måndag 27 februari 2017

The registration is open for Wish Power Exchange Summer Camp 2017!


Welcome to 2017 years summer camp! It will take place the 17th-23th of July, and will be the eighth summer camp in Sweden for women, transgender and/or intersex people interested in BDSM and fetish! Get ready for a week of exciting play, interesting workshops, engaging discussions, lots of opportunities for skill sharing as well as time for relaxing in the sun together with wonderful and playful queer camp participants.

Date

The camp will take place from Monday the 17th of July to Sunday the 23th of July. To promote a good atmosphere, we would prefer if the participants stayed for the whole duration of the camp. Registrations for shorter time periods will be possible provided there is room, but only in cases when participants plan to arrive on Monday the 17th. This routine is to ensure that the social atmosphere at camp is relaxed and feels safe for all participants, and that all are present at the introduction activities that are planned for the first days of the camp. It is not possible to arrive before Monday the 17th or stay after Sunday the 23th of July.

Place

The camp consists of a small set of houses and buildings on the west coast of Sweden, surrounded by beautiful nature and close to the town of Smögen. It is in walking distance to a picturesque beach perfect for swimming. Directions to the location will be sent upon confirmed booking and completed payment.

Who will be there?

All Wish events are open to women, transgender and/or intersex people living with their identity in everyday life. As previous years, there could be someone from our Wish extended family working on site who is a cis gendered man. He will keep his distance from the events and the camp but will be around if we need assistance, as he provides essential support in regards to the maintenance of the venue. He respects us and our space and we expect attendees to continue to show him that same respect as well.

Prices

This year’s fee is 3100 SEK (Swedish kronor), same price as last years, which includes both activities, room and board. The price also includes an annual membership in Wish Stockholm.
If you are willing to help as a kitchen volunteer, we can offer a reduction in the fee. We have limited reduced-rate spots reserved, so please state clearly on your registration if you would like to be considered for this.

Scheduled workshop facilitators will also receive a small reduction in the fee. If you are interested in running a scheduled workshop, please let us know as early as possible.

The living quarters of the camp consists of bedrooms, which usually houses 4 persons. We know that some people who travel together, for example couples, may wish to have a room to themselves. If you state on your form that you prefer your own room, we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. There will be an additional cost of 500 SEK per person associated for doing so. For larger groups who wish to stay together, there is no additional cost, provided we can accommodate you. If you have a wish for sharing room with someone specific, please state so on your form.

How to register

The last day to register for the camp is June 1st. But we advise you to register as soon as possible since the interest for the camp this year has been huge. For registration or if you have any questions, please write to: wishpowerexchange@gmail.com.

Please specify the following very clearly in your booking request:

•    Complete name, as well as the name and the pronoun that you prefer we use on camp and in communication with you.
•    Birth date
•    Address /contact information (including email and phone number)
•    Allergies and dietary needs
•    Wishes regarding sleeping arrangements
•    Need to rent linen
•    Need to rent towels
•    Want to be a workshop presenter
•    Want to be a kitchen volunteer
•    Wish to bring tent, trailer or caravan
 
After your registration has been confirmed by us, you will have four weeks to pay a booking fee of 1000 SEK to secure your spot at camp. We will not be able to repay the fee due to a cancelled booking. This is because the event is run strictly on a non-profit basis. Payment information will be sent with the confirmation of your booking.

We will strive to meet all dietary requirements, as long as we get all information needed with the registration for all persons included in the booking. Also, please specify clearly how long you would like to stay at the camp if not for the full period. If you want, you can also tell us if this is your first camp or if you have visited WPE Summer Camp before. If this is your first experience with BDSM and fetishism please contact us before you do your registration as we want to make sure that your expectation of the week is met.

The premises

The estate features spacious shower- and bathrooms. On the yard there is a jacuzzi hot tub where you can take a relaxing hot bath during the evenings and nights. Inside the main building there are three playrooms – two big and public spaces with several stations, and one smaller lockable dungeon in the basement with a booking system, in case you prefer more private play. Each space is equipped with all kinds of furniture and equipment for s/m and bondage play, such as a bondage chair, whipping benches, metal poles, St. Andrews’ cross, electric winches in the ceiling and an old fashioned bed. At times there will also be one small intimate cabin, available situated right next to the hot tub.
There is also plenty of open and social areas and a large dining room and of course bedrooms. Since the estate has an enclosed yard, there are also possibilities to play outside – perhaps by a tree? – and weather permitting we will also have furniture and activities planned outside.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedrooms are shared, with 4-6 people in each room. We have room for a few participants to bring their own caravans, trailers or tents, with a small reduction of the fee. All participants are expected to bring their own bed linen and towels. For those who choose it will be possible to rent linen and towels for a fee of 100 SEK. We will also ask you to clean your rooms and participate in cleaning the common areas before departing.

Meals

Meals are included in the fee. Breakfast is served from about 8:00-10:00 am, and there will be a light lunch in the middle of the day. "Fika" (coffee and a light snack) will be served in the afternoon. Dinner is served around 7:00 pm and is an occasion when some take the opportunity to dress up, but it is not a requirement. Fruit and snacks will be available throughout the day. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of special diets such as allergies, etc. but you MUST state your needs clearly upon registration or we may not be able to accommodate them.
There will be a small self-service bar available at low costs, supplied with non-alcoholic beverages and candy. There will be other basic beverages available free of charge, for example coffee, tea, milk and juice.

Activities

On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday there will be scheduled introduction activities/workshops/demonstrations/DIY. All the activities will be held in English. If you have any special skill or knowledge that you would like to share, we welcome suggestions for lectures, workshops, and demonstrations of all kinds. We also welcome you to contact us if you are interested in facilitating a scheduled group play. Please write to us at wishpowerexchange@gmail.com. You are also most welcome to arrange spontaneous workshops/skill sharing sessions/role plays/DIY that are not scheduled during the camp.

Rules

We ask that everyone familiarize themselves with the rules (and of course follow them). These have been put together to ensure everyone’s safety, security and comfort while at the camp. A list will be sent out with payment information.
Disability access
Unfortunately, the camp may not be well adapted for some people with mobility impairments since it is partly situated on a grass slope. The most parts of the facility have level access (though some bedroom areas and the hot tub have step access, and some doors may be narrow). We do aim to find ways to participate for everyone, so if you have any specific questions regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to mail us at wishpowerexchange@gmail.com.

Language

The camp is international, and therefore communications will be in English to accommodate all our guests travelling from all over the world. If you require a translation, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.

Internet access

There is a wireless Internet connection. It may however be very weak occasionally, so please note that we cannot ensure a 100 % reliable connection always.

Webpage/contact

Email your questions or suggestions to: wishpowerexchange@gmail.com. The webpage of the Wish Power Exchange camp is http://wishsummercamp.com/

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