This year's Eight Winds Festival, the annual gathering of ADF's Northwest Region, will be held at Prosser Ranch group campground, in the Tahoe National Forest, located just outside the town of Truckee, CA. This event is for members of ADF, their guests and invitees.
Prosser Ranch Group Campground is located on the shores of Prosser Reservoir. Swimming and fishing can be enjoyed from the shore line of this group campground and many miles of ATV/OHV and hiking trails also surround the area. In a forest setting with pine and fir trees, this group campground will accommodate up to 50 people. Accommodations RV and Tent camping are available. A large tent for a kid's slumber party (with nightly supervision) will be provided. Hotels, Motels, B&Bs and cabin/cottage rentals are only 20 minutes away in Truckee. Your fee is for the festival, not for the camping, that's free. So there will be no discounts if you choose to take accomodations off-site.
The adopt-a-druid program is available with limited supplies of camping gear. If you are flying in or don't own camping gear please contact us, first come, first served. Amenities Prosser Ranch has a bathroom facility and there will also be shower facilities set up on site for the event. The site overlooks the reservoir and is located within sight of the boat launch so bring your boat or water toys. Hotel/motel accommodations are available in the town of Truckee about 15 minutes away.
Auction We will be hosting an auction during this event. Proceeds will benefit next year's event. Please email us if you have something you'd like to donate, your generous donation of goods is tax deductible.
Children's Activities There will be plenty of activities for children of all ages. Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF will be providing a full schedule of activities for children including: games, crafts, hikes, and educational classes. Please pack clothes that can get paint, mud, and clay on them. Children are also invited to attend the all-night slumber parties in the big tent every evening. Adults who choose to allow their children to participate in slumber parties must sign up for the evening roster and take turns with supervision. Directions, Travel, and Transportation Carpooling is encouraged. Please join the ADF-Hospitality list or post your carpooling needs on the ADF-Northwest list to make arrangements with other attendees. If you do choose to carpool, make sure to mention it when you sign in at registration and get your free mug.
From the Reno airport: Highway 80 W to 89 north for 4.5 miles, turn right at Prosser sign. Continue for about 2 miles to group site.
From Sacramento: Highway 80 E, take exit 188A toward Truckee (.2mi), turn left at Donner Pass Rd. (.4mi), at the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto CA-89 (3.4mi), turn right at Prosser sign. Continue for about 2 miles to group site.
Entertainment Bring your songs, poems, instruments, etc. and join us in a night of revelry at our Bardic Circle.
Pets Service animals under your control at all times only. Parking The park allows us to have a maximum combination of 10 vehicles/RV'S, obviously this will not be enough. If you arrive later and all 10 parking allocations have been made you should stop at the ranger station and pay for a parking pass, at this time it is $5 per vehicle, per day.
Presenters and Workshops Thursday 1200-1300 – Lunch 1445-1600 – Spinning out the Sacrifice: Jen Aitch 1615-1730 – Ritual Theory: Cei Serith1800-1900 – Dinner 1930 – Opening Ritual 2100 – Drumming Workshop: Ian CorriganFriday
Sunday 900-930 – Meditation: Jessie Olson 945-1015 – Yoga 1030-1145 – Pilgrimage: Jon Drum 1200-1300 – Lunch 1315 – Closing Ritual Rituals There will be several rituals performed during this festival. Including an opening rite, a closing rite, and a unity rite.
Prices Cost of Admission: Adults (14 and older) - $40 Children (6-13) - $20 Children 5 and under - No charge
Food Program: Adult (14 and older) - $60 Children (6-13) - $30 Children 5 and under - No charge with paying adult
Additional materials fees may apply for children participating in children's events.
Prepayment is required for these rates. There will be no refunds, substitutions, transfers or exchanges.
There is only room for 50 participants at this festival. Registration after June 1st and at the gate, if available will be $80 per adult (age 14+) and $40 per child age 5-13.
Meal Plan Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF is preparing a full meal plan for our attendees this year. You may choose to prepare your own meals if you wish but this service is very convenient and the menus are always fantastic.