Mysteries of Samhain

October 8-11, 2021

Mysteries of Samhain 2021 – at the Woodlands!

NOTE – our 2021 camp is full. If people drop out, we will bring folks in from the wait list – please go ahead and register to be on the wait list or to be on our googlegroup for future years.

Register online

Pay via paypal (email us to pay by check).

Questions & googlegroup – email SamhainMysteries@gmail.com

NOTE – our 2021 camp is full. If people drop out, we will bring folks in from the wait list – please go ahead and register to be on the wait list or to be on our googlegroup for future years.

June 2021 update – Mendocino Woodlands plans to host camps in later 2021, including Mysteries. There will be health-and-safety requirements mandated by the Woodlands – see below for current info. There will be an optional all-camper visioning-meeting in late June.

Join our googlegroup to stay in touch – email SamhainMysteries@gmail

See below for our usual camp description, and visit the reg page to sign up!

Earlybird discount available thru July 15! Save $30-50 on our already low sliding scale! Visit our reg page for details.

Register online


Special 2021 Info – see below for usual camp info

Dear friends,

We are excited to announce that we will be holding Mysteries of Samhain in person at Mendocino Woodlands this year! The dates are October 8-11, 2021. There are some special conditions this year, which are described at the end of this letter.

We will hold a visioning Zoom call on Wednesday, June 30, at 7:30pm so everyone has a chance to co-create this year’s camp. Watch your email or Facebook for details.

We didn’t make the decision to hold camp lightly or hastily. We took into consideration the feedback we received from the survey, CDC and state guidelines, and communications with Mendocino Woodlands. Our policies are intended to reduce risk as much as possible for our community as a whole.

We support each person in making their own best decision for this year. We understand that not everyone will choose to attend or be able to attend, given the restrictions. These requirements are FOR THIS YEAR ONLY, and we are choosing to follow them in order to keep our camp alive during this pandemic time. We look forward to having everyone at camp without restrictions when that becomes possible. Each of you is important to our community!

Please feel free to raise questions and ask for more information. We will share it as it becomes available.

In love and witchiness,

Mysteries of Samhain facilitation team – SamhainMysteries@gmail.com

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Special Requirements for 2021 Camp (as of June 8 – details may change)

Based on California state guidelines, Mendocino Woodlands requires that all adult campers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before camp. Being fully vaccinated means you have received a full course of vaccines and have allowed 2 weeks for them to take full effect. Having everyone fully vaccinated will significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission as well as protect those whose health conditions put them at higher risk from COVID infection.

As of June 8, Mendocino Woodlands is required to collect documentation of vaccination from campers, as well as ensure that we have contact information in case contact tracing is needed after camp. If this policy remains in place, we will need a photo or scan of your vaccination card at least 2 weeks before camp.

In addition, we will ask for your explicit agreement to safe practices at camp, based on California guidelines for group events. We are still developing these plans and will share them when they are finalized, but they may include wearing masks and/or physical distancing in certain areas of camp.

We are working with the Woodlands and two other Woodlands-based Reclaiming camps to develop a safety plan for dining and kitchen work.

No policy can completely eliminate risk, and this fact will be reflected in the updated camper packet and waiver. We will ask you to read these materials carefully when we make them available before camp.

Questions: SamhainMysteries@gmail.com

Register online


Info re Our In-Person Camp (good for 2021 too!)

Mendocino Woodlands, Camp Three

Share in an intense weekend of Reclaiming-style, Earth-based spirituality, magic, and community!

Bay Area Reclaiming ritual planners invite you to join us in the redwoods at Mendocino Woodlands as we weave a web that crosses the generations.

Mysteries of Samhain is an intimate camp of less than fifty people, allowing each person to be woven into the community and the deep magic inspired by the land we inhabit for the weekend. This year, we will be cradled in the majestic beauty of Mendocino Woodlands, where we can greet the trees and other living beings and listen to our deep selves amid the sounds of nature.

Mysteries of Samhain is a do-it-ourselves, community-style camp. This is a magical intensive, not a festival or a drop-in camp. We ask that people plan to attend the entire event (unless advance arrangements are made) and be committed to creating camp culture.

Reclaiming is an inclusive tradition. Folks new to Reclaiming are welcome; read our Principles of Unity here.

More about camp – visit our About page!


Want to get involved? Got a different question? Contact George, samhainmysteries@gmail.com

Registration – click here!

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