Summer Gathering

group-photo-v22017 Theme: CELEBRATING MANHOOD

Sept 1-4, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)
Fri 4 pm – Mon 2 pm
Northern CA site (TBD)

The summer retreat is a 4 day/3-night gathering for 90 trans men and trans masculine folks all along the spectrum. As always, this is a clean and sober event. The retreat schedule and travel information are below.

quotes5Our theme for summer 2017 is “Celebrating Manhood.” This is a unique opportunity for us to explore, challenge, and celebrate manhood together, from our own perspectives, identities, and experiences. We’ll share our stories, our strength, our struggles, and our wisdom in workshops and activities that inspire conversation and community. This theme will not appeal to everyone, but folks all along the trans male/masc/nonbinary AFAB spectrum are welcome.

We’ll also have heart circles, a pool party, a camp sing along, and our first Talent/No Talent show. Plus anyone can create a “pop-up” workshop or activity. You can also hang out with friends, take a hike, make music, soak in the hot tub or go for a swim, or take a nap.

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). You can read about our policies here.

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The price for 2017 will be $450 (or less). This includes lodging, healthy homemade meals, beverages (non-alcoholic), and all activities. Lodging is dormitory style with most rooms or cabins holding 8 to 14 people in bunk beds. Half-price scholarships will be available as funds allow.

Transmission is not for profit and is produced entirely by volunteers. Proceeds pay for scholarships and help underwrite the next retreat. About Us.

Transmission retreats sell out fast. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about registration.

Transmission embraces the diversity of our trans masculine identities, races, bodies, races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations and abilities.

DRAFT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY – Sept 1
4:30-6:00 pm – Registration
6:30 pm – DINNER
8:00-10:30 pm – Opening Circle
11:00 pm-7:00 am – Quiet hours

SATURDAY – Sept 2
7:00-7:45 am – Meditation
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:30-10:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH
2:30-4:00 pm – Workshops
4:30-6:00 pm – Workshops
6:30 pm – DINNER
8:00-10:30 pm – Sing Along
11:00-7:00 am – Quiet hours

SUNDAY- Sept 3
7:00-7:45 am – Meditation
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:30-10:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH
2:30-4:00 pm – Pool Party
4:30-6:00 pm – Workshops
6:30 pm – DINNER
8:00-10:30 pm – Talent/No Talent Show
11:00-7:00 am – Quiet hours

MONDAY – Sept 4
7:00-7:45 am – Meditation
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:30-10:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
12:30 pm – LUNCH
1:30 pm – Tidy up, pack, depart

TRAVEL

GETTING HERE: Participants will get the exact 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 and the rest is up to you. 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 60 minutes from the retreat. Two airlines offer service. Check their website for details

Other 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 3.5 hours from the site by car, depending on traffic.