The Upstate NY Area and The ManKind Project USA
Invite you to join us at the
2016 USA Gathering of Elders
September 29- October 2, Thu-Sun
Ritual Elder Workshop – Sep 28-29, Wed-Thu
“Bridging the Gap with Dynamic Eldership”
Women of the Woman Within Community,
Join us for a weekend full of discovery, engagement and celebration in the bountiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, Thursday, September 29th to Sunday, October 2nd.
This will be a weekend long exploration of what it means to be a dynamic elder in today’s culturally diverse world. Filled with workshops, lively discussions, games and experiential discovery, come join us as we explore, acknowledge and understand what dynamic eldership, and wise woman mean in addressing the gender, generational and multicultural gaps that exist today. Our goal is to learn how to bridge these gaps helping us grow towards a more unified and accepting world.
We are seeking men and women of all ages to join together ready to ‘work’ on rebuilding bridges, embracing our similarities and differences, and celebrating the wisdom that exists in us all. The teams we’ve assembled to design and deliver the program include men and women of a broad range of cultural and generational foundations, both local and national leaders in personal growth communities. We are inviting you to embrace our invitation so we can work together to address the many cultural gaps society is challenged with. Let’s ignite a movement of unity as we leave with the toolkit that will allow us to go forth in our own communities to deepen our roles as mentor, mentee, elder and crone.
Also present at this gathering will be members and representatives from the following communities:
- LifeResults – liferesults.org
- Woman Within
- ManKind Project
- Young Warrior
- Couples I Groups
We’ve chosen to host the conference in the heart of the Finger Lakes at CAMP CORY on Keuka Lake, a picturesque well-appointed coed YMCA camp with accommodations for both men and women. There are also nearby hotel accommodations available as well. The timing couldn’t be better – it will be autumn’s peak foliage season in the Finger Lakes with brilliant fall colors.
You are welcome and encouraged to join us … embrace your Dynamic Eldership and work together to help bridge the gaps.
In peace and in service.
Steve Aman & Chris Arthur
Co-chairs of USAGE 2016
WHEN: September 29- October 2, Thu-Sun / Ritual Elder Workshop – Sep 28-29, Wed-Thu
WHERE: CAMP CORY on Keuka Lake near Penn Yan, NY
TRANSPORATION: Rochester is the closest city, about 1.5 hour drive. Transportation will be provided from the airport, bus and train stations.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Separate accommodations on site for men and women included in the “package”.
Offsite hotel/motel and cottage rental options to be provided on the Full USAGE 2016 Website
ADDITIONAL USAGE 2016 INFO:
COST for USAGE 2016:
Full Conference Package (including onsite lodging) – $350
- EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT thru 7/15/2016 – $315.00 (Save 10%)
- YOUNG WARRIOR DISCOUNT (ages 18-35) – $200
Daily Rate: (offsite accommodations at your expense) – $65
RITUAL ELDER WORKSHOP (Wed noon thru Thu noon) – $65 includes onsite lodging and meals
- An 8 hour workshop which precedes the USAGE.
- Open to all Ritual Elders and men interested in learning more about ritual elders, their function and who they are.
EXTEND YOUR TRIP:
Extend your trip … some amazing excursions in Upstate NY – For those who may wish to extend their visit and explore some of the vast points of attraction in Upstate NY.
EXAMPLES: The Corning Museum of Glass – an hour drive from Camp, the Aviation Museum in Hammondsport, the Finger Lakes Wine Tour, Watkins Glen, boat tours of some of the various Finger Lakes, many gorges and waterfalls (such as Buttermilk & Taughannock Falls) in the Finger Lakes area and much more!