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For the purposes of inclusion while maintaining a comfortable women-only retreat, we have defined a woman as someone who identifies themselves to be a woman.
We have a cut-off age of 18 years of age for women attending without parental supervision/approval. For women between the ages of 16 and 18, they must be accompanied by an adult, or communicate with Stacey Matthews beforehand to make arrangements. Please keep in mind that the retreat is geared towards adults.
If you can’t be separated from your baby, of course you can bring him/her with you. If that is the case, the child should be no older than a year old. Please remember, however, that there is no child supervision on site, and the retreat is meant to provide you and the other participants respite from every-day responsibilities. If possible, it would be best to find alternative arrangements and come by yourself.
The cost of the weekend is inclusive of all events (except optional ones) and extends from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. To build a strong, vibrant weekend community, we have not created a day-pass option.
Raven’s Knoll is a private campground that is happy to have visitors throughout the camping season. If you would like to extend your stay before or after, please contact: email@example.com
We are providing limited indoor accommodations, hostel style, in the cottage at Raven’s Knoll. Berths will be provided on a first-come basis. There is an additional $50 cost for indoor accommodations. The cabin has electricity and a bathroom.
To reserve your spot at the cottage, please contact Maryanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
If for any reason you must cancel your attendance, you will receive a full refund minus a $10 administration charge before July 19th, 2013. On and after said date, we will be able to provide you with a refund for your registration, minus a 20$ administration fee.
If you are a craftswoman or merchant, we are very happy to have you vend at the Retreat. There is no further cost associated with vending (aside for regular registration cost), although you may not find it conducive to your own retreat experience. Also, another option is for you to provide examples of your work and your business cards, as a networking opportunity - we will set aside a table for that at the meet and greet. For more information on vending, or to let us know you will be vending, please contact: email@example.com
The site is flat and it is relatively easy to maneuver wheelchairs through the site. Some areas may be more difficult to get around on, but generally the paths and drive way are flat and packed for easy manoeuvrability. The bathrooms will fit a wheelchair through, but the stalls and showers are not wheelchair sized. If you have limited mobility and can go from the chair in the foyer area to the stall, this should be sufficient.
Registration closes at 9 pm on the Friday, August 16th. Those who arrive after that time can register Saturday morning (August 17th) between 9-11 am.
To ensure a safe and comfortable environment, photography will only be allowed if you have express permission of the all people in the shot. Videography will not be allowed.
Although Ontario law allows women to go topless in public, the campsite is private property and thus not subject to this law. There is a children’s camp next door, with whom we share the river access. Due to the public nature of the beach area, there will be no nudity or toplessness for women allowed on the beach or other public areas (ie. registration area). This is out of concern and consideration of our neighbours and the general community who would not appreciate this, including the children's camp. I realize this does not make some folks happy, but we have had to go with the "greater good" on this one in order that we do not make enemies and risk future events. However, there is a clothing optional pond, which is completely private.
Newcomers (those who arecoming for the first time) are encouraged to bring a stone. Those of you who attended previous Retreats do not need to bring one, unless you feel a desireto do so. Ultimately, the more stones we have, the bigger and more spectacular will be our spiral.