After a long, dry year of separation, let’s dive into deep presence and connection!
Join us SAFELY and IN PERSON for…
New Culture Oasis
August 6-15, 2021 . Mount Storm, WV
New Culture Oasis and COVID-19
All attendees of New Culture Oasis are required to be fully vaccinated prior to the event.
We are committed to making this event safe and connecting. We have established an camp COVID-19 protocol based on the latest information from the CDC and other major health agencies worldwide, as well as our own extensive research. As new information comes available, we will modify the protocols as needed to ensure a high level of safety as well as the greatest freedom to connect for all concerned. We will also provide for different levels of safety for people with differing needs.
$695-$1095 – Fees are on a sliding scale. Any money received above and beyond our basic cost will go towards a scholarship fund for lower income individuals and the improvement of this and future Camps. We ask you to pay as high on the scale as you can reasonably afford.
Register before June 23rd and receive a $100 early bird credit!
There are scholarship funds available for those truly in need. If you want to be at camp, we want to have you here! Register here, fill out a financial assistance form here, and we’ll contact you to work out a win/win.
The registration fee covers all workshops, events, campsite, and all meals shown on the schedule. Every all-natural meal will have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-dairy options, and we can accommodate most other special dietary needs as well.
For an additional fee, you may rent a cabin. We are not renting individual beds for this event, but you are free to find people to share your cabin with you. If you don’t have camping gear, we will help you buy and set up your gear for a small fee. More information on what accommodations are available can be found on the “Register” page.
At New Culture Oasis, we will live, work, learn and play together up to 10 days or more in a rustic woods-and-water setting. Hang out around a bonfire, enjoy a song circle, cuddle up at a snuggle party, learn skills to make your relationships richer and more satisfying, and build connections with others that last all year long!
We work to create a welcoming space for all humans, including POC, trans, gender diverse, LGB, non-monogamous, disabled, and neurodiverse folx of all ages and backgrounds. Hate speech or discrimination of any kind is not welcome in the space. Please come with an open mind and open ears, and a willingness to learn about experiences different than your own.
Camp takes place at a private campground / retreat center with a wild, whitewater stream alongside, about 2.5 hours west of the Washington DC area and 2.5 hours southeast of Pittsburgh.
Making new connections. Deepening our existing relationships. Gaining relationship skills and personal empowerment techniques. Building our community that stays with us all year long. Many participants can expect to wind up connected with other participants on an ongoing basis, through e-lists, frequent gatherings, personal relationships, and joint projects.
What is Unique About New Culture Camps?
The Wisdom of the Community
We have an eclectic yet integrated approach to creating an environment that allows each person to thrive. We bring in top-notch presenters who share a wide range of tools, techniques, and insights for dealing with all aspects of relationships, sexuality, and self-integration. The result is that our participants have a huge pool of technologies and practices to draw from. Each person is fully “at choice” in any of our events, and each person is free to use the insights and practices that work best for them.
There’s Time to Get to Know Each Other
Not just another superficial meet-and-greet, New Culture Oasis is 10 days long so that there is time for real connections to be made, and real interactions that create a basis for ongoing connections after the retreat as well. Of course, intimate connections sometimes have their challenges. The program offers new tools and skills training that help those connections reach their full potential, with support available from experienced team members.
Only One Workshop at a Time
There is none of the scattered energy that many events have. For most of the retreat, there is one workshop at a time, chosen for its critical value for virtually all campers, led by a nationally known facilitator. Those who choose to go to a workshop will have new skills and experiences shared with most of the other participants, building the context for ongoing relationships and adding to the common context available to all campers. Our afternoon breakout creativity groups are the exception to this practice – we will come together in the evenings and at the end to share what we have created.
Group Practices Supporting Transparency and Understanding
Most of these are created and facilitated by participants. We have morning whole group check-ins, afternoon community circles, and one on one support whenever you need it. And of course, everything is optional– you are fully “at choice” about your attendance and/or participation in any activity or workshop.