Friday, July 05, 2013

High Summer Gathering 2013

26th Annual High Summer Gathering

Wednesday, July 31 at 1pm to Monday, August 5 at 3pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

Ah, summer on the Land! Seventy-five acres of rolling hills and valleys, populated with maple, larch, wildflowers, birds, rabbits and Fae.

For over a quarter of a century, the High Summer Gathering has attracted diverse men from around the continent and beyond. These are the sunny carefree days to frolic through the forest by day, and dance under the moon with your Faerie brethren by night. Come swim in the mighty Mississippi, party in the Departure Lounge, roast by the fire and steam in the sauna.

Some activities are planned, and the rest is up us: crafts, spa treatments, mud wrestling, face painting, ritual & magick, drumming & meditation, anything we can imagine or desire.

The Gathering begins and ends in Circle with short administrative and longer Heart Circles each morning. Meals are communal, vegetarian and delicious! The Foxy Boutique has been restocked and stands ready to furnish all your drag and dress up needs. Clothing is optional but can be fabulous!

The work is shared and so is the play. The Meditation Hut's framework is built, and we hope to finish the roof at this Gathering.

As well as contributions with the chores that keep the Land running, we rely on contributions to the Purse for food, toilet paper and all our mundane needs. We use an honour system and ask that you pay what you can - nobody is turned away for lack of funds. The suggested donation is $15 to $35 per night, $25 on average, more if you can or less if you can't. For those attending the whole gathering, that works out to $75 to $175, average $125. For those coming for the weekend only (Friday to Monday), that works out to $45 to $105, average $75.

There is plenty of room for tenting along the Path of the Snake and in the May Pole field. There is also room for some to sleep in the Bunkhouse.

Facebook Group member? RSVP here!
If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please E-Mail us to let us know you are coming.

Remember this is eastern Ontario in the summer, so bring your sun and bug protection!

Friday Night: Departure Lounge Alien Invasion

After the success of last summer's Departure Lounge Blast Off, you knew the aliens would be back!

We all come from the Spaceship,
And to it we shall return,
Like a blast of ectoplasm,
Shooting from our zapper guns.

Star Wars and Star Trek play nicely with Karen Carpenter and the Alien Baby as we enjoy drinks and dancing in the Departure Lounge.

Bring your spaciest outfit, your alien finery, glow sticks, dancing shoes and diamonds, and of course your zapper guns!

Saturday Night: Know Talent Show Extravaganza

Saturday night we will enjoy the many talents the Fae folk bring to the Know Talent Show. Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? Or do you have a flair for performance art? If so, we would love to have you join us on stage!

A bit shy but want to try? Talk to the show's organizers and they will be sure to find a suitable role for you. More of a watcher than a performer? An appreciative audience is the other essential ingredient for this ever-popular event!

Rumour has it that this year's show will be the biggest, baddest, bestest show ever, so don't miss it!

Sunday Afternoon: High Tea on the Lawn

Picture yourself in a warm forest glade, with colourful silks hanging there in the trees. A cocktail, some music, some dancing or croquet. The sun licks the glittering gown that you wear.

For many, High Tea is the highlight of High Summer. Don't dream it, be it, at High Tea.