Unconventional Minds Wanted

Break Free and Join the Ultimate Adult Summer Camp for Digital Nomads, Entrepreneurs, and Adventure-Seekers! Whether you’re just starting out or have been on this path for years, you’ll advance toward the lifestyle you want to lead (while having a blast at summer camp).

Join us June 14-17, 2024, less than 2 hours from New York City.

So, Who is Camp Indie For?

Digital nomads who work remotely and want to connect with like-minded individuals.

Creatives who are looking to escape their daily routine and explore new forms of self-expression and work.

Burned-out professionals who want to take a break from their demanding jobs and recharge their batteries.

Travel enthusiasts who are always looking for new adventures and experiences.

Solopreneurs who want to learn new skills and grow their businesses.

Adventure seekers who want to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and exciting.

Retirees who want to spend their free time doing something fun and meaningful.

Why Camp Indie is the Most Fun and Most Affordable Conference You’ll Attend:

Unparalleled setting

No drab, stale hotel conference rooms. You’ll be waking up and learning in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains with fresh air in your lungs and nature at your doorstep.

Experiential learning

You won’t be learning by sitting on your butt, taking notes. Instead, you’ll learn by doing – everything from podcasting to paddleboarding.

Organic connections

No speed dating or hokey networking. Instead, you’ll make real, deep connections with fellow campers while kayaking, around a campfire, or at small group workshops.

Small group

We’ve capped Camp Indie at under 250 people so you’ll be able to interact and meet everyone, including speakers, in an intimate and fun setting.

All-inclusive price

At Camp Indie, accommodations, food, workshops, and activities are ALL included…and at a fraction of the cost of other conferences.

Everything is included.

Most conferences charge high ticket prices plus make you pay for your hotel, food and entertainment, all of which you have to figure out on your own (huge hassle).

At Camp Indie your Accommodations, food, workshops, and entertainment are all included.

All you need to do is show up, relax, and have a blast enjoying an unforgettable weekend of growth, learning, and connection.

Warning: A weekend of learning coupled with boatloads of fun may lead to altered states of consciousness, personal breakthroughs and new life-long friends. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!)

Make Incredible Connections

(Because all great relationships start over s’mores…amiright?)

Meeting people at a traditional conference can be stressful and difficult. Say goodbye to drab, windowless conference rooms and awkward networking events.

Making new friends is effortless when you’re playing.

We create a fun, dynamic environment in an unparalleled setting so you can feel comfortable chatting with anybody.

At a special event like this, you never know who you’ll meet and how you might change each other’s lives for the better. Watch out for business partnerships and amazing friendships!

Learn a Bunch of Rad New Skillz

(From podcasting to paddle boarding.)

Our breakthrough workshops, experienced speakers, and actionable community knowledge shares are all designed to help you go to the next level in whatever you want to do: business AND fun stuff.

You’ll also be immersed in a community of out-of-the-box thinkers sure to deliver new insights, perspectives, and experiences.

Oh, and don’t forget our insane list of activities providing plenty of opportunities to try something new or challenge yourself.

Learning has never been this much fun. Speaking of fun…

Have Ridiculous Fun

(A whole summer’s worth…in one weekend.)

We’ve got activities out the wazoo sure to please everyone…

From thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to layabout loungers—all taking place in a gorgeous setting accented by the Connecticut Berkshire Mountains and their surrounding lakes.

Let’s face it, most conference type events are a drag. Drab hotel meeting rooms, stale coffee and awkward social gatherings designed to help you “connect” usually make for a forgettable weekend.

Instead, it’s waaaaaay more fun to build an event packed with insightful speakers, breakthrough workshops and amazing people and move it to summer camp! After all, don’t slip and slides make everything better?

(Things you won’t want to miss out on.)

Schedule

Friday, June 14

  • 5:30 pm – Registration opens
  • Happy Hour
  • Dinner
  • Opening Keynote
  • Karaoke Party

Saturday, June 15

  • Morning Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Keynote
  • Morning Sessions
  • Group Breathwork/Meditation
  • Camp Activities
  • Lunch
  • Camp Activities and Free Time
  • Pop-up Sessions
  • Dinner
  • Keynote
  • Dance Party

Sunday, June 16

  • Morning Polar Plunge (to clear a foggy head, perhaps?)
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Sessions
  • Authentic Relating Group Activity
  • Lunch
  • Camp Olympics
  • Camp Activities
  • Pop-up events/workshops
  • Relax & Recharge Time
  • Dinner
  • Keynote
  • Epic Campfire and S’mores

Monday, June 17

  • Breakfast
  • Camp Awards
  • 10:00 am – Goodbyes, Hugs, Tears, and Planning to Meet Up At Next Camp Indie

(Don’t worry, all events are optional, meaning you’ll have plenty of time, even outside of the “free time,” to do whatever you want – including relax, hike, journal, etc.)

Activities

Parties

Dance Party · Lakeside Happy Hour · Bonfire Fiesta

Adventures

Large Group Games · Hiking · Mountain Biking · Archery · Geronimo · Low Ropes Course · Zip Lines · Climbing Wall · Pine Climb · The Beast · Aero Ball · Bungee Trampoline · Parachute Drop · Technical Climbing

Water Sports

Water Skiing · Wake Boarding · Canoes · Kayaking · Stand-up paddle boarding · Water toys

Team Sports

Volleyball · Basketball · Softball · Kickball · Dodgeball · Soccer · Olympics

Speeches & Workshops

Travel and Lifestyle Keynotes and Workshops

Travel Hacking · Connecting With Locals While Traveling · How to Rock Your Best Location-Independent Life · Finding Your Tribe · Step Into Your Badassery · FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) · Finding Your Awesome Stuff: What’s Important to YOU?

Business Keynotes and Workshops

Profit Test Lab: Validate Your Business Idea in One Day · Wanderlust Wealth: Building Financial Freedom with Real Estate · How to Build a Killer Brand · Embracing the Entrepreneur Within · 3 Simple Steps To Creating Profitable Ads in 2024

Deeper Work

Breathwork Magic for Mental Wellness · Authentic Relating  

…and other amazing attendees you’ll meet at Camp Indie:

 

Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne left on their honeymoon in January of 2012…and never came home. They’ve authored award-winning, bestselling travel books, have been featured in hundreds of media outlets, and created HoneyTrek to chronicle their journey across all seven continents. For 12 years, Mike & Anne have tried virtually every travel style and honed their travel hacking skills to keep their expenses low, while living life to the fullest. 

Travis Sherry

Travis Sherry

Trav is the co-founder of Location Indie and Camp Indie. He used to wake up to an alarm clock at 7:00 a.m., wear a shirt and tie, and be stuck inside a windowless converted closet for nine hours everyday. Shockingly, he hated it, so he decided to be an entrepreneur. Ten “easy breezy” years later (filled with many struggles, successes, and learning opportunities), he mostly works barefoot in a home office with a stunning ocean view.

Jordan Campbell

Jordan Campbell

Jordan is an award-winning Creative Director, brand and marketing consultant, speaker, and personality behind Global Debauchery. After 20 years of building multi-million dollar brands and websites for huge clients, Jordan went all in on her own LLC. Now, she does freelance design & galivants across the globe seeking… Global Debauchery. She’s traveled to 67 countries, and all 50 states.

Steve Calascione

Steve Calascione

AKA Steve Class, is a family man and driven entrepreneur. His property management company, founded in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, grew from nothing to over a million dollars a year in under three years. Steve branched into the construction and real estate sectors, and looks toward business consulting as his next move. He loves traveling with his family, hiking, mountaineering, and scuba diving.

Scott Brills

Scott Brills

Born & raised in Detroit, Scott started traveling the world at the age of 20. He formed his web design firm the same year, which paid the expenses for the first few dozen countries, but transitioned into travel & tourism after he set up his safari company in Tanzania in 2011. Scott now owns adventure travel companies on four continents & arranges private small-group experiences all over the world.

David Delisle

David Delisle

David is a best-selling author inspiring a movement to stop the cycle of endlessly chasing more. His unique way of teaching money mindfulness and emphasizing what he calls, The Awesome Stuff, provides a new way to think & feel about money focused on what’s most important to YOU. He has been featured on Fox News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo News! and CTV.

Lily Ann Fouts

Lily Ann Fouts

Lily is an author, freelancer, & senior member of the Location Indie team. She lived in Mexico for 5 years as a child fugitive & has traveled on all 7 continents. She holds a certificate in Sustainability and Anti-Oppression in Travel and is passionate about building cross- cultural connections. Lily, her husband & their cat divide their year between an RV, their home in Mexico, & new countries.

Laura Ramirez Blakney

Laura Ramirez Blakney

Laura is a teacher and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience teaching and running education businesses. She believes teaching is the best way to bring more empathy, creativity, and innovation to the world. In her free time, she loves being a mother to her very active son, wife to an active husband and doggy-mom to an active dog.

Mitch Loar

Mitch Loar

Mitch is an expert with 7+ years’ experience in performance marketing & advertising, owns Influential Traffic, and is the Director of Client Strategy for a large media agency. He has managed $300+ million in ad spend and generated $50+ million in revenue for his clients in the last year alone. Mitch is excited to help Camp Indie campers in the way the LI team helped him at the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey!

Mellissa de Oliveira

Mellissa de Oliveira

Mellissa is our Community Manager and social media expert! She started her career as a documentary producer for PBS and has been helping people share their message with the world ever since. She provides business strategy, program development and coaching to entrepreneurs on the path to location independence, satisfying her obsession with travel and freedom!

Christine Lozada

Christine Lozada

Christine is an award winning travel creator, drone educator and speaker, and host of Everyday Badassery podcast. She left the corporate world of Walmart and Amazon living in SF and NYC to live a life of adventure traveling around the world. Now she’s a nonstop traveler playing pickleball and flying drones while helping millions to travel smarter on Youtube.

Ray Blakney

Ray Blakney

Ray is just your typical Filipino-American entrepreneur who grew up in Turkey & lives in Mexico. He works from home in his Superman PJs building businesses including language schools, marketing agencies, SaaS products, & a chocolate factory. In his free time, he loves traveling, spending time with the family, reading sci-fi/fantasy books on the beach, and sword fighting semi-professionally.

Jacob Sokol

Jacob Sokol

Once a notorious NYC graffiti writer, Jacob escaped the criminal underworld and became a life coach who’s reached millions of people through his work. He now runs yearly retreats from the jungles of Bali to the mountains of Mexico, helping people in what many describe as the single greatest experience of their lives. He firmly believes there is no RIGHT way. There’s YOUR way, whatever you want that to be.

Nora Dunn

Nora Dunn

Nora, aka The Professional Hobo, is one of the OG Digital Nomads (17 + years). She helps people design their lifestyles to travel long-term while working remotely. As a former financial planner, she’ll help you dig into the nitty gritty & set off on the right foot, avoiding all the mistakes she made along the way. She reaches millions of people each month, & she has been featured everywhere from Forbes to T+L to Oprah.

 

Vanessa Tharp

Vanessa Tharp

Vanessa is an Experience Designer & Educator creating epic events. As a multipotentialite &  Jill of Many Trades, she also does coaching & strategic planning for entrepreneurs & organizations. Vanessa played a vital role starting Camp Indie when it was just an idea in Trav and Jason’s brains. She was our year 1 camp director, speaker and affiliate director in year 2, and will continue to bring her incredible energy as a super connector & attendee in year 3!

(Checkout page opens on our Location Indie website.)

June 14-17, 2024 – Kent, CT

You’ll lodge in a shared rustic-chic cabin in air-conditioned comfort, sleeping on plush memory foam mattresses, beholding gorgeous views from every window, and enjoying the convenience of an ensuite bathroom and daily housekeeping! The camp cuisine is sure to delight as well, with many delicious options that can include accommodations for gluten-free, kosher, and vegetarian diets (by request). And it’s all included in your ticket!

The Cabins

Our 4-person rustic chic cabins are air-conditioned, feature snuggly 10-inch memory foam mattresses, have private bathrooms, and daily housekeeping! All rooms have a view so you can enjoy the gorgeous lakeside vistas and verdant mountains.

Dietary Restrictions

We accommodate virtually any special requests and have delicious options for vegetarians, vegans, kosher, and gluten-free diets.  Just let us know on the registration form!

The Grounds

Enjoy a full roster of sports and activities on our 300-acre grounds surrounded by the gorgeous Berkshire mountains, ensuring your every selfie is Insta-worthy.

The Food

All 8 meals are included. Our expert chefs have designed menus to satisfy any taste. Daily breakfast and lunch buffets include plenty of gourmet options and our nightly communal dinners will have you raving about “camp cuisine” long after you stay with us.

(Checkout page opens on our Location Indie website.)

June 14-17, 2024 – Kent, CT

What do our previous attendees love about Camp Indie?

- Heidi Nicklaus -

If you want to be uplifted and inspired, if you want to connect with others (even if you're an introvert), or even just want to go away for a weekend and have fun - this camp is for you! Dive in and sign up and just trust you will have no regrets (when was the last time you did that?). I didn't fully know what the experience would be like, but I immediately signed up for the following year and highly encouraged multiple people to come with me!

- Erica Hackman -

Camp Indie was the best. I don't think I've felt that connected to and surrounded by "my people" in a long, long time. There's nothing quite like getting to meet a person who you think is incredible and then getting to see them over and over again as sessions, workshops, and meals for the days following. Getting that much time with new friends that share the similar lives and goals as you is pretty rare these days. Camp Indie fostered a lot of new friendships and I'm sure some new business and work relationships. And how nice that that was all done very close to a campfire and pristine lake.

- John McKenzie -

Camp Indie has been integral in increasing my confidence, pushing my comfort zone, and showing me that what I want is attainable. The personal connections are priceless. Camp has been a springboard for me to move toward my next goals and gather a support network. And it's a LOT of fun in a setting where I don't feel I need to explain or prove myself.

- Jeff Harrell -

If you are looking to hang out with a group of individuals who are really focused on living a life of purpose, this event is for you. Everyone at camp has a different "why" and it is so refreshing to talk about it in community. To say this event was inspirational only scratches the surface of the emotional response this event creates.

- Julie Fogerson -

It was a fantastic balance of useful information, great people, and fun activities - an all around meaningful experience I'm looking forward to doing again in 2024.

(Checkout page opens on our Location Indie website.)

June 14-17, 2024 – Kent, CT

Seriously, you’re still thinking about this?
Here are some FAQ’s that will help:

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes everything other than your transportation to and from camp. Once you hit the campground, it’s all inclusive, baby. You won’t have to reach for that wallet, the swipe that card, or bitcoin that bitcoin.

Your ticket includes three nights accommodations in rustic-chic cabins, 8 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner, Sunday breakfast/lunch/dinner, and Monday breakfast), a snazzy swag bag, all activities—yep, even the crazy ones like wake boarding, ropes course, and water skiing–all workshops/breakout sessions, and speakers.

The unlimited alcohol package and cabin upgrades (from standard 4-person cabins to 2-person or solo) are optional add-ons.

We worked hard to eliminate any hidden costs.

So…bring yourself and be ready for a good time.

What are the accommodations like?

The rustic chic 4-person cabins are air-conditioned, feature snuggly 10-inch memory foam mattresses, have private bathrooms, and daily housekeeping! All rooms have a view so you can enjoy the gorgeous lakeside vistas and verdant mountains. We have a limited number of 2-person and solo cabins available as upgrades if you so desire. 

What if I want a private cabin with my mastermind, honey, or best buddy?

You can submit your roommate requests at checkout, or contact us any time with your request! Otherwise, we will group campers by gender.

What food options are available?

We’ve got all your dietary needs covered! When you register, you can select from various dietary options including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. If you have any other food allergies or requirements, please indicate them on your registration form. See the camp’s food allergy statement here.

How do I get to Camp Indie?

Camp Indie is located in Kent, CT, about a 90-minute drive from New York City, 90 minutes from Hartford, CT, or about 3 hours from Boston.

We’ll provide GPS directions for driving via email after you sign up. We encourage carpooling whenever possible!

What if I don’t want to attend workshops/wake board/meditate?

Every single activity on the schedule is optional so you can create the camp experience that you want. Want to spend some time reading or journaling alone? Totally fine. While we highly recommend some activities (like keynote speakers, meals, and the dance party), nothing is mandatory.

But…we’re willing to bet the hardest thing about camp will be trying to fit in everything you want to do.

Who is behind this amazingly awesome, super stupendous, freaking fantastic idea of Camp Indie?

That’d be this gang of troublemakers. You can also learn more about us through our various projects: Location Indie Community, and Extra Pack of Peanuts (Trav).

Are the tickets refundable? What happens if I buy a ticket and can’t go?

Since we have financial commitments to the venue that we can’t avoid, tickets are non-refundable. However, you are absolutely welcome to sell and transfer your ticket to another person who wants to attend, any time before May 1, 2024. Just contact us and we’ll help you sort it out!

Will it really be as fun as it sounds?

It’ll be even funner. More fun.

When is this happening?

Camp Indie will begin the evening of June 14 and continue until late morning on June 17, 2024. Plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. or later on Friday and depart by 10 a.m. on Monday.

Can my kid come?

We love our kids…but we also love to get a little break from them. This camp is only for people 21 and up so everyone can relax, decompress, connect, and enjoy the company of other adults….and a beer, if you wish.

Plus, we don’t want them eating all the s’mores!

What should I pack?

Here’s our Camp Indie Packing List:

  • Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, soaps, toothbrush/paste)
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • A few changes of clothes
  • Jacket
  • Any medications you might need

We’ll also email you a more detailed list before your arrival.

Do I need to bring my own sheets and towel?

Nope, all linens and towels are provided.

Can I bring my dog/cat/guinea pig?

We love furry friends, but like kids, they aren’t allowed at summer camp (even if they are old enough in dog years).

Is there wifi?

Yes.

Is Camp Indie right for me?

Do you value freedom? Travel? Living your life based on your soul’s desires rather than what society thinks you should do? Then you’re in the right place! At Camp Indie you’ll be surrounded by other creative, positive and inspiring individuals who are bucking the status quo and choosing to embrace an unconventional life. This includes anyone from people currently living, or pursuing, the location independent lifestyle, artists, online creators, 9-5ers looking to escape the cubicle, digital nomads, travelers, or anyone else who is seeking to live life to the fullest, make new friends and go to the next level in whatever it is you want to do next.

I am an introvert. Will this be tough for me?

You won’t be alone in wanting to be alone sometimes! There is plenty of space to wander off. Camp Indie brings a diverse range of personalities and everyone is welcome. Don’t worry, you’ll love the vibe and fit right in!

I'm older/younger... will there be anyone else in my age range?

We have people signed up in all ranges, 21 and up, including several in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Everyone is welcome and you won’t be alone!

How much does it cost?

Regular-priced tickets are only $1499. This includes everything: ALL camp activities and workshops for 4 days, meals, and 3 nights lodging. It’s a no-brainer!

What is NOT included?

Flights and ground transportation to the camp, any personal purchases (souvenirs, etc), or the Cheers Package (available as add-on for unlimited alcohol for the weekend). 

Note: If you don’t want to buy the Cheers Package but wish to buy a few drinks, you will be able to purchase them individually for $7-$10 per drink.

What happens in the event of a medical emergency?

Should it be deemed necessary for the attendee’s health, Club Getaway/Lifestyle Launch will make every effort to reach out to reach the attendee’s emergency contact. Club Getaway/Lifestyle Launch reserves the right to have attendees hospitalized or to use outside medical, surgical, or dental aid. Expenses will be the responsibility of attendee(s).

What happens after I sign up?

You’ll be placed on a mailing list where you’ll receive more important details about Camp Indie. We’ll send important information as it develops, so be sure to stay subscribed to emails from Location Indie so you don’t miss anything important!

I STILL have questions. Where can I get answers?

[email protected]. We’re here for you.

Here’s What’s Included:

  • Rustic chic cabin accommodations for 3 nights, with all linens and daily housekeeping
  • All 8 meals
  • All on-site activities
  • All entertainment and parties
  • All business workshops and keynote speakers

We’re so glad you found your way to our funky little corner of the internet, welcome!

You might be wondering “Who is behind all this, and how did it start?”

Well…

My buddy Jason Moore and I met at a conference back in 2013, both travel podcasters from Philadelphia working hard to build a sustainable lifestyle that would allow us to do meaningful work, travel more, and own our time.

Failure may have not been an option in our hearts, but the reality was that that figuring out how to actually build a life around the things you love wasn’t (and isn’t) easy.

In fact, we realized that it was damn near impossible to do on your own.

We needed the support we got from each other and our other like-minded, status quo-bucking friends, in order to live our best lives.

Real support, mentorship, and friendship won’t fall out of the sky and into your lap.

It has to come through community and time spent with others who are also open and willing to connect.

So in 2015, we holed up in Ocean City, NJ for 3 days during the dead of winter with one mission: to create a thriving community of like-minded souls who value freedom, exploration, and unconventional living.

That’s when our community Location Indie was born!

Being surrounded by others who understand the challenges that can come with pursuing an unconventional path has changed not only our lives, but the lives of many of our community members.

By far, the most fun part of it all has been meeting incredible people from all over the world in person.

After bearing witness to countless magical moments at meetups around the world, we created Camp Indie with the help of our friend Vanessa Tharp, Year One Camp Director, and our first Camp Indie in 2021 was a roaring success! 

Camp Indie 2023 was even more amazing than the first one, and a huge number of our campers begged for a Camp Indie 2024, so we’re coming back!

It’s easy to meet kindred spirits when you are naturally bonding through fun camp activities, life-changing workshops and, of course, hot s’mores fresh outta the campfire!

This event is open to anyone who is ready to have a blast, grow in unexpected ways, learn from others and make real, authentic connections.

Our theme is The Triangle of Freedom: How To Achieve Time, Location and Financial Freedom In A New World.

So come one, come all and get ready to feel the supportive vibes of your new tribe!

I can’t wait to meet YOU, and for you to meet each other, and hope you’ll join us for an action-packed weekend of pure FUN at Camp Indie 2024!

Cheers,

Trav
Co-Founder of locationindie.com

(Checkout page opens on our Location Indie website.)

June 14-17, 2024 – Kent, CT