Oceans for Hope
AN ‘ACTIVE HOPE’ GATHERING FOR EDUCATORS, CAMPAIGNERS AND LEADERS WORKING WITH AND FOR OUR OCEANS
This is how the gathering will unfold over five days:
Arrival. Welcome circle.
Evening: Introductions around a beach campfire.
Day Two & Three:
Immersive practice of The Work That Reconnects - using the local shore and the sea (optional swimming and snorkelling?).
Evenings: stories and songs of the sea around the campfire.
Day Four: Exploring how to bring Active Hope into our lives and our work with the Ocean.
Evening: celebratory gathering
Next steps, evaluation, closing circle, packing up camp and departure (approx. midday).
Sharing domestic responsibilities:
We're inviting everyone to share in collective tasks such as food preparation (i.e. vegetable chopping) under the guidance of the camp chef, washing up, recycling etc.
Sharing practice: Each day will start with an optional well-being/grounding session - if anyone would like to contribute to this e.g. leading yoga/tai chi/meditation etc, please let us know.
Hot shower, toilets, kitchen area, fridge.
Things to bring:
Tent and sleeping bag, ground mat, torch, toiletries etc..
There would be space for up to two camper vans/motor homes (by arrangement)
Clothes for wet weather and for gorgeous sunshine
Warm clothes and blankets for outdoor evening activities
Swimming kit! Mask and snorkels (BUT non-swimmers are welcome)
We will operate a flexible, transparent charging system and will ask for on average £180 per person to cover the basic costs of camping, food and organisation plus further contributions of up to £100 to help cover facilitator's expenses and enable us to continue to develop this work. However, we do not want to exclude anyone on the grounds of cost, so please let us know if you would like to pay in a couple of instalments or if you need a discounted place.