September 07, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Lake of the Ozarks State Park hosts unique Women's Outdoor Camp Sept. 28-30

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 7, 2018 – Women can experience the outdoors in a unique way at a special three-day workshop Sept. 28-30 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County. Called Glamp Pin Oak, which combines glamour and camping, the workshop will offer women the chance to learn to be safe, confident and comfortable in the outdoor environment.

Located at the state park’s scenic Camp Pin Oak, Glamp Pin Oak will offer sessions created for and taught by women, during which participants will be able to learn by doing. The weekend will be filled with a wide variety of outdoor activities, arts and crafts, s’mores around the campfire and much more.

Activities will include sessions on the basics of flatwater kayaking, the time-honored sport of archery, gourmet campfire cooking, including techniques for foil-packet meals and Dutch oven cooking and papermaking. Each session will focus on proper techniques, equipment selection and safety. There will be time for everyone to practice their new skills.

Participants will stay at Camp Pin Oak, which was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Located in a rugged and scenic area of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the camp has been the site for generations of gatherings by nonprofit youth groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Camp lodging will be in the four-person rustic screened-in cabins, which feature single beds, mattresses and storage for personal belongings. The cabins do not offer heat or air conditioning. A showerhouse and restrooms are available onsite.

The workshop will also make use of the Pin Oak Lodge, which was also originally built in the 1930s. In 2010, the lodge burned to the ground but has been rebuilt and is a modern replica of the original dining lodge with modern conveniences.

Glamp Pin Oak registration is $80 per person. Registration includes four meals, snacks, beverages, rustic cabin lodging, activities, tote bag and water bottle. Registration deadline is September 15. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Participants will receive a confirmation email after registration with a detailed agenda, special instructions and map/directions to Glamp Pin Oak.

For more information and to register, go to For questions, contact Kendra Varns Wallis with Missouri State Parks at 816-759-7313 ext. 1164.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.