Virtual Vermont Witchcamp, Aug. 21-28, 2021

Reconnecting Community: Re-emerging, Reflective, Resilient

This past year, we have been vividly reminded of both our interdependence and our need for connection. We have learned new lessons and done deep work. Looking to what lies ahead…
We can emerge stronger and more connected than ever
We can commit to making the most of this moment, rich with possibility
We can once again gather virtually to make Myth, Magic, and Mystery 

Over the past year, many of us have had our lives disrupted by the global Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a hard year for many, yet we can still find solace in community and connection - whatever form it takes! VWC honors this community and our commitment to strengthen and maintain the threads that connect us through Magic and our collective history. While virtual in 2021, we want to support each other by gathering once again and participating in offerings that stimulate the mind, challenge the spirit, and strengthen our Web.

Call for Online Paths and Community Offerings

In 2021, camp will be framed with an opening event on Saturday, August 21st and a closing ritual on Saturday, August 28th. In between these dates, the week is wide open for your contributions to the cauldron, including:

   - Online Paths designed to be offered over a number of sessions during the week of camp.

    - Rituals (healing, community-building, inspiration, worship, magic…)

   - Optional Offerings (themed conversations, group hang-outs, craft workshops, tarot readings, online healing sessions, bardic circles, collaborative spells, story-sharing, dance parties…other ideas?)


                                A Few Practical Details

VWC is excited to welcome path leaders and presenters from our community, even if they have not had formal Reclaiming teacher training.


All who step into a leadership role within the VWC community are asked to commit to a code of conduct reflecting our adherence to the Principles of Unity, the use of Consensus and the practice of Consent. Please see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LKG_MZXPkL3QabAKEgHEvxDxQahsVSDVQEdXcxCNZ9E/edit?usp=sharing to view VWC's Position of Service Statement. 


                                  No charge for camp 2021! 

There is no charge or registration fee for attending virtual camp. VWC will receive no money from campers.

 As a result, path leaders will not be paid by VWC (as they would for an in-person camp). However, organizing campers did not want to deny those considering offering a path the chance to recover material costs, or receive compensation for their efforts. In these cases we've recommended a sliding scale.  

We anticipate there will be a number of no-charge offerings from the community, in addition to the opening and closing rituals and drop-ins offered by the organizing and resource campers. Submissions from BIPOC facilitators will be given preference. 

Path leaders and other presenters who wish to charge will be responsible for registering and charging participants. A sliding scale fee structure is strongly encouraged. 


Interested? Let Us Know . . . 

…. about your experience with VWC and Reclaiming.

….about your offering and how VWC may be able to support you. 

Contact VWC by:   Monday, May 31 at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to present your proposal. 

Blessings from the VWC 2021 organizing and resource campers, Archer, Amy, Beth, Betsy, Cyd, David, Ornella, River, Stone, and Wendi.

 

 

"We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been -- a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power…Someplace where we can be free."

~as written by Starhawk

img_3159Once a year, in the fullness of summer, 130 people of all genders and all ages gather in the Green Mountains of Vermont to create a magical pagan community called Vermont Witch Camp. Our vision, rooted in the magic of the Goddess as the Immanent Life Force, is based on the Reclaiming tradition of the Craft. The work we do together during the week gives us energy to grow and nurture ourselves, our wider world and to birth a vision of a new culture.

We gather together in the Reclaiming tradition of witchcraft, rooted in the magic and religion of the sacred mysteries, manifesting a union of spirit and activism. Throughout the week we learn and enrich our magical skills through a daily path experience, affinity groups, optional workshops, and community rituals. This is a magical intensive offering an opportunity to deepen personal connection to the Sacred Realms. We share this time opening, empowering, and transforming: ourselves,our community, the world. Witchcamp can be intense, joyful, provocative, and life altering. The intensive is sequestered for the entire 7 days. Please plan to attend the entire week.

Reclaiming Core Values are caring for the environment, self-determination for all human beings, embracing diversity, supporting the values of peace, community and family, and participating in efforts to support social justice. We agree to abide by the Reclaiming Principles of Unity (reclaiming.org).

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 We are still accepting your kind donations for VWC 2021 scholarships and to offset this year's administrative costs