Saskatoon Circle Logistics
Basic Gathering Schedule
Saturday, June 17:
Gates open for participants to arrive!
Opening Circle around 3 pm, followed by instructor announcements/introductions
Dinner at 6 pm!
Sunday, June 18 through Thursday, June 22:
Breakfast is at 8 am, followed by the daily class announcements. Classes begin around 9:30 am. Lunch break from 12-1. Afternoon class session is from 1-5 pm.
Dinner is at 6 pm, followed by various evening activities like talking and singing around the fire, evening offerings from instructors, and general merriment. We try to respect everyone's needs, from families with small children, to people who need to wake up early to cook breakfast, to the late night revelers. Respect is the thing. Remember, Saskatoon Circle is a drug and alcohol free event.
Thursday, June 22:
There will be classes in the morning and into early afternoon, followed by a camp-wide Barter Circle around 2 pm. Bring your handcrafted goods, wildcrafted food, medicines, what-have-you, and frog skins!
Our last evening together calls for celebration! Drumming, dancing, maybe even Paleo Disco night....? Trot out your finest costumery and let's get it on!
Friday, June 23:
Breakfast is our last meal together.
Time to pack up and head home... bringing good memories, new skills, and inspiration home with you! Happy Trails!
Basic Gear List
Personal camping gear
Cooler with food and snacks for your lunches, etc.
Bowl, plate, cup, and eating utensils or whatever you need for meals
Camp chair (if desired)
An awl can be handy for projects, if you have one
Personal First Aid Kit and any necessary medication
Extra clothes for inclement weather
Cash for additional material fees from instructors
Items for trade or barter
A notebook for taking notes during classes
Anything you may want to be comfortable and meet your needs
We are making efforts to minimize or eliminate car traffic in our meadow, so plan on being able to haul your gear into camp if you want to be in the woods at the far end of the meadow. This does not apply to instructors hauling in class materials.There is also car/rv camping and plenty of camping where you can drop your stuff pretty close and then move your car. If you have special needs we are more than happy to accomodate you. Our work traders are happy help anyone who needs a hand!
Saskatoon Circle Organization:
The Gathering was started by Cameron Green and Eric Wittenbach. Five years ago they asked Katie Russell to be involved. Now, this year, they have passed the torch to Katie, and have gracefully stepped back to pursure their other interests. I have a lovely letter form Cameron and some more info on their new venture to post here as soon as i can get to it!
We count on many other people to help make this event happen year after year. Our friend and Elder Wilderbabe Ronda Bradeen heads up the registration booth. Gary Ott started doing the photography in 2015. Dave Sorensen ties down and hauls the loads. Cindy Ruprecht designs the t-shirts. We rely on the home team, especially now that Cameron and Eric have steped back. We greatly appreciate the landowners, as well as the neighbors. There are many other people in the Saskatoon Circle family - teachers, participants, children, animals, and YOU!!!! Hope to see you there in 2017!