Summer 2021–WE ARE HAVING GODDESS CAMP! (with Covid protocols)
June 28 – July 2, 2021
Day Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
While we have traditionally had a Thursday night sleepover, we are not doing that this year due to Covid.
True Beauty is Powerful, Joyous, Alive and Rooted
In a world filled with media images of false perfection and beauty, this week-long camp brings girls and young women together to honor the real, sacred beauty in us all.
- share in council circles
- learn about our own personal goddesses
- drum and sing
- participate in team building games, explore nature and create beautiful art.
- hike to the waterfall
- do self-esteem and body-positive activities
- have time for visioning
- wild craft herbal teas and balms.
- make music, braid our hair, adorn ourselves with henna, write poetry, do dream journeys, craft power objects and laugh a lot.
Tracey Forest, Sienna Thiem and Deena Chappell Smith, as well as junior counselors who are veterans of Goddess Camp.
Cost is $250 per camper. A myriad of crafting and art materials are provided. Send your camper daily with a packed lunch (yes, in the past, we have a provided lunches for additional fee, but we can’t do that with Covid).
To register your child, fill out the registration forms and make a deposit (required).
Fill out the REGISTRATION FORMS HERE.
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Questions? Email Tracey at email@example.com
A note about gender
While all of our camps are open to all genders, often girls gravitate naturally to Goddess Camps and boys to Warrior Camps. Our goal is to assist in the healing of our culture, not to ‘segregate’ or be gender essentialist. However, we find value and depth and a lack of self-consciousness in a ‘circle of sisters’ or a ‘circle of brothers,’ where young people feel a sense of freedom to share openly in a space held by mature adults. For example, although it is important for both boys and girls to learn about consent, it needs to be addressed in different ways for girls than it does for boys due to the toxic cultural norms we are attempting to transform.
By inviting girls to gather together with women, we create a safe container to explore their deep connection to the Ancient goddess cultures and reverence of the female, to talk about body image and break down “false beauty,” cultivate the divine feminine, and discuss issue around their self esteem, consent, and menstruation as well as teach them skills to be empowered and self sufficient.
By inviting boys gather together with men, we create a safe container to explore emotional intelligence, discuss what a true warrior is, explore earth stewardship, feel safe to express the full range of emotions and how to respect others’ boundaries with the intent of releasing the lineage of unhealthy traditional “male” roles which are pushed on boys and young men from countless modern and historical sources, as well as teaching them skills to be empowered and self sufficient.