There is a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, ancient skills, and visionary wisdom. At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalog of the imagination, an oral and written language composed of the memories of countless elders and healers, warriors, farmers, fishermen, midwives, poets and saints. In short, the artistic, intellectual and spiritual expression of the full complexity and diversity of the human experience. Quelling this flame, this spreading inferno, and rediscovering a new appreciation of the human spirit as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our times.
~ Wade Davis
The Buckeye Week is full! There are many options still open for the Pathways Week.
Please read this page thoroughly before registering. You will be able to sign up for either week or both weeks. For Pathways you pick which class you want and register for that. The first week is general admission. The registration button is at the bottom of this page. Thanks!
This year’s prices are now listed below
How to Register
We have done our best in recent years to keep the price of Buckeye affordable, despite the growing student demand that would allow us to raise prices. So we offer a sliding scale! What you pay is up to you, but if you can afford to pay more (five days of classes from an amazing field of teachers, plus healthy meals!), this is your chance to contribute to the long-term vision of a sustainable village structure. Paying more helps the base price stay low. Thanks, everyone!
There Are Three Ways to Pay
You can pay by check / money order (our preference), by Paypal, or by credit card (choose Paypal when registering). If you choose to pay offline (check or money order), please write down the amount owed, the address, and send your payment ASAP. Postmark your payment within one week – 7 days! – of registering in order to keep your registration. Contact us at email@example.com if you wish to deliver cash to Sonoma County.
Please Register All Youths!
We do not have space for folks to arrive with unregistered kids. Please register no more than 3 youths per one adult.
After you Register
Once your payment is received, you will receive a link to your registration packet. All the details are in there. After registration, you should receive a receipt by email; this is your confirmation that we know you are coming.
What is Included
Registration includes breakfast and dinner from Sunday night to Saturday morning (Pathways, Tues PM-Mon AM), 5 days full of workshops, camping, and activities throughout the week (less extra activities during Pathways). There are vegetarian and gluten free options. Individual instructors may have additional materials fees for classes, from a few bucks to 100 bucks (bowmaking, hide tanning).
Every Year We Meet and Focus as a Village
We ask you to join us for opening and closing ceremonies and be prepared to stay for the whole week (though it’s ok to come and go as needed). Like Backtracks events, the class schedule for Buckeye Week will not be available until you arrive. Pathways classes will be posted beforehand since you have to pick your class when registering. Check out our Welcome page or here for a list of past year’s classes to help you get a sense of what to expect. Only so many of us can fit each year; we fill up. By purchasing tickets to Buckeye, you enroll as a member in our annual event.
Good News!! Prices will stay the same as last year for the Buckeye Week! And Pathways Week prices are lower than last year!
Native/Indigenous and People of Color Scholarships
We have full and partial scholarships available for Native/Indigenous peoples and People of Color. Please spread the word to those who you think might be interested in attending! Click here for full details. Letters of request are currently being accepted. You can also donate to our Scholarship Fund by clicking on the button below!
We offer refunds and ticket transfers, minus a $40 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds are available until April 1st, and only under certain circumstances after that. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for either.
Our favorite form of payment is by check or money order. It saves us and YOU money!! You can also directly Paypal us with ‘Friends and Family’ to email@example.com. Thanks!
For any course that is full and says ‘Full’, please put your name on the waitlist. Every year folks from the waitlist get in as other folks drop out, even right up to the gathering time.