There’s a rumbling deep in your body – you can feel it in your heart and groin – saying it’s time to head into the redwoods again, to dance and desire and delight with all the creatures of the wilds. It’s time to feature your feral fashion, get dirty and sweaty, and let your inner beast out to play. It’s time for Where the Wild Queers Are, three days of celebrating our primal queer nature.
We’ll start Friday night with a campfire dance party to get your body grooving under the stars and settling into the countryside. Of course, our huge hot tub will be available for soaking too, as it will be all weekend. In the morning (and every morning), enjoy a scrumptious brunch prepared by our resident culinary witch, Sprite (as are all the meals). Then we’ll be exploring some of the nearby swimming holes with one of our legendary Creek-Kikis, a great time to luxuriate in the joys of both fabulous drag and nudity in nature.
Saturday night we head deeper into the woods for our Qreatures of the Wild party at our dance lodge. Come dressed up or down as any animal or fantastical beast – there will be special prizes for those that are especially fierce and/or flamboyant. We have some fantabulosa DJs coming up from the SF Bay area who are excited to keep you bumping and grinding like creatures in heat all night long. We’ll also be bringing in artists to help us transform the dance lodge into a fantasy forest unlike any you’ve seen before, and designing a play jungle that will seduce you into sexy, sweaty times with your fellow beasts.
After brunch on Sunday, we’ll become water critters and celebrate the inner otter by sunning, swimming, and dancing at the pond. Then, after a night-time feast, we’ll host the Primal Pansies party at the dance lodge. Another night of dancing awaits, along with scintillating kink and BDSM demonstrations in the play jungle. In the morning, we will have a light massage circle to help our muscles unwind from the nights of exertion, and one last brunch as we bid you farewell.
Registration for Where the Wild Queers Are includes lodging (in one of our bunk cabins or in your own tent), all meals and snacks, and access to the full retreat center lands and spa. There is a page setup to facilitate carpooling (below) as well as partial or full scholarships available to those who can’t afford regular registration, so it’s easy for you to be able to join in. We ask that all attendees also act as participants by volunteering throughout the event, with cooking, cleaning, decorating, and helping greet. Like all of our programs, Where the Wild Queers Are is an act of community co-creation.
Look forward to seeing your wild self up here soon!
DJs soon to be announced!
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