If you're here, that means a few things:
1. You're a therapist, healer or caretaker.
Cry Camp is designed with exactly you in mind. If you’re a therapist, we truly know how challenging and draining that work can be. It’s time for some rest. If you’re a nurse, bless you. We are reminded every day of how incredibly valuable you are to our community-and just how much y’all can be taken for granted. Come talk about it with us. Maybe you’re another type of precious healer or caretaker whose been focusing a lot of energy of other humans or causes. Are you tired? Let US care for YOU!
Pack your baggage for a long weekend away from your daily commitments at a truly magical retreat center on Whidbey Island. Take up space, be mad, be sad, express that rage you’ve been carrying around. Crying is not required at Cry Camp, but the more tears, the more merit badges…just sayin’.
Structured loosely around the format of summer camp, together we’ll explore the power of community (yes, even you introverts will have a place!), the magic of being in nature, the impact of creativity, and some emotional science-y things that we think are pretty cool.
Rest. Laughter. Release.
Therapists, healers, and caretakers need more breaks than the average human. Why? Because you give. A LOT. You contain. A LOT. And while you're doing a good job of holding space for others, your life continues, and sometimes you need to be held and contained too.
We’ll share stories, create art, go for walks, take naps, tend to ourselves, and honestly…do a lot of laughing about it all.
Speaking from personal experience, we're pretty certain that come February, you're going to need a break. The holidays will be over and the momentum of the new year will have dwindled a little. Let this be a sacred time that's already on your calendar to take care of yourself so that you will thrive into this new year.
Literally everything we have planned is optional, but here a few activities to wet your tear ducts and get you excited:
- swamping/rage release
- ceremony & ritual around grief
- as much alone time as you desire
- body movement
- campfire circle magic
- wide open nature
- community/shared experience
- late night games (2 tears and a lie anyone?)
- arts & crafts
- merit badges
- 9 shared meals in the (emotional) mess hall that will blow your mind
- some goddam peace and quiet
We want that too! Click on any of the peach colored buttons to read about the specific details and to register for Cry Camp.
That's OK! We want to serve as many of you as we can and that means that there will be many more sessions. Let us know that you're interested by clicking the button above. We'll be sure to let you know when the next one is.