Summer Gathering

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

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

quotes5We offer a full schedule of meditation, journal writing, heart circles, workshops, a pool party, a camp sing along, and our first Talent/No Talent show. You can also hang out with friends, create a “pop up” workshop, 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, protect everyone’s confidentiality (including after the retreat), and keep the noise level low from 11 PM to 7 AM (silence not required, but being courteous to those sleeping is).

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.

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The price for 2017 will be $400 (or less if we receive grants and donations). The price includes lodging, 9 healthy homemade meals, hot and cold beverages (non-alcoholic), and all activities. Lodging is dormitory style with most rooms holding 8 to 10 people in bunk beds. Half-price scholarship tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis during registration.

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, usually in under 2 weeks. 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

(subject to change)

FRIDAY – Sept 1
4:00-6:30 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
9:15-10:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH
2:00-3:30 pm – Free time
3:30-5:00 pm – Workshops
5:15-6:45 pm – Workshops
7:00 pm – DINNER
8:30-10:00 pm – Sing Along
11:00-7:00 am – Quiet hours

SUNDAY- Sept 3
7:00-7:45 am – Meditation
8:00 am – BREAKFAST
9:15-10:15 am – Journal Writing
10:30 am – Heart Circle
1:00 pm – LUNCH
2:00-3:30 pm – Free time
3:30-5:00 pm – Workshops
5:15-6:45 pm – Workshops
7:00 pm – DINNER
8:30-10:00 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
9:15-10:15 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 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 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.