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Email Date: April 10, 2016
Subject: Camp GLP Dispatch: Sneak Peek at this Year’s Workshops & More

Hey Campers!

I’m coming atcha today with another fun fun fun Camp GLP dispatch. In other exciting news, it’s officially Spring, which means we’re one season closer to Summer! August will be here before we know it and we’ll be making our way to camp to gather with friends once again.

Lots of info below, so be sure to look over everything and as always please email us with questions.

BTW only a few weeks left to lock in the $200 early-bird discount, so if you want to be ‘friend of the year’ or the current family favorite, be sure to share the camp experience with your friends, colleagues and family by forwarding them this email. Ends April 30, 2016.

Big love,

Stephanie & the Camp GLP Gang

Workshop Corner: Sneak Peek

Workshop registration will open in July, but we’re so excited about what we have up our sleeves for camp this summer that we wanted to give you a glimpse of what’s been happening at GLP Headquarters. Whether you want to focus on business, your inner creative, or living a more vibrant, connected, and meaningful life, we have something for everyone!

Here’s just a teaser of some NEW things we have planned for workshops:

  • Learn how to generate more qualified leads, grow your business and use online marketing funnels with expert Scott Oldford.
  • Let your artsy side emerge with artist Cassia Cogger. Explore mixed media and play with sacred geometry, image transfer, paint, and more. After you’ve dabbled in painterly play, you’ll leave with a deeper sense of connection to yourself – AND you’ll have a fun art piece to call your own that’ll help you relive the experience again and again.
  • Get more done with greater ease thanks to productivity maven, Saya Hillman. She’ll share digital tools to help you better manage your inbox, calendars, projects, and more.
  • Jenna Soard, an international award-winning graphic designer and branding specialist who’ll give you the lowdown on how to create an authentic brand experience that aligns with your values and your message.
  • Soness Stevens, speaker coach and global communications expert, who’ll teach you what it takes to deliver a killer TEDx talk. If you’ve been wondering what exactly makes an idea worth spreading, Soness is your woman.
  • Susan Piver, bestselling author, Buddhist teacher and founder of The Open Heart Project, is back this year and will be leading a workshop sharing the benefits of a meditation practice for those who are just getting started, as well as her top tips on how to stay on track week after week.

Stay tuned for more workshop announcements. In fact, there’ll be close to 25 different workshops for you to choose from. WOWZA!

Transportation

We’re excited to announce bus transportation to and from LaGuardia & Newark Airports this year! A great option if you’d like to join in the camp spirit early and make new friends along the way. But don’t worry there are plenty of other ways to get camp if these scheduled bus times don’t work for you. We’ll still be offering the free shuttle services from the train station in Middletown, NY and bus station in Monticello, NY.

Bus Transport To & From LaGuardia Airport:

The bus will depart LaGuardia Airport onThursday, August 25 at 2pm, and will arrive at Camp by 4pm.

The bus will depart Camp on Sunday, August 28 at 1:30pm, and will arrive at LaGuardia Airport by 4pm.

ROUNDTRIP OPTION:Sign up for this option if you want to the bus to pick you up and drop you off at LaGuardia Airport.

Bus Transport To & From Newark Airport:

The bus will depart Newark Airport on Thursday, August 25 at 2pm, and will arrive at Camp by 4pm.

The bus will depart Camp on Sunday, August 28 at 1:30pm, and will arrive at Newark Airport by 4pm.

ROUNDTRIP OPTION:Sign up for this option if you want to the bus to pick you up and drop you off at Newark Airport.

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We’re still checking with our risk management team about the possibility of bringing this to camp.

Who wants to be first? KC?

#justkidding

Hey Returning Campers!

We’ve started to gather people who want to be buddies with new campers. You know, someone to help ease the transition into camp life, tour the grounds, share a meal with, generally help feel comfortable in a new experience, and explain who the guy is in the pink unicorn onesie with the megaphone.

Are you interested in being a buddy? If so, please share your email in the form below and we’ll keep you posted on how it all works.

Think you missed some camp emails or maybe you just signed up for camp?

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How about a few mouthwatering recipes to really blow your mind? These do-or-die concoctions will make you want to start whipping up your favorite s’mores treats, pronto.

Email Date: February 29, 2016
Subject: Look Who’s Coming to Camp!

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Can you believe camp is only 178 days away?

We are so excited to see you, share hugs with old friends and meet new ones!

We’re having lots of fun and great brainstorming sessions thinking of new ways to inspire, delight, dazzle, elevate and just straight-up bring together the most awesome group of humans on the planet for another soul-fueling experience.

So, we really appreciate all the thoughtful feedback that many campers shared in the survey. There were so many great ideas and suggestions that will help make this year even better.

A few things to look forward to based on your ideas are fun bunk bonding time, more activities to foster deeper connections with one another, interactive workshops and expanded ways to move and groove your bodies and minds. There’s more, but I need to save some ideas to share later. 🙂

And, for new campers, we will be adding in more fun ways to quickly feel at home and among friends.

We will start sharing new speakers, workshops and camp news for the next few months and then weekly as camp gets closer. So, keep your eye on your inbox for more great updates soon.

And, of course, if you want to bring a friend to camp this year, let ’em know we’d love to have them. What better way to grow our little family than with more people as cool as you?!

Big love,

Stephanie & the Camp GLP Gang

Look Who’s Coming to Camp!

We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa Congdon to Camp GLP this summer as one of our keynote speakers. Learn a bit more about Lisa in the little q&a below that we’ve put together.

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What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up at about 6:30 every morning and I meditate first thing for 10-30 minutes. Then I usually eat and drink my coffee and either run or swim or ride my bike for an hour. And then after I get cleaned up I get to work in my studio which is outside of my house in my backyard. I have a studio manager who I work with and we work very closely together. She helps me with every aspect of my business. So some days we are working together the whole day, like on my book, editing, writing, making decisions about aspects of the book. Some days I spend most of the day drawing or painting and I listen to podcasts and audiobooks on those days. Some days I do a combination of drawing, painting, writing and then lots of editing (both my artwork and my writing). It just depends. I have a fair amount of phone meetings with people like my editor or literary agent or clients. It’s never dull around here.

What helped you go from hobbyist to professional artist?

So many different things! First and foremost, it was an internal desire to make that transition. When I first started making art, I had no intention of ever becoming a professional artist. But I did love making art like nothing I’d ever done before. So when I was a few years into it and people started asking if they could buy what I was making, I said yes. Sure, I was hesitant. But it was also sort of exciting! All of a sudden I was an artist! I had zero idea what I was getting into, but something about the prospect of making and selling artwork appealed to me — so much so that I set about learning as much as I could about how artists sold their work. And so the second thing I did was immerse myself in learning about being a professional artist. I talked to as many people as I could, from other artists to people who worked at galleries to people who were working as professional illustrators. I read every Etsy forum. I paid attention to people who were successful and took note. And then I began putting what I was learning into action. And part of that was not just attempting to sell my work, but simultaneously promoting my new art business. I was an early adopter of social media. I began using it every day to share what I was making and connect with people who might eventually buy it. Without realizing it, I was building an audience for my work that would eventually help me get to where I am today. That combination of desire, learning, action and community building in a constant loop helped me to build my career. Of course, I also had to work on finding and developing my voice as an artist at the same time. But the creative process was simultaneous to the process of learning how to create a business. The two worked in tandem — I shared what I was making, saw what resonated for others in my community, and refined my work along the way.

What are you working on now?

So many things! The main thing I am working on right now is my next book, which is a collection of profiles of, essays by and interviews with women over 40 — artists, writers, athletes, scientists, activists, thinkers, designers — who are embracing the positive aspects of getting older: the wisdom, emotional resilience, insight and sense of humor that comes with age. The entire book will be edited, compiled and illustrated by me and will be published by Chronicle Books in 2017. I am also illustrating two other books right now, both books by other authors. And I’m working on various illustration jobs. And I’m working on a show I’ll be having later this year in New York. I’ve always got some combination of big and small projects happening.

What do you most want for people who see and buy your work?

I always start by making work that is interesting to me. I actually don’t think too much about my audience or potential customers when I am making work, even when I’ve been hired to create an illustration. It’s important to always start there because that keeps the process for making my work interesting and authentic and personally satisfying. Being an artist, working alone in a studio is really hard work. People think it’s glamorous but it’s grueling at times. And so making sure that I am making work that is motivating to me is always the place I begin. Of course, I want people to experience joy or nostalgia or have a good experience when they see my work. This is also important to me. I am so happy when I am able to provoke deep thought or emotion in others. But ultimately I make things because I think they are pretty or visually interesting or thought-provoking to me. If others find the same in my work, it’s only a bonus.

Do you have a motto, personally or professionally, that you try to live by?

Well, I have two. The first is “It’s just art.” And that is just a reminder to not take my job so seriously. It’s especially important when I get stressed out about deadlines and pressure and email. And I remind myself that my job (thankfully) is not to solve world hunger or do open heart surgery. What I do, it’s just art. And then I relax a little. The other is “It’s always worth it.” And that’s my reminder that no matter what choices I make in life or work, every action I take (even the stupid ones) are opportunities to learn in grow. No experience is wasted. That motto also helps me to dive into things when I might be scared of failing or embarrassing myself. I remind myself that no matter the outcome, I’ll learn something. In some cases I learn that I never want to do that thing again. But then I know. And in many cases I learn other stuff like skills and talents I never knew I had, or I make relationships with people that end up changing my life. That motto helps me to live without regrets.

Hey Returning Campers!

We’re starting to gather people who want to be buddies with new campers. You know, someone to help ease the transition into camp life, tour the grounds, share a meal with, generally help feel comfortable in a new experience, and explain who the guy is in the pink unicorn onesie with the megaphone.

Are you interested in being a buddy? If so, please share your email in the form below and we’ll keep you posted on how it all works.

I’D LIKE TO BE A BUDDY!

BIG news! We now have an online store where you can get your GLP goodies whenever you fancy!

SHOW ME THE SWAG

More to Come in the Months Ahead

We’ll be checking in with you a monthly before we meet at camp, so be sure you have us in your contacts so emails go right to your inbox.

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Can’t wait to hug you hello! August can’t come soon enough!