Let me tell you about ACE CAMPS?
Can you tell me what to expect?
Absolutely, I'd love to! The Ace Camp experience is an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere, due to participants’ shared enthusiasms and the lively exchanges of ideas and lessons with the instructors. Every Ace Camp varies and are created to uncover, develop and stretch your creative spirits. You will learn and participate in hands-on learning enriched by lectures, demonstrations and practical experience. During the longer travel workshops you will have a free day or two to explore the city you’ve traveled to either on your own, or with your new friends.
If you are not open to spontaneity, whims of the group or if you prefer unadulterated structure and every minute of your journey Ace Camps may be not for you. We believe going with the flow and opening to impromptu experiences creates adventure and a learning environment.
Why would you choose Ace Camps?
Ace Camps selects outstanding leaders and accomplished professionals who will serve as mentors during your journey. You will get a chance to spend time with your instructor and get to know them outside of the workshop. We'll have meals together as a group either out at a restaurant or around the diningroom table in a unique environment. Some meals are home cooked while others are prepared by local chefs. Most Ace Camps are all different depending on the location, the leader and the participants.
We also seek out the coolest places to stay making this a unique vacation. We have stayed in mansions, tents, historic hotels, modern condos, hip hotels, boutique hotels and ranches.
Ace Camps are vacations where you learn from the best, the most popular and the most interesting and creative leaders.
What type of instruction is offered?
The retreats, workshops and journeys are filled with adventures, education and fantastic opportunities to spend time with interesting and likeminded people. Some of our leaders will teach informally with a hands on in the field approach and some will have structured lectures and demonstrations.
We will be there before and during your journey to assist you in every possible way. You can contact us directly at any time and we will be happy to answer any question.
Why would I take an Ace Camp?
Because you are open minded, want to adventure, want to learn, connect and meet awesome people. You may want to step out of your normal life and seek opportunities for yourself. You want to meet someone who has inspired you and you are an individual who understands that taking risks open opportunities. You have something to share.
When I sign up what's included with the fees?
Each Ace Camp is different and depends on the location. You'll find that information on the same page as the workshop details.
Where and when do you run Ace Camps?
Ace Camps happen at various times throughout the year in locations all over the world.
What makes the experience of Ace Camps different from other workshops?
We aim to make you an adventurer on your journey and your vacation a pleasurable inspiring break from your regular routine - not to mention an unsurpassed learning experience. With a small group you will not feel alone in a strange city, but neither will you feel like you’re on a package tour. Outside of the scheduled workshop which has been planned by your workshop leader you will get an itinerary with each Ace Camp but when the opportunity comes for fun and more interesting experience we will jump on it.
You and your group head out on a journey to meet amazing new people and experience different cultures in different cities. I seek out the most interesting professionals, artists, photographers, foodies, writers and creative people in the world to help you learn or improve a skill.
It is not only the workshop where you'll be inspired. Your journey begins when you sign up. It starts with your travel planning to collecting your supplies and countdown to take off is all part of the experience.
Ace Camp Directors will accompany you and will have scoped out the best things to do for your destination but we also value your opinion as well. You may arrive a few days before the workshop and have found the best undiscovered restaurant or shop. We often leave things to serendipity because, well, if something more interesting arises and you and your group want to do it then we’ll do it. We have an itinerary but our guides are open to your group’s suggestions.
Group size is limited so instruction can be more personal..
You have to start somewhere - our short but pretty awesome history:
In 2009 it all began.
The first workshop was with Sabrina Ward Harrison and we ventured to Pescadero, Baja, Mexico. The request to lead a workshop went out to Sabrina, the negotiations discussed and then the marketing began. The group signed up for "The Art of Becoming Yourself" and worked on their unique and personal journals but it wasn't just the creation of the journals that made the trip awesome. It was the meals together, the coffee and cinnamon rolls at the Todos Santos Cafe, the video Sabrina made of them gathering at the beach at sunset, Jorge's birthday party, abandoning their tents to sleep on the roof under the stars and learning by sheer will to surf.
The response was incredible. The adventure outstanding.
We just know you will return home creatively refreshed.