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Winters Kiss draws us down deep and we are not alone. We dare to embrace Mystery...... Winter Witchcamp is a five-day intensive in the Reclaiming tradition that includes trance work, healing, drumming, dancing, chanting, storytelling, and powerful energy work. At Winter Witchcamp we seek to develop new magical skills while deepening our relationship to Mystery. We embrace the Reclaiming Principles of Unity. We honor the Reclaiming Tradition's core values, including caring for the environment and our families and communities, and embracing diversity of all kinds, including diversity of gender and sexual orientation. However, you must be at least 18 years of age to attend camp.
We honor the Runes and the Norse Mysteries. We are aware that some who honor those Mysteries are also white supremacist. We definitively do not align with those beliefs and work toward social justice as well as honoring diversity and multiplicity in all of its forms in our tradition. In alignment with these values we have published a statement denouncing white supremacy and racism which can be found here .
Our Camp Intention: From Freya's Hall, Winter Witchcamp seeks to deepen our connection to the land of the upper Mississippi River. We revere and revel in the beauty and wonder of winter. As a community, we are awakening to our skills as conscious co-creators of the multiverse in order to manifest more loving, beautiful, and joyful worlds, families, clans, and camps.
We are at 70% to our fundraising goal for Camp! Go to our Fundraising Update Page here .
*In our winter hall you will find many things. Here you can find the core that supports our intention.
RECENT NEWS (JANUARY 2017):
NON-PROFIT UPDATE! We are now a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit as of September 2017. For Tax purposes, our Employee ID number is 27-0976374. Any donation over the registration base line of $380 is tax deductible!
We are at 70% to our fundraising goal for Camp! Go to our Fundraising Update Page here.
CALL FOR SPINNERS
An important part of Winter Witchcamp is the way the community co-creates camp alongside camp staff like Weavers and Teachers. Below is a list of roles we lovingly call “spinner” roles that are open and in need of your service and talents for this coming Winter Witchcamp. We invite all campers, new and old, to take on a spinner role. It is a fun, easy, rewarding way to participate in camp.
If you are interested you can Email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11th and let us know which role you would like to take on. Feel free to Email with questions as well.
We need the following roles filled at camp this year:
Accessibility Buddies: We have several campers who have requested accessibility buddies this year. Accessibility buddies are assigned to a single camper to help with tasks like setting up packing and unpacking, getting between buildings, lifting things, taking notes during path, and navigating the dining hall. Tasks depend on the needs of the individual campers. This year we need eight people to take on this role
Name Tags: The name tag spinner is in charge of providing materials for campers to make name tags out of when they arrive. This can include art and craft supplies, greeting card images, tarot and oracle cards, beads, and anything else your heart desires. Be creative! The supplies should be present before campers arrive on Thursday, but can be mailed ahead if the spinner is unable to arrive early.
Affinity Group Objects: Affinity groups are a way for campers to discuss their experiences at camp with a small, consistent group of people. They are randomly selected using everyday objects. This is where the affinity group object spinner comes in. You will bring pretty items to camp that will be placed in a hat and drawn by campers. Objects can be anything you want! Beads, leaves, images, cards… whatever you can dream up.
Rides and Lodging: The rides and lodging spinner will work with a weaver to match those needing a place to stay and rides to and from camp with community members who have offered to host. This is a good role for an organized person who loves to pay attention to detail. It is an essential role that is immeasurably important in maintaining Winter Camps hospitality culture. This spinner will work before camp to match campers with hosts, starting in January.
Hall of Allies: The Hall of Allies is a space devoted to community created altars. The Hall of Allies spinners will send out calls to community for people who wish to keep a public altar and will be present at camp to set up and tend altars. This spinner will need to arrive by 10am before camp on Thursday for set up.
Altars and Ritual Lights: The ritual hall spinners will be responsible for designing four altars - one for each cardinal direction / element. They will also be in charge of hanging lights in and otherwise beautifying the ritual halls. Ideally four people will take this role. Spinners should be able to arrive by 10am on Thursday to set up the altars.
Labyrinth Assistant: We need one person who is excited to learn about labyrinth building or has previous experience. This person will work with a small team led by Paul Eaves to craft the snow labyrinth at camp. This is a creative, active role that involves shoveling and sculpting in snow and ice. The person should Wednesday morning, the day before camp starts.
Vendor Spinner: We need a spinner to coordinate vendors before camp and set up vending tables at camp. This person will need to arrive by 10am on Thursday before camp.
Raffle and Silent Auction Spinners: We are looking for two people to coordinate the raffle and silent auction this year. These people will secure donations for four silent auction baskets and a raffle table and sell raffle tickets at camp. They can secure donations from campers, the wider community, and businesses. They will need to be present at 10am Thursday before camp for set-up.
We look forward to your participation and support. Thank you!
*Prosperity Spell 2018! The WWC Weavers have crafted a new Prosperity Spell to support our Pay As You Can Model for this year. The Spell and the Bindrune Pentacle that holds the intention of the spell can be found here .