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California: Girls' getaway in San Bernardino National Forest

Send Mom to summer camp on a three-day outing near Big Bear

Send Mom to camp on a three-day forest outing designed for women. Organized by YouNique Escapes, the Giddy Gals Getaway will be held beneath the conifers and live oak trees of San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake.

Activities include yoga, hiking, zip-line rides, massage, swimming and archery. Or Mom can just sit in the shade and read a book. Accommodations are in cabins, and all meals are included.

Dates: May 29-31, also Sept. 25-27.

Price: $379. Includes accommodations, five meals and most activities (paintball, massages and facials are extra). Transportation to the camp is not included.

Info: YouNique Escapes, (714) 335-1833

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