Spring Retreat 

May 3 - 6


Life pushes the weight of Winter away.  Wetness and chilly winds remind you it's just the beginning.And beginning is good.  Spontaneity, experimentation and flow reveal new paths to image making.

Please pick your clothing accordingly to the season. You want to be warm and dry to focus on your explorations.



Thursday, May 3 - Afternoon Arrival

  • Welcome dinner around a warm fire.

Friday, May 4

  • Early morning warm up and meditation.

  • Breakfast.

  • A strenuous but rewarding hike

  • Lunch at remote lake.

  • Moving meditation.

  • Photo shed: Presenting and analyzing work.

  • Dinner.

  • Campfire or Photoshed: Recap of the days experience and setting goal for next day.

Saturday, May 5

  • Early morning warm up and meditation.

  • Breakfast.

  • Hike with photo assignment.

  • Lunch

  • Photo shed: Analyzing and discussing of assignment work.

  • Dinner.

  • Campfire or Photoshed: Recap of the day's experience

Sunday, May 6

  • Early morning warm up and meditation.

  • Breakfast.

  • Final review of work

  • Closing lunch



The retreat program starts at 6am and ends at 8pm (except first and last day).  All meals are included.  Participants arrange their own accommodation (we can help with local Inns).  However, all are invited to stay in the communal tipis or the private expedition tents at no additional cost.  Please let us know what your plans are.



What to pack

Clothing, etc.

  1. Hiking boots/shoes
  2. Comfortable, durable pants
  3. Wool/fleece sweater
  4. Hat, gloves, scarf (nights)
  5. 3 pair of wool socks
  6. Under wear/base layer (3 days)
  7. Shell Jacket, water proof (or additional rain poncho)
  8. Light down/fleece jacket
  9. Sleeping bag
  10. Wash kit


  1. camera, extra batteries (limited charging capabilities)
  2. laptop (not required but ok to bring)
  3. photo gear that is specific to your style (tripod, flash, etc.)

Photo Edits

  1.  10 images* that represent your most successful work (by your definition).
  2.  10 images* of strictly personal work that you would put in a time capsule.
  3.  10 images* of other photographers that influence your vision.

*inexpensive 8x10 print outs and digital files on memory stick or dropbox