Women in the Outdoors
Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Wild Women in Wild Places

An Outdoor Skill Building Retreat for Women who enjoy the Outdoors

Re-Wild the Authentic Woman Within

Make it EPIC!

Make it First. First Fish on a Fly-line. First T-Rescue in a Canoe. First taste of Outdoor Life off the Grid.

We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh clean air - bring us comfort. They ease our stress and worry, help us relax and to think more clearly. Being in nature can restore our mood, give us back our energy and vitality, refresh and rejuvenate us.  Being in nature boosts the immune system, decreases anxiety, depression, and anger, and brings us into a state of relaxation. This is the true nature of this weekend retreat. 



Give yourself freedom to Be.

Explore differently.

ReWILD in the Outdoors.

Build Skills.

Boost Outdoor Confidence.

Team Building.

Return feeling INSPIRED for Life.

The Woods and Waters are Calling You!

Prerequisite: LOVE for Nature; the Woods & Waters

  • Gain Canoeing Skills and Confidence as we Canoe the beautiful waters of the Mattawamkeag & Penobscot Rivers, learning rescue techniques and more.
  • Hike in, near, and around Baxter State Park
  • Learn to Fly-Fish & Spin Cast
  • Learn the art of finding your way with Map & Compass
  • Learn to build sacred fires and be with them...
  • Team Building


Women's retreats


We will be outside for most of the retreat so please bring appropriate clothing and all of the following:

Field Gear List:

o Clothes to layer (warm clothes for cool evenings)

o Hiking Clothes (the Guide recommends synthetic material for clothing)

o 3ltr Camelback

o Day Backpack

o Favorite trail snacks

o Fly Dope

o Sunscreen 

o Swimsuit 

o Towel

o Water Shoes; NOTE: Teva’s are slick in the river.

o Notebook and Pens

o Sleeping bag 

o Pillow

o Personal gear and toiletries

o Hat

o Hiking boots/walking shoes 

o Any Medications

o Spare glasses

o Extra shoes

o Fishing license & Favorite Fishing gear 

o Dry Bag for canoe trip

o Flashlight/Headlamp

o Pocket knife

o Rain gear

o Guitar if you play! We love live music around the fire. 

o If you’re an early riser, please bring a stove and coffee to make at your cabin. Morning Coffee will be available around 6:30 to 7AM

o Compass: If you don’t have a compass we suggest: Silva Models are Great! Or any compass with 360 degrees and increments with at least 2 degrees, and a see-through bezel. The “Military Lensatic” compass is not sufficient and requires more work. 

o Lastly, and most important! If you’re called to fish in a cowboy hat, long or short dress, and boots – follow your inner self and let it guide you! Be WILD! 

September 10 - 13, 2020


- Paulo Coelho

Thursday 2pm arrival

Sunday 2pm departure

Mattawamkeag River

Mattawamkeag, Maine

 - An off grid Nature Retreat with Cabins and Hot Showers.

$595. Fee Includes all meals and lodging, Guide Service, Professional Instruction, and so much more. 

Two Registered Maine Guide's catering to small groups only. Two weaving Maine Guide's leading experiences.

6 -8 Women Max.

Once enrolled a confirmation, list of things to bring, directions, and more about the Mattawamkeag River will be sent.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  

Oodles of Hugs, Tami


Everything Included



Expert lead

Professional Instruction

Words can't describe the experience, it can only be felt.

Tami and John are incredible hosts. They are friendly, funny, and wise and share their knowledge of the Maine woods and waters generously. 

They have created a magical place of learning and healing in one of the most serene places in the world.

Each meal was better than the last. 

I'm already scheming about the next time I can make a trip here.

Words can't describe the experience, it can only be felt. - Melissa Jones

Mattawamkeag River Retreats





  In the midst of Nature, 

Our Soul is Re-Awakened. 

Our off-grid, powered by nature lodging is what makes these retreats AMAZING! 

Cabin living for a long weekend re-sets our body's natural rhythm with our long-ago ancestors, only with the comforts of today.  





Tenting allows the earth to connect to the of us to re-remember our strong roots that have been connected to the Pachamama since our birth. 

It’s here, we begin to breathe and think differently.  It has been said that a night outside in the fresh air, improves our ability to think, feel, and BE positively healthy.



Guide Service


When it comes to food, we cater to everyone. Local, Organic, and Wholesome.

If you have food sensitivities - not a problem. Just let us know ahead of time and we’ll make sure to fill your needs.

Preparing meals is what we love to do. You will never go hungry while staying with us. We love to eat and so will you.

Guide Service

Guide Service

Guide Service


Registered Master Maine Guides 

John and Tami Rogers

Together they have been guiding trips throughout Maine for more than 30 years. 

They are the Host with the Most. 

Build Skills & Gain Confidence as you Explore and Discover the woods and waters 

with these two Maine natives.

There are two other 

Registered Maine Guide's joining us during this weekend as well.


Guide Service



Registered Maine Guide Guided

Paddle with Confidence!

Gain Canoeing skills and build strength. 

The 10-mile Canoe trip is filled with beautiful moments to unwind, cast a line or two, and take in the flight of the majestic Bald Eagle, and other wildlife sightings that the river is home to.  

  Women's Retreats

This is a Team Building Canoe Trip


Guide Service



Photo: A view along the hiking trail of Baxter State Park.

 Registered Maine Guide Guided 

This is just one of the many hikes we may offer during this retreat - in, around, and near Baxter State Park.

Doctors around the world are now prescribing hiking as a way to heal well and stay well. 

This hike is about feeding your soul naturally through Nature.

This is a Team Building Hike

Words from Wild Women

When we "real-eyes" that we are rooted by luminous threads, the Pachamama, the Earth re-members us and we feel ALIVE! - Tami Rogers

This "Wild Women" experience helped be grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally as a woman. Through this journey with 5 other women, I have learned that it is okay to be my unique self. I didn't feel the need to prove my worth to anyone. I learned that it's okay to speak up and ask questions, asks for help, or while hiking, ask for a rest.

This retreat empowers you to let go of what doesn't serve you in your life - like judgement, resentment, lack of self-confidence, and more. 

I would take this retreat again and again because I learn a little more about myself each time.

The food is marvelous, plentiful, and yummy.

The lodging is great. I love all the little touches.

The river is INSPIRING.

All my needs were met.

Thank you!! - Kandi

I treated myself to this 'Wild Women in Wild Places' retreat because I really needed a "ME" break from the hustle and bustle of my every day life. WOW! I am so happy I found Tami's site.

To spend a long weekend with like minded women really helped me to see that I was lacking a community of supportive women. We didn't know one another, and yet we instantly came together as a group doing what we love - breathing in Nature. 

I created a walking stick with my own hands and a knife - who does that in a busy world? Not Me. 

Sitting with what Tami calls "Sacred Fire" I got a deep sense that we were all connecting with our ancient and primitive roots of all women - long ago and now. We shared, we cared, we learned. 

This weekend settled many "OUTDOOR" fears for me. Canoeing... what if I tip over? Hiking... what if I get lost? Fishing... Where are the fish? and do I really know how to take a fish off the hook once I catch one? I was challenged and tested in many ways. 

I really enjoyed the rivers. I am amazed by how clear they are. The landscape is stunning, and the Eagles. I'm sure they were talking to me. 

The hike with Mindy through Baxter State Park was awesome.  We had the best weather, yummy foods, and amazing hike.  Mindy said she chooses which trails to climb according to the weather - but I bet they are all fabulous trails. 

I tied my own fly and caught a LOVELY HUGE Bass on it. Thanks John!

Greg is very patient! I wasn't sure I could grasp the concept of using a Map & Compass. I can and I did. Thanks Greg! 

The sacred fires, drumming, releasing old stuff that I've held onto long enough, the skills, the food, lodging, sharing, and so much more was just what I needed. 

I returned home - DIFFERENT. 

Thank you. Thank you all so much.

- Shannon K.

I AM WOWED! This women's weekend took me places that I never thought I'd go. 

I kissed a fish. 

I made my own sacred spoon and when I use it I feel connected to all the women in my life, even those that are not here in body form.

I learned T-Rescue in a canoe. feeling much more confident now when things go awry. 

I stated my intent for life and with my new map & compass skills I can find my way - not just outside, but my inner map and compass as well.

The icing was the hike. I never thought I could get there. I DID! WHOA!

Tami and John and their team of guides are attentive, kind, supportive, and knowledgeable.  They are a joy to spend valuable time with. 

I feel NEW and encouraged to seek more time in nature. 

Thank you and BIG loves. - Lori K.

This is a great way to learn new skills in the company of like minded women. 

The food is incredible, the cabins are cozy and comfortable, the open air showers were so good that I want to build one at home. The EXPERIENCE is awesome! 

I can't say enough about the Guides. They are warm and knowledgeable. I learned much more than I ever expected to and crossed multiple experiences off my bucket list.

The fishing, hiking, map & compass training, and fly tying/fishing were great! However, what sets this retreat apart from others is Tami's Shamanic teachings and the Sacred Fire. 

I am Transformed.  - K. Jackson

Tami and John are incredible hosts. They are friendly, funny, and wise and share their knowledge of the Maine woods and waters generously. They have created a magical place of learning and healing in one of the most serene places in the world.

Each meal was better than the last. 

I'm already scheming about the next time I can make a trip here.

Words can't describe the experience, it can only be felt. - Melissa Jones

I want to become a Maine Guide. This weekend retreat has fed me so much information. Different skill levels. Patience of the Guide's. How to show up with an open heart and mind for all beings. For me, it was an amazing test of Team Building and renewal in the woods. I adore Tami and her skills as a Shamanic Healer. What she brings to the retreat is Priceless. Knowing my own heart and what I want to do with my life is a true gift. John is an amazing Teacher and Guide - Fabulous chef too. Greg is so kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Mindy is patient beyond belief. I learned so much about being a guide. I feel Strong and Confident and I know my path. Thank you to you all. Love, Kelly P. 

I Loves the variety of adventures! Was great to learn the compass skills and to have the canoe rescue experience and T-Rescue training. I love the time spent on the water. The hiking was harder for me and I like to go at a faster pace, perfect though for the other women in the group. However great to be up in Baxter, I personally would have liked a tougher, harder hike than Chimney Pond.  Thanks for sharing your skills and talents. - Kate

The Food was absolutely AMAZING! I loved this learning map & compass skills, the canoe rescues, and fly tying and fishing. I REALLLLLY loved the Drumming & Scared Fire time. It was a Great Experience. - ??


Scared connections to nature.

Learned new skills.

I FEEL confident as a better woods woman!

- Jenny

There is something "Wild" about living off grid. Hot showers, awesome food, and LOTS of stars in the sky with NO light pollution made me realize that being off grid is AMAZING! 

For me the weekend was a great test of inner strength and endurance. I feel so much more at ease fishing (Look Out Bill - I'm going to out Fish you now!) without someone there to tie on a new fly or lure. I learned the technique of taking the fish off the hook with grace and releasing it. I feel more confident in steeping off the path while hiking, knowing I have new compass skills. I could go on and on about the weekend. What I really want to say is THANK YOU to Tami and John and the Guides they chose to work with we "Wild Women". They are all so gifted, kind, filled with a light that wants me to be in Nature all the time. 

Thank you!  - Lindsay M.

This retreat was a given to me as a gift and I truly didn't know what to expect. While there, I continuously learned new things from everyone in the group and nature that have changed my perspective - helped me feel a lot more whole and, helped me to be my true authentic self without fear of judgement. My anxiety level has never been this low in my entire life, and for that I am grateful!! Thank you all so much. 

- Casey Harger

women retreats in maine


Welcome Back to Nature

A Lifestyle Beyond the Grid

Where you can slow down and treasure each moment.

Our "Glamping" Cabins are located 16 miles from Lincoln, Maine and about an hour & a half from Bangor International Airport. They are warm and inviting, creating a peaceful place to renew and restore. Overlooking the private shores of the Mattawamkeag River  you can relax and unwind, listening to the river, the wind, and the many birds that call this place home. 

Create Memories

For nearly 200 years the Maine’s woods and waters has welcomed explorers from around the world and have provided them with exceptional adventures in camping, canoeing, hiking, fishing, personalized service, & experiences that last a lifetime. 

Getting to us is SUPER EASY.

"Capt. John and Tami provide outstanding service, impeccable meals, and kind hospitality to explorers from all over."

Nestled in the quiet town of Mattawamkeag, on the Mattawamkeag River, in Northern Maine, where explorers of the mid-1800’s, such as young Teddy Roosevelt, Henry David Thoreau, and Percival Baxter, who came in search of solitude, a glimpse the wilds of Maine, and ultimately, themselves.

Plan your adventure with us!

5.5 hours from Boston, MA

3 hours from Portland, ME

1.5 hours from Bangor, ME