If you’ve lived in Park City for any length of time, you’ll be well educated on the winter phenomenon most commonly referred to as “man-cation.” Groups of men descend on Park City to ski, eat and be merry in our jolly little town. But what about women? Where are the girl-cationers?

Enter accomplished businesswoman and mother of two, Renee Huang. Aft er a girl-bonding weekend in Moab, she and her friends engaged in “we should do this again” conversations. But, the discussions never evolved into a solid plan. “It’s hard to get a group of working women together for an exact set of dates; almost impossible perhaps,” said Huang. “But, the idea would just not let go of me.” 

The following year the idea took root in Huang’s imagination, and led her to launch her new business. Wild Women Tribe, off ers retreats intended to inspire, renew and motivate. For example, a two-night camping excursion in the heart of Heber Valley had several women setting up tents, hiking, cooking outside and even learning the fine art of mixing cocktails. Discussions around the campfire were long and deep, covering profound topics like motivation, identity and releasing baggage.

“The events present an opportunity for women to make time for their own well-being, when so much of our lives are about taking care of others. They can prioritize themselves for just those few hours,” says Huang.

For shorter adventures, Huang arranges bi-monthly half-day local excursions. These “Wanders,” are “part networking, part fitness club, and part meaningful conversations, but always with an emphasis on the outdoors,” Huang explained. A typical Wander happened in Park City in March. After a gentle snowshoe hike, participants were treated to a private boxing class at Rise Boxing, followed with a healthy brunch and an interactive workshop covering personal power.

Huang understands there are women who might view something like boxing, or setting up a tent with a certain amount of trepidation…maybe a lot. “That’s ok,” said Huang. “Actually, it’s the whole point. The underlying concept of Wild Women Tribe is to step out of one’s comfort zone, but in the safety of a supportive tribe.”

Let’s Go Healthy Girls!