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FORM THE OCEAN

THE FUN OF DANCING WITH YOUR BEST GROUP OF FRIENDS,
THE JOY OF SELF-EXPRESSION
& THE GIFT OF MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS

EXPECT TO LEAVE FEELING BRIGHTER AND MORE BOLD.

 

HOSTED AGAIN IN 2020.

A WEEKEND LIKE NO OTHER

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Movement

At this weekend, you'll dance a lot.

Contra dance, a community social dance, is a key offering this weekend. We feature warm and playful, nationally-known contra dance talent as callers and music-makers. They'll host a few workshops, too.

You'll get to know your body in others ways, as well - intuitively moving, stretching and relaxing throughout the three days.

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CREATIVE REJUVENATION

You'll also have space to make stuff - together.

Have a skill you want to learn or share? Or simply enjoy being in the presence of other women while you work on projects?

We do, too. So a big part of this weekend is open time for reflective creative work. You can bring a project or skills of your own, or you can come bask in the collective abundance - or both!

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REAL CONVERSATIONS

You'll also have time to consider and offer ideas.

You might be asking yourself questions about what it means to be you, be a part of your contra community, and be a part of your local neighborhood or nation.

Us, too. We'll have guided and open spaces for you to have dialogues in big groups, small groups and one-on-one about ideas and issues important to you.


Who is this party for?

When we when we say women, we mean the biggest definition:

Folks who hear “women’s retreat” and think, “Yeah, that’s a space for me.”

Folks who identify as female, non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, trans*, and/or femme.

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OUR VENUE

We're hosted at the Berkshire Outdoor Center @Chimney Corners. They run unique programs in a beautiful, serene and rustic environment in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Located on 1,450 acres of conservation lands with three gorgeous ponds, it's an ideal space for reflection and celebration. Hiking, archery, swinging, canoeing, swimming, and spending time in the sauna are likely in the stars...

 
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STAYING HERE

All lodging is included in the cost of this weekend.

If you hear 'camp' and you're not a camping kind of person, never fear: You have a choice of staying in warm and cozy modern lodges equipped with electricity and bathrooms with showers on each floor or staying in more rustic accommodations.

 

THE FOOD

All food is included in the cost of this weekend, too.

Meals at Chimney Corners are always hot, and feature an excellent salad bar or breakfast bar and vegetarian options. A 24-hour tea and coffee service seals the deal. If you have dietary needs, simply let us know when you register and we'll be sure your needs are met.

 

GETTING HERE

Berkshire Outdoor Center
@Chimney Corners

591 Hamilton Road
Becket, MA 01223

+1 413 623-8991

 
 
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REGISTRATION CLOSED

What's included in registration?

  • Three days of nourishing play with a group of amazing folks from across the U.S.
  • A cozy bed for two nights in a heated cabin, nestled in a dazzling natural setting
  • All food, snacks, and round-the-clock tea & coffee
  • Nationally-acclaimed contra dance talent stirring your spirit
  • Lots of dance and creative workshops to revive your spirit and enhance your ability to be creative in your communities - with all supplies provided
  • Special treats like self-care workshops, indoor rock-climbing, sauna time, and other activities to support you in unwinding
  • Take-home tools you can use to lead in your contra community and your life

Stay tuned for details on a future Form the Ocean!

 
 

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