Virtual Retreat FAQ's

1. Do I have to be Pagan to attend? No.  We welcome all respectful seekers.  Our activities and workshops are geared toward Pagan and earth-centered religions, and we will be hosting a few Pagan rituals during the weekend.  If you are okay with this and the topics of the weekend catch your interest, please do join us for the weekend.

2.  Are you friendly to gay, bi, trans, straight attendees? We welcome men of all orientations and masculine identified transgender folks.  Our planning team is made of gay and  straight men. We even had a female to male transgender individual attend his first men's retreat with us one year. Unlike some mainstream religions, Pagans are generally very open and accepting of folks of all sexual orientations. We have no scriptures or mandates condemning alternative sexualities or sexuality in general.

3.  I'm a woman and I really resonate with the theme and topic of your retreat.  Can I attend?  We will not turn anyone away who feels they would gain from the weekend.  That said, the focus of our weekend is brotherhood and our workshops and activities will be male and masculine focused. 


The FAQ's below apply to our regular in-person retreats and do not apply this year:

1. Do I have to stay overnight if I attend?  You do not have to stay with us overnight to attend.  Overnight spaces are an add-on for those who do want to camp, and not a part of regular registration costs.  You are welcome to reserve your own cabin, campsite, or RV site directly through First Landing State Park (or by calling (800) 933-PARK) or stay at a nearby hotel.  If you live nearby, you are welcome to day trip.

2. I missed the registration deadline, but I'd like to stay overnight.  Is this possible?  It really depends on whether there are any spaces still available.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cabins sleep a cozy six people and we may be able to fit in a few more cots and sleeping bags.  If you missed our deadline and we don't have any spaces remaining, you are welcome to reserve your own cabin, campsite, or RV space directly through  First Landing State Park or by calling (800) 933-PARK. 

3. Are there bathrooms and showers with hot water?  Yes.  The cabin has a bathroom with toilet, sink, shower, and hot and cold running water.  There are also a number of public restrooms scattered throughout the campground. 

4.  Are vegetarian meals an option?  Yes.  One of the retreat planners is vegetarian so this is always a consideration.  If you are vegan, have food allergies, or other diet restrictions, please let us know before the retreat and we will try to accommodate you.  Meals are included in your registration price.  You are welcome to bring additional or supplemental food items if you like. 


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Thank you for Pre-Registering for the Brotherhood by the Bog Men's Retreat to be held March 23-25, 2018 at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.

We should be contacting you by e-mail within the next few days to have you fill out an event Registration Form.

If you do not hear from us within a few days, please e-mail us using the e-mail on the registration web page.

Your pre-registration payment includes your registration fee, meals, and parking for the entire retreat or any part of the retreat you attend.

Please note that overnight accommodations in the cabin are extra.

You may purchase one or more nights in the cabin through us for $25 per night.  If you would like a cabin to yourself, please make arrangements directly with First Landing State Park for a private cabin.

There are also a number of hotels nearby.

Pre-registrations are non-refundable after Friday, February 23, 2018.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Brotherhood by the Bog weekend in March!!!

Brotherhood by the Bog: A Spiritual Experience for Pagan and Pagan-friendly Men


Peter Pan and Captain Hook

Lost Boys and Neverlands:
Creating Magickal Connections in a Mundane World
March 23-25, 2018

First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA
Cabin # 11

 


Brotherhood by the Bog

Brotherhood by the Bog is an annual men's spiritual and bonding experience that takes place in the spring at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. The focus is primarily Pagan though all respectful seekers are welcome. We welcome men of all sexual orientations and backgrounds.

This year's theme includes:

Finding and connecting with your tribe.
Rediscovering the magick within.
Achieving the balance between your inner adult and your inner child.

Keynote Presenter(s):

Eric Eldritch

Eric Eldritch

Eldritch is a Radical Faerie, Urban Shaman, and Stone Circle Wicca Priest, who lives at the intersection of Sexuality and Spirituality. Eldritch is a community organizer with leadership experience in organizational development based on principles of group identity, sociolinguistics, and cross-cultural relations. Drawing on twenty years of experience in ceremonial and ecstatic forms of worship for ritual construction, he specializes in interfaith worship and spiritual retreat planning. Eldritch consults with Pagan and community groups to create events that organize, energize, and inspire.

 

 

 

Please help us spread the word, by sharing our flyer with your friends and in your community.

Download the PDF Flyer

Would you like to present a workshop or activity at our retreat?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This year's theme is: "Metamorphosis"

We have a number of workshop slots open at this time.  Your workshop should be related to the concept of "metamorphosis", Paganism, Pagan paths and practices, Pagan men, or the men's movement.   Rituals, crafts, and other activities are also welcome.  We value diversity and would especially like to invite gay and bi Pagan men, Trans men, and Men of Color to present.   We will be filling a dozen or more workshop slots.  We do not have a specific deadline for workshop proposals though the earlier you get your proposal in, the better chance your workshop will be approved.  A full schedule of will be posted to our 2021 Retreat Facebook page as we get closer to the event.

Send your workshop proposals This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Be sure to put "BBTB Workshop Proposal" in the e-mail subject line.

 

Prepay

Meals and parking passes are included for those who pre-pay. Registration does not include overnight spaces.  Those are an add-on below.

Pre-registration (available through February 14, 2020): $50 for the entire weekend

Regular Registration (from February 15 to March 16, 2020): $65 for the entire weekend

At the Door

Parking passes are not included in day pass rates.  These must be purchased directly from the park upon entry.  See rates under Add-ons.  Overnight spaces are not available at the door.

Friday -- $15 (Includes dinner)
Saturday -- $50 (includes all meals during the time you are present)
Sunday -- Free

Add-ons

Overnight cabin space (optional add-on): Cost $50 for the entire weekend (i.e. $25 per night). Overnight space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We will have at least six overnight spaces available in our main cabin.  We might be able to fit in a few extra overnight guests by renting cots or finding space for sleeping bags, but spaces beyond the first six are not guaranteed.

First Landing Parking Pass -- First Landing State Park requires that all vehicles purchase and display a parking pass. If you preregister or register before March 16, 2020, this will be included at no additional cost in your pre-registration fee. If you plan to pay at the retreat itself, you are responsible for purchasing your own Parking Pass at the entry gate to First Landing State Park for each day you attend. Parking Passes are typically $7 per vehicle per day in March.

Other

Meals: Meals are included in your registration cost. If you have special dietary needs, please specify this on your registration form.

Special Health Needs: If you have any special health needs that we should know about, please include this information on your registration form.

Registration Form: All attendees who pre-pay online will be sent a registration form.  Please complete and return this at your earliest convenience. This not only helps us to better plan the event, it gives you the opportunity to address any special needs you have in advance rather than at the last minute.  If you do not receive a registration form, within two weeks of the retreat, please contact us (see below).

Contact Us

Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to put "Brotherhood by the Bog" in the subject line.

 

Online Payment

Notice:
Due to concerns related to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel the Brotherhood By The Bog retreat for the time being.  We hope to reschedule the retreat for a later date, but do not yet know when that date will be.  We will issue refunds to those who preregistered for the retreat.  Please check this page and our Facebook group periodically for any additional updates.


Regular Registration

$65 for the entire weekend

Deadline March 16, 2020

Registration has ended.

Overnight accommodation

Optional Add-on

$50 for Friday and Saturday nights
(i.e. $25 per night for two nights)

Limited spaces, Available until filled.

Registration has ended.

 

 

 

 

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