Indie Birth Retreat
 
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Retreat in Northern Minnesota
May 24-27th, 2019

Registration open!

 
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This Year's Theme iS

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The Vision

Last year's Retreat in Minnesota felt so good that we decided to do it again. So once again we are getting OUT of the conference room and into the woods.  Our main sessions this year will be designed to nurture you in all ways, and will focus on how we can bring that same spirit back to the communities we are a part of.  The weekend will also be interspersed with experiences designed to connect you to the like-hearted women around you. We will eat together, bunk together, and work together to move midwifery into the new paradigm. We can already see it happening. Can you?

With such a large facility and so many spaces to utilize, we will have lots of opportunity to spread out and connect within schedule and unscheduled conversations. We will definitely hit the sauna, and we encourage you to take a canoe break with your new best friends. Indie Birth invites you to come and inhabit the center of your own spiral, contributing your own wisdom to the weekend and co-creating something truly special. We want this weekend to be a practice in living the wise woman model, caring for ourselves and each other.


 
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 Tickets include lodging, food + Sessions (seriously) 

 
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Retreat Ticket + Bunk in a Rustic Cabin  
$599

This registration includes a bunk in one of the winterized rustic cabins near the fire circle, all of your meals (dinner Friday night through breakfast Monday morning), and access to all main sessions, breakout sessions and scheduled activities (ropes course, canoeing, s'mores, etc).  The rustic cabins sleep 15, are fully heated and are the closest to the sauna. They have access to the nearby Pine Palace for restrooms and showers (there are not restrooms or showers in the rustic cabins). 

*** Nursing non-mobile babes in arms only, and we will ask those with babies to step out if they are too loud for people to focus.  

*** Tickets are NON-refundable, including any payment plan payments. 

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Ticket + Bunk in a Modern Lodge
$749

This registration includes a bunk in one of several modern lodges, all of your meals (dinner Friday night through breakfast Monday morning), and access to all main sessions, breakout sessions and scheduled activities (ropes course, canoeing, s'mores, etc).  The modern lodges vary in size, are fully heated and have bathrooms and showers in them.  

*** Nursing non-mobile babes in arms only, and we will ask those with babies to step out if they are too loud for people to focus.  

*** Tickets are NON-refundable, including any payment plan payments. 

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Dynamo Doula Half Day Add On
$300

Join Angela for a half day, pre-retreat strategy and secret sharing sesh! She will take you start to finish through her workflow as a Doula, tips and strategies to amplify your own workflow, increase your value. This will be perfect for people wanting a leg up in their doula work or people considering doula work. 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Friday May 24th, 2019 at Camp Miller prior to the Indie Birth Retreat

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Girls Camp Tickets (Ages 8-18)
$300

We are welcoming our girls to camp again this year, in a slightly more structured way. They will have their own schedule and rec times, and will have their own cabin to share. Girls are welcome at all sessions, ceremonies and of course their meals are also covered with their registration. 

*** Tickets are NON-refundable, including any payment plan payments. 


 
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Sessions

Session information will be released later in 2018, but if you need a teaser, the whole Indie Birth team will be crafting new and exclusive sessions again. Saturday and Sunday we will also enjoy recreational activities led by camp staff.  We are so excited to have everyone in one place again, so that we can connect more in the down time, and also extend the "up-time" into all the nooks and crannies of the weekend.
 

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Camp Miller has 340 acres of woodland, a crystal clear lake, over 8 miles of hiking trails, and lots of awesome recreational activities. 


LODGINg

We'll bunk together in lodges and cabins to get the real deal camp experience!  All the lodges have their own bathrooms with showers and all the cabins have access to the Pine Palace shower house and restrooms.  You'll get a twin bunk to snuggle down into each night in a room with other attendees.  

MEALS

All meals for the weekend are included in your registration (yes, really). The camp cooks work hard to feed us, and you simply show up to eat when the bell rings - this might be the best part of the whole Retreat (just kidding, mostly). We will enjoy each other's company and release some oxytocin as we chow down in the dining hall as a group, and we make sure all your dietary needs are accounted for by gathering any necessary info at the time of registration.

GROWING THE MOVEMENT

All campy jokes aside, we think this weekend will be what each of us needs to become stronger leaders in the movement towards authentic midwifery.  We hope that in 50 years we will look back and write that Indie Birth years at Camp Miller were a turning point in the herstory of midwifery. We are the resistance, and this weekend will help make us stronger and more ready for what the world is asking of us.

 

 
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DIRECTIONS

From North (Duluth): Take I-35 S. roughly 45 minutes south of Duluth, take Sturgeon Lake exit 209, turn left to go across hwy, first left at E. Frontage Rd., 2 blocks, turn rightinto Camp Miller Entrance

From South (Twin Cities): Take I-35 N. roughly 55 minutes north of Cambridge, take Sturgeon Lake exit 209, turn right to drive past the gas station, first left at E. Frontage Rd., 2 blocks, turn right into Camp Miller Entrance

Entering Camp and Parking: Follow signs to stay to the left upon entering camp.  Pull in front of Mitchell Hall where you will see a registration table, and we will guide you from there.

 

WHAT TO PACK

A sleeping bag or blanket, pillow, twin fitted sheet for mattress if you are feeling fancy, a flashlight, toiletries, tennis shoes, raincoat/jacket/sweater, hat, swimsuit for sauna, towel, sunscreen, laundry bag, water bottle, bug spray.

 

CHECK IN

Check in to camp is from noon - 5pm on May 24th, followed by dinner in the dining hall at 5:30pm.  

Transportation OPTIONS

You can take the Groome Transportation shuttle from the Minneapolis/St Paul airport to Camp Miller (just be sure let them know you need to be dropped off at the camp WHEN YOU BOOK!).  You can also, of course, rent a car. Utilize the Facebook group to find a carpool buddy.