SUMMER INTENTION - Intention 18.5 June 30th - July 3rd, 2017

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Summer Intention is the summer camp-out version of the famous Intention retreat. This is a four day, three night event where a village of all ages convenes to celebrate, share, workshop, perform, dance, play, heal, connect, share meals, and have fun. Intention is a time and space for being authentically ourselves in a dynamic, loving and inspirational community setting.

Meals are provided during the weekend as part of your ticket. Our excellent kitchen pod will be creating vegetarian meals for our culinary delight!  

Intention incorporates dance parties, kids play space, workshops, rituals, tribal market, yoga, art, DIY culture, as well as shared meal times and spontaneous fun.  Intention is a warm, wonderful and special event that many return to every year to re-create a transformational container, one that continues to weave a vibrant community together every event.

It's awesome!


Summer Intention 2017 is officially SOLD OUT!

Unfortunately we can no longer offer entry at the gate unless you have made special arrangements with us.



The gate officially opens Friday at 3pm! Please do not arrive before 3pm unless we know that you are helping with set-up.  Set-up volunteers who arrive before gate is open, please return to the gate after 3pm to get your wristband.  The table will be set up at the top of the hill, near the kitchen.  You'll also be able to get information about schedules and locations and how you can help with set up and other tasks.

This schedule is still subject to change, but here is a preview of all of the delicious music, workshops and more in store for us this weekend!


As part of our event co-creation, we are asking all participants to sign up for a shift to complete their registration. This may include welcoming people at the gate, helping with decor, cooking for your friends in the kitchen, being a calm presence at peer support, facilitating a game in the Kid's zone or helping to make sure we leave the land as beautiful as it was when we arrived.  You can choose which parts of the event you are stoked to support.


Our DJ lineup is now posted, CLICK HERE!


Intention is an opportunity for individuals to share skills, magic and love with the community. This year, we hope to have many talented folks stepping up to offer their gifts at the gathering in the form of workshops. Every attendee at Intention is invited to give a workshop, on whatever topic they desire.  You can see some of the workshops that were offered at Winter Intention here:

Contact workshops[at]intentiongathering[dot]org for more info.  CLICK FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM


All meals will be vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, with vegan options.

Though all meals are planned as gluten-free, they may not meet the standards required for celiacs or people with severe intolerances.  Please feel free to bring your own scrumptious food, especially if you have special dietary requirements, please bring whatever you need for that. There's a lot of opportunity to help with preparation, cooking, and cleaning, so don't be shy to pitch in! =)

Don't forget to bring your own dishes and cutlery!

more details here


Our Tribal Market plans to be bustling with unique vendors this year. These artisans will be bringing one of a kind pieces, handcrafted goodies, feathery goodness and costume pieces galore for your purchase. You’re sure to find a thing or two to compliment your costumes, fill your tummy or soothe your skin. So plan on bringing SOME CASH to spend on these wonderful creations!

For more info, or to apply to vend email tribalmarket[at]intentiongathering[dot]org .


Art & decor are at the very core of every festival. They create a fun landscape or visual candy for us to explore and appreciate. If you have the desire to share your art with the community, please contact decor[at]intentiongathering[dot]org.

BRING YOUR SACRED ITEMS to add to the various altars which will be created throughout the event space. 


As well, we will have an opening and closing ritual (with optional participation). If you are interested in contributing to this, or being a part of the Ritual Pod, or just looking for more information contact ritual[at]intentiongathering[dot]org .


Everyone is encouraged to find their own way to connect into the festival flow and become involved in the daily life, music and general production of the event. 

Feel free to join our mailing /chat list (not too busy, but good stuff does get posted!)

Intention is co-creative and participant-driven. We share our personal gifts and learn from the community. It is an opportunity to work together with old friends and new faces to create a safe container for a rich exploration of music, art, self-expression and creativity. We are always looking for volunteers to help with organizing and creation. If you would like to be involved in the organization process, please contact the organizing team at info[at]intentiongathering[dot]org .

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Summer Intention flyer (final)