Sacred Earth Camp is a two-week residential leadership retreat for Indigenous, Settler, Migrant, and People of Colour youth and young adults (ages 13-24) to get to know their bioregion, understand the climate-justice issues in Southern British Columbia (BC), and grow the practical skills and spiritual practices necessary to bring about effective change.
Sacred Earth Camp 2019 took place on August 3-16. Week-One was residential at the Sorrento Centre on the Shuswap Lake in Secwepemc Territory in south-central BC. Week-Two took place as a day camp on unceded Coast Salish Territory in the city of Vancouver.
Sacred Earth Camp 2018 took place at Southlands Heritage Farm in Vancouver, and Sycamore Commons, a permaculture project in Powell River BC. Both locations are on unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Information for Sacred Earth Camp 2020 will be posted here sometime in the spring of 2020.
Sacred Earth Camp has run for four summers, with support from the Anglican Foundation, the Diocese of New Westminster, the Gish Peacemaker Fund, and many individuals and parishes. Young people from diverse backgrounds have gathered for canoeing, conservation biology, native plant identification, wildcrafting, community-building and lots of fun.
If you are, or if you know, a young person aged 13 to 24, with a love for creation and the desire to grow new skills, watch for updates on this page or contact Salal and Cedar to learn more.