REI Outessa: Discover
Something Amazing


As an automaker that believes in promoting adventure for all, Subaru is proud to support the REI Outessa retreat series that empowers women to experience nature in a meaningful way.

Set in epic, iconic locations, Outessa retreats deliver rich, life experiences where women get together to explore and grow. For three invigorating days, ladies from all across the country leap out of their comfort zones along with a couple hundred other kindred spirits and escape to the wild.

Uncover new passions through guided adventures, creative workshops, outdoor classes and discovery sessions.

Uncover New Passions

It all starts with planning a customized itinerary of guided adventures, creative workshops, outdoor classes and discovery sessions. Rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding outings with expert instructors provide safe and supportive opportunities for all levels and abilities. 

Learn cool stuff through outdoor classes and creative workshops.

Learn Cool Stuff

Outdoor classes and creative workshops give bodies time to recover and minds a chance to expand and play! Enjoy yoga. Become an outdoor tool maven. Learn wilderness first aid. Master the art of hula dancing. Discover essential oils. Paint. Whatever your speed, there are Outessa sessions for everybody and every body. 

Form lasting relationships with other like-minded women.

Form Lasting Relationships

Activities are balanced with motivational discussions, inspiring speakers, chef-prepared meals, and wine. Yes, wine. (You just can’t help making friends around the fire!) Guests can opt to stay in the REI “Fancy” Camp, which provides a tent and all other camping gear, DIY Camp, or nearby resort lodging.

Embrace a new challenge, step back from everyday life and discover something new at an Outessa retreat. Join the #SweatyDirtyHappy community and be the first to know about upcoming dates and locations.

REI Outessa DIY Camp
REI Outessa “Fancy” Camp