When we started camping–way back in 2001 when *cino was just an asterisk-shaped glimmer in our eyes–the idea was to camp every year in various locations. We camped in Pennsylvania that first year, and then in Michigan, West Virginia and Illinois. Finally, we landed in a very comfy spot at Russet House Farm in Cameron, Ontario, in conjunction with the biennial Practicing Resurrection conference. The conference will go on (watch for future info about the August 2012 event on the theme of the 100-Mile Imagination), but on this off year for Practicing Resurrection, we’re going to spread out once again, with ^camping events in Columbiana, Ohio and Three Rivers, Michigan.
Camping in Columbiana will take place July 7-9 at a lovely little spot called Lamppost Farm. Our friends Steve and Mel and their kids, whom we met through the first Practicing Resurrection conference in 2006, have cultivated a small homestead there. They’re looking forward to welcoming campers for conversation, exploration, camp fires and, for the stout-hearted who really want to know more about where their food comes from, chicken processing.
Camping in Three Rivers will take place July 28-30 at Maple Tree Meadows. With the help of many neighbors, our friend Karla has been prayerfully and contemplatively rescuing this historic farm from neglect. The dates for this opportunity just happen to coincide with the 2011 Huss Future Festival, a day-long event on July 30 full of art, live music, food, recycled goods for sale and imagining possibilities for *culture is not optional’s space at Huss School.
Facilities at both locations will be rustic, so come prepared to rough it. You can register now at the ^camping is not optional web site, for just $10 per night per adult (kids camp free with their parents). Space is limited, so register soon! We look forward to seeing you there.

Last modified: March 4, 2020