for fun, creativity, self improvement, and unpredictable weather

newcomer recommendations

The Sacred Summer Celebration is intended for practitioners with previous experience in Trillium Awakening (formerly Waking Down®) or similar embodied spiritual teaching. If you are a newcomer, we’d recommend one of the following:

local weather forecast

what to bring

  • light jacket/sweater – days and nights can get cool at 2,000 feet in elevation
  • travel mug/water bottle
  • sensible outside shoes/hiking boots
  • musical instruments — whatever you like to play
  • your poems, songs, stories, artwork, short rituals, readings, dances, and etc. for our Friday night creative expression extravaganza
  • outdoor games
  • sun screen/hat
  • insect repellent
  • umbrella/rain jacket
  • beverages of your choice – we’ll have hot beverages and bottled water, but you may want something other than is provided
  • special dietary snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated – just one refrigerator for the whole event
  • cooler – if you are bringing beverages or snacks that need to be cool
  • blanket – for sitting on the ground
  • camping chair – something that can be easily folded and toted around (if you are driving)
  • camping gear – if you are planning to camp

recommended camping gear

  • flashlight/headlamp
  • toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, etc.)
  • towel
  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • air mattress/sleeping pad
  • pillow

Questions? Contact Amy at (301) 746-5405 or