Venue and Amenities
Three vegetarian meals will be served Friday and Saturday. Two vegetarian meals will be served on Sunday.
If you are allergic to anything, be sure to bring supplemental options for yourself, in case the meal contains ingredients you cannot consume.
Please contact the registrar at least 2 weeks before the event if you will be bringing culinary delights from your garden to share, so we can incorporate them into the meal planning.
On-site camping is available.
Please come prepared to camp primitively.
Please respect other campers by holding to a 10 p.m. curfew on noise and/or bright outside light in the campground.
Walk softly on the Earth. Protecting life is a sacred activity, so please treat land, plants, creatures and the people you meet with respect, taking nothing from the land but your connection to it.
What To Bring
SUPPLY LIST (a starter list)
warm clothes (it can get chilly at night, even in August)
personal food & drinks
camping stove, if you have one (kitchen might get crowded)
ceremonial clothes for Saturday night
seeds, plants, produce to share
wares to trade or sell (no commission is charged)
information and education to share
The Kid's Program is a wonderful combination of fun and learning. Join us for a plant walk, nature craftsmanship, animal husbandry, emotional and body awareness, singing and games.
About the Location
Toilets & Bathing
4 unisex bathrooms with a toilet, shower and sink.
Flora & Fauna
The venue is home to a few species to watch out for.
Do not sample any plants or fungi unless you are SURE they are edible!
The most common biting insects are no-see-ums, tiny gnats at sunrise and sunset. There are mosquitoes, especially after wet weather, and there are a number of stinging insects such as wasps and bees.
If you have strong reaction to bee stings, please come prepared with an epi-pen or other treatment for allergic reactions.
The best defense is long pants and sleeves. Use natural insect repellents
Trash & Sanitation
Use designated recycling and trash containers for your discarded items. Use cans as marked. Be especially careful about diapers and bare-bottomed babies. Pack out disposable diapers, and empty cloth diapers into a toilet.
You are responsible for your own safety. Be responsible and pay attention.
Park only in designated areas.
Short-term parking is available in the registration parking lot and provided while checking in.
Day parking is a short walk from the tent camping area.
If your vehicle leaks oil or other contaminants, you must place a container under your vehicle.
There is a lake at the venue. We ask that you swim at your own risk. All children must be with an adult.
Drinking water is available in the kitchen. Our water comes from a well.
Please be advised that cell phone signals are not reliable out here. There is WiFi in and near the lodge and a landline phone for short calls.
We’re sorry, but for practical purposes, NO animals can be brought to the Gathering. If you have a service animal, please email the registrar to inform us in advance.
The venue is nested within Cove Community, and several private residences are located near the campground. Please be considerate when walking near private residences.