Gather, Share & Learn on the Mountainside
July 15-18, 2022
When: July 15-18, 2022. Opening circle at noon on Friday, closing circle at noon on Monday.
Where: Deep in the forests of Worcester, Vermont.
What: Four days of fun workshops, relaxing outdoors, and discussions about transmasculine identity and culture. We'll announce the workshop schedule closer to the event.
Food: We serve three hot meals a day, cooked with love by our transmasc cook Ray. First meal is dinner on Friday, last meal is breakfast on Monday. We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
Sleeping: Bring your own tent and sleeping bag to camp in the forest.
Hanging out: Enjoy our open-air tarp shelters, fire circles, woodland glades, refreshing brook, and nearby mountain trails.
Sanitation: Poop in the portapotty, pee in the woods, and wash your hands often at our outdoor sink.
Pets: Please leave your pets at home. This land is already home to 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 9 goats, so adding more critters brings too much chaos!
Cost: Sliding scale $150-550.
OUR COVID POLICIES
- Stay home if you are sick or have been directly exposed to someone with Covid
- The program is 100% outdoors (dress for the weather!)
- Consent-based masking: Masks are generally optional, but please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it if someone asks you to be masked when near them.
- Please get a covid test 1-3 days prior to the gathering. This can be a PCR test (recommended) or a rapid test. Stay home if your test is positive.
DAYS UNTIL CAMP
WHO WE ARE
Murphy Robinson (they or he) is a queer transmasculine human who teaches archery, hunting, and survival skills for marginalized genders.
They've been a Wilderness First Responder since 2006 and a Street Medic since 2010. They love hiking with their dog Clyde, growing/wildcrafting their own food, and researching queer and trans references in medieval norse poetry.
Roles: Organizer, First Aid
kell arbor (warrior/they) is a Montpelier-based sex edu-taining rascal from the mountains of Maine. They are a queer, kinQy, non-binary person that believes in the power of our relationships as a change tool.
kell is the Director of Health & Wellness at Pride Center of VT, and also enjoys DJing Queer Dance Parties, queer critical mass bicycle rides, outdoor naked cabaret, sex toy workshops, zine making and more!
Roles: Organizer, Mental Health Resource Person
Erin O'Connell (ne/nim/nirs) identifies as transgenderqueer.
Ne powerlifted in college pre-transition, started doing what's formerly known as CrossFit, finished a Spartan Beast, and decided to switch to kettlebells and maces. Ne is a certified personal trainer through ISSA and holds a KIPS mace certification.
Ne enjoys wooing street cats with slow blinks, cold water plunges, and building raging fires in nirs Solostove.
Connor Spear (he/him) is a queer transman, blacksmith, potter, and artist.
He enjoys queer community theatre, cooking local food meals, snuggling with his dog, and the occasional humble-brag about his impressive Wordle score.
Ray (ze/zir) is a 3rd gender being who seeks to make food that communicates love for all beings and nourishes in nonlinear time (basically, ze bakes a lot of cookies).
Ze also cares for friends and family, offers bodywork, does carpentry, and rolls around in the woods.
Roles: Camp Cook
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