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2023 Ekone Ranch Calendar

We're excited to have a full calendar for 2023,
and hope you'll make your way to the ranch for some nourishing Ekone times!

January 27-29: Forestry Work Party I Burn piles and forestry projects in the magical Ekone woods


February 17-19: Forestry Work Party I More burn piles and forestry projects in the magical Ekone woods.

March 24-26: Forestry and Garden Work Party I Wrapping up the forestry season and enjoying burn piles and soup around the fire. We are also greeting the garden and waking it up from its winter nap.

April 21-23: Grave Digging and Garden Work Party I Preparing grave places ahead of the hot summer season, and also Preparing garden beds, planting seeds, and attacking quackgrass - help us get going on another beautiful growing season!

May 3-7: Illuman Elder Rites of Passage I This intensive, hosted by Ned Abenroth and Illuman facilitators, is an opportunity for male elders to deepen their connection to land and purpose and being.


Join Caitlin Jones and Matney Cook for a deep dive into intuitive work with Ekone's herd. You can find more information and register for this workshop here: Hoofbeat Attunement

May 28 - June 1: Into the Face of Death Retreat I Join founding WEMP steward Jade Sherer for this special retreat on the land.

June 18-23: Horse Connection Camp and Lizard McGizzard Camp I Summer Camp season kicks of with a deep dive into all things horse and herd on the one hand, and a robust week learning Ranch Skills with Liz on the other. These camps run simultaneously.

July 1-7: Classic Horse Camp and Leadership Intensive I


July 9-14: Arts and Ponies Camp I Putting hands and creative spririt to work, using materials and inspiration from the land.

July 16-21: Young Rider Camp and Music Camp I These parallel camps will offer horse riders between 8-11 the chance to get to know the herd, and develop some horse skills, and music makers the chance to play music with the land, develop their song making skills, and make music together, with help from some special guest stars!


July 23-29: Horse Intensive & Ranch Camp and

Wilderness First Aid + Supreme Adventure Camp I Two camp track this week, the classic Ekone Ranch camp experience, remixed and reinvisioned, and then for youth who want to take the outdoor adventures even further, with the chance to get a NOLS Wilderness first aid certification... the WFA and Supreme Adventure!

July 31- August 6:  Classic Horse Camp and Service and Leadership Intensive I

August 4-7: Family Camp I A way for the whole family to enjoy the Ekone land and community

August 6-14: Youth Volunteers I This is a great way for experienced Ekone teens age 14+ to spend some time in community and develop their ranch and leadership skills.

August 11-14: Mothers & Children Retreat | A soul-centric wilderness retreat braiding together deep and playful strands for mothers and children.

August 31- September 5Spirit’n’Soul Quest | Immerse yourself deep into the sacred quality of the natural world in a supported way with Sacred Groves hosts.

September 23-24: Barbed Wire Ball I The Barbed Wire Ball is back! Our favorite FUNdraiser features live music and a live auction full of Ekone experiences and more, a BBQ, kids activities, horse time, guided hikes, and all sorts of special memories yet to be made! Please RSVP if you are planning to join us - so we can make enough food...

October 11-15: Adult Trail Ride Program & Personal Retreat Program | NEW! Grown ups can go to camp too! Join us for one of two track this week, spending time in personal retreat and plugging into activities at the ranch, or focused on horses and trail riding!

October 27-29: Willow Weaving & Grave Digging Work Party | Learn more about willow, weaving personal gathering baskets, and / or help us prepare graves for the Eldering Retreat participants to work with, and to support winter at-need burials.

October - December: Forestry Internships | Gain skills, friends, muscles, and satisfaction from forest stewardship!

November 5th: Remembrance Day at White Eagle | Honor the thinning of the veil at Ekone's green cemetery.

November 24-26: Forestry Work Party | Let's get our forestry season off to a great start! This work is more important every year--and fun, too.  :) 

December 30-January 1: Forestry Work Party | Light up some long nights with burn piles and camaraderie.

Email for more information on any of our upcoming programs or to schedule your own.

Email to RSVP for a workparty or learn about volunteering!

Coming up!

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Best hootenanny of the year! Saturday September 23rd

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