For this coming year, we are excited to announce that our 8th Annual Summer Camp Out will be child friendly. We will be hosting the camp out at a completly new location with full comforts, including showers, toilets, and cabins. We are looking forward to a celebration of rituals exploring the mysteries of the Sun, crafts to inspire our children's imagination, and as always feasting and games. We have always made efforts to be family friendly with Oasis events, but prior year summer camp out retreats have always been 18+ only. In an effort to facilitate more family and community involement, we are happy to make this change.
♝ A weekend of feasting, celebration and community.
♝ Decorating of the Solar Shrine to carry our intentions and prayers.
♝ Devotional space inside our dedicated Solar Puja Shrine.
♝ An amazing three part ritual experience exploring various lore of the Sun in song and worship.
♝ Creation of Ritual Masks for adults and children to wear to the Solar Shrine processional.
♝ A sock puppet mystery play, games, crafts, and much more!
Please be sure to read the Important Notices & Details section below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us either through our Facebook page, or through our handy contact page.
Our new venue offers so much more than the last. Showers, flush toilets, cabins, trails to wander. A hall for feasting, a stage for performance, and a kids craft room too! We hope you will join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
In our effort to make these experiences more enjoyable for everyone, please familiarize yourself with these important camp out policies.
It is our local policy that there will be no photos or filming during any live ritual. Staged photos can be taken before or after, but all people in the sight line of the photo must have given permission to be in the photo(s). Private photos can be taken, but only with permission of the camp out staff or owner of the shrine, altar, etc in question. And please do not tag anyone in posted photos without permission.
At Azul Nox Oasis O.T.O., we do our best to reduce our carbon footprint at these events in honor of the Lord of Nature. To that end, as a mindful community, we ask attendees to bring their own plastic dishware and silverware to reduce the amount of trash that is created. We also ask that for those who are bringing wine or other forms of alcohol try and only bring it in containers that are burnable or recyclable environmentally friendly (boxed wine vs. bottles).
You will be expected to remove any personal camp area trash you generate, as well as your recycling to the dumpster provided. Additionally, we ask you only bring non-glass beverage containers for easier removal. Please pack as earth friendly as possible, and in regard to consumables: please bring burnable packaging and/or recyclable/reusable containers.
Please remember that all public and ritual areas in the camp are drug free zones. Anyone caught violating the drug free zone policy will be asked to leave the event without refund.
This year there will be a designated smoking area to help curb little ones exposure to second hand smoke and litter.
Full refunds will be given for registrations until 25 days before the event. A $31.00 cost will be applied for any cancellation between 14 days prior and the start of the event, and there are no refunds after the actual start date of the event.
Every year of our campout can be different. Some years are hot. Some are not. Some are sunny, while other can be quite rainy. Nature can be unpredictable and so can the weather be. Please try and be prepared for anything. (One year, the very talented magicians of our local body held the storm back all day but when an invocation to Dionysus was exclaimed, the Heavens truly broke in a torrential fury… when the God who Comes rains, he pours.) Be sure to pack extra clothes and bedding items.
Pack Bug Spray. We are in the woods in the summer, it's safe to assume there will be bugs. If you are looking for an effective substitute for traditional bug sprays, Avon’s Skin So Soft body lotion is known to work just as well, all the while refreshing the skin and have you smelling nice.
An Update on Facilities: We are utilizing a new venue this year, due mainly to the needs of our local body and requests of brethren and guests, and are excited to announce there are both showers and flush toilets! We ask that you bring biodegradable soaps and shampoos for the obvious environmental reasons.
Things to Bring:
Bring your art and music. You may wish to bring your own artistic tools and skills as an offering. Fire Toys Welcome
Additionally, even if you are musically minded, you may wish to bring your instruments.