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ABOUT

This year we gather at a sweet summer camp in Colton, Oregon. Here we'll be nested under the embrace of the towering cedar trees, and blessed by two creeks that run through the property.

This five day, four night gathering is a retreat for women looking to step away from their daily routines, find some peace (and play) and connect with others in the ways their soul's have been longing for. It's a chance to share wisdom, enjoy good food, have meaningful conversations, and experience nature's beauty together. You may not want to ever leave!

 

The gathering includes:

  • Morning movement classes to awaken and energize.

  • Imaginative and heartening workshops throughout the day.

  • Soul-touching ceremonies for deeper connection.

  • Home-cooked and nutrient dense meals.

  • Evening entertainment and performances for collective joy.

  • Nightly storytelling under the stars by the sacred fire.

We welcome all who identify as women, making sure everyone feels supported, including offering child care so mothers can fully engage. For quiet reflection, there's a tea and tarot temple, and even a spa for those who desire deeper healing and rejuvenation.

 

This event offers a variety of choices, allowing you to tailor the experience to the path most organic to who you are.

 

At The Temple of Belonging, you'll find a community waiting to connect. We trust your intuition to guide you through this journey, leaving you refreshed, supported, and inspired return home with a full cup and an awakened spirit.

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What this gathering offers:

  • An Emergent, Diverse, Inclusive, and Accessible space to be seen, held, and cared for!

  • Access to 80 acres of forested land, with creeks and trails to explore and commune with.

  • 5 days, 4 nights days of intentional and inclusive programming, workshops, ceremonies, ritual, and emergent conversation
  • All meals that are consciously sources, nutrient dense, and made with love

  • Childcare and mama's den space for support for all our little ones and their mothers

  • A spa and lounge for those who wish to focus on slowing down and receiving physical and energetic care

  • A marketplace to showcase and sell the many beautiful goods made by our community

  • Morning meditation, prayer, qi gong, and yoga 

  • Space to "choose your own adventure" and explore the depth of land and wisdom workshops that you want

  • A tea and tarot lounge to unwind and drop in

  • A silent temple space to enjoy quiet and solitary time

  • Nature trails and wooded nooks

  • Nightly fire and star gazing

  • A sacred rememberance of our ancestral ways of living and loving and learning together.

  • A brave and humble space to share all the nuances of sisterhood, community, healing and tending to the present moment

Learn about bringing your kiddos!

The camping down-low:

This is a camping event. If you have accessibility needs, please email us after purchasing your ticket.

Tent camping is included in your festival ticket.

There will be VERY LIMITED CAR CAMPING, so please bring what you need to be held and nestled in by nature.

The camping is part forest and part field, perfect for fairy lights and hanging decor and making your camping spot your home for the weekend. Please be respectful of the land and leave no trace.

You are expected to pack out everything you pack in.

 Toilets, showers, and drinking water will be available. 

There is RV hook ups for 2 - please email us to book these.

If you need support renting camping gear, head to -> https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/gear-rentals

The food:

It's so important for women to be nourished together, and to be well fed :)

 So, we are proud to be a fully catered event!

Nourishing and intentional meals will be provided throughout the week by Adrienne Hasler and her team :)


Meals will be nutrient dense, protien balanced, plant forward, gluten free and dairy free.
You will be lovingly fed from dinner on Sunday the 4th to brunch on Thursday the 8th.

All women are required to bring their own bowl/plate, mug, and set of utensils. Larger bowls are highly recommended as we will be having soups/stews many of the evenings. 

*BYO cooler for beverages, snack for in between meals, and any extra goodies you may desire to nourish the specific needs of your own bodies.

 

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What to bring?

  • Water bottle

  • Sturdy shoes and sandals

  • Extra snacks and beverage products that you love

  • All camping gear (tent, pad, pillow, blankets, headlamp, tent stakes)

  • Extra shade structure if needed

  • Toiletries and towels

  • Ca$h money for artisan gifts, certain workshops, and spa offerings

  • All eating utensils: cups, plate and/or bowl

  • Sunglasses / sunblock / bug spray

  • Personal medications and care needs

  • Warm clothing for night

  • Drums and instruments

  • EVERYTHING you may need for your little ones!

  • Carts, baskets, or bags for transporting goodies around the land

  • Blankets and floor mats

  • Yoga Mat

  • Land offering / Altar pieces

  • An open heart

Things to note:

  • There is a minor emergency close down the road

  • You will have cell service, but try and be present and stay off the phone

  • We will not allow people to come and go attendance unless agreed to by the staff, once you are here, please stay with us to help with the cohesive energy field. Late arrivals and early departures are allowed

  • We encourage a sober event, but will not be policing anyone - please consume the intoxication of sisterhood and nature instead of substances.

Honoring The Land

We humbly acknowledge that our programming is held on the traditional lands of the Molalla and Kalapuya people. We take this opportunity to offer respectful recognition to the Native communities in our region, and to those who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.

 

We recognize the continual displacement of Native people by the United States and are committed to work on dismantling the ongoing effects of this settler colonial legacy. Please join us in gratitude for ​the contributions Indigenous peoples have and continue to make to our community, country, and world.

Establishing a practice of acknowledgment can be a powerful first step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase indigenous people’s history and culture.

 

Through this simple gesture, we move toward inviting and honoring the truth, and countering the “doctrine of discovery” that our country was falsely founded upon. 

Such statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment. Let us therefore consider how to move beyond words into programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to indigenous rights and cultural equity.

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