Thu, Jun 01|
Morning Glory Homestead Farm
Women's Camping Weekend
The Women’s Camping Weekend event provides an opportunity for women to become more comfortable in the outdoors, participate in outdoor recreational activities, and discover ways to protect and create more natural spaces. Hiking, kayaking and a wildlife field trip are a few of the activities.
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT – Jun 04, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
Morning Glory Homestead Farm, 42 Robert And Clara Trail, St Helena Island, SC 29920, USA
About the event
The Women’s Outdoor Retreat commemorates the anniversary of the Combahee Ferry Raid. “On June 2, 1863, Harriet Tubman, under the command of Union Colonel James Montgomery, became the first woman to lead a major military operation in the United States when she and 150 African American Union soldiers rescued more than 700 slaves in the Combahee Ferry Raid during the Civil War.” This weekend event is designed for women to experience nature and outdoor recreation with like-minded ladies in a non-competitive environment. It will also serve as a reminder of the women who served in Beaufort County, a.k.a. the Beaufort District during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era to aid the war effort, abolish slavery, support freed and contraband Blacks as teachers, nurses, laundresses, and cooks. These women include Harriet Tubman abolitionist, conductor of the Underground RailRoad, Union Army Civilian attache’, Dr. Esther Hill Hawks medical doctor, teacher, Rachel C. Mather founder of the Mather School for Negro Girls, Susie Baker King teacher, landress, nurse, Charlotte Forten Grimke’ teacher, journalist, hospital volunteer, Laura M. Towne and Ellen Murray were founders of the Penn School.
The Women’s Camping Weekend event provides an opportunity for women to become more comfortable in the outdoors, participate in outdoor recreational activities, and discover ways to protect and create more natural spaces. Hiking, kayaking and a wildlife field trip are a few of the activities for the weekend.
Tour Nemours Wildlife Foundation In Yemassee along the Combahee River
Beaufort History Hike, Classes on the farm (base camp)
Excursion A-Kayak Tour on the Combahee River (Beaufort Kayak Tours, Maximum 18 participants) The booking of this kayak tour is NOT included in the event registration. Beaufort Kayak Tours requires booking directly through them.
Excursion B-St. Helena Island Tour of Penn Center, Praise House, Plantations and more. (Gullah Geechee Mahn Tours, Maximum 20 participants). The ticket for this tour is not included in the registration Book through Gullah and Geechee Mahn Tours website.
Classes and activities at the farm.
Closing Session and Brunch
The are several categories of tickets:
- The whole thing includes everything, meals, sessions, and transportation to and from hike locations.
- Individual tickets, I.e. Thursday only, Friday only etc. You can register for one day or two days etc.
- Tickets without meals.
- Commuter tickets allow you to attend as a day camper but stay at home or another place for lodging.
Make sure to read carefully before making your selection(s).
To book the kayak tour send a message to or call to Beaufort Kayak Tours. Mention that you are with the Women's Camping Weekend at Morning Glory Homestead Farm.
All kayak tour participants will drive to and from the tour location. Lunch will be on your own.
Gullah Tour with Gullah and Geechee Mahn Tours
Bring a small gift to share with other campers, called a SWAP in the Girl Scout tradition . It is mean to be a small, token that will serve as a reminder of you.
"SWAPS stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” They are small tokens of friendship that Girl Scouts exchange with one another, and each SWAP uniquely reflects a fellow Girl Scout, their troop, or a memory of a special event. They’re a great way to share stories and get to know Girl Scouts from across the country and the world.
Tips for SWAPS Givers
Girl Scouts should:
- Think about the kind of SWAPS they would like to receive from someone else.
- Try not to spend a lot of money. Consider making something from donated or recycled material.
- Be creative and take time to make hand-crafted SWAPS. (Include directions for making them if it is a craft project that can be replicated.)
- Try to have one for each event participant and staff member.
- Plan ahead so there's time to make them.
- Make SWAPS that can be worn, used, or displayed."
- Ticket type
Fully Loaded (Thursday-Sunday)
One adulOne adult admission to the camping weekend. Includes two full dinner meals, two continental breakfast meals, one meet and greet reception, one brunch, all workshops & materials , participation patch, firewood, access to camping restrooms with camp shower. Campsite registration is through Hipcamp where our listing is Friendly Fowl Farm. Kayak and St. Helena Tour reservations have to be made with the respective companies. Beaufort Kayak Tours 6-3-23 Gullah and Geechie Mahn Tours 6-3-23Price$185.00
+$4.63 service fee+$4.63 service fee
- Ticket type
Commuter Ticket with Meals
This ticket is for women who want to attend the entire event, participate in workshops, eat all meals, and attend campfire fellowships, receive a participation patch, but lodge away from base camp at the farm.Price$120.00
+$3.00 service fee+$3.00 service fee
- Ticket type
Commuter without Meals
This ticket is for women who want to attend the entire event, participate in workshops, attend campfire fellowships, receive a participation patch, but not camp in the farm or eat meals prepared at camp.Price$85.00
+$2.13 service fee+$2.13 service fee
- Ticket type
This ticket is for the activities Friday-Sunday, meals, classes and campfire fellowships. Kayak and St. Helena Tour reservations have to be made with the respective companies. Beaufort Kayak Tours 6-3-23 Gullah and Geechie Mahn Tours 6-3-23Price$148.00
+$3.70 service fee+$3.70 service fee
- Ticket type
One nighter with meals
Stay one night, participate in activities and enjoy meals.Price$50.00
+$1.25 service fee+$1.25 service fee