Choosing Teachers and Student Teachers

Each WitchCamp within the Reclaiming web is autonomous in its organization, format, content, and teacher selection process. The WitchCamp Council provides and maintains a database of teacher bios, skills and experience for WitchCamp organizers and/or selection committees to access.

To add yourself to the WitchCamp Teaching/Selection database, please visit the Teacher database of the website and tell us more.

Consensed at WCC November meeting, 2016

 

1. Coordination

    Coordinating WCC meetings
    Scheduling in advance of online and face to face meetings
    Communications between all members of the WCC

 2. Orientation to WCC

    Distribution of Newcomer package
    Orientation for all at the beginning of each meeting
    IdentityHolding our spiritual identity as Reclaiming Witch camps as we grow and change
    On going examination what is a Reclaiming camp...

 3. Identity

            Holding our spiritual identity as Reclaiming Witch camps as we grow and change

    On going examination what is a Reclaiming camp...

4. Finances

    Developing systems of tithing
    Developing and maintaining accountable WCC structures
    Coordination of the sharing resources; advertising and other information

5. Overview, Development & Planning

    Maintaining a bird's eye view of the whole of the Witch camp web - Camp Reports
    Addressing camp concerns
    Problem solving
    Making recommendations

 6. Other

    Sharing knowledge and resources
    Teacher database
    Referrals
    Optional offerings on skills for camps
    Maintaining Cornucopia
    Maintaining a long view of who we are and where we want to go

Who is welcome in the WCC?

1. Witchcamps that embrace the guidelines of what defines a Reclaiming Camp.  At this time each Camp may send up to two representatives. It is suggested that Camps send a currently active member of their organizing team and a teacher who has taught at said Camp and is committed to that particular Camp's communities. However it is recognized that for many Camps these roles no longer have clear boundaries and representatives should be chosen who are active and committed to the ongoing work of the Camp and its community.


2. Guilds may send one representative from a group and/or Guild representing 5 or more people who consider themselves essential to Witchcamp community and culture, and that embrace the guidelines of what defines a Witchcamp Guild.


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".

(Minimum Requirements for WitchCamps and Guilds are available from the links at the right of this page.)


A New Camp Joining the WCC

Any new camp that wishes to be considered a Reclaiming Witchcamp and that wishes to affiliate themselves with the larger Web needs to communicate that desire by writing a letter of interest (E-mail or hard mail is good.) and submitting it to the WCC Outreach Cell contact jenika at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

That written communication needs to express:

1) that the camp intends to be an on-going event
2) how they see the Camp fulfilling a community need
3) that they fulfill the first three requirements of a Reclaiming Witchcamp.


After the written proposal is presented to the Witchcamp Council and the WCC reaches consensus to acknowledge the new Camp, the WCC Outreach Cell will appoint a "Grace" to the new Camp.

Said Grace will:
1) Orient new Camp to the WCC process
2) Explain the WCC expectations, guidelines and time lines.
3) Grace will maintain contact with Camp until such time as the Camp selects WCC reps..


New Groups or Guilds Joining the WCC

The WCC is open to any groups or Guilds of five or more people that consider themselves essential to Reclaiming camp community and culture and that meet the minimum requirements for Guilds.

The groups or Guilds who wish to join WCC must show their interest, as with any new camp, by writing a letter of interest (e-mail or hard copy) and submitting it to the WCC Outreach Cell contact jenika at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

That written communication needs to express:
1) that they intend to be an on-going group,
2) how they see their group fulfilling an essential community need,
3) that they fulfill the first three requirements of a Witchcamp Council Guild.

After the written proposal is presented to the Witchcamp Council and the WCC reaches consensus to acknowledge the new guild, the WCC Outreach will appoint a "Grace" to the new Guild.

Said Grace will:
1) Orient new guild to the WCC process
2) Explain the WCC expectations, guidelines and time lines.
3) Grace will maintain contact with guild until such time as the camp selects WCC reps..



The WCC will aid new groups and assist them in getting a letter into the system.

The WCC commits to reviewing and responding to the letters within a 2 week time frame. It will be possible to access WCC information about joining WCC through the Witchcamp web site by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a current WCC member/s will be responsible for responding to those e-mails.

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