Keiki Camp

Artwork by Rocio Mariposa.

NURTURED BY NATURE

Women are encouraged to come without the children as this is a beautiful opportunity for self love, inner work, visions and sister time.  The land is quite large ,and it may not be the best place for the littles to run free!  We also have a maximum number of children we can accept.  Please know that once Keiki Camp is full, we will close its ticket sales.

 

However, we do want to support those mothers who cannot leave the children behind. We will have a beautiful area set up for the kids camp that sits among the redwoods with an array of forest flora and fauna. The beauty of Keiki Camp is that your child can be outdoors nestled in the bosom of their planetary earth mother while you get to enjoy time with your sisters.

Something to note, from previous experiences from Mothers;  If you are a Mama who really just wants to be at the gathering, even if that means spending a lot of time with your child in Keiki Camp, with no expectations around your experience, or how many or which classes you will be able to attend, perfect! In the past, some women who have brought children ages 2-4 have found themselves challenged if they are coming to take classes or really drop in because they have had to leave classes early to go to Keiki Camp to tend to their child’s needs. Though you are welcome to bring your keiki to the Skillshare classes, we have found that many women are not able to finish their classes or be fully present with their young child there.  We ask that you please tune in deeply about bringing your keiki to the gathering if they fall between the ages of 2 and 4.  Thank you for understanding and for really taking the time to come to your own clarity around this.

Keiki Camp welcomes children ages 3-6 and 7-10, The Sun and Moon Maidens program hosts young girls from the ages 11-16. Our cut off for boys is age 7.

 

* Keiki Camp will be open only during class times, 9:30-12:30pm and 3-6pm.

 

* If you have a wagon to bring, it may be nice to have for the walks to camp and classes.

 

* Please remember to bring change of clothes, water bottle, additional snacks and any other needs to Keiki Camp for your littles.

 

* Keiki Camp is not a babysitting or drop off service.  You are encouraged to attend classes with your child if they are in the 3-6 age group and are not used to being without you.

PRIMROSE DAUGHTERS AGES 8-10

The young daughters of Spirit Weavers will have a space of their own this year reminding us of the importance of nurturing the sweet innocence of our inner child.

The Primrose Daughters will hold a sacred space within Spirit Weavers painting a playful and colorful web of wisdom among sisters. A Primrose will begin the journey of connecting to herself and finding her voice with art, nature, and her sisters embracing the here and now before fully moving into the space of the Maiden.

The Primrose Daughters are integrated fully into the Keiki camp, but participants are offered additional workshops and opportunities that are not suited to the younger children. The intention of the Primrose Daughters is to create a space for the “middle-size” children to grow into their roles as Moon Maidens. As the Moon Maidens are for ages 11 and up, and there are no boy children in Keiki after the age of 7, the Primrose Daughters program exists to introduce and welcome girl children 8-11 into the fold of women-centered spaces and programming. The Moon Maidens incorporates more ritual and education suited to the tween/teen child, whereas the Primrose Daughters program is still focused primarily in areas of play and craft, but also begins to introduce the child to more intentional work such as tea ceremony, book binding, recognizing rhythms of our bodies and the earth, yoga and meditation, etc.

For more information, email keikicamp@spiritweaversgathering.com.

Examples of Keiki classes from years past…

PRIMITIVE SKILLS

FELTED GNOMES

PLANT TEACHER

PAPER LANTERNS

EARTH OFFERINGS

NATURE WANDS

FELTED SOAPS

ANIMAL SPEAK