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New Earth Camp International Switzerland 2014

New Earth Camp International will take place again 27 February - 1 March 2015.

Hope to see you there...

 

Here are some impressions from our New Earth Camp 2014:

 

Now its 4th year, New Earth Camp is an open space to explore new ways of living, working, learning, in community • Content is determined by you: the Group!  • Connect with like-minded people • Co-create new ways forward • Breathe fresh mountain air • Celebrate! • Contribute your talents to the theme: “Learning from Nature”.

21-23 February 2014 - Bio Hotel Balance, CH-1922 Les Granges

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WHAT IS NEW EARTH CAMP?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” – Rumi.
 
New Earth Camp is about that field, a space in which we are all connected. Together we enter the space on Friday evening, meeting over a lovely dinner at the hotel. On Saturday morning, we invite you all to bring in your talents and ideas to make a ‘collage’ of offerings that connect people in various constellations for the rest of the weekend. Each of us can propose discussions, presentations, exercises, co-creation to explore with others.

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LEARNING FROM NATURE

What can we learn from nature to find a “new earth”? A more natural way of living, working, learning? How can we tap into abundance, beauty, a more natural rhythm, our own natures, connect to something bigger that ourselves?

COSTS AND REGISTRATION

Community event: families welcome. Participation in most workshops from 14 years old. Smaller children: parents self-organise playtime and supervision. Price: 95 CHF event ticket per person (children under 14 free). Plus room and board: "All-In" 160-390 CHF per person, depending on room (children under 14 price on request), Friday 18:00 - Sunday 16:30. A range of beautifully appointed rooms. Rooms are shared; single use supplement applies.

For registration just send us an email and let us know which room/price you prefer: newearthcamp@personaljourneys.ch. Spots fill up fast! To reserve a preferred room, your payment must be received in full, in advance.

Accommodation list with prices and detail information
You can see all rooms available here.
Accommodation List_WEB.pdf
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Location

Bio Hotel Balance • CH-1922 Les Granges • Tél. +41 (0) 27 76115-22 •  www.vegetarisches-hotel.ch • PLEASE, TRAVEL BY TRAIN to Les Marécottes: arrange your free pickup with the hotel. Heavy snowfall on steep mountain: 4WD cars only if needed, car-pool with rugged vehicles.

NEW EARTH CAMP IN GERMAN 21-23 February: Due to the popularity of this event, we are running English and German language events in parallel • In GERMAN, New Earth Camp is held at Villa Unspunnen, Interlaken (www.NewEarthCamp.ch).

HOW DOES NEW EARTH CAMP WORK?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” – Rumi.
 
New Earth Camp is about that field, a space in which we are all connected. Together we enter the space on Friday evening, meeting over a lovely dinner at the hotel. On Saturday morning, we invite you all to bring in your talents and ideas to make a ‘collage’ of offerings that connect people in various constellations for the rest of the weekend. Each of us can propose discussions, presentations, exercises, co-creation to explore with others.

The ‘raison d’etre’ or intention of New Earth Camp is help people share ideas about “creating a better future together”. How we actually express our ideas during the weekend is up to all of us. As hosts of the New Earth Camp, Jeannine and Madelon never know in advance what people will bring in. We will all find out together on Saturday morning. For example, around the theme of , someone might be interested in gardening, dancing, finances, architecture, political work, how to protect nature, renewable energies, global change, women’s leadership…(you choose).

In 2014 we are inspired by the overall theme “Learning from Nature”. This may help to nurture a ‘red thread’ through the weekend, which we can all connect to. And it might attract people who are eco-conscious, love nature, love vegetarian food, but you don’t have to fit that description if you are looking for other kinds of connections! The important thing is to connect with the common ground or goal, which is, to explore a way forward together.

In the form of a series of gatherings during Saturday and Sunday we take time to gently discover and connect deeply with others who might share similar interests or have complementary skills. We take time and space for inspiration, allow for surprises and spontaneous collaborations around projects, questions, practices, creative work.

This kind of meeting is very different from what you might expect from ‘normal’ seminars, conferences or workshops. That is because, this is not a “workshop” or seminar, it is not about ‘teaching’ or ‘hard work’. It is about inspiring, learning and enjoying both connection and exploration. We do not ask people to ‘fit in’ to a certain topic. Here you really open a big space (also in yourself) for whatever wants to emerge from our ‘common ground’. We have experienced already a few times that we started a session, but with the contributions of everyone, by the end it totally different from what we had envisioned – it was better! And that is a good thing.

During a session, it’s important that if you brought in the idea for it, then you host the group that comes to join you, you take responsibility for allowing people to participate in what is offered. Everyone is free to move between sessions, 2 or 3 can be going on in parallel in different spaces in the Biohotel Balance – in the lounge, in the main hall, in the snow, by the fire… anywhere you think is right! If you follow your intuition it usually works out effortlessly. Our experience with the New Earth Camps is that the open and creative spirit of the meeting is the key. If we connect our action to this source, things become sustainable and deeply connected to what is energy giving and constructive. People who share your passion and talents become part of that web of life that we can then build together.
 
At New Earth Camp we intend to meet in an "open, aware state-of-being as the natural expression of an integral way of living. We want to understand ourselves and become creative out of a source of collective wisdom" (Annette Kaiser).

We also celebrate our meeting, with a party on Saturday night, which will also be co-created by all of us. You can bring your music tracks, your music instruments, your ideas for dancing, games, or whatever else you like. Since families are very welcome there is something for everyone. Please note: Children under age 14 are not involved in the sub-sessions, however participants can share kids-care and self-organize activities for younger kids during the day. This is all part of the experience. So feel welcome, join in and find out what’s there for you!