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Spring Thing 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)


What to Expect                                                                                                                                                              
 

♥  Morning Community Gathering for dancing in the day, literally and figuratively! 

♥  Daily Zegg Forum in which we reveal whatever is authentic, alive and true  

♥  Love Groups where you are guided thru intimacy building activities within a small group

♥  A variety of community-led workshops, playshops, presentations and conversations in which to learn, practice, play, enjoy and contribute

♥  All-Community gatherings such as Puja, Nine-Minute Dates, Esctatic Dance, Talent Show and Auction

♥  Sacred Sensual Temple

♥  Silent Morning


S'more Camp Program Offerings                                                                                                                                    

This section will be continuously growing and evolving, so check back here again.

Want to present something awesome at S'more Camp?

We'd love to hear from you. Please send us a bio, a photo, and a description of your offering. There are very few presenter slots because we offer a single track workshop experience.  There are not multiple simultaneous offerings.  This way, the entire camp can attend together (except those who opt out), which provides deeping community bond and shared tool-sets available for use throughout camp.  Please send your offering ASAP because if the planning team selects your presentation for the main schedule, we'd like to add it to the website. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 

Building Community by Making Music Together                                                                                                              

Singing!  Drum Circles!  Jam Sessions!  Where music happens, community happens!   Bring your voices, songs, and instruments to share!

Check out this article about the science of how music strenthens social bonds.


Venue                                                                                                                                                                           

Venture Retreat Center: 201 Eden W Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060. 

Nestled among ancient redwoods and located only about an hour away from San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. 

Retreat includes a: Main Lodge, Serenity Yurt, Camping Meadow, large deck, pool, hot tub, fire cirlce, indoor / outdoor showers and potties.

https://www.ventureretreat.org/ 


Karma Yoga                                                                                                                                                                  

Working together builds community.  Doing something real together such as helping prepare a meal allows us to experience people in a different kind of setting, and to practice the relationship skills that we will be learning.  If you have a physical challenge that would make it difficult for you to contribute, please check in with us before camp.  Different options include: meal prep, meal clean, snacks, sanctuary beautification, sheet cleaning and main room refresh.  We will send out Karma Yoga signup closer to the start of camp.


Event Registration, Wednesday 4/2 thru Wednesday 4/8                                                                                            

Event tuition:  $575

Registration includes meals from Lunch on Wednesday, 4/2 through Brunch on Wednesday, 4/8.  Also includes accomodations of Tent Space, dry RV/Vehicle Camping and Shared Dorm Space. 

*We are open to negotiating scholarships if you have financial need. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Arrival

We have observed that commuting to, arriving at and getting set-up can be challenging.  We request that you plan to devote your entire arrival day to Spring Thing in support of yourself and the volunteer organizing team.  Please arrive on the property between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday (lunch will be available 1-2:00). Plan your travel to allow time for you to arrive, check-in, have lunch, and get yourself set-up BEFORE 4 p.m.   

 

Early Arrival Tuesday, April 1st

Tuition: $65

An Early Arrival is offered on Tuesday, 4/1 for the Venture Retreat grounds fee of $65.  An Early Arrival provides opportunity to ease into Spring Thing. You are welcome to take time for yourself – relax by the pool, soak in the hot tub, have a bonfire, sleep-in….  and/or to help with any set-up activities underway. Those who have participated in Early Arrival commented on how relaxing it was and how ready they were to connect with the larger community.  We will advise of options for having dinner on-site on Tuesday evening and breakfast on-site Wednesday morning for an additional fee closer to the beginning of Spring Thing. 

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Want to join the team?                                                                                                                                                     

It takes a villiage to raise a consiousness! Please tell us about how you would like to help, Of course everyone who comes to S'more Camp is on the team, but we'd love a little extra help before and after camp.  There are also worktrade options for those needing financial assistance. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


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New Culture strives to be an inclusive and sustainable community.  We benefit from new folx of all genders, ages and abilities.  Word of mouth from a trusted friend is the best way to spread this opportunity, so please, share what you love with those you love.      


Frequently Asked Questions >>> FAQs                                                                                                                                 

Our sister sites have clarified a bunch of the ins and outs of New Culture Camps. 

Please visit their sites below and if your curiosity is left unaddressed, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

https://cfnc.us/summercamp/faq/

https://www.nfnc.org/sc/msmanners.php