Camp Press, an adult summer camp for geeks

Aug 31 - Sept 3 (Labor Day Weekend) Fry Lake in Seminole, Oklahoma

Days: 4   |   Group size: 48   |  Lodging style: Rustic cabins + Restroom & Shower Facilities 

Overview

Play, explore, escape your daily stress with other geeks.

This is the original event that started Adventures with Geeks in Seminole, OK. We'll laugh around the fire, do one-armed zip-line maneuvers, hike, sleep, canoe, swim, sing, improv, cook, chainsaw, and bond. Few rules, tons of new connections. This is your place to let daily stress melt away, and for a few days, play and escape with fellow geeks.

Activities

Relax and leave technology behind

Go on an afternoon hike, play some outdoor games, take an afternoon nap, take a canoe out, go on a scavenger hunt, or sit around the campfire with other campers… minimal schedules, lots of fun, incredible memories. Think a cross between summer camp and Burning Man… in Oklahoma.

Where we're staying

Welcome to Beautiful Fry Lake! Fry Lake is a 250 acre property of canyons, forest and lakes situated between Wewoka and Seminole OK. The property has two lakes including swimming, fishing and boating, 15 cabins, pavilion, cafeteria, 3 houses, variety of sports fields, miniature golf, playgrounds, and extensive off road riding / hiking / walking trails and courses. Not to mention, there are some pretty cool caves on the property as well.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome, orientation, dinner, campfire!

Upon arrival at Fry Lake, we’ll have a member of the Camp Press crew ready to show you the way to your cabin. After everyone arrives, look forward to a short welcome and quick orientation (so you know where everything is), and then it’s time for dinner followed by a campfire filled with stories and merriment (BYOB).

Day 2 (Sat)

  • Announcements
  • Breakfast together
  • Community event / free time
  • Dinner together
  • Campfire – Connection

Day 3 (Sun)

  • Announcements
  • Breakfast together
  • Community event / free time
  • Group photo
  • Dinner together
  • Campfire – Connection

Day 4 (Mon) - Departures

  • Breakfast together
  • Capsule activity
  • Cleanup / depart

What's Included

Three meals a day and snacks. Bed in shared cabin. Camp swag. Fire and s’mores supplies. Camping supplies. Communal coolers.

What’s not included

You’re responsible for getting to and from camp, and bringing your own sleeping bag or bedding for your bunk.

Cancellation and transfer

All tickets (including add-ons) are non-refundable but are transferable to another party for the same event. Please contact us if a transfer is needed. In the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances out of the control of the organizers, event may be postponed and/or location changed to a comparable location.

If the trip is canceled due to lack of interest, your ticket will be refunded in full.

Please note: By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the code of conduct. Harassment or actions that make others feel uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Such violations will result in expulsion from the event without refund.

Accommodations

If you’re interested in roughing it, there’s plenty of space to throw down a tent (provided by you), however every ticket includes space in a shared cabin this year. For those that are into the luxury of RV living, there are even hookups available — first come first served.

Shared cabins

If you’ve been to summer camp, then you know what these cabins look like. They’re rustic, and the bathroom is detached (see the main shower house photos above). Each cabin comes equipped with a fan, basic camping mattress (again see photo above), and bunk. You choose what to bring to make the cabin home for the weekend.

Cabins at Fry Lake
Cabin beds at Fry Lake

RV Hookups

There are a limited amount of hookups for large RVs and plenty of space for smaller RVs. Please contact us if there are any questions about the space / hookups.

Tent camping

There are virtually unlimited possibilities for tent camping at Camp Press. Lay your claim and find the perfect spot to situate your tent. That said, fires should be located in designated areas (we’ll let you know where those areas are when you arrive).

Showers and toilets

There’s running water, a shower house and bathroom on property for use by all campers. Most people will find it convenient to bring a shower caddy, sandals and towel / robe for the trip to and from the shower house. It’s not far, but those items will make it an easy and simple trip.

Sinks in shower house at Fry Lake
Shower house at Fry Lake

Food

Three meals a day plus snacks will be provided, and we’ll prepare meals together. You’ll also receive the camping basics to use while you’re at camp. Don’t worry about bringing flashlights, camping chairs, etc. We’ve got you covered. Just show up with a sleeping back and extra clothes (swimsuit strongly recommended). We’ll even have communal coolers for any frosty beverages you might buy in town.

We’ll do our best to accommodate food preferences regarding vegetarian and allergy needs.

Gear list

Clothing

Shoes

Additional gear

Shower

  • Towel
  • Tote / bag for shower supplies
  • Personal items / toiletries

Food stuff

We’ll provide food, and implements needed to cook it. And, don’t worry, we’ll also have s’mores materials. That’s probably the most important part!

Other stuff

  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Bandanna
  • Camera
  • Charger for phone / camera / etc
  • Sleeping bag

Q & A

Who attends?

Attendees are self identifying geeks, people working in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and/or people with geeky hobbies. It’s possible to geek out on just about anything. Don’t get too hung up on the definition. If the event sounds fun, you’re good-natured, and you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll fit right in.

Here’s a sample from attendee registration forms

What people are looking forward to

  • Human connection
  • Decompression
  • New relationships
  • Inspiring conversations
  • Networking
  • Great conversations
  • Bonding
  • Awesome people disconnected from the world

Talents people are bringing to camp

  • Art
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Watercolours
  • Fire building
  • Accelerant application
  • Fire suppression
  • Juggling
  • Stretching
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Photography
  • Lip sync’ing poorly
  • Improv
  • Drumming

Reviews

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Swaati Bhat

"I would highly recommend camping with 'Adventures with Geeks', specially if you are a beginner or first timer. One of the best hosts who is friendly, welcoming and makes sure you don't feel left out. I am glad we chose this event as our first camping in the US. I feel confident and am very keen to explore more camping events in future."

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Chris Carfi

GoDaddy

"Many of us in the technology industry are “in the flow,” seemingly 24/7. It’s critical to to get out from behind our devices, interact with others in actual conversation, and take time to process. With that time to reflect comes creativity and new ideas."

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Becky Davis

Becky Davis Design

"Like most of us, I work from home. Working for yourself has a lot of advantages, but having a chance to chat with real people IRL on a regular basis is not one of them. Sitting around a campfire with real people disconnected from technology sounds very appealing."

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Brad Williams

Web Dev Studios

"I didn’t know what to expect going to Camp Press. What I promptly learned is that was the entire point of the event—doing the unexpected, pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, making new friends, having fun and serious conversations, and doing all of this without the normal technology that is always around us." 

Event price: $149
Reg. ends 07/30/2018