CO June Queer Quest
The natural world reminds us that being Queer* is both beautiful and something to be celebrated! Showing up as who we are, and with our many gifts, is a celebration of nature’s diversity and honors our deep connection to the natural world.
Many earth-based cultures recognize and honor queer community members as a source of connection between the community, nature and the mystery. With all the challenging and rapid changes we see in the culture today, now is the time to come back to our roots and the gifts that the queer community brings to the world. Fully accepting all of who you are, is both a radical act of rebellion against forces of hate and division, and a radical act of communion with all living things!
Join us in this supportive queer circle, surrounded by the tallest peaks in Colorado, and under billions of stars for this ceremonial rite of passage, designed specifically for the LGBTQIA+ community. Coming together, to be witnessed as the multifaceted person you are is healing for you and everyone!
Program Overview: The program is divided into three sections; severance, threshold time, and incorporation. The first days are a time of ‘severance’ or separation from your daily life, leaving behind what no longer serves, while setting an intention for your solo. The ‘threshold time’ is your solo time of four days and nights out in a beautiful Colorado wilderness area. Finally, the days spent after the solo time are the first days of your year-long ‘incorporation’ experience. During our incorporation time together, you will learn to work with and take the gifts you carry back to your community.
Program Questions Contact: Pedro McMillan at [email protected]
*We recognize and honor that the word “queer” has been used in the past as a derogatory term and is still hurtful for some in the LGBTQIA+ community. Many LGBTQIA+ organizations and communities have reclaimed the word “queer” and this has been both empowering and uniting of the multiple complex identities within the community. We use the word here as an inclusive term and shortcut for the LGBTQIA+ lettering.
***A negative Covid test from all participants will be required within 48 hours of arrival at Wild Mountain.
Additional course details & Materials
We encourage people to arrive on the late afternoon of June 6th to have time to get settled before we officially begin the next morning. The ceremony will end by mid-afternoon on June 18th. More logistical info will be sent when you register for the program. ADDITIONAL FEES: Camping Fee $80. All additional fees will be collected at the time of the program.
You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather.
To address safety concerns during the pandemic, please contact us regarding our current Coronavirus protocols as well as any current travel restrictions. These protocols may affect how you are able to travel to the program. Please note: As of November 2021, unvaccinated international travelers are not currently permitted entry to the USA as per current CDC Guidelines.
Wild Mountain is land of the Tabeguache Ute people and other Indigenous tribes who traveled through this area of the Colorado Rockies. The Ute lived and hunted in this abundant land of elk, buffalo, deer, and bear before white settlers came and forced them onto reservations in southwest Colorado and Utah.
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