Mabon Camping Celebration
A Womxn's Sacred Sabbat Weekend Retreat
Thursday, September 21, 2023 -
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Come back to the land, come back to the magick. This womxn's retreat is crafted to celebrate the earthen lineage of the Pagan/Celtic Wheel of the Year, yet we are bound by no particular lens.
Known as the original time of gratitude and thanks, Mabon is the time of year when the harvest has been sowed and we are finishing up the preparations for winter after a (hopefully) successful harvest!
This high holy day is the second of three harvest celebrations, sandwiched between Lammas (also known as Lughnasadh) and Samhain (also known as Halloween!)
Let us honor Mama Earth together!
This semi-primitive gathering of aching souls is a time of ceremony, learning the old ways, connecting with ourselves, the earth, and each other, as well as surrendering to the glory of the seasons of life.
What say you, sweet soul? Are you ready to honor the fire that lives inside you?
Let's get dirty, let's get wild.
A Sampling of What Our Time Will Look Like
Thursday Evening: Check-in, campsite set-up, get-to-know-you, dinner, and opening fire ceremony!
Friday Morning: Early rise, tending to the fire, tending to the chickens, breakfast, and clean-up
Friday Mid-Moning Respite: Your time
Friday Late Morning: Jam Making as a community
Friday Noonish: Lunch & Cleanup
Friday Afternoon: Bread making, herb bundle creation, connecting to land and ancestors, altar-building, and more.
Friday Late Afternoon respite: Your Time
Friday Early Evening: Community Cook time and dinner prep
Friday Evening: Candlight Dinner and clean-up
Friday Early Night: Ceremony Prep
Friday Night: Ceremony and eventual bedtime
Saturday: The same and yet SO different.
Sunday: Breakfast, clean-up and check out!
Things We Will Do
In Addition to What's Above
Mabon Inspired Practices
Learn to build a fire
Make and take Mabon-inspired crafts
Learn From Scratch Cooking
Community apple pie baking
Tapered Candle Making
Honor the darkness
Tarot & Oracle Readings
Drum and rattle playing
So. Much. More.
*A more detailed outline of what we will experience is provided after you are accepted!
We are honored to be able to use the land of Stephanie Layne of Thistle Bee Tea Co.
Having been in her family for generations, Stephanie wants to share the beautiful medicine of the land that holds so dear, and that she has helped to cultivate since birth.
Located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, (less than an hour from Dayton and Columbus) we will camp for the weekend. This is an opportunity to come back to the earth and honor her in the best ways we can.
A shower and bathroom are available, as well as non-potable water, and electricity. We will have jugs and jugs of fresh water available for use.
All food, coffee, and tea are provided. Breakfast and lunch will be served by my loving hands, but dinner will be made as a community. Feel free to bring yourself snacks!
Most of the pictures on this page are of the land (but not all.)
How to Apply
Applications Are Open!
This gathering will be offered to no more than 13 womxn. Please be prepared for inclement weather, brow-wiping work, uneven terrain, and some walking/hiking.
If you feel called to come back to Mama and celebrate in witchy ways (whether you identify or use the word witch or not) then reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
This experience will happen rain or shine!
*This gathering is open to all vulva-owning persons (cis, trans, nonbinary)
**Save by purchasing Beltane, Litha & Mabon Retreats together
***Payment Plans Available
All participants will be camping at this retreat but electricity is available if you would like to blow up an air mattress (I do recommend it!)
Early Bird Pricing Until March 31, 2023
April 1, 2023, and on
You have the option to purchase all 3 Primitive retreats: Beltane, Litha & Mabon
This cost breakdown to $333 each. This offer is good until the Beltane retreat. Find out more about that experience here.
All payments include a non-refundable $111 deposit for a single retreat purchase while package pricing has a $333 non-refundable deposit.
If you pay and are unable to attend please reach out about possibly transferring or gifting your spot, I'd be happy to work with you!
Payment Plans are available for all prices and events!
What The Wild Womxn Are Saying...
"I can't think of enough words to describe the tingles and chills! That weekend changed so many lives!"