Dearest Witchlets — Freya comes riding, they say, in her chariot of light, drawn by 13 cats as sleek and black as night. Swift and silent she comes, they say, to those who call out her name for comfort and truth. Come along with Freya and her black cats as together we venture into the Story of Who Owns the Land. Nancy Buffum created this image last Samhain for the Spiral Dance and for this year's Witchlets’ t-shirt. The image will be white ink on black, purple, or green youth
Dearest Witchlets — are you ready to seek what has been lost and to venture out into the unknown and the strange? To use your intuition as an ally when facing fears and challenges? Are you ready to encounter wild possibilities so together we can change all the worlds? Then come along with Vasalisa and her magical doll as we venture into the Woodlands together. Nancy Buffum has beautifully created this image of Baba Yaga's house on chicken legs for this year's Witchlets’ t-shi
All Campers Contribute to the Work and Play of Camp » Everyone who works on this camp is a volunteer, and everyone who comes to camp also volunteers to help! Task shifts include helping with meal prep or clean up in the kitchen, cleaning bathrooms, or helping with childcare for others who are working. When you arrive at camp, please sign up for your volunteer shifts at registration. Remember, this keeps camp costs down. Adult campers, please assign yourself to a minimum of th
1) All of Camp Is a Peanut-Free Zone » At least one of our beloved campers has a life-threatening peanut allergy. To keep them safe, we ask that you do not bring any items with peanuts to camp, including peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter based candy, and energy bars with peanuts. 2) All of Camp Is a Fragrance-Free Zone » Several of our campers have extreme chemical sensitivity and/or scent-based allergies. Because of this, we ask that you refrain from using any perfumed o
Once upon a far time, when there was water where there is now land and land where there is now water, there lived the Cailleach, old and ancient beyond reckoning. She had seen more years than any other being upon earth. For her, the winters were her nights and the summers were her days. It was the Cailleach who had formed the mountains when she and her sisters first came to the land of Scotland, long before people lived there. They flew over the land, throwing stones from the
Beloveds, Come gather round the fire of our creative spark. Stare into the flames as we seek our 2017 story. Gaze deeply into the spark of creative vision In these difficult times of dancing with shadows and uncertainty, and commitment to clarity — what story will we learn from? Are we seeking ways to break out of our molds of conformity? Are we writing our own story? Might we work with a single deity and each day honor a different story from their journey? Or could it be a D
Will you join us... Registration for Witchlets in the Woods 2017 begins today, February 8 at 6:00 PM. Visit our registration page after 6:00pm today for the link to register. And don't wait, spaces are limited and fill quickly. Some of the important details: Camp Dates: Saturday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 9. Camp 2017 Sliding Scale Fees:
Ages 26 and up: $650 - $300.
Ages 5 to 25: $300 - $150.
Ages 4 and under: Free. Registration fees this year will be accepted onli
Do you have a story that you love? Is there a story that you feel might invoke the energy of something you or your family want to work on this year? What is stirring in you? What is stirring in our community? This Sunday, January 15 at our monthly Witchlet’s meeting, we are working with this year’s Camp Story. Folks can bring any ideas or thoughts of either a specific story they want to propose, or even just ideas of types of stories that they want to bring forward. In our la
We have our menu for this year's camp, please download and look it over! Doesn’t it look yummy?? If the menu doesn’t meet your needs, please be sure to bring whatever food or snacks you’ll need to supplement. As a reminder, there is a refrigerator in the dining hall for camper use, and our entire camp is a PEANUT FREE ZONE. If you’ve been to camp before, you know that we usually have a fairy altar and an ancestor altar. This is your reminder to bring items for those altars!
Camp is getting very, very close, we can almost smell the crisp Woodlands air! We're putting the final touches on things like menu, opening ritual, and dusting off our favorite cloaks and costumes!
You've hopefully received an email with this year's camp packet that includes all of the fabulous information you need to know about this year's camp up in the Mendocino Woodlands. In case you didn't receive the email, we're posting this year's packet here as well. Please click