Women's Weekend

May 18-20, 2018

Registration will open in February

Three friends overlook the valley from atop the Hogback Mountains

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Founded in 2008, Women's Weekend is a perfect time to pause for reflection and connect with other women. One of the things that makes Women's Weekend a uniquely rich experience is that we attract participation from a wide variety of women of different generations, backgrounds, spiritualities, and abilities.

Our 2017 program will once again feature blacksmith lessons and we are delighted to have Caitlin Morris of Ms Caitlin’s School of Blacksmithing join us this year. Other program options include a True Nature Discovery Walk, yoga, homemade chocolate making, and open art studio time.

Participants can also take advantage of all our facility has to offer, including swimming, tennis, hiking, campfires, star gazing, and more. All activities are completely optional – there is no pressure if you prefer to just relax.

So come join us! It's a lovely way to celebrate springtime and a particularly relaxed way to enjoy Common Ground Center.

A woman hammers her project on the anvil

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Fees include lodging, all weekend activities and delicious wholesome meals, snacks, coffee, and tea.

Tenting/Tent platform: $250

Private Cabin: $275

Shared Eco-Lodge Room*: $325

Commuter Rate: $150

Registration Fee: $25 

Bring a friend who is new to Women's Weekend and you each receive $25 off!

*We will place guests with preferred roommates and put as few guests in each shared room as possible, depending on how many people register for lodge rooms.

Note: Alcohol is permitted (bring your own), but we create a space that respects participants' choice to drink or not.

Register Here

The Women's Weekend group celebrating the day by the pond

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2017 Schedule 

Friday, May 20

2:00-4:00 pm Arrival, Check-in, Unpack

3:00 pm Site tour 

4:30 pm Introductions and Overview

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Intro to Blacksmithing

7:30 pm Evening options: Campfire, Board games

Saturday, May 21

7:15 am Morning Movement

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Morning options:

--Blacksmith Group #1

--True Nature Discovery Walk with Britt

12:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Afternoon options:

--Blacksmith Group #2

--Hike to the Viewpoint (moderate to strenuous)

6:00 pm Dinner 

7:30 pm Evening options: Homemade chocolate making, open blacksmithing studio, stargazing

Sunday, May 22

7:15 am Morning Movement

8:00 am Breakfast & Group Photo

9:00 am Morning options:

--Blacksmith Group #3

--Creating Phone Photographs That Come Alive with Britt

--Finish Art Projects

12:00 am Closing circle

12:30 am Grab & Go Lunch, Store, Goodbyes

Afternoon Optional use of site for a swim, hike, etc.

Please call our office at 802-453-2592 or 1-800-430-2667 (toll-free) for more information!