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2018 RETREATS

WOMENS FALL CAMPING RETREAT at Camp Earth Connection Friday, Sept 7 at 1pm - Sunday, Sept 9 at 12noon

Formerly known as the Healing Hearts Retreat, this year the Women’s Fall Camping Retreat will be a bit less formal, giving women time to relax, enjoy the beauty and healing effect of the forest and participate in a few workshops at their leisure.

CAMPING:

There will be an early check in for camping, so those who reserve a campsite or cabin for the weekend can check in Friday any time after 1pm.  Check out will be Sunday is by Noon.   Reserve your campsite or cabin by August 25th and request a 10% discount!  Campers will be required to sign a rental agreement.  Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

PROGRAM & MEALS:

Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast , lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast will be prepared as a community.  CEC will supply basic ingredients for simple vegetarian meals, and participants are encouraged to bring food to share.

Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities to participate in activities or workshops including: guided trail & forest walks, outdoor living skills, meditation, fitness, communication and writing.  If you are interested in offering a workshop please contact Susan at campearthconnection@ gmail.com  All workshops are optional.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is pretty simple this year and the fee is nominal.  You can register for a one or multiple days at  $30 per day or $75 for the weekend.  If you want to contribute more, extra payment will be distributed via scholarships for women in need of financial assistance.  Register by August 25th and request a 10 dollar discount (this applies to weekend registrations only.  If you need a scholarship please contact Susan via campearthconnection@gmail.com

To register – e-mail campearthconnection@gmail.com and send your name, address, contact information, dietary restrictions and need to know medical information. You can make a payment via paypal below or mail your check to “Camp Earth Connection” 63 Hammond Hill Rd, Freeville, NY 13068.  You will be required to sign a liability release prior to your arrival.  To receive the early bird discount checks must be received by August 25th.

Womens Retreat Registration


UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

Below are some of our past retreats and events at Camp Earth Connection.

Healing Hearts Women's Dish to Pass

October 28, 4-6pm at Camp Earth Connection

Please join us for a gathering of women who are committed to healing as a community and healing the Earth. Learn more about Healing Hearts Retreats and other Camp Earth Connection Programs. Free and open to women of all ages.

Volunteer Opportunities

Now accepting Volunteer Applications for the 2017 Retreats

Healing Hearts is seeking a few volunteers – areas of interest include: Vegan and Vegetarian Cooking, Marketing and General Outdoor Yard Tasks. Please complete the volunteer application below and submit. Volunteers receive a partial discount on registration. Discount varies with volunteer positions.

Healing Hearts Fall Retreat, September 8-10

Registration is Open

The Healing Hearts Women’s Retreat provides a safe space for women to support one another in our individual and collective journeys in healing and growth. Through the exploration of the arts, healing arts, and connection to the earth through workshops, performances, and unstructured activities we will give and receive from our knowing, expertise, and experience so that each may heal more deeply and stretch into living her truth more fully. Our aim is to deepen our sense of community among women, increase our personal peace and well-being, and empower ourselves to be more effective in whatever service we offer the world. We welcome a richly diverse population of women who vary in color, size, age, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, and persuasions of all kinds.

Healing Hearts Fall Retreat: Schedule, Presenters, Workshops

Below are links to all the information you need to know about the 2017 Healing Hearts Fall Retreat

Friday, September 8 at 1pm – Sunday, September 10 at 1pm

Request for Workshop Proposals

Workshop Presenter & Performer Proposals for the 2017 Healing Hearts Women's Fall Weekend Retreat are now being accepted.

The Healing Hearts Women’s Fall Weekend Retreat will be held on September 8-10, 2017 at Camp Earth Connection. Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the Fall Retreat. If you are a returning Healing Hearts Presenters or a past participant, and you are interested in returning as a presenter, please contact Healing Hearts and prepare a proposal by May 15th. If you are new to Healing Hearts please contact one of the directors (Susan or Sherron) to set up an interview to discuss your interest. Selected presenters will receive 150 dollars off their registration fee.

PAST EVENTS

Healing Hearts Dish to Pass

Thursday, February 9 at the Mountain Queen Cabin

Join us at the Mountain Queen Cabin at Camp Earth Connection to learn more about Healing Heart Retreats or to re-connect with the Healing Hearts community of women. All women are welcome. Teens are welcome to attend with a guardian. Bring a friend.

Healing Hearts Winter Weekend Retrea

January 7 - 8, 2017

Join your Co-Leaders Sherron & Susan for the 3rd annual Winter Weekend Retreat. Enjoy yoga, writing, hot-tubbing, and nature exploration. Make connections & candles and begin exploring what you need to move forward in your journey, in this challenging new year ahead. Stay at the peaceful Mountain Queen Cabin at the top of the hill at Camp Earth Connection. Limited to 14 women.

Healing Hearts Women's Fall Day Retreat

Saturday, October 8 9am-5pm

Join us for a beautiful Fall Day Retreat at Camp Earth Connection. The day will include a walk in the woods, meditation, writing, campfire cooking and some zen archery. A great way to relax and spend a day in nature. Bring your bathing suit to enjoy some time in the hot tub.

Camp Earth Connection Carpentry Retreat for Women, September 16-18

Hammerstone Carpentry School for Women at Camp Earth Connection

This weekend retreat will offer a balance of opportunities to recharge and relax while creating community through learning skills and working together. You will foster new and old friendships while building a beautiful and functional picnic table together that will be donated to a local organization in need. The retreat commences with an afternoon hike (optional) and will include delicious vegetarian meals and a campfire at least one evening. Days will start with yoga and/or meditation and movement practices. By using some of our evening time together to cover carpentry lecture topics, our days will be free to learn hands on skills at a relaxed pace and still accomplish our shared goal of building a beautiful table.

Healing Hearts Women's Fall Retreat

New Dates: September 9-11, 2016

Join us for the 6th Annual Helaing Hearts Fall Retreat. We have some exciting new workshops as well as some of our old favorites. Workshops & Activities include: Zen Archery, Salsa Dancing, Hip Hop Dancing, Writing in Nature, Yoga, Reiki, Divination, Wildlife on Hammond Hill, and more. Check out our Schedule of Events & Meet the Presenters!

Guided Solo Reading/Writing/Walking Day Retreat

Saturday, May 7 9am-5pm

A day for you! Join Susan & Sherron who will be co-facilitating a day of relaxation, meditation and connection at Camp Earth Connection through Yoga, Reading, Writing and/or Walking activity. Women will design their day to meet their personal goals. Spend time walking on trails in the woods, sitting by a pond, writing or hanging out by the campfire. A group orientation will be held in the morning. There will be three optional workshops/activities: Yoga, “Walking with Awareness” to help you heighten your senses as you experience the forest; And “Prepare to Write” designed to help you with focus and creativity. We will join together for a shared vegan/vegetarian lunch & hot beverages and snacks will be available throughout the day. Cost: 50-100 dollars sliding scale.

Healing Hearts Dish to Pass at the Mountain Queen Cabin

Saturday, March 26th at 5pm

This is a free event open to all women who are interested in re-connecting from past Healing Hearts Retreats and would like to learn more about HH Retreats. Meet past presenters, participants and enjoy some good food and friendship! Hope to see you there. Please RSVP at campearthconnection@gmail.com

Healing Hearts Winter Weekend Retreat

January 1 - 3, 2016

Join us for the 2nd Annual Winter Weekend Retreat at the Mountain Queen Cabin at Camp Earth Connection. This is a wonderful weekend to explore the outdoor winter wildlife at Hammond Hill, and to seek peace and solace in winter hibernation and activity in nature. If weather permits we will have Introductory X-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing available as well as an Outdoor Hot-Tub. Workshops Topics may include: Introduction to Vegan Cooking; Gentle Yoga for Women of all Abilities and Shapes with Sareanda Lourdes; Paz Con Dinero (Peace with Money) w/ Becki Hawley; Winter Outdoor Bowling, Exploration Winter Wildlife Walks, “Facing Life and Death” with Kellie Lamoreau; and “I Envision – Vision Board Making” with Sherron Brown. Vegetarian/Vegan Meals and Cabin Lodging included. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Registration Fee (Sliding Scale): 150-300 dollars.

Healing Hearts Dish to Pass at the Mountain Queen Cabin

Saturday, December 19th at 5pm

This is a free event open to all women who are interested in re-connecting from past Healing Hearts Retreats and would like to learn more about HH Retreats. Meet past presenters, participants and enjoy some good food and friendship! Hope to see you there. Please RSVP at campearthconnection@gmail.com

Winter Solstice Fire on the Hill Celebration

December 22, 5:30-6:30pm

Bring your mug for hot chocolate, coffee, tea or cider and join us around the campfire as we celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Mountain Queen Cabin at Camp Earth Connection. Feel free to bring your worries and wishes on paper and turn them into ashes as you send them off to the universe.

"Serenity on the Hill" - Healing Hearts Women's Fall Day Retreat

Saturday, November 7 2015 at the Mountain Queen Cabin (Director's Cabin), 9am-5pm

Join us for a day of relaxation, meditation, and connection. Healthy Snacks and Vegetarian/Vegan lunch will be served. Enjoy a variety of activities including: A Zen Approach & Introduction to Archery; A Guided Walk in the Woods, Meditative Writing, Conversation, Tenzee and Making Connections. Treat yourself to some healing energy on Hammond Hill. Cost: 30-60 dollars sliding scale

Healing Hearts Upcoming Retreats and Gatherings

Healing Hearts: Women's Backpacking Basics & Day Hike Retreat - Friday Sessions begin September 18 from 1-4pm, Saturday Day Hike Retreat is October 10, 9am-4pm

Attend one or all of these workshops. Backpacking Basics is a series of hands-on workshops for women interested in learning more about camping in the woods and experiencing more connection with nature. This is an Introductory program and will include hikes of 30-60 minutes on Fridays and a 2-3 hour hike on Saturday (for the retreat/trip.) Friday Sessions are September 18, 25, and October 9th from 1-4pm. The Day Hike Retreat is Saturday, October 10 from 9am -4pm. Friday programs suggested donation is 15-30 dollars and the Day Hike Retreat suggested donation is 25-50 dollars. No one will be turned down for inability to make a donation.

Healing Hearts Fall Retreat, September 11-13,2015

Dinner at Healing HeartsFriday, Sept. 11 beginning at 1pm to Sunday, Sept. 13 ending at 1pm
The Healing Hearts Women’s Retreat is designed to provide women ages 18 and over, a safe space for to support one another in our individual and collective journeys in healing and growth. Through the exploration of the arts, healing arts, and connection to the earth through workshops, performances, and unstructured
activities we will give and receive from our knowing, expertise, and experience so that each may heal more deeply and stretch into living her truth more fully. Our aim is to deepen our sense of community among women, increase our personal peace and well-being, and empower ourselves to be more
effective in whatever service we offer the world. We welcome a richly diverse population of women who vary in color, size, age, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, and persuasions of all kinds.
See below for information on volunteering, presenting or performing.

2015 Healing Hearts Women's Fall Retreat

Registration and General Information- Visit this page

Meet the Presenters – Visit this page

Workshop Descriptions – Visit this page

Schedule of Events- Visit this page

 

Trese Stevenson Joins Healing Hearts Fall Retreat

Trese Stevenson, who sings with Stone Cold Miracle and has the sound of original soul music founded in deep grooves, funky beats, and gospel-inspired vocals will be joining the Healing Hearts Women’s Fall Retreat on Saturday, September 12 to perform and share her story of hope and healing with Healing Hearts participants. To learn more about Trece’s music visit http://stonecoldmiracle.com/

Healing Hearts Dish to Pass & Spring Work Day, Saturday May 2, 2015

Saturday, May 2nd: Spring Work Day begins at Noon at Camp Earth Connection. We will be raising the “Helianthus Room” or greenhouse and planting it, in addition to other Spring Camp tasks.
At 5pm there will be a Healing Hearts Dish-To-Pass for all women who are interested in re-connecting from past Healing Hearts Retreats and to learn more about the upcoming Healing Hearts Fall Retreat. Hope to see you there. Please RSVP at campearthconnection@gmail.com

Healing Hearts DIsh to Pass

Saturday, March 28, 1pm at the Mountain Queen Cabin

Women of all ages (teenagers included) are invited to a dish to pass gathering at the Director’s Cabin. This is a great chance to re-connect with friends from the retreats or learn more about the Fall Healing Hearts Retreat. We will be talking about Volunteer and Presenter opportunities. Please feel free to bring a friend. RSVP if possible at campearthconnection@gmail.com You are invited to bring some food to share, but it is not required.

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Healing Hearts Winter Day Retreat

February 28, 2015 9am – 5pm
Join us at the Mountain Queen Cabin at Camp Earth Connection for a day of community women. This day is designed to help you find peace and direction in your life through activities which connect you with nature, each other and your self. Activities include: A guided snowshoe walk to the nature preserve; An introduction to sit spot meditation; “Sharing from your Heart” – Inspirational Stories from women of our community; and a delicious and healthy vegan and vegetarian lunch and snacks.

Healing Hearts: Outdoor Adventure Winter Retreat for Women

Friday, January 2- Sunday, January 4, 2015
Friday 1pm – Sunday 1pm

A wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to a peaceful weekend women’s retreat at Camp Earth Connection. Join us for Yoga, Massage, Meditation, Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking, An Outdoor Hot Tub, An Introduction to Snow-Shoeing, X-Country Skiing and Winter Bowling. For those experienced at snowshoeing and skiing, you can explore the trails adjacent to the camp. Explore the woods on a guided walk and discover the wonders of the winter including animal signs and tracks. Learn to cook healthy vegetarian and vegan meals as we explore some wonderful recipes from local cookbooks: Moosewood Cookbooks and The Great Life Cookbook and together prepare our meals. Choose to reserve a bed in the cabin on the hill, or the one room cabin at the camp. Reserve your spot now. Limited space.
Cost: 325 with lodging; 250 w/out lodging.
Early bird special: Register by December 12th and get 25 dollars off price.

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