Free Cascadia Witchcamp
Next Camp June 23-28, 2017
The Witches, Activists, Organizers, and Visionaries of Free Cascadia Witchcamp will gather in Cascadia June 23-28, 2017 to make magic and ritual, weave new dreams, and co-create the world we want to live in. The theme and story for this year will be working with Oil, and is still being crafted.
This year’s camp will be different than previous years as we make changes in response to feedback we have felt and heard. Please read our letter of context and explanation.
Every summer for the last twelve years, witches and activists and activist-witches have gathered together in the Cascadia Bioregion.
Free Cascadia WitchCamp is a place people can attend regardless of economic status, a camp with a unique commitment to group wisdom that allows any camper to host a path. It’s a place where magical change-making resides at the center of our circle; it’s a camp close to our hearts. Although we gather for just a week, the invitation extends into the rest of our lives.
Camp is held in Oregon with Portland as the closest major airport. Medford/Rouge Valley is the closet minor airport. This year’s site offers a fair amount of infrastructure including a limited amount of raised, indoor beds and electricity. It is on the more accessible side of the spectrum of locations we hold Freecamp. If you have any questions regarding access please contact us!
Registration is required to attend this gathering and our location is announced only to registered campers.
Registration for 2017 is explained here. Registration will be open online May 7 – 10 and is required for attendance at camp.
What is Free Cascadia Witchcamp?
Free Cascadia Witchcamp is a week-long intensive that explores Reclaiming-inspired magic, ritual, and activism for all levels of experience, while creating and tending culture centered around weaving collective magic to aid and support each other and the earth. Free Cascadia is a consent-based, gender-safe and sex-positive camp. We welcome people of all ages, including children.
We anchor our own kitchen and welcome kitchen witches and donations. In the past, this has sometimes meant that meat options have been donated and served.
FCWC is unique in the realm of Reclaiming Witchcamps in that we exist within the NOTAFLOF tradition (no one turned away for lack of funds). This makes our camp accessible to many who can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars attending a Witchcamp. However, creating camp is not free, thus we ask for donations to cover our costs. We are a Do-It-Yourself and participatory camp; it’s only by coming together as community that camp able to happen!
What to expect?
Throughout the week we will enrich our magical skills through daily paths, affinity groups, open spaces, and community rituals. Like other Witchcamps, FCWC is organized around Paths which meet every day. Each Path has two or more co-facilitators and will explore a different focus of magic in action. You choose your Path (or it will choose you) once you arrive. You are encouraged to stay with the same Path throughout the week which can lead to a deeper understanding of the Path’s focus. Affinity groups provide a smaller container to connect with and support others who share an affinity. Open Space is a time when anyone can share a skill or project. In the evenings, the entire camp gathers for ecstatic ritual and shared magic. During this time we feed the cauldron and step into our collective power.
2017 Path descriptions (and their Facilitator bios) are still to come!
Questions? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since camp is a co-created event donations and support are always welcome.
See you at camp! And if you can not make it this year, try checking out other Reclaiming Witchcamps!