The WitchCamp Council (WCC) ...

 

is a body made up of representatives of member Reclaiming WitchCamps
and other groups essential to the health and well being of the camps.

 

The Reclaiming WitchCamp Council exists to serve by tending the web of Reclaiming WitchCamps, including campers, organizers, and teachers.

The WitchCamp Council provides a forum for the overview, co-ordination, development and planning necessary for the health and growth of the unique individual camps and the collective web of camps. The Council provides a forum such that the concerns of individual camps can be heard and the collective knowledge and resources of the Camps can be shared.

Recognizing the uniqueness of each camp community, we have a minimum role in local camp policy and we keep our work simple and flexible. Embracing our energetic connections and holding our spiritual identity, we are guided by the Reclaiming Principles of Unity.

 

To find out more about specific tasks and roles associated with the WitchCamp Council, choose one of the submenu items from the main menu.

 

Role of WitchCamp Council

Representatives from each community are accountable to the teachers and organizers of their camp communities and for setting up mechanisms for communicating with their larger community. They are to act as a conduit between the camp community and the WitchCamp Council.

Their responsibilities are:

  • Bringing ideas and proposals from the communities to the WitchCamp Council;
  • Bringing idea and proposals from the WitchCamp Council to their communities;
  • Communicating and explaining these ideas and proposals;
  • Answering questions;
  • Gathering feedback;
  • Attending WitchCamp Council meetings, or finding a replacement in a timely fashion in accordance with the process of their community, fully briefing and preparing their replacement Spoke.

In order to respect the work of this process and for efficiency the WitchCamp Council reserves the right to:

  • Act upon and implement decisions consented upon by the entire camp community;
  • Be empowered to make and implement about its own internal process and functioning;
  • To make minor alterations to proposals as long as they maintain the original spirit of the consensus around the proposal. This applies only to proposals that have already gone through the consensus process of each Camp;
  • The WitchCamp Council has the power to recognize new Camps.

What is a WitchCamp Council Guild?


1. A Guild agrees to work in harmony with the Principles of Unity.

2. A Guild encourages camps to support the following statement: "Out of respect for the intensity of the spiritual and healing work at camps, expect participants within the circle of camp to engage in the transformational work of changing consciousness at will without the use of external intoxicating substances and that are committed to fostering accessible self-responsible communities, supporting people who are in recovery and/or working with the challenges of addiction."

3. Guilds are composed of at least 5 members and are predominantly Reclaiming trained teachers

4. Participate in the Witchcamp Council as a vital way of supporting and connecting with the web of Witchcamps.

 


What makes a Camp a Reclaiming Camp?


  • Out of respect for the intensity of the spiritual and healing work we do at camps, we expect participants within the circle of camp to engage in the transformational work of changing consciousness at will without the use of external intoxicating substances. We are committed to fostering accessible self-responsible communities, supporting people who are in recovery and/or working with the challenges of addiction.
  • Be staffed predominantly by Reclaiming trained teachers.
  • While participation in WCC is not required to be a Reclaiming Witchcamp, we strongly encourage all Reclaiming camps to participate in the Witchcamp Council as a vital way of supporting and connecting with the web of Witchcamps.




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