Qigong Camp Council 2019 is a five day council re-visioning Qigong Camp for the next 25 years.
This will be a much smaller camp with a very specific purpose, an invitation to members of the Qigong Camp community to bring your voice, your wisdom and experience in our far reaching review of camp culture. What works, what needs attention, what is waiting to be born? What is your vision for a healthy, vibrant Qigong Camp in 2020 and beyond?
The particular areas we want to engage with are:
- the value we give to women’s voices and gender equality
- the responsibilities of power and transparent leadership
- how we create a culture of healthy boundaries around intimacy and sexuality that will support everyone to feel safe
- a review of camp holding structures (small groups, pow-wow, sharing space)
- a review of how we work with young people
- our response to climate change
You may have other things you would like to bring to the table, or the yurt floor, and they are welcome.
A typical day will be something like
Qigong sessions in the morning before and after breakfast
Discussions groups in the afternoons both as a full circle and in small hubs with a camp gathering before supper
Celebrations in the evenings for whatever we dream up together
Children’s activities for both morning and afternoon sessions
The camp will be limited to 40 adult participants and ten children, including staff.
Adult participants need to have attended at least three camps.
We are committed, as far as possible, to selecting equal numbers of men and women and to creating a balanced spectrum of ages.
The closing date for applications is January 21st 2019.
Places will then be allocated by a blind lottery process which fulfils our selection criteria.
The cost of this camp
£150 fixed fee per adult
£90 per child.
£100 of an adult ticket and £50 per child covers the fixed cost of running a camp, the balance covers the cost of food.
There will then be an optional suggested donation which will be payment for the teaching, and staff, who will otherwise be offering their time for free.
We are very excited about this co-creative event and feel sure that out of this will grow an even stronger and more dynamic camp.
Our apologies to those of you who were hoping for Qigong Camp’s full return this coming year but we trust that we will all benefit from this deep tending of the camp which we all hold so dear.
With love and appreciation
Brad, Daverick, Kirsty and Olly