• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,751.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,398.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,138.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,870.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,831.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,719.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,435.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,299.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,135.00
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,135.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,069.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,010.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,099.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,007.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 28
Ends with lunch on September 1

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 31*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 29-31*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 29*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 30, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Smelt Bay Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 31*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:45-10:00pm 7:30-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 29**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Tuition: GENERAL: $625 | YOUTH (18-24): $312

Package Price: $1,007 - $1,677 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, materials, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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Come of Age: Meditations from the World Tree, Withered

With Stephen Jenkinson

August 28 - September 1, 2019

“Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill.” – Stephen Jenkinson

In a time like this, contemplation tethered to the troubled world is courageous. Contemplative sorrow: that’s the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its time in a way that principled anxiety is not. Contemplation worthy of the troubled time: that is something to bequeath to the young among us. Unvanquished give-a-shit: that is something the old among us might be nourished to see.

Trade faith and hope for a stranger love of life, one that befriends the darkening sky by learning it. We might yet craft an eloquence that serves the terrible beauty we are about to bequeath to the young. Consequence, after all, is the true companion of grown ups.

“Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life in our corner of the world they’ve mysteriously gone missing. Young people are, often involuntarily, looking for them, and they can’t find them. How about this: old people are looking for them too. Stephen is making the case for elderhood, not for easy agedness mostly by wondering what happened. Because something happened. Something happened to ancestors and elders and honour. There’s work to be done, and there’s an old wisdom to be learned where there used to be the wisdom of old.”

This is a gathering at the foot of the withering World Tree, for young folk and old folk, for elders in training.