Events

Big Girl CampNovember 7-11, 2013
Oceano Hotel and Spa
Half Moon Bay, CA.

Big Girl Camp

Buff up your negotiating skills. Recalibrate your voice. Focus yourself. Put some muscle behind your intentions. Figure out how, when and where to take those next steps. Figure out who you really are, ferpetesake! Come to Big Girl Camp for the power tools you need. Your look, your health, your attitude, your potential — it’s tune-up time! Four days in the quintessential Northern California Coastal resort village, Princeton Harbor at Half Moon Bay. A few steps from the beach; a short walk from several of the best restaurants along the coast–it’s all right here. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, next door to the hotel, rocks out with great live bands for anyone who can stay awake. The Oceano is attached to a charming shopping mall, and the Mavericks’ Surf Shop is across the street. Plenty to do if you want to wander, but we’ve got a whole lot lined up for you without going anywhere!

Activities Included: Master class: Makeup Bag Edit. Individual makeovers with Destiny. Ten minutes to Level 4 with Auntie L. Beach walks and workouts. Vision Boards. Todd Zimmerman’s fascinating Soul-Centered Hand Analysis. Personal Stylist Trunk Show. Nurse B, tellin’ it like it is. Kitchen Closeup Cooking Class. And rumor has it that a certain Fairy Godmother may show up to grant your dearest wishes, and follow up on previous wishes.

Also available nearby for additional fees: massages with Darla; kayaking with Catherine (contact Chris for details); horseback riding.

Lodging Included: Gorgeous villas accommodate four, six or eight campers, with two of those on a sleeper sofa. The eight-person, two-bath villas have two bedrooms, one with a king and the other with two doubles. The four- and six-person villas have either a king or two doubles in beautiful lofts, and sleeper sofas in the living room area. All villas have completely equipped kitchens, as well as a patio or balcony. Chris will work with everyone to put you and your special pals exactly where you want to be. Plus, you’ll be getting to know new pals! That’s the whole idea of Big Girl Camp, right?

Meals Included: Six total meals plus round-the-clock snacks, leaving a lunch and a dinner unplanned if you want to free-range it. You’ll have plenty to eat if you never go out, but there are cool spots to go if you want.

Cost: $865 includes lodging for the four nights, the “included” activities listed above, six meals and snacks.

Payment: A $100 deposit is due by 8:00 am, Saturday, August 3, 2013, to reserve your place. The remainder may be paid in three equal installments of $255 each by 12:00 AM (midnight) Sunday, September 1, 2013, 12:00 AM Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and 12:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2013. ALL payments are non-refundable. We will reserve the right to cancel the event and issue full refunds if our minimum of 8 campers isn’t met.

Day Campers: $200/day includes all food and activities scheduled for that day.

We suggest you fly into San Francisco International Airport and share rental cars: Chris will coordinate everyone’s arrival and departure times and let you know who it would make sense to rent a car with if you want. As of right now, five passenger rental cars are running about $250.

Book Now! Via Paypal (below), or send your check to: Lynne Bowman & Co., Box 817, Pescadero, CA 94060.

 

 

BIG GIRL CAMP HALF MOON BAY Q & A

Q. Why is my deposit nonrefundable?

A. If you were to back out and your money returned, that cost would have to be made up by other attendees. We have to commit to our venues and activity vendors, so without your commitment, it just wouldn’t work.

Q. Why is the room cost the same for everyone?

A. This particular property, the Oceano, offered us a way to get together in really, really nice common rooms with fire places and full kitchens. The only way to make it work was to step outside the usual hotel format, and treat it as if we were all pitching in equally to rent a vacation home at the beach.

Q. Why are we going with the larger villas?

A. The villas give us beautiful, comfy, meeting space without having to pay extra for a “conference” room which isn’t nearly as nice. Or warm. Or cozy. Or fun. Auntie L hates conference rooms. Auntie L would much rather be with you in a beautiful big kitchen with a fireplace.

Q. Why is the event in HMB and not Pescadero?

A. The only accommodations in Pescadero are small B&Bs more expensive than the Oceano. We’d like to do an event there, but it’s a lot more complicated to plan.

Q. What is the minimum number?

A.  If we don’t have deposits from at least 8 people by Saturday morning, August 3, we’ll have to cancel. And, yes, in that case, your deposits will be returned in full!

Q. What is the maximum number?

A. We can only accommodate 28 at this event.

Q. How many meals are included?

A. Six “full” meals are included, two each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. One of the six meals will be a brunch. One lunch will be on your own. For the meals not included, you can choose to eat elsewhere in the hotel or in Princeton Harbor, or just feast on the (healthy — duh!) snacks that have been stocked in your villa. There will be plenty! We promise you won’t go hungry, even if you choose not to spend one extra dime on food.

Q. What is the LB&C fee?

A. There is no LB&C fee because, to keep your overall cost down, we are doing this event in a completely different way by including food, lots of activities and combining accommodations.

Q. What activities are included in the total price of $865?

A. Master class: Makeup Bag Edit. Individual makeovers with Destiny. Ten minutes to Level 4 with Auntie L. Beach walks and workouts. Vision Boards. Todd Zimmerman’s fascinating Soul-Centered Hand Analysis. Personal Stylist Trunk Show. Nurse B, tellin’ it like it is. Kitchen Closeup Cooking Class. Fairy Godmother one-on-ones.

Q. What activities are an additional cost?

A. Massages; kayaking (contact Chris for details); horseback riding.

Q. What activities do I have to sign up for?

A. Individual makeovers with Destiny, One-on-ones with Lynne, massages all need to be scheduled with Destiny. If you are interested in kayaking, please let Chris know.

Q. What are the fee due dates?

A. A $100 deposit is due by 8:00 am, Saturday, August 3, 2013, to reserve your place. The remainder may be paid in three installments of $255 each by 12:00 AM (midnight) Sunday, September 1, 2013, 12:00 AM Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and 12:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2013. ALL payments are nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel the event and issue full refunds if our minimum of 8 campers isn’t met.

Q. How do I coordinate roommates?

A. Once a deposit has been received from all campers, Chris will coordinate roommates, trying her best to arrange you with who you would like to be with in the space you would like to be in.

Q. How do I coordinate transportation?

A. As you are making your flight arrangements, please be in contact with Chris. She will do her best to coordinate what airport others are flying into and out of and their arrival and departure times with you. Rental cars will be on your own so it’s best to share them whenever possible.

Q. When can I check-in/out?

A. We must adhere to the hotel’s check-in/out times. They will hold your luggage if you arrive before or want to leave after their set times. You can book individually with the hotel if you want to come earlier or stay longer.

Q. What should I pack? Dressy too, or all casual? 

A. The entire weekend is going to be casual. There are no plans for a dressy event. Comfy, stretchy clothes, pjs, jeans, sweaters, boots, sneakers will be just fine. Weather will be quite cool at night, warm but not hot during the day, most likely.

 

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