Winter Solstice Newsletter
News from the Organizers
The Org, Witchcamp’s five-person organizing team, has met several times since camp. Work for this season includes considering camper evaluations, organizing finances, filing AGM minutes, liaising with Evans Lake management, participating in visioning and teacher selection, putting together this newsletter, and planning for our January working retreat. Also, we’ve welcomed in new Communications Org Marie Maccagno, replacing Laura Busheikin, who cycles off this year.
Our working retreat will take place on January 18, 19, and 20 in Victoria. We are looking for accommodation for two of us, ideally in or near James Bay. Also, donations of meals would be very welcome. Contact Laura at email@example.com if you are able to help.
Huge thank yous to
- Virginia-Rae Choquette for redesigning our website
- Everyone who contributed to visioning—hosting, facilitating, scribing, discussing, contributing from afar, and holding space
- Ruby for being part of the teacher selection committee
- Goo for keeping in touch with Indigenous Elder Aline LaFlamme, who was given the name Grandmother of the Weeping Witches at 2018 camp
- Outgoing continuity teacher Seraphina Capranos for three years of focus and love
At 2018 camp we took the first step in diversifying and sustainifying BCWC’s organizational structure by setting up committees to support the Org (the five-person organizational team).. The committees are accessibility, safer spaces, communications, fundraising, and visioning. They will begin meeting early next year. If you are interested in joining one (meetings will most likely be by phone, Skype or Zoom), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling in wild diversity
There are plenty of high-end spiritual retreats in BC. Witchcamp is not one of them. Proudly so. We love the kind of magic that can only happen when there is deep diversity, and in keeping with our core values, we strive to keep camp affordable. Donating to camp and/or paying fees at the high end of the spectrum allows camp to offer a sliding scale and to offer needs-based scholarships. If you can participate in this way, please, please do! It is needed. As many long-term campers transition into retirement and many younger campers struggle with today’s cost of living and the punishing BC housing situation, camp needs all wands waving in an ongoing spell of abundance. Donating can be easy—as easy as setting up a small monthly e-transfer.
To do this, or make a one-time donation, click here. To learn about other ways to financially support camp, click here.
Staying in touch
Check back on our website – we will update it periodically as plans for the upcoming camp solidify.
Follow us on Facebook. The Page is a public-facing site where we post announcements. It can be freely shared with anyone. If you ‘like’ it, you’ll see updates on your Facebook feed.
Join our Facebook Group. This closed group is for community conversation. The public can see that the group exists, but can’t see the content or members’ names. Any member can initiate a discussion and approve requests to join. You will need to request membership. If your request does not get approved, send us an email at email@example.com.
Join the Yahoo email group, Webra, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or the Yahoo group email@example.com.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We check this inbox approximately weekly during the winter, so please be patient.