Registration Opens March 9, 12pm PST
Buckeye Gathering April 28-May 4
Arrival and Departure
The Buckeye Gathering is located at Lake Concow Campground in Butte Co California, traditional home of the Lake Koncow Maidu.
Our gathering takes place on the shore of Lake Concow in the foothills of the Sierra, 40 Minutes east of Chico, California. The land varies from open meadow to mixed conifer forest, with lakeshore and creekside accessibility from the campground.
We found Lake Concow through friends, and have begun a fruitful relationship with the current collective of owners, who are excited to host Buckeye.
Folks are encouraged to arrive Saturday afternoon to set up and settle in before the event begins. Sunday afternoon at 2pm we gather for opening ceremonies and orientation. The following Saturday we will have a closing ceremony mid-morning before we pack up and head home.
To come to Buckeye means registering for the whole week; we do not offer any partial tickets. When everyone comes prepared to stay from opening to closing ceremonies the power of community shows. That said, if you need to arrive later, leave for a bit, or leave early, that is up to you.
Save gas, make new friends, help out someone who needs a ride!
Setting up your camp
When you arrive you will be greeted and oriented at the registration table. You will be given a map showing various camping areas and designations. There is ample space to pitch a tent or camp in or near a vehicle. There are some spaces further from the camp center for RVs and larger vehicles and even some areas to walk in and camp away from the cars and majority of the people. Most camping areas are a short walk from the main circle and class spaces.
Rain or Shine?
Rain or Shine!
Volunteering at the Gathering
We ask most participants to volunteer for a few hours over the week to help the gathering function well. We value the altruistic nature of volunteerism and know that it helps create more connection to the gathering, each other, and the place that holds us. We are grateful in advance for your service during the week. Upon arrival you may be asked to sign up for a volunteer shift. We don’t ask everyone to volunteer, the idea here is that the people who have the capacity are helping those who have less capacity.
We provide breakfast and dinner. Our food is mostly organic and as local as possible – it will be nourishing and delicious. We do our best to accommodate most diets. The meals are predominately gluten free. Meat, vegetarian and vegan options are available. If you have severe food allergies please be prepared and bring your own food.
Herbal tea and bone broth will be served daily. We don’t serve caffeinated beverages.
Lunches are up to you!
Bring your own bowl and/or plate, drinking vessel, and utensils, these will not be provided. The first meal is Sunday dinner, and the last is Saturday breakfast. There are limited picnic tables on site, most of the seating is on the earth.
Our site has a well, there is delicious, quality drinking water throughout camp.
There is a very skilled and nurturing team at our wellness site. They are dedicated to helping us keep our camp healthy and safe throughout the week. There are trained Wilderness First Aid/Responders on the team.
Kid’s camp for ages 5 and up runs everyday between meals, during the morning and afternoon classes. There are organized activities and dedicated spaces for youth. This is not an opportunity to drop your kids off for the day or the week! Parents, please stay in contact with youth program mentors about which children you are responsible for and where you will be in case you are needed. We ask that all minors ages 17 and younger be accompanied to Buckeye by an adult or guardian.
There will be programing for the following age groups:
4-7, 8-12, and 13-17.
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT WE PROVIDE
WHAT NOT TO BRING
RHYTHM OF THE WEEK
|Arrival, Set up camp
|Opening ceremony 2pm
|Land tending day
|Classes all day
|Classes all day
|Classes 9-1 Barter Faire 2-5
|Classes all day
|Closing circle 10AM
RHYTHM OF THE DAYS
|Breakfast and Morning Circle, Share a meal and hear teacher announcements
|Dinner and Evening Circle, Delicious food with friends and Community Announcements
|Evening activities at the central fire and designated satellite fires: story, music, discussion groups, presentations, trade blankets, dancing, and more!
Thanks for inquiring about registration for the Buckeye Gathering. Spaces are limited and tickets often sell out the same day that registration opens. We open registration in early March. Please join our mailing list to be notified and updated about registration.
Working at the gathering is a great way to join our community and experience the gathering at a discounted rate. There are several work positions available in different areas: set up, kitchen, wellness, grounds crew. Find out more to see if this is the right option for you!