Family Camp 2023 Announced!
WA Family Camp July 20 - 26, 2023
International Camp in Mexico January 2024!
REGARDING WASHINGTON CAMP:
WA NVC FAMILY CAMP 2023!
Family Camp is growing and changing before our eyes!
We had a great time at reunion camp last year, and are starting to feel more stable around covid concerns and strategies. In conjunction with a longing for deeper connection, learning, community, and service, this year we are planning to run a camp of similar structure and function to the pre-pandemic Vashon camps!
We will continue to offer a community sourced program where both staff and campers contribute to creating a schedule of activities and sessions to support the community in living and learning NVC.
DATES AND LOCATION:
We have reserved the Retreat Center at Brooks Memorial State Park from July 20-26! We will meet with staff for training and pre-camp connection off-site on July 19th, as well as virtually in the weeks leading up to camp.
The retreat center has a fully furnished industrial kitchen!! We plan to have kitchen staff. Check out the website for all the details about campground rules and other awesome amenities.
Minimum of $500 per person over 1 year of age. If you give more it would support us supporting staff and campers even more.
Early Bird Tuition: $500 - $600 early bird (By May 1st) Deposit is $200,
Regular Tuition: $575 - $675 (After May 1st) Deposit $230.
Deposits are requested at time of registration. See payment links below.
The Final payment is due June 15 (total remaining)
We are sharing the budget (below) to support transparency and hope for more sustainability and shared holding of all our diverse needs.
We have the capacity for a maximum of 80 people (and a minimum of 50).
If you’re interested in being on staff please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that staff have a higher level of NVC integration, which might look like:
- Involvement in living, sharing, knowing NVC in community over time.
- Ability to self-empathize, empathize, express honestly while caring for impact and awareness of how you’re holding internal and external power/rank/influence.
- Hosts and organizers having had an experience of the staff person having ability to be present with families while holding the needs of the whole camp and own needs with care.
- Involvement in community practicing NVC and Restorative processes where there is giving and receiving feedback.
- The ability, capacity and drive to contribute deeply to the service and needs of the camp community, and show up for commitments you have made, while proactively tending your needs while at camp.
We look forward to being in community again with you this summer! And if you know a family that hasn’t experienced NVC family camp before, and might be interested, please forward on this email.
Jeremy Barnes, Marcia Christen, and Maren Metke
PAYMENT (links also in registration)
Zelle (preferred): 4085966676
Venmo: @nvcfamilycamp (add an extra $10 to the payment to account for venmo’s fees)
Paypal: paypal.me/nvcfamilycamp (be sure to mark as “friends & family in order to avoid fees, or add an extra $19 to the payment to account for the fees)
Checks: sent to 10914 Bill Pt Ct NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Made out to Jeremy Barnes, with “WA NVC Family Camp” as memo
We're excited to be with y'all!
REGARDING NOR CAL CAMP:
We are currently considering postponing until 2024
REGARDING INTERNATIONAL MEXICO FAMILY CAMP:
We are in dialogue with the beloved host of our last two years world-schooling program about reserving dates in mid December 2023 or early January 2024. We are excited to spend our solstice & holiday season integrating NVC together. More details to come.