Arcadia: An East Coast Camp OUT for Queer Pagan Men and our Friends
Discovering Arcadia: Empowering Queer Men's Spirituality
"Those who dwell in Arcadia seek out that secret Eden because of its isolation from the troubled world and its safety from the arrogant demands of those who would deny freedom, curtail human action, and destroy innocence and love." - Byrne R.S. Fone
October 9-12, 2019
Theme: Discovering Arcadia: Empowering Queer Men's Spirituality
Patron Deity: This year we will honor the Greek god Pan. Pan was one of the primary patrons of ancient Arcadia. He is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature, rustic music, and sexuality. Pan is known for chasing both nymphs and shepherds alike.
What: A Queer-positive Pagan men's gathering open to men of all orientations, spiritual paths, and backgrounds.
When: October 9-12,2019.
Where: Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland, Virginia (less than an hour west of Richmond, VA).
Why: Because there's a need for such a gathering on the East Coast. The nearest Queer Pagan men's camping gathering is in Ohio.
Who: Anyone over 18 who identifies as Pagan or Earth-based spirituality who is also gay, bi, queer, or trans. We will not turn away any respectful seeker regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or spiritual path.
Regular Registration for tent camping has been extended until September 30, 2019 or until the last tent space is taken.
Only four tent spaces left!
We will continue to accept Day Trip Registrations through September 30, 2019.
See Arcadia Registration page to register.
As a first time event, we expect this will largely be a bare bones event. We are providing the venue and basic structure.
Please help us spread the word by downloading our flyer
and sharing it to your local Gay and Pagan groups and venues.
Please feel free to print and share!!!
Questions or concerns should be sent to Mel's e-mail.