Rainbow Tribe
 

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immersive camp for families in nature

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We are inviting you.  We have heard the longing. And we have heard the calling.  A longing to answer the deeper calling -  one of belonging - to a greater familyThat of the Earth.  Young as old has spirit, just like the trees, water, and mountains.  We are all children of Mother Earth. And with our unique qualities and gifts, we together form the resonating rainbow.  

Everything is connected, and Nature is calling us home.  

Can you hear the call too?  

 

That is why we created the Rainbow Tribe camp for families. 

 

We step out of our everyday lives and roles as parents and kids to listen and connect to the Nature we are and to move, eat and create as equal spirits of the Earth.  To connect to the elements once again and leave behind what is ready to be shed. Empowered again, we can move into the new with a renewed sense of vision.  It is time we re-member how to co-create as a tribe, honoring the gifts all bring to the greater whole.  

 

Be warmly welcomed to join, calling in and reconnecting to that sacred flow of life force and beauty that holds us and runs through all endlessly

We sleep together in a tipi or in separate tents. We cook nourishing vegetarian and vegan food over the fire.  We move, we dance, we sing, we play, we co-create, we dream.  We listen to the sounds of the drum and the sounds of our voices. We notice how they resonate and play with the silence and the music from fire, water, wind, and earth. We are re-setting and learning to stand our ground, adults as well as children. We experience life within and beyond the family circle, creating deep connections within our Rainbow Tribe.

We sleep nestled between two forests, with a beautiful view of the Glarus and Central Swiss Alps, right next to the crystal and medicinal herb garden.

The camp is bilingual: English and German.

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Every member of the family is invited to grow and contribute to the tribe. Some will be cooks, some will be fire tenders, some will be singers of the songs of the earth, and everyone from youngest to oldest will have a part to play.  

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We are being called. It is time to remember and hear the singing of all life in harmony. 

We have been disconnected from our source, spirit, soil, and song for so long. From ourselves, our ancestors, and our children. It is time to remember, relight and relive our deep connections with all life.

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Program

Day 1

16:00-17:00 Arrival

17:00-18:00 Opening ceremony

18:00-20:00 Dinner

20:00-21:00 Ancient story telling

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Day 3

08:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-12:00 Family circle - what is needed today?

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Playful learning - voice opening

16:00-18:00 Creative doing - we work on crafting an object

18:00-20:00 Dinner

20:30-21:00 Singing

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Day 2

08:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-12:00 Family circle - Family symbol and ritual

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Playful learning - Playfight 

16:00-18:00 Dance your totem animal

18:00-20:00 Dinner

20:30-21:00 Dream travel with the drum

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Day 4

08:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-12:00 Family circle - In harmony with nature and all elements

12:00-13:00 Small lunch

13:00-14:00 Closing ceremony

14:00-15:00 Departure

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Program  subject to spontaneous changes depending on what is needed during the camp.

Where?


We are sleeping on the grounds of a Demeter farm in Bubikon, nestled between the two cantonal nature reserves Lützelsee and Drumlinlandschaft in the beautiful Zurich Oberland. The tipi has a 9 m diameter, with a fireplace and wood chip floor.  There is a toilet and running cold water but no possibility to take a shower.

 

The address is Brachstrasse 12, CH-8608 Bubikon ZH. The tipi site is easily accessible by train S5 / S15 and a quarter-hour walk or by bike or car. We can also organize a shuttle to the train station. There is a parking fee of 50.- CHF to be paid if you come by car. Parking spaces are limited, please announce your arrival by car early. 

What to bring?

Please bring your own sleeping mat, sleeping bag, lamp, dish, cutlery, glass and anything you need to feel warm and comfortable for 3 days outdoors. You can also set up your own small tent for an additional 40.- CHF per family.

 

We provide woodwater, pans, 3 meals on full days, 2 meals on the last day, and anything necessary for the workshops.

 

Bring a meal to share for the first night's buffet and some snacks if you are hungry between meals.

Bring something for the altar if you want and a little object you would like to give away to someone else (one per family member).

Impressions from our last camp

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“When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the rainbow."

Hopi Prophecy

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Prices and Dates
 We offer prices on a sliding scale, ranging from a low budget price to a supporter price if you want to contribute to our further work.
Early bird prices are available up to 2 months prior to the event.

28.04 - 01.05 2023

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29.07 - 01.08.2023

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26.05 - 29.05 2023

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15.09 - 17.09.2023

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The team

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Max Somorax Atuq

I follow my intuition and let my heart guide me. I spent many days and nights in the forest, getting to know myself and nature. I studied the plants around me and made contact with trees and animals. In this way, I came closer and closer to the knowledge and the cycles of Mother Earth. I love to express myself through sound and movement and have been using the guitar, my voice and my body for this since childhood days. As a cranio-therapist I am now exploring all the rhythms of nature in our bodies. I see the greatest potential for us as a tribe of humanity in preserving the clear and simple connectedness that each child brings with them to the earth, or to revive it in us bigger children.  I would like to see this potential grow as we anchor our consciousness deeply in the physical, receive ideas and visions through our minds, and put them into action through our hearts with arms and legs. Since about 3 years I live together with children in a community and see how good it does them to romp and play together with adults, to explore or to get into the ring to measure the forces. I learn from them how simple life is and how I can be fully in the moment.I share all these experiences with you together around the fire and in contact with the earth and our bodies. Aho.

 

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Alexandra Choutko

coach, teach and heal using elements from science, business, painting, movement, sounds and  indigenous wisdom. I  am the mother of four children, three of whom still walk this earth.  l spent many years living in the material world, studying, making a phd, working on my career, as I was told this was what you ought to do in life to be happy and and integrated into society. At the same time raising my children who range from 5 to 17 years old. After many years running in the hamster will, I broke free, quit my job and discovered an amazing world and was lucky to be guided by shamans and wisdom keepers from around the world. I study with the Grand Sachem of the Susquehannock North American Indian tribe. 

My heart beats for our world, our children, our companies, our society, our future.  I believe we can dream our world into being by starting with asking ourselves 
"What if everything was possible?  What would I create?  How would I like to work? And where do I start?"

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Olivia Vettiger

We need authentic encounters. We need the experience that we are not excluded, abandoned or not taken seriously when we show ourselves authentically, "naked" and vulnerable. I wish for a human family again where authentic communication has a place, where emotions are not divided into positive or negative. Where we feel again very intensely that we are a part of nature, that we are always carried by Mother Earth. That we come back to the basic trust and feel that we are always connected with everything. And that we are creators, creators of our life and therefore also of our environment. I love to create spaces where we meet authentically, where we go into the perception and expression of emotions. Through intensive self-experience with shamanic healing methods, I also love to incorporate shamanic tools. I also create heart spaces where encounters take place without words. I also like to work medially, where I let impulses of the spiritual world flow in. I do this in healing work as well as in afterlife contacts with deceased persons or animals. Every time I am deeply touched when I look at the aura of a person during my aura readings and realize how we all shine. No matter what we feel, no matter where we come from and what we do. We glow because we are connected to life. To the pure extatic life energy that flows through every living thing. Through every plant and tree. I am also a mother of three children aged 12, 9 and 7. Which is always challenging and exciting for me. Because children are wonderful teachers and mirrors for me. Just as every encounter is a reflection of myself for me. Where so much growth and healing can happen.

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Benno Funky Kitchen

Growing up in a small settlement surrounded by the calmness and beauty of a Central European forest, my heart was always closely connected to our mother Gaia and it's wonders of life. 

 

Life brought me away from there and I gradually adopted a more conventional, scientific way of thinking which resulted in an education in engineering and computer sciences. 

 

In recent years I grew unhappy with this way of living and sensed an ever-growing emptiness in my soul. I rediscovered the magic of being closely connected to nature and conscious of all the living beings around me. 

 

Now I'm learning to flow with the stream of life, enjoying the magic of letting it's path unfold and reveal itself without over-thinking it. One of my passions is to make people feel good, to heal and nurture them in all ways possible. I love to prepare healthy and clean food and sharing it with my fellow humans makes my heart glow with happiness.

The rainbow tribe camp is planned to take place 2-3 times a year.

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Rainbow Tribe

alexandra.choutko@gmail.com

www.alexandrachoutko.com

+41 78 695 77 00