Optional free camping on Saturday or Sunday night.
Sat, October 21, 2023/ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Followed by an optional 5pm potluck!
You are welcome to come for the whole day or just for any part that you can.
Join co-hosts Liz Rog and Ida Rotto for a day of singing, playing, and making community together. We will play games, explore, busy our hands with wild crafts, listen to one another and the voices of the woodland, and lean into our innate human capacity to be at home together on the land.
Singing is an ancient form of human connection that helps us to remember on a cellular level that we are not alone. The songs we sing will be playful and silly, songs with heartful messages, songs for the earth and her creatures, and more, and do not require prior musical experience. Spending time outside brings our senses alive in ways for which they have been wired for millennia. By waking up our curiosity and engaging our bodies with meaningful tasks and exploration (not to mention having FUN!) we will build relationships with the more-than-human world, remembering that we are a part of the song of the wild.
Our day will rotate between whole-group time, separate kid/parents activities, and breaks. Come alone or come with friends or family. Whether you have children to bring along or you simply love being outside or singing or both, this place is for you!
A one-day event with free camping offered on either end
10:00 am-10:30: Arrival
10:30-12:30 pm: welcome and singing!
12:30-1:30 pm: lunch (bring your own)
1:30-4:30: Activities including whole group games, kids adventure on the land, adult conversation circle and more singing
4:30-5:00 pm: Closing Circle
Center for Belonging Folk School, 1591 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah Iowa 52101
7 miles from Decorah, Iowa
Parking: in the driveway and on the road.
Directions on arrival: We’ll be there to greet you and show you the way!
- Depending on where you park, there’s a 3-5 minute walk on natural earth including a slight downhill slope for about 15 yards. It is also possible to drive right to the site; if you are planning to do this please let us know in advance so we can show you the way.
- We will be in the woods and under the roof of the gazebo, rain or shine.
- Outhouse nearby.
Please choose the level that is generous and affordable for you. If you prefer to bypass Eventbrite ticketing fees you can PayPal here using the ‘Family + Friends’ option. Please write ‘Song of the Wild’ and share your e-mail. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Individual: $30, 40, 50
Family: $50, 70, 90
Accommodations: If you are coming in from out of town, you are invited to camp on the land of the Center for Belonging for no-cost. Please be in touch with Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org) beforehand to reserve your campsite.