet up in Cincinnati. Wish there were more locals. This area could use them.

You are a 7 hour drive to CM*TO though... folks are driving a lot further! Jump on the waitlist! Spots will come open, I guarantee it!

I appreciate the invite. Unfortunately we have a busy summer with gymnastics Nationals competition in June in FL followed by 2 weeks in NM for Boy Scouts. Canada 2 months later would be out of the question.

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« Reply #67 on: February 09, 2018, 10:21:00 PM »
Northern CA outside of San Francisco near the wine country.

Camp Cazadero- cabins for up to 180. I haven't been there in 25 years, but it was fun for Spanish Camp. You have to be a nonprofit.

http://www.uccr.org/camp/camp-cazadero

Nice! I went to Caz for band camp as a high schooler! Such fond memories.

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« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2018, 11:05:24 AM »
Northern CA outside of San Francisco near the wine country.

Camp Cazadero- cabins for up to 180. I haven't been there in 25 years, but it was fun for Spanish Camp. You have to be a nonprofit.

http://www.uccr.org/camp/camp-cazadero

Nice! I went to Caz for band camp as a high schooler! Such fond memories.
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Re: Camp Mustache [Your City]?? Suggestions wanted!
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2018, 08:58:33 AM »
Ottawa/Montreal would be so much closer for me. At one point, CM*TO mentioned Cornwall, which would be even better.
Thanks for asking.

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« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2018, 07:01:28 AM »
As much as I'd love to suggest my adopted hometown of Tucson, AZ, I am thinking that somewhere just outside of Phoenix would draw a bigger crowd of Mustachians.  I have a few ideas of exactly where if you think this region has potential?

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« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2018, 03:51:24 PM »
I think the tri-state area would be able to pull a pretty large number of people, and selfishly as someone in NYC I'd love to help put one on near me!

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« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2018, 11:59:54 PM »
I think the tri-state area would be able to pull a pretty large number of people, and selfishly as someone in NYC I'd love to help put one on near me!
I assume of the 13 commonly referred to tri-state areas you must mean the one you currently live in?

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« Reply #73 on: April 09, 2018, 06:27:51 PM »
East Coast: from NYC, Philly, B'more, DC, to Virginia Beach

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« Reply #74 on: April 11, 2018, 05:35:58 PM »
Maybe hub cities? Seattle and Toronto work well because they are transport hubs, so it is very easy for anyone to come. For that reason, maybe Atlanta would work?

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« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2018, 05:38:39 PM »
New Orleans in August.  Oh, you don't want to melt in the heat.  Never mind.

It does have an international airport.  :)
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