ABOUT ACE CAMPS
The name: ACE stands for adventure, culture, education.
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 their workshop. We'll have meals together as a group either out at a restaurant or around the dining room 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 ~ mansions, tents, historic hotels, modern condos, masseria's, hip hotels, boutique hotels and ranches.
What happens when we travel ~
You and your group head out on a journey to meet amazing new people and experience different cultures. We seek out the most interesting professionals, artists, photographers, foodies, writers and creative people in the world to help you learn or improve a skill.
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.
What type of instruction is offered?
The retreats, workshops and journeys are filled with learning and 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.
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. Ace Camp Inc. fees collected in US dollars.
What is the Ace Camp Experience?
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.
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.
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.
Who takes us ~
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 some 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 and experience.
Who are the other participants?
People of all ages sign up for Ace Camps - we've had folks from 16 - 70. They are artists, professionals, chefs, photographers, authors and others who simply sign up for the adventure and to travel with people who share a common interest in learning, travel and culture. The group is often cosmopolitan. There are American and Canadian students for example, but we also have people joining us from as far away as Asia, the UK, Europe or South America. Such diversity of ages and origins makes for an enriching cultural experience and gives the opportunity for us to see creativity arising from varied sources of inspiration.
Yes, men are most welcome to participate in the workshops!