Stone Family Gathering 2022
Among the mists of the tallest mountains and the highest clouds, a being stands to admire the beauty below. Watching over the heights of waterfalls and burning volcanoes they can see all the bounty of what is and what could be. This bird’s eye view lends not only compassion for the creatures that embrace these riches, but also those that are yet to arrive. There is potential here...for greater things, for events not yet transpired, and for possibilities that are sometimes beyond imagination.
Join us in discovering the potential of yourself, your community, and the moments waiting to happen. We will raise stones, stand with them, and we see the beauty of what we can achieve together.
Big things are headed your way on September 1st through the 5th, 2022. We look forward to gathering with you and our shoulders… IN THE SKY!
Youth 17 and under: Free!
Cost includes all activities; lodging costs are separate.
Virtual attendance: Free, although donations are welcome! Completing a registration for the virtual event will allow you to get emails with links, schedule and other information ahead of the event.
Away box: $25
This is an optional upgrade for virtual participants. This magical box will be delivered to you ahead of the event, and will be filled with goodies to help you participate alongside the in-person participants. Past boxes have included ritual supplies, craft supplies, recipes, and other goodies. Boxes will also include committment ribbons and medallions.
Most of our attendees choose to camp. Camping at Stone Song is find-your-own space, with some meadow and some tree-based spaces. Bring your own camping equipment and towels; shared bathrooms are located in the barn with hot showers and flush toilets. Camping is $20 per night, per person.
Non-campers can upgrade to bunkhouse or farmhouse accommodations. Accommodations in the bunkhouse are dormitory-style, with single and double beds in a shared space and with shared bathrooms. Linens are provided. The farmhouse has two rooming options. Both provide linens and towels, and both have shared bathrooms. The Clover room and Loft offer seven beds in shared spaces. The Beebalm bedroom, which sleeps 3, is a private room with one queen and one single. Indoor lodging is priced for the entire event, four nights. If you are not staying for all four nights choose "Invoice me" for your payment; email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will adjust your lodging cost.
Additionally, we have reserved four cabins at 7C's Lodging, which is a 15 minute Drive from Stone Song. Cabins 11 and 14 have 2 queens/accommodate 4 adults each. Cabin 12 has one king and a sleeper sofa, accommodating two adults and one child, and Cabin 15 has one king, accommodating two adults. Cabins 11/12 and 14/15 are duplex units with a shared porch. For more information click here.
We believe that cost should not be a barrier to joining in community. Partial or full financial scholarships are available via our Sunshine Fund. Choose "Invoice me" at registration, and e-mail email@example.com to apply for funds.
*All registration fees are discounted $5 for Council members. Membership information can be found here. Not sure if you're a Council Member or if your membership is up to date? Check your status by logging in here.
The Stone feast on Sunday afternoon is included for all in-person attendees. Meal plans are available for an additional fee, to cover remaining meals for the weekend; dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Plans can start Thursday at dinner, Friday at lunch, or Friday at dinner. Deadline for meal plan registration is August 24.
Stone Song does not allow personal camp fires; please be mindful of that when planning meals.
Activities, shenanigans and merriment
All attendees 5 and older are required to be fully vaccinated, and to provide proof of vaccination. You can upload your vaccination documents here, or you can bring them to the event. If you have already uploaded your documentation you don't have to provide it again. Booster shots are not required, but are strongly encouraged. If you have received a booster please upload or bring that documentation as well.
Masks will be required when indoors. Exceptions to the indoor mask policy will be made if you have indoor sleeping accommodations and are in your sleeping area. We will also require masks to be worn while we're in ceremony outdoors. Please be mindful that we all have different risk tolerance; always ask before approaching another individual, and try to maintain at least 6 feet distancing when indoors and 3 feet when out-of-doors.
As always in these pandemic times, please don’t travel if you have any of the following symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
And since we've now added monkeypox to the list of communicable diseases possible in our area, please do not travel if you have an unexplained rash. When you're on site, please be mindful of not sharing towels in the bathroom, and sanitizing your hands before and after touching shared surfaces.
About the Venue
Stone Song Center is a welcoming space nestled in the Allegany Mountains of Western Maryland. It includes a beautiful farmhouse overlooking 23 acres of luscious land and a renovated barn that serves as a retreat center. The barn has electricity, running water, and bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. The land includes a small pond and creek, a fire circle, nature trails, an apiary and an organic vegetable garden and orchard.
Stone Song Center does not have trash service so please plan to pack out anything you pack in.
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