What to Bring (SA Cascadia)

August 7th – 10th, 2020

What is Singing Alive? – Agreements  –  Daily Flow –  What to Bring


What to Bring

  • The first thing to bring is your willingness to offer cooperative energies to keep things flowing well.  To keep the gathering affordable to all who wish to attend, and to cultivate the community spirit, we ask everybody to volunteer to assist, to the extent you are able, 2 – 4 hrs in the smooth running of the event.  Tasks include helping in registration, parking, the tea house, meal preparation, serving, and clean-up, circle recording, children’s activities, site maintenance. washing dishes and pots, tidying up, running errands, etc.  There will be a volunteer coordinator to assist with this.  
  • This is a living-on-the-land thing, so come prepared with tent, bedding, flashlights, water bottle, warm clothes, seat cushion, etc.  If you have an RV, or a car camping situation, that can happen in the parking area.  Camping is first come first serve, so arrive early especially if you have an RV. 
  • Electricity is happening in the dining area, and the tea house.   
  • Bring your own tea cup, plate or bowl and silverware.
  • Feel free to bring a recording device, however be respectful with its use
  • If you have things to sell or trade, bring them for an afternoon marketplace on Monday.


  • The food vision is to enjoy a great communal eating experience (food for everyone, no vendors), with the organizers providing staples, such as some grains and vegetables, condiments, cooking oils, kitchen infrastructure, and a team of people whose task is to run the whole thing.  
  • Everyone is requested to bring food to contribute to the community meals if one is willing and able to do so. Since we will be moving into harvest season, there should be much abundance out there. Bring what fruits and vegetables you can to feed the Family!  
  • Everything will be vegetarian, soy-free and as organic as possible. Please stay within these guidelines with your donations.
  • Granolas, chips, nuts, and such are also good to bring.  
  • Bring your own plates, cups, and silverware and keep them for the duration. 
  • There will be a tea house, and donations of herbal and caffeinated teas, chais, coffees, herbal tinctures/medicines, creamers and honey etc. are welcome.

AND . .

DOGS ~  No pets.  Our venue no longer allows dogs, including emotional support/comfort animals.  ADA qualified service animals registered with ticket purchase are welcome.

SMOKING ~ We endeavor to have the public spaces (commons) be smoke free.   Because of the fire danger, we ask you to smoke only in the spacious smoking temple(s).

SHOWERS and BATHING ~ Though there is a small creek running thru the gathering area, the place to go for cooling off and swimming is a large spring fed pond @ the upper end of the canyon.  There will be a simple shower station set up to rinse your body with well water.  

CELL PHONES ~ Cell phones only work rarely or sporadically in the canyon.  Reception is fair to good on the road leading into the site, and in the farm pond area. 

WISH LIST ~ Hay bales, dry hardwood firewood, portable chairs, kids activities things, herbal tinctures for healing area, long petalled flowers and spritzers for flowering angel wash . . . .

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