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The World’s Most Fun Conference

Learn the skills and make the connections you need to build or grow your location independent business and travel lifestyle (all while having a blast at summer camp!).

It’s not just a conference…it’s an experience.

Less than 2 hours from New York City!

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 250 people so that you’ll be able to interact and meet everyone, including speakers, in an intimate and fun setting.

All-inclusive price

At Camp Indie, EVERYTHING – accommodations, food, alcohol, workshops, and activities – is 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.

At Camp Indie your Accommodations, food, drinks, 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 Night

  • 5:30 Arrival & Check-in
  • 6:00 Cocktail Hour + Welcome Speech/Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:00 Dinner
  • 9:00 Bonfire Fiesta (with drinks!)

Saturday

  • 7:30 Yoga and Meditation Hour
  • 8:30 Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00 Opening Ceremonies: Camp Keynote in Main Area
  • 11:00 Workshops & Camp Activities 
  • 1:00 Lunch 
  • 2:00 Workshops & Camp Activities
  • 4:00 Come Together! Mystery Group Activity
  • 5:30 Lakeside Happy Hour
  • 6:30 Evening Session
  • 8:00 Dinner
  • 9:00 80s Dance Party

Sunday

  • 7:30 Yoga and Meditation Hour
  • 8:30 Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00 Workshops & Camp Activities
  • 2:00 Lunch
  • 3:00 Closing Talk + Awards Ceremony in Main Area
  • 4:00 Pack up, check out and say goodbyes

Activities

Parties

80’s 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 · Color War

Workshops

Online Business

How to Build a Loyal and Engaged Community w/ Your Email List (and why you should) · Building a 7-Figure Online Biz with Content Amplification (learn how to implement the Infinite Upcycle to bring millions of visitors to your website) · Should I Start A Podcast? (explore the pros, cons, and whether it’s right for you) · Hobby Hacking (how to turn your passion into a successful brand and business)

Travel

Create Your Own Life of Travel (how to roam the world and earn a living for years to come) · COURAGE Tools for Solo Travel (no travel partner? Don’t let that hold you back!) · How to Fly for (Almost) Free (travel hacking skills that will earn you free flights on a regular basis)

Productivity, Mindset & Finance

Managing Finances to Live Like a Location Independent Superstar (learn how to travel full-time in a financially sustainable way) · How To Defeat Your Inner Critic (make a difference and change lives by fully embracing your own nerdy genius) · Goal Revolution (leave Camp Indie with a 3-month game plan to hit the ground running)

Chelsea Muñoz

Chelsea Muñoz

Goal Revolution

As the creator and founder of The Power of POP, Chelsea’s planning, organization, and productivity (POP) skills help guide overwhelmed yet driven self-starters who are going after their big dreams but find themselves stuck. When she’s not helping entrepreneurs become more productive, you’ll find her traveling with her husband, drinking a glass of red wine, or playing with her two dogs.

Travis Sherry

Travis Sherry

How to Fly for (Almost) Free

Trav has run his website and podcast, Extra Pack of Peanuts, successfully from a beachfront bungalow in Thailand, an inn in Prague, and a farmhouse in Florence, unsuccessfully from the internet-deprived country of Myanmar, and semi-successfully since having his second kid. Discover how Trav has flown to 50+ countries around the world since 2012 for almost free using frequent flyer miles.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore

Should I Start A Podcast?

As host of the top-rated Zero To Travel podcast, co-host of the Location Indie podcast, and co-founder of Location Indie and Camp Indie, Jason is obsessed with helping you travel the world on your terms, no matter what your situation or experience. When it comes to podcasting, Jason knows the pros, cons, what to, and what not to do…and loves sharing his years of experience to help others figure out if it’s right for them!

Sean Ogle

Sean Ogle

Hobby Hacking: How to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Brand and Business

Sean Ogle teaches people how to build online businesses that allow them to quit their jobs, travel, and spend more time doing the stuff they love. When he’s not working from the beaches of Bali or the coffee shops of Portland, he can probably be found sneaking into some high class establishment where he most definitely doesn’t belong.

Derek Baron

Derek Baron

Create Your Own Life of Travel

Derek (AKA Wandering Earl) has enjoyed 20 years of nonstop travel to over 100 countries. He works online while traveling and running his blog and Wandering Earl Tours, seeking to prove that long-term travel does not have to be a crazy fantasy. Forget the BS and get ready for real advice that will help you create an actual lifestyle that allows you to roam the world and earn a living for years to come.

Jackie Nourse

Jackie Nourse

COURAGE Tools for Solo Travel

Jackie is host of the hit podcast JUMP with Traveling Jackie and founder of The Budget-Minded Traveler community. She hosts adventure trips and retreats for her audience, leads mentorship programs for women, and blogs about adventure travel & lifestyle at Traveling Jackie. She is a four-time study abroad alum, linguist (5 languages and counting), and serial expat with a home base in Montana.

Nora Dunn

Nora Dunn

Managing Finances to Live Like a Location Independent Superstar

Nora Dunn, based in Canada, traveled full-time for 12 years & still travels half-time. As a former financial planner, she parlayed her financial expertise into the travel arena, & on her site TheProfessionalHobo she teaches people how to travel full-time in a financially sustainable way. Nora makes money stuff easy to manage from anywhere & knows loopholes to travel & live like royalty on a pauper’s wage. 

Mike and Anne Howard

Mike and Anne Howard

Being a Nomad: Find Your Style, Why, How & Where

Mike & Anne left on their honeymoon in Jan 2012, and never came home. They created HoneyTrek to help others mobilize their travel dreams, authored Nat Geo’s bestselling book on couples adventure travel, Ultimate Journeys for Two, and the first book on glamping in N. America, Comfortably Wild. Learn the pros/cons/hacks of van life, backpacking, housesitting, part-time expatting, & seasonal work.

Caroline Makepeace

Caroline Makepeace

Build a Loyal and Engaged Community w/ Your Email List

Caroline (Caz) and her family’s award-winning blog receives over 800,000 page views each month. yTravelBlog exists to help readers unplug from a chaotic life and reconnect to what matters, travel more, and create better memories.  Her adventures have taken her to 50+ countries (she’s lived in 5). Caroline travels full time with her husband Craig and their two daughters.

Jeff Harry

Jeff Harry

How To Defeat Your Inner Critic

Jeff Harry shows people how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled—all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, & Facebook. He believes by unleashing our inner child & embracing our own nerdy genius, we can find our purpose &, in turn, help create a better world. Let go of the facade & let the real magic happen!

Ray Blakney

Ray Blakney

Building a 7-Figure Online Biz with Content Amplification

Ray Blakney is a Filipino-American entrepreneur with over a decade of experience bootstrapping 6- & 7-figure businesses, including Live Lingua (a top online language school), The Anomalous Educator Podcast (helping teachers make money online) & The Infinite Upcycle (a content amplification agency).  His work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Boston Globe & more.

Seth Kugel

Seth Kugel

How to Be a Successful Freelance Writer

Seth Kugel is a freelance journalist and travel writer, the host of the “Amigo Gringo” YouTube channel (and creator of a channel for Brazilian tourists to New York), and a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He wrote a book, published in 2018, called Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious.  Seth was the Frugal Traveler columnist for the Times from 2010 to early 2016.

June 12-14, 2020 – 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 2-, 3-, and 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 meals and drinks (alcohol at happy hour and dinner) 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.

June 12-14, 2020 – Kent, CT

What do our previous attendees love about our in-person LI events?

- Jason Cane -

Being around my kind of people in my kind of place. Nothing strengthens those connections like meeting in real life, especially for someone who over-analyzes messages sent by text or email... Meeting face to face changes up the dynamics in a good way.

- Katelin Gassiott -

The many breakout sessions. Sharing struggles, successes, and goals with small groups/individuals was a great way to get feedback, encouragement, and resources.

- Mike Price -

Each day contained a variety of experiences between social, professional, culinary, and free time. It's a fine needle to thread in trying to hit each of those wickets and still meet expectations. I think the balance was great really and that variety is one special vibe that permeates the experience.

- Isaac Medrano -

All the conversations that were inspired after each workshop, meeting, event, etc. The beauty is in all the extended connection or relating towards each other that bringing us all together creates the space for. Above and beyond expectations were exceeded. Thank you for maximizing the time!

June 12-14, 2020 – 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 2 nights accommodations in rustic-chic cabins, 6 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner, and Sunday breakfast/lunch), a snazzy swag bag, all activities—yep, even the crazy ones like wake boarding, ropes course, and water skiing–all workshops/breakout sessions, speakers, and alcohol. 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 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 2-, 3-, and 4-person cabins available. Your camp ticket secures your spot in a 4-person cabin, but if you prefer a 2- or 3- person cabin, they are available for a small fee on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay!

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

There are only 28 2-person rooms, so if you want to snag one, sign up sooner rather than later. You can submit your roommate request at checkout.

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 80s 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, Zero to Travel (Jason) and Extra Pack of Peanuts (Trav).

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

Yes!  Tickets are fully refundable until April 1.  If you need to bail after that date, you may transfer your ticket to another person who wants to attend.  

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 12 and continue until after lunch on June 14. Plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. or later on Friday and depart by 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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.

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!

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.

How much does it cost?

We have a limited supply of early bird tickets available now for only $699! This includes everything: ALL camp activities and workshops, meals, and drinks (yes, alcohol too) plus 2 nights lodging. It’s a no-brainer!  We also have a payment plan option if that works better for you.

Prices will be going up soon (regular price is $849) so don’t delay, commit today!

What is NOT included?

Flights and ground transportation to the camp, any personal purchases (souvenirs, etc).

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!

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).

I STILL have questions. Where can I get answers?

team@locationindie.com. We’re here for you.

Here’s What’s Included:

  • Rustic chic cabin accommodations, with all linens and daily housekeeping
  • All meals, including wine with dinner
  • All drinks at happy hours and parties
  • 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…

We met at a conference back in 2013, both travel podcasters from Philadelphia working hard to build a sustainable location independent lifestyle so we could 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 decided to create Camp Indie!

After all, 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.

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

We 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 2020!

Cheers,


Jason and Trav
Co-Founders locationindie.com

Curious about our other projects?
Jason: Zero to Travel
Trav: Extra Pack of Peanuts

Meet Your Camp Director:

Vanessa Tharp!

Vanessa’s infectious smile and positive energy light up the room and inspire others to shine as well.

Vanessa was born to be the Camp Indie Director. Her years of event planning and community building give her the skills to help create an awesome camp environment.

She works as an Experience Designer creating epic events, conferences, retreats, and yes, even summer camps. She’s embraced her multipotentiality and also does strategic planning for travelers, entrepreneurs, and freedom seekers while supporting them with accountability coaching.

Vanessa is a conference connoisseur, a super-connector, and is so stoked to be on the Camp Indie Team! She pretty much eats glitter for breakfast.

Make sure you ask her about going snipe hunting!

June 12-14, 2020 – Kent, CT

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