“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF REGISTRATION?
Included in your registration is your chosen accommodations, vegan non-GMO meals (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning), and three days of amazing programming brought to you by this year's magic women.
HOW DO I GET THERE? WILL THERE BE A WAY TO COORDINATE CAR POOLS? WILL THERE BE A BUS?
While we are unable to provide transportation to the campgrounds from DC we will be helping co-ordinate carpools via a public Google Doc. On this document you can post if you plan to drive your own car (or rent a car) and how many spots you have available for fellow wild women. If you do not have access to a car you sign yourself up for available spots.
ARE TRANS WOMEN WELCOME? AM I TOO OLD TO COME? WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
This event is completely open to Trans Women. Anyone who identifies as female is welcome!
This event is for women of ALL AGES!
This event is for all women, of all backgrounds, of all races, of all religions. We aim to create a space for all women to share their love and their wisdom.
CAN I BRING DRUGS/ALCOHOL?
Please note that Women of the Wild is completely drug and alcohol free. We aim to create a safe and authentic space for women to gather and know that the presence and use of drugs or alcohol may inhibit the ability for all women to connect with one another. We recognize that many use plant medicines as part of their healing process, please note that marijuana is an illegal substance in the state of Virginia, and it is important to Women of the Wild as a gathering that we not jeopardize our contract with our new location, The Freedom Center. Additionally, many participants are in recovery from drug or substance abuse, we aim for this space to feel as safe and healing as possible for all women, and especially those for whom drug/alcohol use may be triggering.
I DON'T KNOW ANYONE GOING? HOW CAN I MEET OTHER PARTICIPANTS AHEAD OF TIME?
WithLoveDC is will host a potluck dinner on September 11 from 7-9 pm. Come join us and meet some new friends, ask questions about the event, and coordinate carpools. Pre-Women of the Wild Potluck details here.
I'M NOT SURE THIS EVENT IS FOR ME. HOW CAN I DECIDE?
Come to other WithLoveDC events in DC or email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
CAN CHILDREN COME?
YES! Children are more than welcome to come to the gathering. That being said, please note that there will be no formal child-care throughout the weekend.
IS THIS EVENT ACCESSIBLE TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY?
YES! We will have interpreters at every single scheduled event so that the entire weekend will be open to both hearing and Deaf women. If you sign up for an add-on service, please make sure to contact us if you require an ASL interpreter for your session.
CAN I TEACH?
The official presenters are set for the year. That being said we have an entirely new set of women teach every single year as we feel strongly that EVERY woman has something to offer and wisdom to share.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
The entire weekend will be scheduled to allow you to engage and connect and learn and share and grow. The magic women will each be planning at least one class or workshop that will be offered between Friday evening and Sunday night. You may choose to attend any or all of the classes.
Additionally you can sign up for some optional add-on workshops and services when you arrive.
If you choose to skip a class you may go hiking, go swimming, meditate, chat with an old friend, make a new friend, write, draw, meditate, sing, dance, or hug a tree. The entire weekend is about creating space for yourself. This means listening in, engaging when you wish to engage and finding solitude when you need to find solitude.
I AM A CREATIVE. CAN I SELL MY ART/JEWELRY/BOOKS/POEMS/POTTERY/ QUILTS/OTHER AWESOME STUFF?
YES! We are super excited to announce that on Sunday afternoon we will be having a MARKET PLACE! All participants are encouraged to bring their art/jewelry/books/goodies/etc. for an open market. Everyone will have the opportunity to set up shop and display their goods. You can buy or barter so that everyone can take home a souvenir (or two, or three, or four) from the weekend while also supporting some really awesome women creators.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
We understand that plans change! If you are no longer able to attend you may request a refund through the ticketing website. Full refunds can be given until September 5, at which point we may offer a 50% refund on your registration. After September 30 no refunds will be granted.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
WATER BOTTLE! This year, in an effort to reduce our waste, we will be asking everyone to bring a reusable water bottle for meal times.
Mug or Travel Mug for if you would like to enjoy tea or coffee
Clothing for the forecasted weather, keeping in mind that evenings may be much colder than the day time.
If you are camping you must bring your own tent. If you are staying in a cabin you must bring your own bedding.
A watch (or alarm clock), there may not be any phone service, or you may want to choose to disconnect from your phone and keep it safely tucked in your car or bag, but you'll still want to be on time to all the amazing workshops!
Snacks for in between meals if you know you may get hungry. (Refrigerators are available in both cabins, please label any food that you store and take it with you when you leave)
Comfortable shoes for traipsing through the woods.
Cushions, pillows, blankets, camping chairs, to sit on during workshops if you want to be cozy.
Journals to write, reflect, and document your weekend. Some workshops may have writing components.
Instruments and pieces to perform at the Open Mic on Saturday evening.
Drums, sage, poems of reflection, songs of inspiration, crystals and healing energy for the Healing Circle and Bonfire
Any art, crafts, pottery, jewelry, books, things you like to make to sell/trade at the Sunday Marketplace.
Money for the Open Market or for Optional Add-Ons keeping in mind some add-on instructors and vendors may accept Venmo/Paypal/Credit Card.
I SEE SO MANY AWESOME ADD-ON OPTIONS, HOW DO I SIGN UP?!
This year we are doing add-on sign-ups entirely on site. When you arrive, presenters offering add-ons will have sign up lists where you can sign up for one-on-one sessions or Sunday afternoon workshops.
It is our intention that Women of the Wild be a place for all humans who identify as women feel safe to heal, grow, gathering, explore, connect, and find retreat. We ask that you join us in this community intention by doing some work to prepare yourself mentally for this space, being conscious to arrive with open minds and open hearts, and leaving reactivity, anger, and negativity at home. Please note that any instances of racism, trans-phobia, sexism, religious intolerance, or any such action which brings harm to another Wild Woman will not be tolerated and will result in a dismissal from the gathering without a refund.