2019 Vermont Camp is Full - Registration is closed.  VWC 2020 Dates are August 22-29. 

 

Every day Sacred; Everyday Gifts

Weaving our gifts into the web of community, we deepen the Sacred in everyday life, connecting with ourselves, each other, and Gaia.

 

WELCOME to the 25th year of Vermont Witchcamp!

We gather once again under the sun and stars in the hills of Vermont at Farm and Wilderness. We come together for a week of creating community based on honoring the Earth and all creatures— including all of us. 

This year's theme is about recognizing the day to day moments of Sacred inspiration that enhance our lives with a sense of purpose, gratitude, and reverence. We will discover and reveal our Gifts to one another. We will reflect on how our Gifts nourish ourselves and connect us to each other. We will offer our deepest devotion and reverence unto Gaia for bestowing these Gifts upon us.

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Bring your magical awareness into the everyday acts we do to take responsibility for our impact on the planet... Express your love of the Goddess with head and heart, but also with your hands.

Starhawk, Earth Activism: My Personal Journey, 2008. 

 

Important Information for VWC 2019  Registered campers were sent an informational mailing, with directions to Camp,Guidebook, what to bring,what to expect, and more - if you have not yet received one, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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All Camp Circle, August 17

In 2019, an All Camp Circle will follow registration from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Saturday on the lawn in front of Ken’s Lodge. This circle will replace the usual first day all camp meeting. All Camp Circle will be the first chance to meet and greet one another and receive necessary information for the week. VWC strongly encourages all campers to attend this circle up, please be on time.
 

WATERS OF THE WORLD

A longstanding tradition of Reclaiming is to honor and bless the Element of water. Reclaiming does this through a spell named Waters of the World. This spell involves bringing waters that have been collected from around the globe and commingling them. Waters of the World will be part of an all camp ritual during the week, so please bring a small amount (2-4 oz.) of water from where you live or from a water source that is meaningful to you. Also bring a jar to take a small amount of the combined waters home with you if desired.
 

RFT, PATH LEADERSHIP, AND CAMPER PARTICIPATION

For this year, each Path (leaders and participants) will plan and facilitate one all-camp ritual during the week. This work will be supported by the newly imagined Ritual Flow Team (RFT). The renewed role for the RFT will be to provide support and guidance to Paths as they plan and realize their rituals. The RFT will also assist to maintain the continuity of the week’s magical arc. 

Organizing campers, Path Leaders, and RFT are committed to supporting the camp community on this week long voyage. We open to Mystery and commit wholeheartedly to supporting one another through this process of co-created magic making.

 

Arrival Information - VWC 2019

Camp begins at noon on Saturday, August 17. Registration is from 12–3 p.m. at Ken’s Lodge. First year campers are encouraged to arrive as close to noon as possible. When you first arrive, you will be greeted on the road and welcomed into the circle. You may choose to go to registration or to get your sleeping arrangements settled, but please come to Ken's Lodge before 2 p.m. Volunteers may be available to assist new campers with finding a cabin between 12–2 p.m. During registration, you will be provided important materials including a copy of the weeks event grid. You will also be able to meet Path leaders, the Ritual Flow Team, learn about Breadwork, work exchange (if you have been assigned), and a whole lot more. 

All Camp Circle Up will follow registration from 3:30–4:30 p.m. on the lawn outside of Ken’s Lodge, weather permitting. Work exchange meetings will follow Circle Up. Dinner is our first meal together at 6:30 p.m., so bring snacks or a packed lunch for the afternoon. 

 Emergency Contact Information:  Cell service is limited at our host site.  There is one shared out-going phone line - bring a calling card to use it.  Messages and emergency calls to this number - (802) 422-3446.

2019 Paths & Leaders Informational PDF    2019 Ritual Flow Team Informational doc

                                      2019 Camp Guidebook

    In an instant, inspiration strikes,
        Sparks rush forth in celestial wonder:
        Ink meets paper. Hand meets drum. Feet meet soil.
        Words act in concert with melody, inspiring soles to dance upon the Earth,
        Healing rhythms beat in time with the heart of Gaia.
Anonymous

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Organizing campers will be at camp starting Friday, August 16 - with limited access to email and no cell service.  From August 16 through August 24 - To reach any organizing camper, path teacher or ritual flow team member call this number and leave a message  (802) 422-3446.

 Some important information shared below, as well

DAY OF CELEBRATION, VISITORS DAY, & RAFFLE
The Day of Celebration is the day to welcome former campers and loved ones into our circle.
Campers from years prior and current intimate beloveds (up to 3 per camper) can join us on this day of fun and revelry. Visiting campers will be with us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All visitors must leave camp by 4 p.m. or you will be asked to exit the circle. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform us if someone will be joining you on visitor day.
The Day of Celebration is also a time for vending campers to present their wares and services for the community to engage in merriment and all around fun. It is also a good day to purchase raffle tickets and donate to the scholarship fund. Please bring cash in USD for raffle tickets and the chance to win fabulous prizes with all proceeds going directly to the VWC scholarship fund.


MAGICAL SWAP SHOP
If you’ve got something wonderful you’re ready to swap back into the world, say maybe that flowy cape, witchy gear or tools, and other similar things- bring them to camp! Keep in mind though that bringing items to the Magical Swap Shop is a Pack In, Pack Out commitment! Contact Fern for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

VENDORS AND BODYWORKERS
The Day of Celebration is when campers may vend their wares: lovely clothing, jewelry, herbs, art, and more. Many vendors prefer checks or cash, and do not accept credit cards. It is best to bring cash in USD as vendors do not have the ability to accept Canadian money.
Vendors tithe a certain percentage of their at camp sales to the scholarship fund, and are also asked to donate an item to the raffle. If you are interested in vending at camp, contact Casey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be a meeting on Saturday, August 17 afternoon for vendors. We gratefully accept extra special amazing items for our raffle. Your generous donations to the raffle fuel our scholarship funds. For our raffle this year, we are also accepting donated items specifically designed for the children in our circle. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

WHAT TO BRING The Green Mountains are famous for unpredictable weather. It may be hot, sunny, rainy, cold, humid, wet or dry. Night time temperatures can be below freezing, even in August. Come prepared. 

□ Sheets / Blankets/ Sleeping bag 

□ Pillow 

□ Sleeping pad/air mattress – mattresses are provided for cabins 

□ Tent, if you are tenting or think you might want to – please note: tenting field can not accommodate vehicles other than cars or vans 

CLOTHING 

□ Clothes for warm and cold weather; VT weather is changeable...(90°F+ days and 35°F nights!) 

□ Warm socks, hat, gloves 

□ Good walking shoes (we really mean it, camp is hilly and paths are rocky!) 

□ Close-toed shoes (we really mean it, a must for your required kitchen work shifts) 

□ Sandals or flip-flops for showers 

□ Rain gear; umbrella; rain boots 

□ Bathing suit (we may offer an event at an accessible waterfront - nudity is not permitted at that site) 

SUPPLIES 

□ Bug dope (unscented if possible) 

□ Flashlight and lots of extra batteries 

□ Reusable water bottle 

□ Sunscreen and hat, much of our time is spent outdoors 

□ Camp chair or small blanket to sit upon 

□ Daypack or bag to carry stuff to Path or ritual 

□ Personal first aid supplies (bandages, aspirin/allergy medicine, your prescription meds; etc.) 

□ Cloth napkin 

□ Mug for coffee and tea 

MUSICAL THINGS 

□ Drums and other percussion instruments 

□ Instruments for general playing & pleasure — always ask before playing someone’s drum or instrument 

□ Chant/song sheets 

SACRED & MAGICAL ITEMS 

□ Journal 

□ Art supplies 

□ Clothing that lets you feel free and magical 

□ Small bottle of water from any source special to you for the Waters of the World ritual. Never drink the Waters of the World! 

OPTIONAL ITEMS 

□ Food, if you have special dietary needs and/or wish to bring some snacks. There is a kitchen refrigerator available for camper use, or bring your own hard-sided cooler. Never leave food unprotected in cabins or tents: raccoons, squirrels, mice will get into containers, bags, tents

What NOT to bring

Pets/ESAs are not allowed. This is a working farm.