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

Registration info
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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 mindfulness practices, journal writing, heart circles, workshops, a pool party, our camp sing along, the first Talent/No Talent show, and after hours activities.

Don’t feel like going to a scheduled activity? Need some down time? No problem! Hang out with friends, create your own “pop up” workshop, make music, take a hike, relax, go for a swim or soak in the hot tub 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).

We sell out quickly (usually 2 weeks or less). Join our email list to receive reminders.

Registration is all inclusive. Your fee covers 3 nights lodging, 9 healthy homemade meals, daily snacks, hot & 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.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Layers of clothes (for cool mornings and hot afternoons), comfortable shoes and swimming attire
  • Personal toiletries, a towel, bedding (pillow and sleeping bag or blankets & sheets). You can rent bedding for $25 if you prefer (blanket and pillow)
  • Earplugs (for sleeping), a flashlight and batteries
  • A journal or notebook and pen (for some workshops and to capture your memories and experiences)
  • You are welcome to bring acoustic instruments
  • Leave computers and electronics at home so you can fully immerse yourself in retreat mode.
  • SUBSTANCE FREE: Leave recreational drugs and alcohol at home. Transmission is a clean and sober heart-centered retreat. Prescription medication (including medicinal marijuana) should used discretely to treat medical conditions per doctor’s orders. Sharing or recreational use of prescription medication of any type is not allowed.

DRAFT SCHEDULE  (subject to change)

TIMEFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAY
7:15 AMMeditationMeditationMeditation
8:00 AMBREAKFASTBREAKFASTBREAKFAST
9:15 AMJournal
Writing
Journal
Writing
Journal
Writing
10:30 AMHeart
Circle
Heart
Circle
Heart
Circle
1:00 PMLUNCHLUNCHLUNCH
2:00 PMConcurrent sessions
a) TPOC Connections
b) White Allies workshop
WorkshopClean up
Depart
3:30 PMWorkshopTransitions
Panel
5:00 PMWorkshopPool Party
6:30 PMDINNERDINNERDINNER
7:30 PMOpening CircleCamp Sing AlongTalent-No Talent
Show
9:30 PMWorkshopWorkshop
11pm
to 7am
QUIET
HOURS
QUIET
HOURS
QUIET
HOURS

 

TRAVEL

Getting here: Participants will receive the address and directions once they have completed registration. The site is in northern California 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.