Coaching Around the Campfire

Coaching Around the Campfire Retreat is a weekend getaway from Friday through Sunday – where we’ll be exploring and connecting with our inner selves through conversation and 1:1 coaching with me.

In 2018, I was sitting around the campfire talking with like-minded people. It’s during that camping weekend, that The Rebels Den was born with coaching around the campfire in mind, and it is finally happening!

Here is what I know, when you take time to disconnect and embrace a bit of a slow-down and connect with nature, you ground yourself into the person you are.  When nature does the work by flowing as it does without distraction, clarity shows up. There’s magic inside the fire when you stare into it that soothes your inner being.

There is so much to explore when you allow yourself to step away from your everyday life. And when you take a timeout, connect with like-minded people for conversations around the campfire and receive 1:1 support, you walk away with excitement, motivation, and courage.

Your weekend can look like this

  • Spend time staring into a campfire while enjoying freshly prepped meals
  • Take time to BE YOU and take up space so you can get centered
  • Break your routine to get a new perspective on what is important to you
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trails taking in the beauty and shedding the shoulds
  • Enjoy the serenity and connect with like-minded people

I know taking a weekend off can be challenging

There is always so much to do, a home to clean, getting things ready for school, a business to run, a job to prep for but it sounds incredible to run away for the weekend.

But when are you going to put yourself first?

When are your ideas worth exploring?

When do you matter in this world?

When I have learned one thing in this world, life is meant to be lived now. Not when our kids are grown or when we’re retiring from our careers. We have got to make time for the things that matter to us in the here and now. And sometimes that means stepping away from reality for just a bit!

Coaching around the Campfire

Is a weekend retreat for creatives and rebels who want to slow down and take some time for themselves. It’s for amazing people who want to connect and get a coaching conversation that is holding space for you exactly where you are!

What You’re Getting …

  • Camping will be from Friday until Sunday in Central Virginia – somewhere between Charlottesville and Roanoke!
  • The opportunity to take hikes on mountain trails or just gaze at the star-filled night sky all while enjoying the sounds of the wild.
  • Amazing campfire conversation circles led by Petra Monaco where you can plan out big ideas and work through stuck thinking and overwhelm.
  • 1:1 Coaching Conversation with Petra to diver even deeper
  • All meals and drinks are included as well as snacks – there’ll be a form to fill out about preferences

Camping dates

Pick from September 16 – 18, 2022, or June 16 – 18, 2023

Here is what the schedule roughly looks like


  • 3 PM – Check-in Welcome + settle in
  • 5 PM – Welcome Coaching Circle
  • 5 PM – Hors d’oeuvres
  • 7 PM – Dinner, Drinks, Campfire Magic


  • 7 – 10 AM – Breakfast Available
  • Morning Coffee + 1:1 Coaching Conversations
  • 9 – 10 AM – Coaching Circle
  • 10 – 2 PM – Open Time: Hike / Bike /  Adventure / Chill
  • 2 – 4 PM – Quiet Time and 1:1 Coaching
  • 6 PM: Dinner
  • Evening: Evening eating, refreshments, campfire sitting, bonding,


  • 7 – 10 AM – Breakfast Available
  • Morning Coffee + 1:1 Coaching Conversations
  • 10 AM – Morning coaching + conversation circle
  • 11 AM – Check out

There are only nine spots available for Coaching Around the Campfire… you don’t want to miss this!


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What time does everything begin?

TBA as the location is not booked yet! There are options on the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as near Roanoke!  Checkin is at 3  and the first coaching circle will kick off at 5 pm.

Can I come up on Saturday?

You can but note that the cost will not be pro-rated for the late arrival.

What kind of food will be served?

After securing your spot you’ll be sent a detailed pre-camp questionnaire where you can list your needs. All non-alcoholic drinks are provided and you can BYOB.

Is the price all-inclusive?

The cost includes a camping spot, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, activities, Coaching Conversations, and 1:1 sessions. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements!

Is transportation included?

No. You are responsible for getting to/from the camp, though you can reach out to me directly if you need help coordinating a carpool or co-travel with others.

What are the accommodations?

You will need to bring your camping gear such as a tent and other basics. I will provide a full list of suggestions in your welcome email.

What do I need to bring?

Comfy clothes, sturdy shoes. Depending on the weather you might want to bring wet-weather gear as we’ll still try to go hiking even if it’s raining.

Cancellation and refund policies

In honor of everyone helping to create your Coaching + Camping experience, once you sign up, there are no refunds. You can submit a request to apply it to 1:1 coaching or one of my memberships with me instead but you will NOT receive a refund. Payment is an indication that you understand and agree with these terms.


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About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.

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