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Camp Ostara

April 26 - April 28

Camp Ostara is a transformative three-day nature-based retreat for women in Virginia who have survived any act of adult or childhood domestic violence involving a family member, intimate partner, or acquaintance. It is a unique opportunity to enjoy a positive, pivotal outdoor experience, particularly for those with limited resources or few possibilities to enjoy nature. Modeled after Camp Mabon, which started in 2005, Camp Ostara welcomes cisgender women 18 or over of any race, ethnicity, place of origin, faith, sexual orientation, or disability.

A small group of 12 campers, plus mentors and counselors, stays at a fully equipped, climate-controlled lodge in a Virginia state park, sharing community tasks and group activities. Camp occurs near the Spring Equinox, a day when light hours equal dark hours, to underscore the benefits of maintaining balance in life. Light hiking, gentle yoga, journaling, crafts, guided meditation, and group activities are designed to help campers tap into the healing resources of nature. No prior outdoor experience is required!

To prevent money from being an obstacle to any woman’s participation, tuition for campers ranges from $100 to $300 based on family income, although the cost of camp per person is higher, and sponsorships can offset the cost. Camp staff will connect campers for rides with other participants in their vicinity if individuals lack transportation.

To prevent money from being an obstacle to any woman’s participation, tuition for campers ranges from $100 to $300 based on family income, although the cost of camp per person is higher, and sponsorships can offset the cost. Camp staff will connect campers for rides with other participants in their vicinity if individuals lack transportation.

Details

Start:
April 26
End:
April 28
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.projecthorizon.org/about-4.

Organizer

info@vsdvalliance.org

Venue

Bear Creek Lake State Park
22 Bear Creek Lake Rd.
Cumberland, VA 23040 United States
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