We asked one of the staff to write up how we did Winter Spirit Camp. Here's what he came up with.

Recipe for a Winter Spirit Camp

Ingredients:

  • 3 Hosts
  • 14 Presenters
  • 10 Volunteers and Staff
  • 52 Participants

Method:

  1. Blend well in a wine and cheese reception followed by dinner.
  2. Prep with an opening circle. 
  3. Peel off clothes and roast in a sauna.
  4. Cover and allow to rest overnight.
  5. Stuff with breakfast.
  6. Season with thought-provoking workshops.
  7. Stuff with lunch.
  8. Knead well on a massage table.
  9. Chill on ice.
  10. Stuff with dinner.
  11. Shake well on a dance floor.
  12. Roast in a sauna again.
  13. Allow to rest overnight.
  14. Stuff with brunch.
  15. Prepare for take-out.
  16. Go home refreshed, enlightened, and with ideas to feed the world.
You guessed it! We asked a chef. Nevertheless, we thought you'd like to see his answer.
Here are some of the "Ingredients:"
 Volunteer Roderick Williams, Host Mirco Sorci, Host Miguel Villalobos, and Presenter Jonathan Winn.  Mirco led a workshop called "Pasta 101" (see the illustration at the start of this post) and another called "Homemade Healing Salve."  Jonathan led a workshop called "The Gift of Being Gay."

Volunteer Roderick Williams, Host Mirco Sorci, Host Miguel Villalobos, and Presenter Jonathan Winn.  Mirco led a workshop called "Pasta 101" (see the illustration at the start of this post) and another called "Homemade Healing Salve."  Jonathan led a workshop called "The Gift of Being Gay."

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Here are Emmanuel Avellenet and Miguel.  Emmanuel will be one of the hosts at Soak Up the Sun, June 21-24.

 Some of the participants chilling out on the ice of Easton's pond.

Some of the participants chilling out on the ice of Easton's pond.

 Here's a desert ready for opening night.

Here's a desert ready for opening night.

Many of our programs follow a "recipe" similar to the one used for Winter Spirit Camp.  These include Soak Up the Sun (June 21-24),  Gay Freedom Camp (June 30 through July 4), Summer Gay Spirit Camp (July 30 through August 5), and Bear Your Soul: Summer Camp (August 15-19).

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