• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,285.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,135.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,810.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,500.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,200.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,900.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,750.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,600.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,450.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,160.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,160.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,160.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,050.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,940.00
  • Commuter – CAD $972.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 16
Ends with lunch on July 21

Location: Cortes Island

Tiered Tuition:
Pick the price that works best for you:
Standard: $495 CAD
Pay It Forward: $695 CAD
Pay It Forward Level Up: $995 CAD

Package Price: $1,050 - $2,785 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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Summer Gathering: Navigating the Tides of Change

With Rick Ingrasci & Peggy Taylor

July 16 - 21, 2021

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Join a multigenerational, diverse group of change makers at the Hollyhock Summer Gathering.

Experience true belonging in a creative community. Learn about local solutions that are catalyzing wide scale social change. Share your gifts and projects, and learn from others.

We invite you to be a part of this evolving, transformative learning community, and we guarantee a Better Party! Inspiring, motivating, enlightening. Join us for some “serious fun” as we explore ways to navigate the turbulent tides of change. Children welcome.

The Summer Gathering began in 1986 as a social experiment in innovative conference design. The Gathering is part exploration of ideas and strategies and part summer holiday. It brings together a vibrant, diverse group of movers and shakers, social entrepreneurs, educators, healers, artists, and thinkers to explore social transformation and human consciousness.

Operating on the principle that real creativity at conferences happens over tea or in the hot tub, as well as in workshops, the Gathering has a flexible structure with plenty of time for informal conversation, creative expression, and fun.

  • Morning plenary sessions feature dynamic, interactive presentations by social entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists from a variety of disciplines.
  • The afternoons are self-organized open space — participants share their work and ideas with each other in simultaneous sessions. Afternoons also afford time for swimming, hiking, kayaking, massage, creative arts, and the like.
  • In the evenings we do our very best to experience collective joy through a dance party, group singing, storytelling, theater improv, an open mic, an oyster barbecue, and sunset meditations.

I had NO IDEA I’d be surrounded by so many wild, incredible, and amazing human beings. That my sense of what’s possible would expand so immensely. Words are insufficient to describe the impact. – Past attendee, 2018


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Rick Ingrasci & Peggy Taylor
Rick Ingrasci, MD, MPH, is a social entrepreneur with a rich background in psychiatry and holistic medicine. Best known for his philosophy that “If you want to create a new culture, throw a better party”, Rick is director of the StoryDome Project and coaches NGO leaders. newstories.org Peggy Taylor, M.Ed., is a master facilitator, musician, and writer known for her innovations in creative facilitation. She is the co-founder of PYE Global and Power of Hope, international NGOs dedicated to unleashing the creative potential in young people. pyeglobal.org Rick and Peggy are co-founders of Hollyhock and co-authors of the bestseller Chop Wood, Carry…
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