Camp retreat opens in Rockford

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Courtesy Detach Primitive

A new camp retreat opened its grounds to the public.

Founders Jarred Sper, Stephen Sper and Kyle Sischo opened Detach Primitive, an off-grid camping resort, on Monday, Dec. 6, at 3981 Summit Court NE in Rockford.

“We wanted to build a retreat and a reprieve for people to be able to enjoy, disconnect and detach so they can be with themselves and their loved ones and enjoy nature in its beauty,” Jarred Sper said.

Rentable structures on the nearly 50-acre property include three tents and two temporary bell tents. Three A-Frames will be completed in a couple of weeks. Construction of four additional structures, including two smials — or hobbit houses — a yurt and an undetermined structure, will begin construction in the near future.

Tents include camp chairs, a wood-fire stove, cots, a fire ring, a fire ring grill, a hammock and a picnic table. The temporary bell tents include camp chairs, cots with sleeping pads, a fire ring, a fire ring grill, a hammock and a picnic table.

A-frames are cabins with a triangular shape on the outside. They each have a loft where visitors can place a bed. The hobbit houses will be built underground into the sides of hills with floor-to-ceiling views of the outdoors.

The property also includes streams, two hand-pumped wells and three bathrooms with incinerator toilets. Twenty-five acres of the property will have a recreational trail for biking and cross-country skiing as White Pine Trail runs through the property. The founders said they hope to include an ice-skating rink on the property.

More information is available here.

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