Calan Gaeaf

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Pomona Lodge, Camp Ockanickon,
1303 Stokes Rd
Medford, NJ
November 8-10, 2019

Non-Member Prices: 
Pre-registered Weekend: $55
At-The-Door Weekend: $65
Youth guests aged 10-17 are only $40 when accompanied by a parent.
Day Pass: $25
(At the door Day Pass is $30)
By the way, at Red Oak Grove events children 9 and under are always free!

Payment can be submitted via PayPal

Member Prices, if pre-registered and paid
Cyfaill: $40
Tylwyth $30
Youth $25
Day Pass: $20
***After the pre-registration deadline: $60***

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Non-Member Event Registration – please click here!

Members-Only Event Registration- please click here!

WINTER IS COMING!

We welcome all to our family-friendly events! Pray to the Old Gods and Party in the Pines with wonderful Wiccans, Dancing Druids, Happy Heathens and other beautiful, Earth-centered, spiritual folk! Sit by our fire and be surrounded by the glory of Nature! Enjoy a weekend of Fellowship, Spirituality, and Laughter in a warm cabin with cozy beds and flushy bathrooms! There will be a Community Bonding Ritual, good eats, a Scary Story Contest, a Dumb Supper, a cRaZy PaGaN Auction, Workshops, and a Jack o’Lantern Carving Competion!

The harvest is in, the outdoor activities of the Summer are over and it’s time to start pulling
ourselves inside for the Dark Season. ‘Calan Gaeaf’, the First Day of Winter is nearly here! The Druidic year is coming to a close and we cautiously approach the day between the years: Samhain -‘Summer’s End’ – the most important, and perhaps the most frightening day of the year.

Here’s what we have in store for Calan Gaeaf:
The lodge has 16 single-bed-sized bunks in each with mattresses, but no bedding, so bring a sleeping bag and pillow, or sheets and blankets. We’ll be plenty warm enough by the lodge’s big fireplace, or cooking in the full kitchen.

Connect with your Spiritual Side:

Community Bonding Ritual
The “Defod Cymuned” is Red Oak Grove’s community ritual where we celebrate the Kindred and each other by sharing our recent accomplishments, honoring the Gods or loved ones in our lives, and perhaps even making an oath over the sacred community cup! Bring your favorite beverage and favorite drinking vessal as we toast to each other, our Ancestors, the Nature Spirits, and the Shining Gods and Goddesses! This amusing and moving Friday ritual is one you don’t want to miss!

Main Ritual
We’ll purify ourselves, open the gates between the worlds, honor the three kindred and call upon the ancient Gods and Goddesses of the Druids. We will then heap upon them our gifts and praises and let them reciprocate by sending their Blessings down to us. Thedeity of the occasion is Rhiannon and appropriate praise offerings to her are anything that reminds you of nurturing and abundance – from a baby rattle to a bottle of beer! We’ll specifically be honoring our Beloved Dead,

Have Some Fun!

Jack-o-Lantern Carving
Bring yourself a pumpkin and some carving tools – it’s gonna get messy! Carve silly faces, scary faces, and everything in between – we’re making Jack-o-Lanterns to light our night-time Calan Gaeaf (Samhain) ritual!

Buy some Cool Pagan Crap!
We will have a Crazy Pagan Auction where you can donate your OLD Pagan crap and buy some completely NEW old Pagan crap!
WOW! This is GREAT! The prices will be low, low, low, so you’ll want to buy a LOT!
But make sure you bring us lots of your dusty, old stuff so you have room for the bright and shiny NEW stuff you’ll be bringing home!
All proceeds go to the Red Oak Grove Fun Fund, to pay for things like yummy snacks, workshop supplies, and Whisky for our Community Rituals! Click here for a letter explaining a few more details about donations.

Scary Story Competition!
Ooooooooooo!
Do you know a scary story? It could be real or imagined, yours or someone else’s.
Let’s scare the bejeebers outta each other for an hour or two and see where THAT takes us!

Food and Drink!

As always, we will be feeding you really well!
But here’s a SPECIAL Dinner, just for Calan Gaeaf:

Dumb Supper with The Mighty Dead!
Bring a photo or two of your most beloved ancestors, because we’re saving them a place at the table for our Saturday feast! During this solemn dinner, we eat in silence as we think of our loved ones who have gone before us. Keep your heart and mind open, because you never know who might drop by for supper!

We’ll provide plenty of Food!
We will supply 5 tasty meals, starting with a simple Celtic supper of soup and bread on Friday and ending with homemade oatmeal on Sunday morning. We’ll also have snacks, and hot & cold beverages available all the time. To cut down on waste and dish-washing, we request everyone to bring their own plate, bowl, cup & utensils, and wash your own stuff after meals. Thank you!

If you want to contribute food
We know it’s a tradition to bring food and drink to share, and we don’t want to squelch that, but before you decide to prepare a huge pan of something, please consider that we will be preparing enough food to feed everyone, we hate wasting food, and we have very limited space in the cabin fridge. So if you do bring food, don’t bring too much and be prepared to take it home. Non-perishable snacks and goodies and any kind of beverages to share in between meals are always welcomed and enjoyed!

Community Service Project

The Red Oak Grove Community Service Committee is asking that attendees bring an item to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey. During our Harvest Season it is important to remember to give to others. We thank you for your participation. Please view the link provided for suggested donation items.
http://foodbanksj.org/donate-food/

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