Community and A Place to Belong
Olympus Campground Resort is gay and Pagan owned and operated and will cater to LGBTQ, Pagan, and related communities who often feel marginalized and out of place at other campgrounds and resorts. The primary markets will be LGBTQ, Pagan, and other adult alternative communities, though a special focus will be on Queer and Pagan men, and men involved in the mythopoetic men’s movement. Secondary markets may include fetish communities, polyamorous folks, sci-fi / fantasy groups, and so on.
Our resort will be adult-oriented, rather than the typical “family-friendly” venue, providing a place for adult singles, couples, and others without children to relax and play. As a private members-only campground resort we can provide a safe space for our members and an adult, clothing-optional atmosphere.
Olympus Campground Resort will be located in central Virginia within 2-3 hours of most major cities and metropolitan areas in Virginia providing a convenient weekend getaway for city folks. We will also provide a place for rural LGBTQ folks, Pagans, and others outside the mainstream to congregate and find community. Being located in a rural area without existing LGBTQ bars, Pagan shops, or other community resources will provide an opportunity to build these communities in the area surrounding the campground resort.
The initial campground will feature a gate house, bath house, dining pavilion, and campsites. We might also feature cabins and RV sites. Our wish list of later additions includes a main lodge, restaurant (that may double as a bar on the weekends), and recreation hall. Other amenities might include a pool, sauna, hot tub, and recreational field. A fire circle, amphitheater, and stage areas will also feature into the landscape. A Pagan / Hellenistic open air temple will provide a place for Pagan drum circles and solar/lunar celebrations.
We will offer a variety of events that cater to our main audiences and that provide options beyond the typical “bar in the woods” event themes of most gay and bi men’s campgrounds. We will also host Pagan and general interest events. Additionally, we will cultivate outside groups and gatherings who might wish to host their events at the campground.
Olympus Campground resort will take the LGBTQ and Pagan campground and resort concepts and merge them into something unique and with broader appeal.
2023 Brotherhood by the Bog
What Place for Pagan Men?
April 21-23, 2023
Campsites #37 and #38
This year we return to the Bog!
We will be camping at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our theme this year is "What Place for Pagan Men?" Paganism is often considered a feminine, Goddess-centered religion. We will explore questions such as: Where do Pagan men fit in? What rites and rituals like rites of passage are important for Pagan men? How do men fit into various Pagan paths like Wicca, Druidry, Norse Paganism, and others? How can we promote diversity and advocacy for gay, bi, and trans men; elders and youth; People of Color; and even support women?
Brotherhood by the Bog
Brotherhood by the Bog is an annual men's spiritual and bonding experience. Our event usually takes place in the spring at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach either in the cabins or at the campsites. Due to Covid, the retreat was cancelled in 2020 and we went virtual in 2021 and 2022. This year we are back in-person! The focus is primarily Pagan men though all respectful seekers are welcome. We welcome men of all sexual orientations and backgrounds.
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2022 Brotherhood by the Bog
Brotherhood by the Bog: A Spiritual Experience for Pagan and Pagan-friendly Men
Strange Magick: Off the Beaten Path
April 22-24, 2022
We're still virtual this year!
This year's event is free!!!
Our theme this year is "Strange Magick: Off the Beaten Path." It is our goal to highlight Pagan paths and practices beyond the more familiar Wicca, Witchcraft, Druidry, and Norse Paganism.
Brotherhood by the Bog
Brotherhood by the Bog is an annual men's spiritual and bonding experience. Our event usually takes place in the spring at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, but this year we've decided to go VIRTUAL for a second year in a row. The focus is primarily Pagan though all respectful seekers are welcome. We welcome men of all sexual orientations and backgrounds.
This year the retreat is being co-sponsored by Brotherhood by the Bog and the Tidewater Spirit Coalition men's group.