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June 14th, 15th and 16th 2013
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So what is the Pagan Campout?
It is a gathering of pagans who want to enjoy some camaraderie together, have a few laughs, get away from the hectic lives we all seem to live and relax. The campout is not sponsored by any group or organization and has no agenda other than having a good time. Of course it is camping, in a tent, on the ground, in the woods, out in the weather, cooking over fires, swimming, hiking, exploring and doing whatever comes to mind. Why? Other large groups, larger and better organized, host large gatherings with lots to do and see. One such group is SummerStar.Rather yhan compete with other groups, making sure there are enough supplies, and everything else that goes on at such an event it is sometimes better to just sit back and take in what is offered in the sacred circle of nature. That is what this campout is about. The Pagan Campout is what ever you choose to make it because, in the end, it is you who makes the campout.
Who comes to the campout?
Why pagans of course! In years past the campout has had people attend from as far away as Boise Idaho and Seattle Washington. Those that attended came from various backgrounds, different beliefs and traditions. Some had lots of camping experience while others had none. One thing everyone who came did have in common was a great time and wonderful experience sharing their ideas and beliefs with others while learning new things for themselves.
When is the campout?
The campout has usually been in early June or July. Tt is near the Summer Solstice and many times we will havie a Midsummer celebration on Saturday though this year none is planned. If you have desires to host or participate in a celebration email us and let us know! We certainly can get the word out!.
Where is the campout?
The campout is at Beaver Creek Campground at the north end of Priest Lake. This is a U.S. Forest Service campground. Though many people do go to Priest Lake not as many venture to the north end where this campground is located making it somewhat secluded. The group site that is used is separated from the rest of the campground and surrounded by tall wonderful conifers and leafy deciduous trees on all sides. Only a short walk, about 100 feet, from the open field is magical Beaver Creek. Some have even found small jems in the creek.
Why a campout?
A few years ago someone on a community forum, a Yahoo® Group I believe, wanted to have an informal gathering. Several ideas were offered up but no one seemed to want to step forward and organize anything. Eventually I was coerced into heading something up and it was this campout that seemed to have the most interest. Ever since then it has been a wonderful and enjoyable experience to provide for the community in this way.