3rd Annual Summer Gathering

3rd Annual Summer Gathering

Date: Sept 1-4, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)
Time: Fri 4 pm – Mon 2 pm
Location: Upper Lake, CA (address provided with ticket purchase)

REGISTRATION: Opens July 16

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Join us for our 3rd Transmission summer gathering. We’ll welcome 75 trans men and trans masculine folks for a private retreat in the woods. We’ll have workshops, a pool party, a camp sing along, our first Talent/No Talent show, and after hours activities. You can hang out with friends, create “pop up” workshops, make music, take a hike, soak in the hot tub or go for a swim any time of day or night.

In fact, you can do whatever fills your heart – provided you remain clean and sober, treat others with respect and kindness, and keep the noise level low from 11 PM to 7 AM (silence not required, but being courteous to those sleeping is).

Registration includes 3 nights lodging, 9 healthy homemade meals, hot and cold beverages (non-alcoholic), and all activities. We’ll sleep dormitory style with most rooms holding 8 to 10 people in bunk beds. Half-price scholarships will be available on a first come, first served basis during registration.

The summer gathering sells out fast, usually in under 2 weeks. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about registration.

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What to pack: Bring layers of clothes for cool mornings and hot afternoons, comfortable shoes, swimming attire, personal toiletries, a towel, bedding (pillow plus sleeping bag or blankets & sheets), earplugs (for sleeping), a flashlight and batteries, a journal or notebook, and reusable water bottle. You are welcome to bring acoustic instruments, too.

Transmission is clean and sober. Recreational drugs, marijuana, and alcohol are not allowed. Participants with prescription medication (including medicinal marijuana) should bring and use their medication discretely to treat their medical condition as instructed by their doctor. Sharing or recreational use of prescription medication of any type is not allowed. You can read about our policies here.

DRAFT SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

FRIDAY – Sept 1
3:00-6:00 pm – Registration
6:30 pm – DINNER
8:00-10:30 pm – Opening Circle
11:00 pm-7:00 am – Quiet hours

SATURDAY – Sept 2
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH
2:00 pm – Workshops 1 & 2
3:30 pm – Workshops 3 & 4
5:00 pm – Free Time
6:30 pm – DINNER
8:00 pm – Sing Along
9:30 pm – After dark activity
11:00-7:00 am – Quiet hours

SUNDAY- Sept 3
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH
2:00 pm – Workshops 5 & 6
3:30 pm – Pool Party
5:00 pm – Free time
6:30 pm – DINNER
8:00 pm – Talent/No Talent Show
9:30 pm – After dark activity
11:00-7:00 am – Quiet hours

MONDAY – Sept 4
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Closing Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH

2:00 pm – Tidy up, pack, depart

TRAVEL

GETTING HERE: Participants will receive the address and directions once they have completed registration. The site is about 75 minutes north of downtown Santa Rosa, about 3 hours west of Sacramento (without traffic) and about 3.5 hours north of San Francisco or Oakland (without traffic).

RIDESHARE: If you need a ride or can offer one, select the rideshare option when you register. We will add you to the rideshare board so you can connect up. While there are no guarantees, everyone has found a ride so far! If you need a ride, it’s helpful if you can be as flexible as possible about where and when you meet the driver.

AIR TRAVEL: The Sonoma County Airport (STS) is a 60-minute drive from the retreat. At least three airlines offer service. Check the airport website for details

Other air travel options include Sacramento International airport (SMF), approximately 3 hours drive from the retreat, or San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) airports, both of which are approximately 4 hours from the site by car, depending on traffic.