California Witchcamp 2016
Sunday June 26th through Sunday July 3rd 2016
Northern California, Mendocino Woodlands
General Information About Witchcamp
This is an extraordinary event for extraordinary people.
Share in a week of Reclaiming style, earth based spirituality and magic. Come and study magic and ritual in a week long Intensive. Witchcamp is offered to all genders at all levels of experience. Newcomers can learn the basic skills of magic and ritual, working with the elements, movement, sound and the mythological and historical framework of the Goddess Tradition.
Advanced classes offer the chance to apply the tools of ritual to personal healing and empowerment, or a focus on taking the Craft out into the world, creating public ritual, ongoing groups, and healing issues surrounding leadership and power. This event is a deeply moving, life changing week and a constant experiment in temporary village life. We will also look at ways of bringing this work and inspiration into our everyday lives, creating powerful, joyful times.
We welcome people of all genders, gender histories, and orientations, and we encourage you to feel safe to explore the fluidity of your identity, if you so choose.
This year Witchcamp will be held at the Mendocino Woodlands, located just far enough outside the town of Mendocino to avoid coastal fog. The camp is set among a mature Redwood/Douglas Fir forest, creating a beautiful, peaceful setting. The cabins are rustic, but pretty. Camping is also an option. A small river runs through the camp, and is the home of steelhead trout.
What to Expect at Camp
On the first night, each of the teachers will introduce themselves and explain the path/class they will be teaching for the week. Each morning, the class/path you have chosen meets from 9.30 to 12.30. You stay with the same class all week, as the work you do follows through each day.
In the afternoons, your affinity group will meet for an hour after lunch. These groups are formed on Monday. This group is a place for you to share and get emotional support, create art, or whatever your group chooses to focus on. Afternoons are also a time for optional offerings from our teaching staff and our many talented campers.
Nighttime is when the whole camp comes together for our evening rituals. Witchcamp has a different theme and story each year, and this theme and story are what the nighttime rituals are built around. One of our nights will be saved for the ever-famous Talent Show. We also offer other nighttime activities, a dance party, and a more erotic dessert night. (Plus other spontaneous shenanigans.) Together we will participate in a magical journey of spiritual and personal growth.
What is an Intensive?
Seven days of ritual and magic. Designed for people who are dedicated to powerful spiritual learning experiences and personal growth. This intensive is not a festival. It will expand your unconscious awareness, push your edges and likely change your life. The intensive is sequestered for the entire 7 days. Please plan to attend the entire week. Also, we don't allow children due to the intensity of the week. Witchcamp reserves the right to refuse attendance to anyone.
How Much Does Witchcamp Cost?
What does this fee include?
It includes all meals (vegetarian), workshops, rituals and accommodation for the week. You might want to bring a little extra cash in US currency only for our pagan market place, and for the scholarship fundraising raffle and auctions.