OPERATION #KickstartGlampingSanDiego

$25,000 PLEDGE GOAL | 8 DAYS TO GO

$24,420 PLEDGED | 97% FUNDED

Welcome to our Kickstarter campaign page for Alter Experiences LLC. Our company was founded in 2016 by husband wife team Rami and Shantel, out of their passion for tourism, hospitality and environmental conservation. They combined these passions into the tourism model we've built today and we look forward to another year of strategic expansion in 2019.

After 2 years successful operation in San Diego's backcountry, we're setting out to raise $25,000 to expand our glamping venue.

Our Kickstarter drive will run until March 31st and we're raising money to purchase equipment to outfit our various sites. You can pledge as little as $10 in exchange for a thank you card from our company founders. For $99 you'll be spending the night in one of our tree tents with your +1. We have up to 12 pledge options to choose from; including group retreats, party on the mountain and much more.

Relax, explore and enjoy. We take care of the rest. Our glamping retreats are an outdoor hospitality experience unlike any other.

Join our efforts towards expanding the outdoor hospitality scene and setting exciting new trends in San Diego's tourism industry!

SETTING EXCITING NEW HOSPITALITY TRENDS IN SAN DIEGO

We're currently the first Tentsile Experience Camp in the US and the only glamping outfitter in California's National Forests. We've been in full operation as of 2018 with a pilot project in the Cleveland National Forest, under permission of the US Forestry Service.

We've hosted over 80+ visitors so far from 16 different cities with nothing but raving reviews. Our operation is growing fast as outdoor hospitality trends continue to grow in popularity around the world. We've established a successful, year-round outdoor hospitality business with a proven track record. We need your help to take this business to the next level.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to outfit 6-8 additional glamping sites throughout the San Diego backcountry including places such as; Laguna / El Prado Campground, Cleveland National Forest. We'll also be staging a few sites in the Burnt Rancheria campground, as well as Fort Cross in Julian.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Be one of the first to pledge on March 1st and hear about the latest developments with our Kickstarter campaign. 

  

NATURE IMMERSIVE RETREATS

Our glamping retreats are an outdoor hospitality experience unlike any other. Our primary sites are nestled in the high mountain forests of San Diego's backcountry - sky islands where pristine nature and wild-life thrives. These are some of the most remote and biologically diverse habitats in all of Southern California that comprise many open space preserves, National Forest Lands and State Parks.

We strive to create the most comfortable outdoor experiences possible. We take all that's fun about traditional camping & combine it with modern comfort & state of the art equipment. The result is an outdoor & nature immersive experience unlike any other. We love getting people out in nature to disconnect and build memories together. Help us keep this momentum going for outdoor hospitality trends in Southern California. Come experience the retreat for yourself with pledges starting as low as $99. You'll be in for a very memorable mountain getaway in beautiful San Diego, just over an hour away from the coast. More importantly, you'll be helping our company set exciting new trends in the outdoor hospitality industry, while supporting the growth of sustainable tourism models in Southern California.

TREE TENT STAGING

Our versatile & groundbreaking Tentsile Tree Tent is a marvel in design. This comfortable outdoor shelter keeps you elevated above inhospitable terrain, insects, snakes & other creepy crawlies. The Stingray Tree Tent is our flagship three-person model made with a spacious, triple hammock interior that keeps campers separated & comfortable, & micro-mesh that shields you overhead. The tent is accessed via a floor hatch with rope ladder.

The structure comprises an adjustable frame of 2.5 tonne webbing straps & is enclosed in a PU-coated waterproof polyester fabric fly. The webbing frame is held in tension at each of the three anchor points with ratchets & stays surprisingly taut & firm under weight. It can withstand up to 880lbs. The rainfly enclosure guards against the elements—which also forms a shaded are below & wind breaking thermal buffer once pegged to the ground. We have tree tents for couples and single glampers. Your tree tent comes with sleeping pads, single or double sleeping bag, pillow, & light.

BELL TENT STAGING

We really set out to create a new standard for outdoor hospitality with our bell tent. Our plush & cozy bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It comes with a therapeutic queen mattress, pillows, linens, comforter, bedside tables, plush carpets & floor pillows, ambient lighting, chairs & can fit up to 4 people. The tent is ideal for families.

Our bell tent also features a safe & portable propane heater that keeps the tent nice and warm even during the coldest nights. The tents are completely snow and rain proof and also have ventilation windows for summer months with bug guard. The canonical shape deflects winds and leaves no place for rain or snow to gather. Stout Tents are the highest quality tent on the market & we've hosted dozens of groups with nothing but positive reviews about the experience.

COMPANY HISTORY

Alter Experiences LLC was founded in 2016 by husband wife team Rami and Shantel, out of their passion for tourism, hospitality and environmental conservation. We're an outdoor hospitality company, dedicated to creating meaningful experiences in nature & encouraging sustainable tourism development globally. We founded this venture with the hope of setting some new and exciting tourism trends in our hometown of San Diego, CA.

 

MEET OUR COMPANY FOUNDERS

We want to continue helping people get outdoors, while promoting responsible tourism trends and environmental stewardship in San Diego. 

Since our founding in 2016, we've hosted dozens of groups from all over the United States during our short time in operation.

We're excited to be offering this one of a kind experience in one of the world's top ten tourism destinations - San Diego. We're also working on expanding into new and exotic destinations all over the world in the near future. 

We are dedicated to engendering a culture of responsible tourism in San Diego and abroad, while encouraging people to get outdoors & immerse themselves in nature.

Alter Experiences LLC currently operates under permit on the Cleveland National Forest. We were issued a 1-year permit for a pilot project that was initiated in April of 2018 in the Laguna / El Prado Campground. Our permit has been renewed in 2019 and we've been granted additional sites to expand our operation. 

2018 was a very exciting stage of growth for us. It’s been a period of much success and we’ve learned a lot about the emerging outdoor hospitality market in California and abroad. 

We’ve hosted 80+ bookings so far with nothing but positive feedback and reviews. You can read some of those reviews here: https://alterexperiences.com/index.php/reviews

We're getting new reservation requests coming in almost daily and the demand is getting harder to keep up with. 

We've continue to streamline and improve the operation and have many other ideas towards enhancing the experience into 2020. 

We've developed a sustainable, low-impact, profitable outdoor recreation business model that can be easily adopted in any other destination.

We want to continue getting more people outdoors with your help, and so that they can have amazing and memorable experiences in nature. 

Help us take this operation to the next level

OUR STORY

Alter Experiences LLC is the result of an ever-evolving dream, very different from the busy modern day world. It’s a vision of a simpler place where life is basic, beautiful & in resonance with nature. It's this dream that's inspired our tourism model and business approach.

 

My wife Shantel and I have been together since 2006. All these years we shared a dream of creating a model based on principles of sustainability, minimalist living and responsible business.

A lot of the inspiration behind this vision came from our many years working in the ecotourism sector abroad. We had the opportunity to visit some of the most bio-diverse and pristine destinations on the planet, while learning about sustainable tourism models and environmental conservation. 

The more we learned, the more we became concerned about the devastating impacts that unsustainable human activity continues to have on the natural world. Everything from shark fining, plastic pollution, de-forestation, water contamination to habitat destruction all over the world.

We started to get involved in environmental activism and supporting different initiatives and campaigns towards environmental conservation. We began to embrace a minimalist lifestyle early on, with the understanding that a lot of what's driving these problems are some of our current consumer trends and culture of materialism. 

This amalgamation of our lifestyle, passion for nature and business approach ultimately became Alter Experiences LLC.

Economic growth & sustainable business development can be achieved without  plundering our resources, destroying the environment or succumbing to corporate greed.

New economic trends point towards more  localized & community centric models, which encourage business comradery & responsible business practices.

It's time for a change in the way we live, in the way we do business & in our priorities as a society.

Rami Abdel

Co-Founder | Alter Experiences LLC

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Alter Experiences is more than just a business. It represents our dreams, hopes and aspirations for a better world and a sustainable future for our planet. In the end, nothing will matter more than what you did to make the world around you a better place. Live a life full of courage and meaning and spend time in nature with those you love.

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

How do we ensure the preservation of San Diego’s backcountry? How can we as business owners, visitors and citizens get involved and make a difference? These are some of the questions that inspired this episode and the stories of individuals that are working towards those goals. We all have our part to play in the preservation of San Diego's Backcountry.

PLEDGES

STARTING AT $99 FOR 1 NIGHT GLAMPING

Come experience a night in our tree tents with pledges starting from $99. Your pledge is helping us expand our operation & set exciting new trends in San Diego's tourism industry!

Our site in Laguna Mountain is located deep inside the Cleveland National Forest by the Laguna Lake. This mountain is one of the highest peaks in San Diego county at over 6,000ft elevation. It features some of the biggest & densest concentration of forests in the region. This is a remote and beautiful campground away from it all.

Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate. Some tiers are only available for weekday bookings.

 

$10 PLEDGE

THANK YOU CARD

For a $10 pledge you'll be getting a thank you post card from our company founders, acknowledging you as one of our first company supporters and a glamping rock star! We appreciate your help and look forward to hosting you soon. Hold onto that post card for exclusive offers year round, as one of our first company backers.


 

$30 PLEDGE

COMMEMORATIVE BRACELET

You'll be looking so fly with this handcrafted leather bracelet featuring our company logo and message, along with a thank you card from our company founders for being a glamping double rockstar! All for $30 bucks! That's a deal! And that thank you pledge card will give you even more deals in the future.


 

$49 PLEDGE

PARTY ON THE MOUNTAIN

The big SHABANG! We know how to party in the backcountry! You're going to want to get ready for this one. You'll be joining us for a fun-filled party and fam tour at our site in Laguna Mountain and Fort Cross, culminating the night with drinks and food at the Julian Station. This day long experience will include a tour of our sites and a personal day of meet and greet with our company founders. You'll be trying some of our local food & libations including farm to table delicacies and locally produced beer, wine, and cider. Our company founders will be engaging you stories all day long, as well as our efforts towards environmental protection.


 

 

$99 PLEDGE

1 NIGHT TREE TENT GLAMPING (2)

This is the ONE folks. Magic on the mountain. Spend a night glamping in our Tentsile tree tents with a friend or significant other. You can share a tree tent or we can prepare individual tree tents. Your site comes complete with sleeping bag, standard amenities, lounge area, & outdoor kitchen. Our elevated tree tents bring a whole new dimension to the traditional camping experience. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate. Available for weekday bookings only.


 

 

$149 PLEDGE

1 NIGHT TREE TENT GLAMPING (4)

Spend a night glamping in our Tentsile tree tents with up to 4 other people. We have single tents, double tents and triple tents. We can stage any combination of tent configurations to suit your group needs. The kids love it and parents can spend a romantic night together in our Connect tree tent, cuddling in a cozy jumbo sleeping bag for 2! Your site comes complete with sleeping bags, standard amenities, lounge area, & outdoor kitchen. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate. Available for weekday bookings only.


 

 

 

$159 PLEDGE

1 NIGHT LUXURY BELL TENT

1 night glamping in our plush and cozy bell tent with a friend or significant other. Our luxury bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It comes with a therapeutic queen mattress, pillows, linens, comforter, bedside tables, plush carpets & floor pillows, ambience lighting, and chairs. Your site also comes complete with standard amenities, heater, lounge area, & outdoor kitchen. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate. Available for weekday bookings only.


 

 

 

$179 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS TREE TENT GLAMPING (2)

Extend your stay and spend 2 nights glamping in our Tentsile tree tents with a friend or significant other. Plenty of time to explore, check out our trails including the PCT and all the other beautiful wonders the San Diego backcountry has to offer. Stop by Julian and Lake Cuyamaca. The drive up Sunrise Highway is so picturesque! Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$269 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS TREE TENT GLAMPING (4)

Spend 2 nights glamping in our Tentsile tree tents under the stars with up to 4 people. Ideal for the family. Ask about our double bubble. Our site in Laguna Mountain is located deep inside the Cleveland National Forest by the Big Laguna Lake Trail. This is a remote and beautiful campground away from it all. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$289 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS LUXURY BELL TENT (2)

Spend 2 nights glamping in our cozy bell tent. Ideal for a romantic couples getaway! Enjoy nature in comfort with your significant other. You'll have plenty of time to unwind and explore some of the beauty and bio-diversity of the backcountry. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$349 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS LUXURY BELL TENT (4)

Spend 2 nights glamping in our cozy bell tent with up to 4 people. Ideal for the family or for a private retreat. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$429 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS TREE TENT GLAMPING (8)

TREE TENT GROUP PACKAGE! Spend 2 nights glamping in our Tentsile tree tents with a group of up to 8. Bring your buddies and celebrate a special occasion. This also makes for a wonderful family or private group retreat. We can configure tree tents based on your group's needs and sleeping requirements. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$529 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS LUXURY BELL TENT (8)

BELL TENT GROUP PACKAGE! Spend 2 nights glamping in our bell tents with up a group of up to 8. Bring the family or a group of friends for a weekend getaway to San Diego's beautiful backcountry. We're just over an hour from the coast. Our luxury bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$1,669 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS LUXURY BELL TENT (20)

This is the ultimate San Diego GROUP glamping experience! Spend two nights with 20 of your best buds and hang out together in the trees. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

$4,500 PLEDGE

2 NIGHTS TREE / BELL TENT COMBO (50)

GROUP PACKAGE! Spend 2 nights glamping with a combination of our Tentsile tree tents and bell tents. This makes for a wonderful family or group retreat. Based on availability starting from May 2019. Includes cleaning fee charge. Kickstarter promotional rates are on average 30% off our standard rate.


 

 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY

We create beautiful & comfortable spaces in nature to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Each one of our sites is handpicked and we can set up a combination of tents to suit your group needs. We thank you for your support. 

RELAX, EXPLORE, ENJOY. WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST.

#KickstartGlampingSanDiego


 

 

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