S'more Camp 2018 will be held at Lupin Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
February 16-20, 2018
"... Soon it became clear that the healing of love and of human community had to be placed at the center of this work. Sexuality, love and partnership need to be freed from lying and fear, for there can be no peace on Earth as long as there is war in love."
— from the Tamera website: https://www.tamera.org/index.html
Questions? Call Ken Seehart (831) 535-2442
S'more Camp embraces the ethos of New Culture, which is beautifully described in the following quotes from our sister organizations:
“NFNC [Network For a New Culture] seeks to build a sustainable, violence-free culture through exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, radical honesty, equality, compassion, sexual freedom, and the power of community.” ― http://www.nfnc.org/
"New Culture seeks to create environments where authenticity, transparency and honesty are deeply valued and encouraged. When we connect from the deep heart, a magical world of love, harmony, fulfillment, intimacy and joy becomes possible for us and the planet." - Autumn Camp, New Culture Northern California (NCNC)
"New Culture" is about creating sustainable, rich, intimate personal relationships, along with a sustainable world to enjoy them in, based on transparency, delight, freedom, and community. In order to create a New Culture in our lives and in the larger society, we put on events that help us develop the skills we need to make that real, including communication, self-knowledge, presence, conflict resolution, and effective activism. - http://www.new-culture.org/ (world-wide New Culture groups and events info page)
S'more Camp Program Offerings
(This section will be continuously growing and evolving. All items in the program are subject to change, so check back here again.)
Building Community by Making Music Together
Singing! Drum Circles! Jam Sessions! We intend to make most of the music for this event ourselves instead of mostly recorded music. Where music happens, community happens! Bring your voices, songs, and instruments to share. Setting love free by setting music free!
"If you can walk, you can dance, and if you can talk, you can sing!" —Zimbabwean Proverb
Check out this article about the science of how music strenthens social bonds.
Evalena founded LoveJourney: the Healing Path of Tantra in 1997, sponsoring workshops and supporting a compassionate community practicing the highest erotic and romantic arts. Evalena works in the San Francisco Bay Area and by phone or Skype world-wide. Her channelings and tele-seminars have reached people in 14 countries and 24 states. For more information, see: LoveJourneyTantra.com or evalenarose.com.
Learn erotic ways of communicating with your lover(s) that enhance intimacy and further open you to eros. We'll practice communicating "above the line" and making conscious requests followed by rewarding your partner(s) when you receive what you ask for. We’ll enjoy some grounding and centering exercises and movement. Following a delightful demo, pairs enjoy pleasure mapping, a touching exercise (non-genital), that lets you practice feedback and requests while learning styles and types of touch your body likes. You may discover new erogenous zones and gain a deeper command of your voice in intimate settings. Very enjoyable, expands one’s capacity to receive, and gives you practical skills that make a difference in intimate exchanges, and in everyday life. Bring a floor mat, blanket or large towel. www. lovejourneytantra.com
Evalena will also lead a puja and possibly a temple event TBA
Wolf Lindley trained for many years directly with Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Non Violent Communication; and has taught NVC for the past 15 years in Europe, Australia and South America. A deep study of Duhm and Tolle led to an extended visit to study and teach at Tamera in Portugal in 2016. Wolf taught New Culture inspired NVC-based communication in Portugal, England and Ireland. He is currently based in Oakland, CA.
Fred Burks has been deeply dedicated to spiritual growth and transformation for his entire adult life. He became interested in tantra and energy work over 20 years ago, and has facilitated many engaging, heart-centered playshops around the country helping people to open to the limitless sources of transformative energy available within themselves and others. He was a key founder of the sex and spirit based Sacred Connections community in the SF Bay Area and is a respected spiritual activist on the Internet. See www.peerservice.org for the inspiring and transformational websites he manages.
9-Minute Dates, facilitated by Fred Burks: You first have two minutes to talk with your partner (or partners) about what you'd like to do on your date, then five minutes to dive in and explore what you've agreed to, and then end with two minutes to wrap up and share about the experience. You will have time for dates with five different people during this process. It is best to arrange your dates ahead of time, so that you have a written dance card with five slots when you come, though you don't have to fill all five. You can also just show up and see who is available if you don't have a dance card or have empty slots. You are encouraged to find dates with campers of all genders. These dates can be as wild and sexy or as tame and sedate as you like, as long as they are fully consensual.
Kelly Bryson MA, MFT is the Director of The Center for Compassion, a community organization providing education in Compassionate Nonviolent Communication℠ to organizations and individuals, and conflict resolution locally and internationally. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families, and a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 1984. Kelly Bryson is the author of Don’t be Nice, Be Real—Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others an NVC handbook. He is also a contributing author to the anthology The Marriage of Sex and Spirit. Kelly is a Communitarian, workshop facilitator, consultant and developer of “Tribal Technologies” for the growth of communities and organizations of every description. languageofcompassion.com
Forum Team Lead, Connection Games, Forum is a group process developed at the German community ZEGG to provide a stage for whatever is happening inside the person: one's true motivations, deep feelings, ideas and emotions. The Forum helps facilitate transparency, sharing and clarifying unsolved situations of daily life, and it can be a catalyst for one's own personal growth. Connection Games are a collection of tribal technologies that we have accumulated over the years from many sources. They cultivate connection, trust, and laughter!
Carole Golden has had a stellar career as a professional body worker for over 20 years. Trained as a Reiki master, in Feldenkriest, ortho-bionomy, EFT and much more, Carole loves to share her gift of magical touch and invite others to open to learning how to connect their heart with their touch.
Coconut Oil Massage Experience, Carole will give us an intro to EFT, and lead a coconut oil massage class.
Dan Schultz, DC
-- Holistic Chiropractor since 1991
-- Founder of Maitreya Mountain Village an off-grid,
organic permaculture farm and community
-- Host and producer of talk radio show,
* New Culture Radio*-- Hawaii Ironman Trianthlon Finisher
-- Author, speaker, videographer, father
How to Adjust Yourself with Dan Shultz
This class integrates holistic, natural, "innate" corrective techniques into a daily regimen for self-healing and maximum
Event registration is Open:
Event tuition: $295 (early-bird is closed) (additional costs for accommodations with Lupin Lodge and food will apply - see Lupin Lodge section below). breakfasts are complimentary with Lupin registration. Campers may also provide their own meals; bring and cook your own -or- dine at Lupin’s restaurant. Note: it is inconvenient to go off-site for meals. Sleeping yurts are also available.
Scholarships are available.
You will complete two separate registrations. One with our registrar for the S'more Camp event, and one with Lupin Lodge for lodgings.
*We are open to negotiating scholarships if you have financial need. Please inquire with the registrar.
to register with Lupin
Lupin Lodge offers a variety of sleeping accommodations: Camping is always available. Communal dorm space and personal yurts are options subject to availability Additional fees are asked for RV space. See below for prices.
Food: A delicious restaurant offers a varied menu for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included in the Lupin lodge fees and a cook-it-yourself-kitchen is also available!
We are considering setting up a S'more Camp participant-run kitchen as an alternative. Vegetarian/Vegan/GF and other special needs options will be provided. We are looking for community kitchen volunteers who would be willing to support?
to register with Lupin
Extra long lunch and dinner time slots will facilitate an easier experience (and more unstructured time), since the Lupin restaurant is not set up for a buffet.
Camping - Special discounted rates
$88.00 per person 5 days, 4 nights
$110.00 per person in the dorm 5 days, 4 nights
$15.00 per night additional charge for RVs requiring electric and water hook ups
Single 4 Nights 308.00 - Couple 4 Nights $396.00
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