Paint and Hike Retreat Itinerary

Friday September 22nd to Sunday September 24th, 2023

Friday 9/22/2023

4:00 PM - Reserved camping accommodations ready for check-in

6:00 to 8:00 PM Introductions, distribution of supplies, and the time and space to start creating!

Saturday 9/23/2023

6:30-7:00 AM - Optional meditation time.

7:30 AM - Short packing session at the campground.

8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Meet at Whitewater State Park, 3 miles from Aefintyr. Painting and Hiking (5 to 7 miles). After a short painting demonstration, the hike begins. Tammy will check in with each participant to offer individualized instruction at least once during the hike.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Optional lunch at picnic area in Whitewater State Park.

Afternoon- Participants are on their own to work on their art, explore the area or relax at the campground.

5:30 PM Head to Carley State Park, 12 miles from Aefintyr.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Meet at Carley State Park. Painting and Hiking (1 to 2 miles). Evening is a beautiful time to paint outside. Tammy will do a demonstration for the group and check in with each participant.

Sunday 9/24/2023

6:30AM-7:00 AM Optional meditation time.

8:00AM-11:00AM Art lesson with botanical focus. Explore Aefintyr property and immediate surroundings.

11:00AM - 12:00 PM Final gathering, reflection, show and tell, option to share your art with the group.


Click here to Register.

There are 3 retreat package options. Admission only, private campsite (bring your own gear) and glamping site. All campers are provided with firewood and access to the bathhouse and hot showers. Up to 4 participants may stay at each site. If multiple participants will be staying at one site, each participant will need to purchase admission to the event and only one person will need to purchase a package including the camping choice. Payment is due 9/9/2023. 

Options and Pricing 

Paint and Hike + private hike-in glamping campsite- camping structure, bed, linens, towel and lantern provided $265 + tax

Paint and Hike + private hike-in campsite - bring your own gear $190 + tax

Paint and Hike - admission only $145 

If you have any questions about camping or accommodations, please contact Chelsi at 507-513-5598 or, she would be happy to look at options to meet your needs. 

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email from Google Forms. Additional details and any further updates will come from Chelsi at A waiver and rental agreement (if applicable) will need to be signed prior to the event start. By purchasing admission to the event and/or booking a campsite you agree to the rules and policies of Aefintyr and the terms of the rental agreement. 

We look forward to painting and hiking with you!

What should I bring?

Similar to a backpacking trip, consider the weight of what you are bringing. Parking is at the bottom of a hill and the walk up the hill to camping and activities is about ¼ mile (0.4 km).

Our recommended packing list:

  • Clothes for layering, appropriate for the time of year you are visiting
  • Wind and waterproof outer layer / poncho
  • Shoes / hiking boots that support and protect your feet and resist water
  • Headlamp, extra batteries
  • Sunscreen, the higher the spf the better and reef safe if you plan to go in the river
  • Bug spray and/or ThermaCell - the valley is known for a lack of mosquitos, but it is good to be prepared
  • Water bottle
  • Cellphone / camera / portable power bank
  • Personal items such as toiletries and medications
  • Optional: art supplies. Tammy will give everyone a set of supplies, and it is ok to bring your own.
  • Food - nonperishable items that pack easy
    • Light breakfast and lunch items and snacks will be available, and restaurants are available nearby
  • Dishes / utensils / camp stove, there are 2 propane grills, both with side burners available for use 

If you are not staying at an outfitted site please add these items:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towels

Rain date

In the event of significant inclement weather, such as a warning issued by the National Weather Service, rain dates will be 10/13/23 to 10/15/23. Host reserves the right to reschedule at their discretion to the rain dates.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event for a full refund. If booking is cancelled on or after 9/8/2023, 50% of the total will be refunded. If cancellation is due to illness or other last-minute conflict, reservations may be transferred one time to the 10/13/23 - 10/15/23 event. If the reservation is canceled by the host for a reason other than inclement weather, a full refund will be issued.