Civil Action Camp 2023
07.07.-11.07.2023 – Eastern Austria
Five days of relaxation, togetherness, peer learning, creativity and meaningful fun for active citizens, changemakers and activists.
image credit: Klimacamp Wien
Civil Action Camp is a regenerative learning space for activists, active citizens, and other changemakers. We invite you to spend five days together in nature, with a focus on, rest, learning from each other, listening to ourselves, each other, and the world around us, and practicing to collectively meet our needs. To give a direction to our shared time, we will co-create some physical infrastructure, for us to use and as a gift to the place we will stay at.
On the first day we will land together, get to know the place and each other, and set up agreements for how we want to be together during our shared time.
The following days will be a mix of small inputs on collective resilience, self-organized skillshares, open space to use as you please, and contributing to shaping the space we will be guests in. We are really excited about this last part, although we don’t know exactly what it will be yet. The ideas in our heads range from planting trees to building a yurt together. What this will end up being exactly will be shaped by the place we’ll visit and who will come with what skills.
Towards the end we will begin harvesting what we learned, what nourished us during our time together, what we found challenging and how we were able to support each other to show up fully and contribute.
Civil Action Camp is rooted in the magic Rs: Regeneration, Reflection, Resilience, Relaxation.
And the magic Cs: Connection, Compassion, Curiosity, Creativity, Courage.
This is for you if
- You are wondering how to reconcile making an impact for a liveable future with your well-being
- You have a hunch that the future will be shaped by small collectives with strong relationships
- You want to spend time with people that are on a similar journey to you, learn from them, and share your experience and skills as well
- You want to level up your skills as an organizer in a fun and playful way
We are socialized to see what is wrong, missing, off, to tear down the ideas of others and uplift our own. To a certain degree, our entire future may depend on learning to listen, listen without assumptions or defenses.
What is easy is sustainable. Birds coast when they can.adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
What you will get
- principles and practical tools for regenerative self-organization to take home to your group
- lived experience of applying them
- access to a network of changemakers with similar values, that are active in different areas of civil society
- a nourishing and grounding experience
- Mühle Nikitsch, Burgenland (Austria)
- You can sleep in a shared dormitory or bring a tent
- 20 places available
The prices below are an attempt to represent the true cost and value of running this event. One aspect of a regenerative approach is financial sustainability. We intend to run events like this one many more times in the future and therefore need to be able to pay our team some salary. At the same time we care deeply about serving those who will benefit from what we have to offer – regardless of their financial means. That’s why there are we have some spots available at a reduced price or even full sholarships. If you feel like you would really benefit from attending this event, but you don’t have the financial means to pay the prices named below, please reach out via email after filling out the registration form. It is our intention to commonly feel into what kind of support we can provide to make your participation possible.
350 € – if it is a stretch for you to be investing in this right now
450 € – if you are financially stable
550 € – if you are financially flourishing; at this price you are contributing to our scholarship fund and enabling the participation of people with less financial ressources
Sounds exciting right?
If you are as excited about this as we are, please fill out this form to register and confirm your spot by paying your participation fee via bank transfer.