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WeekendZona: Elements of Camp Verde - An Outdoor Escape

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Experience the Elements of Camp Verde:

Earth: Towering above the valley of Camp Verde are majestic mountains that create a scenic view of unsurpassed beauty. Come hike the ancient ruins and cliff dwellings and experience a Western horseback ride amid huge desert foliage and sandy washes.

Water: Opt into a guided kayaking trip down the Verde River, which meanders through the community’s small farms and ranches. Experience the vibrant wildlife habitat home to bald eagles, hawks, blue heron, beavers, and otters. 

Sky: Camp Verde is pursuing the International Dark Sky Community designation and partnering with Astronomers of the Verde to show off the beautiful night sky. Guests will be able to enjoy the night sky through high-powered telescopes and learn about the stars from local astronomy enthusiasts. This astronomers meet monthly to share their latest tracking of asteroids and have displayed their brilliant astrophotography in the community to showcase the Verde Valley's dark skies.

All Packages Include the Following:

Lodging for Two Nights: (first come, first serve basis)

  • Ranch House B&B - (FULL) Ranch-style guest house nestled among quarter horse ranches and pecan orchards.
  • Creekside B&B - (FULL) Artistic-style suites in a residential area with creek access. 
  • Fort Verde Suites - (STILL AVAILABLE) Cozy motel located on historic Main Street, within walking distance of shops and cafes. 

Meals: (alcohol and gratuity not included, vegetarian options are available for all included meals)

Group Activities: 

** In Your Free Time, Between Group Activities, Choose Between the Following Regional Attractions: (not included in the price of the package)

Join us for a weekend getaway to Camp Verde!

Camp Verde, located in the state’s lush Verde Valley just 90 miles North of Phoenix, is a small community that pairs the quiet western lifestyle with outdoor exploration. With an arid climate, the hot summer days are often cooled by monsoons rains, and accompanied by mild winters. Camp Verde’s valley floor is classified as Lower Sonoran Desert. However, because it is situated on the Verde River, Camp Verde occupies a rare and enviable position among Arizona cities and towns.

Often referred to as “Arizona’s best-kept little secret,” the small-town community prides itself on maintaining the balance between growth and preservation of the natural beauty and mountain vistas of the Town. While practically every resident in town knows each other, visitors will be welcomed into this friendly, relaxed, western, historic atmosphere. Camp Verde’s wide-open spaces and mild 4-season climate make it possible for residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding, four wheeling, jeep tours, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing year-round. with scenic beauty


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Transportation is not included in the getaway package. Parking is available and easily accessible at every location where parking is needed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please contact the organizer to let them know of the change.

What's the refund policy?

You can receive 75% refund if canceled by April 18, 2018. You can receive up to 50% refund if canceled by May 2, 2018. You can receive up to 25% if you cancel by May 11, 2018. You will receive no refund if canceled after May 11, 2018.

*Please note, tickets are transferable if you are no longer able to attend.

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