Unique Personal Growth Experience: For the price, there are few events on the planet which offer the depth and quality of experience of our Summer Camps. We are deeply committed to co-creating a New Culture, and these events are our primary vehicle for doing so. If you are new to Summer Camp you may find it helpful to read the article, New Culture Perspectives, downloaded here.
"Safe Container": We begin Summer Camp by co-creating a safe container. To establish a bond of trust, mutual respect, safety, and loving kindness, it is essential that all attendees be present by 9:00AM, Saturday, July 28. We welcome your arrival after 2PM on Friday. Register, set up your campsite, then join us for dinner at 6:00PM, followed by the evening program. Please contact the registrar if you can't attend the evening program at 8 PM on Friday, July 27 so that we can make sure you have all the information you need to co-create your New Culture Summer Camp West experience.
Early Departure: If you can't stay for the entire time, Summer Camp can still be a powerfully transformational experience. We understand if you need to leave early, and appreciate the time that you shared with us.
Community Service: Community Service: Everyone contributes approximately 8 hours each week to help with the work of putting on camp. More information about Karma Yoga tasks and how to sign up will be sent by email to all campers in the weeks before camp starts. Performing Karma Yoga offers the opportunity to bond more deeply with each other as we share in the joy of co-creating community and making camp happen.
We provide: Campsites, healthy vegetarian and vegan meals, unisex outdoor showers, exciting programs, guest speakers, experiential workshops and activities, and a snack kitchen for preparing your personal snacks and meal supplements. Clothing is optional throughout most areas of camp.
Weather: Typically changeable. Expect hot to cold and wet to dry.
Essentials: A flashlight, tent, sleeping bag and pad, extra blankets for cold nights, sunscreen, sunglasses, summer clothes for hot days, warm clothes for possible cold weather, easy to carry non-glass water bottle, personal back jack or chair, spray bottle for hot days, and a gallon of water to keep at your tent.
Optional Items: A creative donation for the auction, water toys for swimming, musical instruments, outrageous clothing for dressing up and dance parties. The Transformation Station welcomes new clothing, jewelry, hats, shoes, and dress up fun accessories. Please leave garage sale or thrift store donations at home.
Participatory Music: All music-making is encouraged & greatly appreciated. Bring your instruments, voices, and talents. Be the live music & let's celebrate you!
RVs: RVs and personal vehicles: There are limited RV parking sites, no hookups available. Prior notice to the registrar is required for RVs. Vehicles will be safely parked away from the main camp areas, sleeping in your vehicle is not advised. If you must use your vehicle during camp, please contact the registrar.
Leave at Home: Alcohol or recreational drugs, valuables of any sort, pets of any make or size.
Caveat: Besides being a wonderful escape from some of society's repressive social constraints, Summer Camp can be an intense personal and interpersonal experience. As such, it offers opportunities and challenges to face our own innermost inconsistencies, insecurities, and instabilities, and to encounter and respond to those of others. Be aware that not every situation may be to your liking, and that you are always at choice to participate or not. Traditionally, many campers practice multiple loving relationships. However, Summer Camp is a place where all relationship choices and orientations are honored equally.