2019 Summer Gathering

2019 Summer Gathering


Gathering for trans folks and more!

Date: Aug 22-25 (4 days, 3 nights) 
Time: Thurs 4 pm – Sun 2 pm
Location: Saratoga Springs, Upper Lake, CA

General Registration is Open!


We still have spots reserved for People of Color and multiracial people. If you identify as either you will be moved from the waitlist directly to registered until we reach max capacity.

This is our 5th annual summer gathering … heart circles, hiking, journaling, workshops, swimming, community discussions, music, laughter, fresh cooked meals … and 60 trans masculine folks!

  • Donate to our scholarship fund.

We’ll spend 4 days/3 nights enjoying interactive workshops, fun activities, and friendship. If workshops aren’t your thing, take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, make music with friends, or just hang out.

We’ll sleep in shared cabins and bunk rooms, or you can bring your own tent or RV (sorry, no RV hookups at this site).


If you’re feeling social, you’re sure to make friends. If you need some alone time, the beautiful natural setting provides plenty of space for solitude and contemplation.


You have questions, we have answers!

  • Who attends?
  • How do folks get to the site?
  • Which airport is closest?
  • What should you bring?
  • What should you leave at home?
  • Can you bring a service animal or a comfort animal?
  • What happens at these gatherings?
  • Can we accommodate your food restrictions?
  • What is the refund policy?
  • And more!


Pay it Forward!

We’re raising funds to offer reduced price tickets (on a sliding scale, starting at half price) for folks who need financial assistance to attend. For every $225 we receive in donations, we can help one person come to camp! Your contributions (of any size) are tax deductible. If you can help, thank you! Your donation will make a tremendous difference in someone’s live.


Location: The retreat is at Saratoga Springs, in Upper Lake, CA, a rural area without major public transportation hubs. (exact address provided after you register)

Rideshare: We offer a rideshare board for participants to exchange info and make carpool arrangements. So far (6 retreats) it’s worked well, but of course we can’t guarantee a match.

Airports: If you need to fly in, you will likely want to rent a car to be sure you can get to and from the airport on a schedule that works for your flights.

  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is about 2.5 – 3 hours by car, provided you leave early enough to avoid the afternoon commute.
  • San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO) is about 2.5 – 3 hours by car, provided you leave early enough to avoid the afternoon commute.
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK) – about 2.5 – 3 hours by car, provided you leave early enough to avoid the afternoon commute.
  • Santa Rosa  Airport (STS) is about 90 minutes from the site by car, but you might not be able to get a direct flight (very small airport). Carpooling is likely an option from this airport as most folks pass through the area on their way to the retreat.


What do past participants have to say about Transmission?

“I’ve been waiting my whole life for something like this. I feel healed and loved and whole and proud!”

“I feel better about being trans – proud – and more aware of who I am and the needs I have been denying myself. I feel seen and like I belong.”

“I gained stronger self-love, spiritual recharge, inspiration, strength.”

“I am reeling from the gathering. Thank you so much for doing this!”

“This retreat deepened my experience as a trans man.”

“I feel more comfortable with myself and my masculinity now.”

“I feel more calm, happier, confirmed.”

“This experience helped me trust people, trust myself, understand my limits, be ok to assert my boundaries.”

“I feel much more confident.”

“The sense of community helped me with feeling not so alone.”

“I feel much more comfortable with my transness and am open to going deeper into my healing work.”

“I feel more comfortable in my identity and have been able to heal in a few areas.”

“This retreat helped me feel more in touch with my body.”

“I feel less anxious, tense, and depressed than before.”

“I feel secure in my identity as a trans masculine person.”

“I feel rejuvenated, inspired.”

“My eyes and mind were expanded and I feel comfortable in my body for the first time.”

“This was rich and rewarding.”

“The retreat reinforced the feeling of belonging to a community.”

“I feel super connected to my brothers.”