New Culture Hawaii
Come join us for 7 days of vibrant immersion
in our community lifestyle!
April 26-May 2nd, 2023 Big Island, Hawaii
Application open! No payment due now.
Come early for our Sacred Touch Retreat! April 21-23
Have you ever dreamed of
living in a land based community/ family/ tribe
where folks are living simply, co-owning land and sharing power,
and growing wonderful organic food?
The members of La'akea Community on the Big Island of Hawaii invite you to an intensive, skill building, really fun New Culture camp to help you learn the skills to create more land based, live-in communities in your area.
The members here wanted the same things! We found each other at Network for New Culture Summer camp, worked together to buy a 23 acre piece of land on the Big Island, and have co-created La'akea Permaculture Community (www.permaculture-hawaii.com) successfully since 2004.
Come join us for 7 days, six nights of profound, deeply safe and nurturing connection with each other. Give your heart, talent, knowledge and goodwill to the weaving of a beautiful tapestry of communal experience. With workshops around relationship, self-care, healthy sensuality, communication and healing modalities, the aim of our rich program is toward the health and self-actualization of the individual and the collective.
Our program complements knowledge-sharing with intuitive experiences like music jams, Tantra pujas, cuddle puddles, excursions off the land, and dance.
This program pivots around a daily community-wide practice of sharing and being seen called forum(out of ZEGG community in Germany). The practice of forum--in tandem with the diversity of individual experiences--carries the group into an energetic that is ever more interconnected and potent. In this energetic, we are increasingly able to be fed by the magic of each experience and by the moments and spaces between.
We welcome you to a life-changing experience and hope to see you here.
Access Program Details after you register and pay.
This is a great time to come meet our members, ask questions about community and get a peek into our daily life. Come see and feel how we do it!
It will be a great chance to meet like minded people, and build close connections.
And of course, play in the wonderful openhearted atmosphere of a Hawaii New Culture Camp! And enjoy the lush tropical rainforest, nearby warm pools, etc.
Teaching Staff will include:
Amara Karuna, Tracy Matfin, Aniko Willoughby, Biko Long and many more!
Do you have something to offer?
Dance, communication skills, games....?
Application details: We will be taking applications since we expect to have more interest than we have space.
Cost is $650 -850 sliding scale
Fill out the Participants Application
including food and lodging in tents or dorms. Limited private housing is available for extra cost.
Adults over 18 welcome.
Space is limited, so please apply early.
More about La'akea:
We are a committed group of people working together closely as a means to health, relationship vitality, economic stability, personal and spiritual growth. We integrate the social aspects of sustainability into daily life: how to live together with honesty, love and peace, and share power and leadership.
We do not have one central leader, but instead share the cost of the land and the leadership equally. We are poly friendly, and over half of us are actively and successfully polyamorous.
We have 9 adult members and more potential members. We welcome visitors, give tours, and are open to new members. Especially New Culture folks!
We live in one of nature's most amazing places, surrounded by mountains, oceans, dense jungle and black sand beaches. We are a short drive from the active volcano and the fresh lava fields. Our visitors enjoy exploring the many unique features of this land, and the cultural activities nearby. Our organic farm practices tropical permaculture in our lush rainforest climate. We bought our land in 2005 and currently grow a large portion of our food.
We are growing many kinds of fruits and nuts, and have extensive gardens and greenhouses, taro beds and orchards. We keep bees, chickens, rabbits and sheep who are our natural lawn mowers in addition to providing us with food and fertilizer. Our electricity comes from solar photovoltaic panels, and our water is from a rainwater catchment system. We value alternative and sustainable building techniques.
Please visit us at www.permaculture-hawaii.com
Our Cancellation Policy:
Substitutions of attendees may be made at any time. Attendees must cancel by midnight, Hawaii time, March 20, 2023 to receive a full refund minus $25 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after March 20, 2023 or failure to appear for the camp will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee, unless we can fill your spot.
The exception to this is the Covid refund policy, which states if you cancel in the last week because of a confirmable case of COVID, you can get all your money back if we can fill your spot, or half if we can't.
Cancellation requests must be received by email to Tracy at email@example.com. You are responsible for ensuring that we receive your written request. We will reply by email with a written acknowledgement. Cancellation refunds will be completed via check or Paypal.
New Culture Hawaii reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events at any time. This is very unlikely to happen, as the camp is usually overfull, but it could happen due to COVID restrictions. A sufficient enrollment decision will be made by March 20th 2022. If New Culture Hawaii cancels or reschedules the event due to low enrollment, weather, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of new Culture Hawaii, you are entitled to a full refund, but New Culture Hawaii is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. However, you may be able to join us for a smaller group experience during that time.
If New Culture Hawaii cancels an event is which you have registered, you will be contacted at the email address you provide when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.