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Let’s start off with what Connection Camp isn’t. It isn’t a networking event. And it isn’t simply a rustic-getaway, either. What it is is an opportunity to dive into Connection in all its forms – Connection with Self, Connection with Other, Connection with Nature, Connection through Play, Connection through Collaboration. Through a variety of conscientiously-curated participatory workshops, individually-focused guided practices, playful camp-style activities, evening dance parties and campfire gatherings, and on-site health and wellness providers, Connection Camp is more than a weekend getaway, a retreat, or a chance to meet new people. It’s a radical opportunity to get curious, get playful, get real, and get plugged into a vibrant sense of community.
Each day at camp boasts a plentiful selection of workshops to encourage deep, authentic interaction with others through a creative, playful approach. Throughout the camp experience, you’ll get to choose from over 30 highly interactive offerings, including Circling (relational meditation), authentic relating games, partner yoga, the lost art of letter writing, collaborative dance and music practices, and more.
Each morning before the day’s schedule gets into full swing, take advantage of guided individual practices to get you centered and grounded in your own experience before diving in with others. Meditation, yoga, and more will be offered.
A DJ’d lakeside dance party? Check. Bonfire gathering complete with s’mores? But of course. Old school summer camp talent show? We wouldn’t miss that for the world. Evenings at Connection Camp give you an opportunity to celebrate with your campmates in a more casual, let-your-hair-down sorta way.
You know what we loved from our childhood almost as much as summer camp? Those choose your own adventure books. Remember those? Well, think of Connection Camp the same way. Once you’re here, the only thing you have to do is enjoy your experience as best suits you. If that means lounging by the lake for fourteen straight hours, by all means, you are welcome! But we have a sneaking suspicion that you’re joining us for more than the standard issue weekend R&R, so take advantage of all the inspiring, exploratory experiences at your fingertips!
Connection Camp will be held at beautiful Camp Louemma, conveniently located under two hours from New York City in Sussex, NJ. The camp overlooks is nestled in picture-perfect scenery overlooking a private lake. The grounds offer hiking trails, sporting equipment and facilities, and lake access for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking for your enjoyment.
You bet you can! In fact, Connection Camp is primed for you to make new friends! Our foremost intention is to create a space that fosters a deep sense of community, openness, and play. Buddy up with your bunkmates, dive deep into shared experiences in workshops, enjoy a heart-to-heart overlooking the lake… Connection Camp is designed to offer virtually endless opportunities to plug into being human – together!
Connection Camp is open to kids-at-heart aged 18 to 108, and we hope to have campers spanning that full range! (We love minors, but hey, they have their own camps already!)

Campers in 2016 ranged in age from their mid-twenties to their late-fifties. As one camper put it:

“As one of the older participants (likely the oldest), I want to add that I appreciated being welcomed so warmly. I expected the group to be much younger than me, and was comfortable with that, but I was happy to see other 40~50-somethings there.”

We are excitedly anticipating fifty to one hundred (!) campers for Connection Camp 2017! Get ready to meet friends you didn’t know you had…
Connection Camp 2017 begins on Thursday, June 8th and check-in begins at 10 am. Camp kicks-off with lunch so arrive early to get settled.
No prob, Bob! Our hope is for you to come play with us from start to finish – and once you’re here, we’re certain you’ll want to soak up every last minute – but hey, it’s summer camp for grown-ups, and grown-ups have responsibilities.

If you need to join the fun a little late, or sneak out a little early, please be sure to let us know so we can have one of our stellar camp counselors make sure you’re taken care of!

All good things must come to an end, including Connection Camp. Camp concludes on Sunday, June 11th at 6 pm.
Your Connection Camp registration includes all meals and snacks, accommodations, all camp programming, mini-sessions with our on-site healers and experts, night-time entertainment, and camp swag!

Transportation, full treatments with our healers and wellness experts, and vendor offerings are available at additional cost.

Yes! Campers may pay in full at the time of registration, or choose one of several payment plan structures. Visit our registration page for details and prices.
You’re gonna work up quite an appetite playing hard throughout the weekend, so we’re working with the killer chef at Camp Louemma to serve up delicious, wholesome meals to fuel our rich camp experiences. Three meals a day will be provided, as will coffee and snacks throughout each day. (Summer camp, but with coffee?! Dreams do come true!)

Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options are available. Please let us know during registration if you have any special dietary considerations or food allergies!

Connection Camp offers several accommodation options. Bring your own tent and sleep under the stars, or make some new buddies with the classic summer camp-style bunk option, which sleeps 10-16 campers and has showers and bathrooms. Additionally, a limited number of semi-private rooms and private Queen bedrooms will be available.

For further details, please visit our Accommodations link.

Heck, yeah! In fact, we want you to share every single awesome human being you know with us and your fellow campers! When you complete your camp registration, let us know who you’d like to bunk with and we will do our very best to make it happen!
As with friends, we’re happy to try to bunk you up with your favorite people when you make the request on your registration form. But here’s the thing… The bunk beds are not wide. And bunk cabins are shared space. So, if getting cozy with your honey is part of how you imagine your Connection Camp weekend, we highly recommend you register early to snag private sleeping quarters.
Linen rentals are an available add-on option with camper registration up to two weeks prior to the event. If you are registering after the two week cut-off, or did not select the linen rental add-on option during your registration, you will need to bring your own bed linens and pillow. All campers should bring their own towels.
Aside from an awesome attitude and your sense of play and openness? Try this packing list.
Address:

Camp Louemma
43 Louemma Lane
Sussex, NJ 07461

Public Transportation Info:

 

Check out The Deets for information on public transportatino options.

Driving Directions:

Rather put the pedal to the metal yourself? Click here for driving directions from cities up and down the east coast to beautiful Camp Louemma, the home of Connection Camp 2017.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the nearest major airport to Camp Louemma, approximately 75 minutes away.
Yup, there’s parking on site. Unless your ride is a Transformer. Or a unicorn. We cannot accommodate Transformers or unicorns. Sadly.
Check back soon for a link to the Connection Camp 2017 Facebook event page, where you can reach out to fellow campers to offer a seat in your vehicle or request a carpool!
We truly, madly, deeply, profoundly, earnestly recommend leaving your new-fangled technological contraptions at home. Instagram will be there for you come Monday, June 12th, but you’ve only got this one long weekend to bask in the societally undervalued awesomeness of shared face-to-face connection. We’d love to see you ditch the screens, let your inner little kid out for a tumble in the grass, and play with your fabulous campmates.

But, alas. We again recognize that at a summer camp for grown-ups, there may be some grown-up matters to attend to. For those that must access the interwebz, WIFI will be available. Cell phone service should be good for most carriers.

Ye Olde Farmer’s Almanac lists an average high of 77 degrees and average low of 54 degrees for mid-June. So, come prepared with layers, and/or find a cute snuggle buddy for the evenings.

If it rains, we’ll do all the same awesome stuff we were planning to do, only while water falls from the sky. We’ll have plenty of shelter to accommodate camp activities and workshops should inclement weather strike.

The swimming pool is open for swimming and the lake is open for canoeing, kayaking and other water sports during designated hours while lifeguards are on duty.
Given that cell service may be spotty at our lakeside camp abode, if your loved ones can’t reach you, they will be able to call our venue’s landline in order to get in touch. This information will be provided as camp approaches.
You love your kids. We love your kids. And we love how much you love your kids. But we’ll get the best opportunity for the richest community experience possible when we can each invest our full selves in the culture of connection, play, and communication. Reach out to your favorite sitter, leave some gluten-free organic mac and cheese in the fridge for the kiddos, and come escape to Connection Camp.
We love furry (and feathered… and scaley… ) friends, but unfortunately, you can’t bring them to camp. They don’t make very good teammates in a sack race, anyway.
Nope. Connection Camp, like old school summer camp, is an alcohol-free zone. This of course extends to all illicit substances as well.
There will be a designated smoking area so that all campers’ preferences around smoking can be respected.
Not at all. While some activities will be more physically-oriented than others – for example, partner yoga is going to pose a bit more demand on the old bod than our letter-writing workshop – we’ll have a little something for everyone, and will work to make all activities accessible to the full range of participants. Ultimately, everything at Connection Camp is about letting loose and having fun, so whether you were the captain of the varsity football team or dreaded dodgeball in middle school gym class, the playing field is level here. We encourage you to go for the activities that sound the most enticing to you, while participating at a level that feels appropriate for your personal health and fitness.
Although we’ll be super bummed if your plans change and you can’t make it, your registration is transferable for a $40 processing fee. Registrations are not refundable.
Yes! If you’ve got killer skills and camp spirit to spare, we’d love to hear from you! Please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what you have to offer!

We are still looking for help in the following arenas:
on-site operations
photography
videography
film editing
public relations/press
social media/bloggers

Long, hard day of relational meditation and splish-splashing in the sun-sprinkled lake? Why not round it out with a massage? 🙂

But seriously…

Connection Camp is not only about connecting with others, but also about connecting deeply with yourself. That’s why we’ve invited our favorite experts and colleagues in health and wellness, energy work, coaching, and more to join us at camp and make themselves available to you for complimentary consultations and on-site bookings.

Are you a fantastically mindful service provider? Interested in providing your expertise at camp and expanding your reach? Find out more here.

You got it! Connection Camp loves to support small and local businesses, so we’ve rounded up our favorite home-grown merchants and brought them to you! Take a stroll around our dining hall boutique to treat yourself or snag a surprise trinket for your new-found camp buddy.
Connection Camp is the brainchild and labor of love of Amy Silverman, Founder and Lead Facilitator of The Connection Movement.

Read more information about Amy and The Connection Movement here.

We’ll have basic first aid supplies and a nurse practitioner on site. Should any injury or health concern which requires more than a band-aid or an ice pack arise, the matter will be referred off site to the appropriate medical facility.
Maybe! There are two possibilities to lead an event or activity at camp. If you’re a professional teacher or workshop facilitator and have an offering that would go hand in hand with the Connection Camp ethos, reach out to us and let us know!
Negatory. Connection Camp espouses Leave No Trace values; we ask that you plan ahead when you pack so that you bring as little waste as possible, respect local wildlife and the grounds, and generally be considerate of yourself and your environment. (We see that pinecone in your backpack. Please visit the camp marketplace for souvenirs instead of smuggling nature back to your city.)