Eshay's Fall Forest Retreat: An Introspective Weekend of Healing, Growing and Outdoor Living Skills
IS THIS RETREAT FOR YOU
If you are looking to:
- Spend some time in nature to do some hiking, writing and self reflection ?
- To connect with other people around meals, campfires and ping pong?
- To practice some outdoor skills in the forest, while having some relaxing fun?
Then this retreat is for you!
This retreat is for all people who are respectful, value differences and welcomes diversity. Camp Earth Connection especially invites and provides a safe space, for people from groups who have felt uncomfortable or unsafe at times while camping or being in a remote environment. We welcome people who identify as LGBTQ plus and people from the BIPOC community. People in recovery from addictions are invited to attend. Please note this is an adult event, and all registrants must be 18 or older.
The retreat and facilities are alcohol and drug free. Please read more about this policy below.
Who is Eshay (and Druid)?
To learn more about Dru and I, please feel free to visit my bio page. In addition please feel free to visit my Blog where I have been writing since 2015 both about my adventures with my canine companions and my thoughts and dreams.
Alcohol and Drug Use Policy
Like all Camp Earth Connection Programs, Eshay’s Retreat is drug and alcohol free. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. If you use a substance medicinally, it is expected that it is prescribed by a healer or doctor. If you use cannabis medicinally, we ask that you use it sparingly and off the premises, away from those who may be in recovery from addiction. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited and we ask that you do not drink on or off site during this retreat. If you would like to read more about the Eshay’s decision to make this an alcohol and drug free space you can read Eshay’s Blogpost: A Sober Story
What this Retreat Provides:
- A safe space to be you, to learn and to grow
- Guided hike
- Your own Personal Journal
- Community Building Tasks (including shared meal preparation, and clean-up.)
- Opportunties to meditate.
- Healthy Vegetarian meals with Vegan options: 2-Light breakfasts, 2-Brunches, 3-Afternoon snacks and 2-Dinners.
- One meal specially prepared by local Vegan Chef, Susie Gutierrez (Susie’s Seitan), owner of Vegan Epicure
- Hot showers!
Schedule your personal retreat now by booking a cabin/campsite of your choice. Personal guided retreats are also available. Please contact Eshay at email@example.com for more information.
What Happens After I Register for Eshay's Fall Retreat?
After you register for Eshay’s Fall Retreat, you will get a confirmation email and be asked to secure your lodgings if you have not already done so. By the end of August, you will get an information letter which will include a list of what to bring, what to expect and what you can do for self care to help us make this a great retreat for you.
In the packet you will also be asked to complete some forms including a Liability Release form, a Rental Agreement (for your lodging) and a full registration form that will ask for more information such as Emergency Contact Names and Food allergies, etc.
Still have questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered as soon as possible.
LODGING Options and Cost (for Eshay's Fall Retreat)
Lodging includes Friday and Saturday evenings. Check in at noon on Friday, and check out at 1pm on Sunday. Price range from $75 – $150 for the weekend. For those who are able to please bring your own bedding or a sleeping bag, pillow and towels. If you are traveling internationally or by flight, we will provide your bedding and a towel. Please note: We will note be able to accommodate guests’ pets at this retreat.
One room Log Cabins w/electric (2 Available) – shared (2 people in each) – $100/person
One room Pod Cabins (3 Available) – 1 person in each (or a couple) – $150/person (or $160 for a couple)
Rustic Screened Cabins (6 Available) – shared (2 people in each) – $80/person
Cabin Tents with 1 or 2 cots(2 Available) – 1 person in each (or a couple) – $80/person (or $90 for a couple – 2 cots)
Bring your own tent (campsites available or camping in main field.). $75/person (or $80 for a couple)
Available by special needs and first come first serve. Please note, that we will assign you a cabin-mate unless you request to stay with another registrant. Reservations will only be allowed after you have registered for the Retreat. The campground is closed to the general public and is just open for Retreat attendees.
When your payment is received, your cabin or campsite will be reserved.
Below are some of our past retreats and events at Camp Earth Connection.
2022 CEC Vision Retreat (for staff, family, vision team members)
Healing Hearts Fall Retreat is being postponed until 2022
I hope to see you next year – when hopefully we are all healthier as a community and world. There will be camping availability this weekend, for those who would like to take some time to be in nature and the forest! Take good care.
With Peace and Gratitude,
2019 Women's Fall Retreat
2019 Healing Hearts Women's Fall Day Retreat and Camping Weekend
PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Women’s Fall Day Retreat will be happening on Saturday, September 14th from 8:30am – 8:30pm at Camp Earth Connection.
The day will consist of a variety workshops and activities offering opportunities to connect on a deeper level with yourself, each other and the forest. A bit of “Forest Healing” for women in search of self direction, grounding, and healing. Workshops may include: Writing, Forest Healing, Connection to the Earth through Movement, Nature Meditation, Fire-making, Yoga, and an Introduction to Archery (Learn about Kyudo, the ancient Japanese martial art of the Samurai.) We will prepare and share lunch and dinner together and celebrate with shared music, poetry, writings, etc after dinner around the fire.
WOMEN’S CAMPING WEEKEND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 1pm – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 1pm. If you are looking for a deeper connection, join me at Camp Earth Connection in a cabin, rustic cabin, tent or glamp in the Mountain Queen Cabin or PJ’s Tiny House on top of the Hill. Depending on interest there will be additional workshops available and shared meals on Friday and Sunday. All those camping should visit the campground pages on this website and make a reservation as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Healing Hearts Women's Fall Day Retreat Registration
For Tompkins County residents there is a sliding scale fee. In order to make Healing Hearts Retreats sustainable please note that the break even cost per person for the day is approximately $50. If you can contribute more that helps with women who need to pay less. Thank you for your support and understanding. Sliding Scale Fee: $25 – $100 Please note, registration does not include lodging. For those interested in camping for the weekend please visit our campground page.
For Non-Tompkins County Residents the sliding scale fee is: $50 – $100
To Pre-Register for this event, please email: email@example.com with your name and contact information. You can either mail your payment to:
Camp Earth Connection 63 Hammond Hill Rd, Freeville, NY 13068
or make a payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact email@example.com
Women’s Dish to Pass Gathering, Saturday, January 19th, 4-7 at the Mountain Queen Cabin
Please feel free to join me at the Mountain Queen Cabin and share some food and connection time! It’s always great to find out what friends have been up to and meet new friends. Share your accomplishments, your challenges and your inspiration. Find out what’s happening at Camp Earth Connection and abroad this season.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to. I hope to see you all soon.
With Peace and Gratitude,
Healing Hearts Fall Retreat: Schedule, Presenters, Workshops
Healing Hearts Fall Retreat, September 11-13,2015
Friday, 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org You are invited to bring some food to share, but it is not required.
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.