The 8th Annual Camp Plant-Stock Schedule

The 8th Annual Camp Plant-Stock Schedule

August 9-11, 2019

Event Schedule

Friday Night

August 9, 2019

  • 2:00-5:00 PM

    Registration Opens

    Meet in Eureka Hall to check-in, collect your badge, pick up your room key and camp itinerary. Be sure to stand on the steps of this 100+ year old landmark and take a photo of the mountains. The view is breathtaking!

  • 3:30-4:30 PM

    Workouts - Yoga, Swim, Hike, Relax

    Engine 2 Staff

    Since Blue Ridge is on the side of a mountain, just navigating the retreat can be a workout. But if you want more-take a dip in the pool (Rip will surely be there!), go for a hike (trail maps available) or take a guided yoga class.

  • 4:45-5:00 PM

    Welcome to Camp Plant-Stock 2019!

    Rip Esselstyn

    Join the tribe at Heaton Hall for an energetic kick-off to the weekend.

  • 5:00-6:00 PM

    It's the Food!

    Dr. Michael Klapper

    Dr. Klapper pulls no punches in delivering this mantra. The phrase was famously framed and positioned on his desk while serving as staff physician at the True North Medical Center. This talk is the perfect spring board to our weekend - setting the stage upon which all others will build. Because at the root of it all, "it's the food!"

  • 6:00-7:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Dinner

    Head to Blue Ridge Center for a boisterous buffet dinner. Past participants share that Camp Plant-Stock meals are their favorite part of the weekend because no matter who you sit with, it's great company. Everyone is on a different part of the same journey.

  • 8:00-9:30PM

    Campfire or Optional Movie Night

    Live Music by the Campfire or Movie (TBD)

Day 1: Saturday

August 10, 2019

  • 6:30-8:00 AM

    Meditate-Yoga-Dance Party

    E2 Staff

  • 8:00-9:00 AM

    Registration & Plant-Strong Breakfast

  • 9:15-9:20 AM

    Good Morning!

    Rip Esselstyn

  • 9:20-10:30 AM

    Healthy Minds Initiative: Protect Your Brain with These Simple Steps

    Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

    This powerhouse duo is trailblazing a path to optimal brain health and an end to Alzheimer's with research and practical application. This entertaining and enlightening lecture gives clear directives on how to prioritize your lifestyle to preserve and protect your brain.

  • 10:30-11:00 AM

    Walk Break & Book Signings

  • 11:00-12:00 PM


    Track 1: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

    Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease

    Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.

    The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn's patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms.

  • 11:00-12:00 PM


    Track 2: Absofruitley Mel (Melissa Pampanin)

    This is Just Plants?

    "A plant-based diet is so boring!" said no one. Okay, some people do believe that a whole foods plant-based lifestyle lacks creativity. Enter Melissa— otherwise known as Absofruitley Mel. Look her up on Instagram!
    Melissa takes the plating and presentation of plants to a whole new level AND she shows us how we can do the same without going away to fancy-cruise-ship-fruit-and-vegetable-carving school!

  • 11:00-12:00 PM


    Track 2: Rip Esselstyn & Special Guests

    Plant-Strong Performance

    Lively panel discussion with athletes to dish about fuel, training plans, and performance.

  • 11:00-12:00 PM


    Track 3: Adam Sud

    Hosted by Martin Tull of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, hear the latest developments in lifestyle medicine, connect with like-minded professionals, and learn about research and resources to enrich your practice.

  • 12:15-1:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch & Book Signings

  • 1:30-2:30 PM

    Calorie Density: The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss

    Dr. Anthony Lim

    Calorie density is an important concept to understand, not just for weight loss, but also for optimal health. Dr. Anthony Lim will review the principals of calorie density for the purpose of achieving vitality and discuss some of the most common pitfalls that patients make.

  • 2:30-4:00 PM


    Engine 2 Crew

    Each guest will be assigned a Tribe at check-in. During these breakouts, each Tribe will have a facilitated discussion led by a member of the E2 Crew. Why are you here? What hurdles are you working on? What resources are you seeking? Connect with guests from around the globe and start to build your network of support.

  • 4:00-6:00 PM

    Free Time

    Yoga, Hike, Ropes Course, Swim, Hike

  • 4:30 PM

    Camp Plant-Stock Kickball

    All Speakers

    Come cheer for your favorite guest speaker as they take to the field for a HIGHLY COMPETITIVE kickball game. The field is at the bottom of the mountain, so spectators will get a workout just coming to the field.

  • 6:00-7:00 PM

    Plant-Strong Dinner

  • 7:30-8:30 PM


    Guest Speaker

  • 8:30 PM


Day 2: Sunday

August 11, 2019

  • 6:00-7:30 AM

    Camp Plant-Stock Meditate-Yoga-Dance Party

    E2 Staff

  • 8:00-9:00 AM

    Plant-Strong Breakfast

  • 9:15-9:20 AM

    Good Morning

    Rip Esselstyn

  • 9:20-10:30 AM

    Microbiome: A Radical Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out

    Dr. Robynne Chutkan

    Microbes are the worker bees that perform most of the important functions in your body. They help to digest your food, train your immune system to distinguish between friend & foe, turn your genes on and off, synthesize important vitamins that your body can’t make on its own, aid in detoxification, neutralize cancer-causing compounds, and a host of other things. So your overall health is closely tied to the health of your microbes.

  • 10:30-10:40 AM


  • 10:40-11:40 AM

    Mastering Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet

    Dr. Cyrus Khambatta

    Dr. Khambatta heads up an outstanding team that consistently helps individuals to reverse diabetes and come off all their diabetic medications by teaching them how to eat a whole-food plant-based diet.

  • 11:40-12:00 PM

    Walk Break

  • 12:00-1:00 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch

  • 1:15-1:45 PM

    Interview with John Mackey

    John Mackey & Rip Esselstyn

  • 2:00-3:00 PM


    Track 1: Ann Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn, RN

    The Ann & Jane Cooking Show - LIVE!

    These two have become a YouTube sensation cooking up their plant-based favorites amidst their mother-daughter banter. You never know WHAT is going to happen when Ann and Jane are in the kitchen. Learn some new foods to try and be inspired to make your own mistakes in the kitchen - sometimes these lead to the best discoveries!

  • 2:15-3:15 PM


    Track 2: Dr. Anthony Lim

    Becoming a Plant-Based Doc

    Dr. Lim shares valuable life lessons from his own experience in transitioning from ketogenic to a plant-based lifestyle, some of the habits he has adopted and how you can do the same.

  • 2:15-3:15 PM


    Track 3: Adam Sud

    From Pills to Plants: Overcoming Addiction

    Adam Sud shares his story, banishing chronic disease and rewriting his personal narrative. Adam shares a very raw and vulnerable look into his downward spiral then gives hope as you hear how he turned it all around.

  • 3:30-4:00 PM

    Plant-Strong Farewell

    Rip Esselstyn, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Ayesha Sherzai & Sophie