Fri, Dec 15|
WINTER SOLSTICE CAMPOUT 2023
Soularus Campout Series invites you to an extended winter weekend of community, celebration, play, movement, transformation, connection, expression, nature, and sacredness!
Time & Location
Dec 15, 3:00 PM – Dec 18, 3:00 PM
Skyview, Skyview Rd, California 95006, USA
About the event
Soularus Seasonal Campouts presents
WINTER SOLSTICE 2023
Join us for our Winter Solstice Campout, the fourth campout in our series of four seasonal campouts each year on every equinox and solstice. See next year's dates at bottom!
4 days and 3 nights of connection, expression, and movement in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains! Our Winter Solstice Campout is more contemplative and inward than our other seasonal campouts and it incorporates the powerful journey of a full day of silence. There will be an emphasis on spaciousness, simplicity, and slowing down. Enjoy dance journeys, yoga/qi gong, meditation, authentic movement, contact improv, healing arts, hiking, nature immersion and plenty of free time each day to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
Skyview Road, Boulder Creek CA 95006
GPS coordinates 37°11'12.4"N 122°05'29.8"W
Begins Friday, December 15 at 3:00pm
Ends Monday, December 18 at 3:00pm
**Note: There is limited roundtrip shuttle service (extra $30) from Boulder Creek now available! You can purchase this add on when buying your campout ticket.
WINTER SOLSTICE CAMPOUT
An extended weekend of connection, expression, reflection, and movement at Skyview overlooking the Monterey Bay. We will get cozy as we enter the winter season together and honor/celebrate the longest nights of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This will be a deep container blending a variety of offerings from our DJs and facilitators (see schedule below).
Picture yourself dancing amidst the trees, taking a long solo or group hike, sitting beside the campfire quietly contemplating the new year ahead, soaking leisurely in the hot tub after a transformative workshop, or sharing a satisfying conversation over a delicious meal prepared by our cooks. There will also be a day of "silence in motion" from 7pm on Saturday to 7pm on Sunday. All dances, classes and activities are held without conversation or talking during this 24-hour period and participants are asked to do the same in all their interactions.
This campout includes simple, organic, vegetarian meals (vegan/gf options) which are provided with love and care to nourish your body. As for sleeping, there are both spaces to pitch a tent or car/van camp. There will also be a large heated group tent for some of the classes and activities that will also be available for anyone to roll out their sleeping bag. And yes there's a hot tub, two outdoor hot showers, and two composting toilets.
NOTE: All of our scholarships have already been awarded to those who identify as BILPOC and would not otherwise attend the retreat without it. This is part of our commitment to increase racial/ethnic diversity and inclusivity. There are no more scholarships available at this time.
CAMPOUT SCHEDULE (subject to change at any time)
Friday Dec 15
12 - 4pm Arrival window
4-5pm Welcome and intention setting with Ya Mei and Daniel
8-9pm Fireside Connection with music, movement, and storytelling
Saturday Dec 16
10-12pm Qi Gong & Authentic Movement
2-4pm Afternoon movement/dance
7-8pm Winter Solstice Ceremony (Day of Silence begins)
8-10pm DownTemple "Embodying the Mystery"
Sunday Dec 17
11-12pm Morning "Shake"
1-4pm Afternoon Workshop
4-6pm Sunset Silent Disco
7-8pm Song Circle (Day of Silence ends)
8-10pm Sound immersion
Monday Dec 18
10-11pm Contemplative Dance
2-3pm Closing circle and integration
/// This gathering is for ages 18 and up. We hope to open up to children for future gatherings.
/// Only 40 tickets will be sold. There are no day passes. You can arrive and depart whenever you like but you must register and pay for the whole thing.
/// Pay in full at time of registration. Cancellations will receive credit for a future campout. Note that we will not hold this event if there's a big storm and everyone will get credit for a future campout.
/// Getting there can be challenging for some. The route is paved most of the way but the last mile is steep and narrow in some places. Any vehicle can make it if you drive very slowly. And of course if you have a four-wheel or all-wheel drive bring that. THERE IS AN ADD ON SHUTTLE SERVICE from Boulder Creek that you can buy for $30 in the tickets section below.
//// No RVs or trailers.
/// There are no scholarship or work trade positions. All facilitator slots are filled.
/// Simple, nourishing, organic, vegetarian meals are included! Vegan and gluten-free options provided.
/// Each participant commits to doing one meal shift to help with prep, cooking, serving, and/or cleanup. This will be organized once we are all at camp together.
/// Please leave all non-human animals at home (excluding legitimate service animals).
/// All are welcome and asked to practice care and respect...for yourself, each other, and Earth. Everyone in attendance commits to practicing active consent in all their interactions. Set your intention to be present and devoted to the experience. You are of course free to choose how you spend your time balancing rest with participation, group time with solo time.
/// This gathering is a recreational drug and alcohol free space. All participants commit to not being under the influence at any time while on property, not having such substances in possession, nor bringing them to the campout in any way. If you need an exception to this agreement for a genuine health concern you may email us through this website at least 24 hours prior to arriving at camp to discuss possibilities.
/// All are at choice. Each individual takes 100% responsibility for their own health and safety.
Directions and the FAQ Page HERE. Please read thoroughly!
Each tier of pricing has a sliding scale based on your annual income before taxes.
Low income = less than $40,000/year
Middle income = $40,000/year to $80,000/year
High income = more than $80,000/year
When choosing your income level during ticket purchase, please adjust your rate upwards if you have significant assets (own property, have a trust fund or inherited wealth, a retirement plan, etc.). Adjust your rate downwards if you have significant burdens, excessive health care costs, single-parenting, adult dependents, unusual losses, etc.
Full Camp (no day passes)
Early Bird $120-$195 (before 9/30, limit 10 tix total)
Tier One $150-$225 (before 11/30)
Tier Two $180-$270 (registration closes 12/15 at 11:59pm)
Limited Roundtrip Shuttle from Boulder Creek $30 add on when buying tix
Registration and Ticket purchase below!
Please be aware that everyone attending is taking 100% responsibility for their own health and safety. Everyone is empowered to be at choice. Masks, vax, and tests are NOT required in any way. Much of the retreat will happen outdoors, but there will be indoor (large, heated tent) dancing and classes...especially if it's raining. Being fully at choice, you can decide what you are willing to participate in (and what you are not) at any time during the retreat. If you are ready and willing to join us under these conditions, I heartily welcome you. If not, I completely respect your choice and hope to connect with you in other ways that feel good for us both.
Next year's 2024 campouts!
Spring Equinox 3/15-3/18
Summer Solstice 6/14-6/23
Fall Equinox 9/20-9/23
Winter Solstice 12/20-12/23
From $120.00 to $195.00
Sep 30, 11:59 PM
Must purchase in full before 11:59pm on 9/30. Only 10 tickets will be sold at this price range.
From $120.00 to $195.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
Low Income (under $40K/yr)
From $150.00 to $225.00
Nov 30, 11:59 PM
Must purchase in full before 11:59pm on 11/30.
From $150.00 to $225.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
Low Income (under $40K/yr)
From $180.00 to $270.00
Dec 14, 11:59 PM
Please note that registration closes the day before the campout starts! (12/14 at 11:59pm)
From $180.00 to $270.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
Low Income (under $40K/yr)
SHUTTLE FROM BOULDER CREEK
Dec 14, 11:59 PM
Shuttle service that will pick up at 1pm Fri 12/15 and drop off at 5pm Mon 12/18 at Wild Roots Market in Boulder Creek. You must find your own parking somewhere nearby. Check signs so you don't get a ticket! Shuttle vehicle is a 4WD Ford Expedition with an enclosed trailer for your gear. Room for 7 people only.