Wish Summer Camp 2019


WISH SUMMER CAMP 2019

The camp will take place July 15-21 2019, and will be the tenth summer camp in Sweden for women, trans and/or intersex people who are interested in BDSM and fetishism! 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 new and old friends and lovers.

Who can come?

All Wish events are open to women and all trans and/or intersex people living with their identity in everyday life. If you want the target group to look different, please consider if this really is the event for you. The total number of camp participants will be around 40.

If this is your first experience with BDSM and/or fetishism please contact us before you register as we want to make sure that your expectation of the week is met.

Registration

Registration will be opened twice to ensure a fair chance for everyone to register. The times and dates we open registration are:

Tuesday April 2 at 12.00 CET (Swedish time)
Saturday April 13 at 10.00 CET (Swedish time)


The link to the registration form is here.

If you do not get a spot in the first slot we will contact you before the second one, so you get another chance.

If you are unable to complete the form, or if you have any questions, please email us at wishpowerexchange@gmail.com
After you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with payment details or information on your place on the waiting list. Please pay as soon as possible. If we don’t receive a payment four weeks after registration, we will give your slot to the next one on the waiting list.

To promote a good and safe atmosphere, participants who plan to attend the whole week will be prioritized. Please plan to arrive Monday July 15th and stay until early afternoon Sunday July 21st. Early arrival on Sunday the 14th is possible for a limited number of people. It is not possible to stay longer than July 21st.

Costs and payment

Registration fee 3100 SEK
This includes a bed in a shared room, food, wonderful company and workshops for the whole duration of the camp. The price also includes an annual membership for Wish Stockholm.

Reduced fees for core volunteers 1400 SEK
Core volunteers work for 3-5 hours a day, and participate at camp for a reduced fee. The reduced-rate spots are limited. If you do not get a spot as a core volunteer we will kindly ask you to pay the whole sum at a later point.

Reduced fees for participants with disabilities 1400 SEK
We have a reduced fee for participants who have a low income, and who cannot volunteer at the camp due to disability or illness. This is primarily to enable participants to come who otherwise could not do so, so if you are eligible but can afford the standard price, please consider doing so.

Reduced fees for sleeping in tents or caravans - 300 SEK reduction
If you bring your own tent or caravan, this will reduce your fee by 300 SEK. The relatively small reduction is due to the pricing system of the venue.

Workshop facilitators - 500 SEK reduction
Scheduled workshop facilitators will also receive a reduction in fee. If you are interested in running a workshop, please let us know on the registration form. If you do not get a spot as a workshop facilitator we will kindly ask you to pay the whole sum at a later point.

Towels and linen + 100 SEK
We encourage you to bring your own towels and linen. If you can’t, you can rent towels and linen from us.

Double room + 500 SEK per person
If you want to share room with only one other person, you can do that by paying 500 SEK extra per person. Disclaimer: if many people want this, it might be hard to fit everyone into rooms, if you cannot get a double room we will let you know and you will get your money back.

Arrival Sunday July 14th + 200 SEK
If you have to arrive the day before camp starts. Please only use this option if it is really necessary. We pay per bed per night, so we need to charge for this. We will make sure you will get dinner on Sunday night too.

We will send the link to our payment solution (Tickster.se) after you register. There you can pay with credit card, or if you live in Sweden you can do a bank payment or Swish.

Cancellations

If you withdraw your participation before June 1 you will be reimbursed. After that you will be reimbursed as long as there is someone from the waiting list to take your place.

About Camp

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 after confirmed booking and completed payment.

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

We do it together

Wish is a volunteer based, DIY organization, and camp is no exception. This year all participants will be encouraged to work at least two hours over the week. As previous years there will be a core group of main volunteers who put in 3-5 hours a day at a reduced fee. But if we all chip in, the core volunteers will have more opportunities to contribute to play, workshops and a relaxed atmosphere. We will also ask you to clean your rooms and to help clean common areas before departing.
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. Camp rules will be sent out with payment information.

The premises

The estate has spacious common shower rooms and bathrooms. In 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 public spaces with several stations, and one smaller dungeon in the basement with a booking system, in case you prefer 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. Andrew’s cross, electric winches in the ceiling and an old fashioned bed.

There are plenty of open and social areas and a large dining room and of course bedrooms. The premises has an enclosed yard with benches, trees and grassy banks on a slope. The yard is a lovely space for outside play. Clothing is optional, and weather permitting we will also have outside activities.

Lodging

Bedrooms are shared, with 4-6 beds in each room. If you wish to share with only one other person or with specific people we will do our best to accommodate you. Please read more under costs.

We have room for a few participants to bring their own caravans, trailers or tents. All participants are expected to bring their own bed linen and towels. If you can’t, it will be possible to rent linen and a towel for 100 SEK. Storage space s limited, so please consider that when packing.

There is wireless Internet access. However, we cannot guarantee a 100 % reliable connection.
Disability access

Unfortunately, the camp is not be well adapted for people with mobility impairments since it is partly situated on a grass slope. Most parts of the facility have level access (though some bedroom areas and the hot tub have steps, and some doors may be narrow). We do aim to find ways for everyone to participate. We can bring portable ramps if requested. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to email us.

Meals and Drinks

Meals are included in the fee. Fruit and snacks will be available throughout the day. There will be a fridge available for participants that wish to bring their own snacks or beverages.

We will do our best to accommodate the needs of special diets such as allergies, etc. A lot of care and forethought goes into planning the menu, and is done well in advance. Therefore you MUST state your needs clearly upon registration or we will not be able to accommodate them.

There will be a small self-service kiosk available at low cost, supplied with non-alcoholic beverages and candy. There will be other complimentary basic beverages available, for example coffee, tea, milk and juice.

Alcohol is allowed on camp, but intoxication is unwelcome. You can bring your own alcohol. All drugs are illegal in Sweden and are strictly prohibited at camp.

Activities

Every day there will be scheduled introduction activities/workshops/demonstrations/DIY.
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. This year the workshop program will be coordinated by Jude. Jude will get in touch with everyone interested in facilitating a workshop after registration.

We also welcome you to contact us if you are interested in facilitating a scheduled group play.

You are also most welcome to arrange spontaneous workshops/skill sharing sessions/role plays/DIY that are not scheduled during the camp.

Webpage/Contact

The link to the registration form is here.

Email your questions or suggestions to: wishpowerexchange@gmail.com



We are so excited to see you at camp this summer!