CampFI: Southwest 2023 Oct 6-9 is happening on Friday, October 06, 2023 at 04:00PM PDT at Whispering Winds Catholic Camp & Conference Center and It's Free
October 6-9, 2023 (Fri-Mon)
CampFI is a 3 day & night retreat that generally includes over 50 campers on their road to financial independence. Accommodations and recreational activities vary by location, usually including double occupancy hotel-style rooms. However, past accommodations have included single-person rooms (one bed), some rooms with more than two people and even outdoorsy tent / chalet options. Again, each camp venue will have it's own specific offerings. In 2022 there were 8 camps in 6 states (Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, and California), and all indications are that the Financial Independence community will continue to grow and strengthen. You can find the updated CampFI schedule on the CampFI website (www.campfi.org).
CampFI is an inclusive place, open to everyone regardless of where you are on the path to Financial Independence (from heavily in debt to already Financially Independent)
If you live in (or want to visit) the Southwest and would like to hang out with other FIREwalkers for a fun-filled, relaxing weekend, take a break from the grind and please join us.
Speakers will be determined much closer to the event date. If you are considering speaking at CampFI, please email Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni speakers (at past events) include:
Paula Pant at Afford Anything
Jillian of MontanaMoneyAdventures
Carl of 1500 days.
Scott Trench of Bigger Pockets
Fiery Millennial's Gwen
Get Rich Slowly's J.D. Roth
Brad and Jonathan from the ChooseFI radio podcast
Doug Nordman of The Military Guide
Joel from FI180
CampFI is NOT JUST FOR BLOGGERS! People from all walks of life including students, dentists, lawyers, engineers, accountants, and members of the military share their unique experiences and interesting stories. Strong and lasting friendships will likely be made.
I have reserved our spot at the Whispering Winds Catholic Camp and Conference Center, located just an hour's drive northeast of San Diego, CA.
Your ticket coversFOOD and LODGING for 3 nights.
**Unfortunately, the ticket price does NOT include Linens (Blanket, pillow, sheets, towels, washcloth). The retreat center does charge $25 to provide these for us if we like. Please note the add-on option when you purchase your ticket. However, there may be plenty of local folks who are willing to bring an extra set for those who are traveling in and would like to avoid the $25 fee. Answering the questionnaire at ticket purchase will allow us to match up linen lenders and borrowers beforehand.
Can I come just for the day?
We decided against offering day passes as we feel the full weekend provides the best overall experience, based on past events.
How much are children?
< 3 years old: Free
3 - 11 years old: $350 each
12 years and older: Full Price
Children are welcome. Most rooms are double occupancy. If two adults bring a child, there is no charge for the child under 3 years old as that does not increase the amount of lodging capacity required.
Can I get a private bed?
No. The retreat center has provided us mostly double occupancy rooms. This means you will be sharing a room with one other person. This is reflected in the pricing.
How many tickets are there?
There are 60 tickets available.
Are the tickets refundable?
***NO. Tickets are not refundable. But they are independently transferrable up to 2 weeks prior to the event as long as you and the transferee provide me with updated information so that I can appropriately assign rooms. Once tickets are sold out, you are welcome to use the CampFI FB page to advertise any tickets you may be looking to sell.
I purchased a ticket. When do I get all the details?
Within two months prior to the event, you will receive an email invitation to join Camp FI: Alumni private Facebook group where you will receive all the details you need. For those of you who do not use Facebook, you will receive emails to the email address you provide upon ticket purchase.
If you need information faster than I post/email it, email me at email@example.com.
Staying in Julian for a night or two? Book a room at one of these nearby hotels.