Shaman Camp 2008

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In 2008 the Drumming Circle held its First Annual Shaman Camp in the High Sierras. We gathered at a Group Camp at French Meadows in the Tahoe National Forrest – about 2 hours drive from Sacramento.

The Plan

Create a Camp-out for people interested in Shamanism somewhere away from “it all” where we could drum beneath the stars and journey to the Spirits surrounded by tall trees and warmed by a crackling fire.

Everyone was to bring their own camping gear and food. The idea was for everyone to bring a dish for a potluck dinner on Friday night, and then we would all be responsible for our own food for the rest of the weekend. I supplied the charcoal for the BBQ so that people could cook whatever they wanted.

The reality was that we all brought so much food that every meal became a potluck with everyone sharing what they brought. We ate – and ate – and ate. But then you always feel hungrier when out in the wild! It was wonderful!

We had no lack of BBQ experts to fill the kitchen area with outrageous aromas!!

BBQ Expert Doug

BBQ Expert Steve

Must Have Coffee

This is what you do when you have beans, a tin can for boiling coffee - but no coffee grinder.

You go native!

Granite Coffee Grinder
Hey It Worked

The entrance to the Camp Kitchen was hung with prayer flags to send our gratitude out on the wind.

Our Spacious Dining Room

Game Time!

This Water's Cold!

The Plan for the Future

Shaman Camp 2011

Everyone agreed that group camping must become an annual event. I didn't manage to do one in 2010, so now I'm really excited about Shaman Camp 2011.

To see photos of our 2009 event

click here.

We'll be camping August 12-14, 2011, at the Gates Group Camp at French Meadows again. Contact me for more details if you are interested in joining us.

You can make a secure payment for the 2011 camp-out using the PayPal button below, or give me a call for an alternative form of payment.

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