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How far is Rise Gathering from Philadelphia and NYC?
Rise, located at Camp Canadensis, is about 2 hours from both Philadelphia and NYC.
Is there any transportation provided?
There will not be transportation provided but it would be our pleasure to help connect you with others and coordinate car pools to and from the event.
Is there an airport nearby?
Lehigh Valley International Airport is 50 miles south of Camp Canadensis. We will provide a van to transport you to and from the airport on select times both Friday and Sunday. Please let us know your flight arrival and departure in advance.
What time does Rise Gathering begin?
Check in for Rise begins at 4pm on Friday, May 12th. You can enjoy the grounds, wander and settle in until the first opening activity begins at 5:00pm.
Can I leave early?
Although attendees are allowed to leave early, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire experience. Rise is packed with so much goodness that if you are planning on leaving early, you’ll probably want to change your mind. We recommend that you plan accordingly and enjoy the entire experience. If you need to leave early, please inform us before Rise begins.
What are the accommodations?
Canadensis is a camp in the summer months and a full retreat center for adult groups in the fall and spring. Accommodations for your Rise experience are shared cabins. You will be close to nature in your safe and cozy bunk and fall asleep to the quiet sounds of the mountains. Each cabin has 10 to 15 wood framed twin beds, electrical outlets, as well as private showers and bathrooms. The cabins are clean, spacious and overlook the lake. We know this type of living is very different from your day to day, so we invite you to be open to the opportunity to connect with a community close to nature for the weekend.
You can bunk with your friends and family by providing us with the names of those women when you purchase your ticket.
There is also limited availability for private bunks. These bunks have a queen size bed and private bathroom and can be shared with one other person.
Is there a packing list for Rise Gathering?
We’re glad you asked. Here’s our packing list for Rise Gathering 2017. Remember, the most important thing to bring is your self!
Will I need to bring my own linens?
It’s up to you – rent or bring! You will need twin bedding and towels. You can rent a package that includes twin sheets, a pillow and blanket as well as towels for $20 at checkout with tickets, or please plan to bring twin sheets, a pillow and a warm blanket or comforter. Please check the weather before packing!
Don’t worry, in addition to linens, we will send you a detailed packing list so you are fully prepared.
Will I be home in time for Mother's Day?
Absolutely! Part of the celebration of this weekend is for all of you mothers! This is about you taking time for you to fill up for all your loved ones. But yes, Rise ends at 10am Sunday morning so you can be home to be celebrated by your families.
Why is this on Mother's Day Weekend?
We think it’s so appropriate to hold this type of event on Mother’s Day to honor us women. We also want this to be an opportunity for you to take time for yourself as we know how necessary that is to be your best you.
This is also a great experience for you to have with your mother! What a way to celebrate life together.
Will there be additional expenses once I get there?
Nope! But there will be a “canteen” with tons of awesome items for you to purchase if you desire.
What kind of food will be served?
All food has been selected to give you the most freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment through your experience. Our menu is mostly organic, sourcing the highest quality ingredients from the local area for you to enjoy a high vibe, environmentally conscious weekend with ideas to bring home.
If there is anything specific you need, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here to accommodate you.
Are there age restrictions to attend?
Yes. You must be at least 18 to attend this event alone and 14 to attend accompanied by an adult. But there is no age limit for enjoying this experience! It is for women in all stages and phases of life!
What do I need to bring?
Think minimal! No need for excess this weekend except for amazing fun and experience. You will need a top sheet and blanket (you may get cold) towels and toiletry essentials. Also think about what activities you wish to participate in and pack accordingly. If you plan to do yoga bring a yoga mat, and if you plan to kayak, bring your bathing suit! You will receive a full packing list in April to assist you in planning for the weekend.
What about the weather?
What about the weather?! All workshops and activities will have fab indoor locations to gather in case of rain. The weather will have no effect on the power of Rise.
Is there alcohol?
Nope. Drugs and alcohol are not a part of this experience. Rise is about discovering that natural high and living purely within it.
Can I use my phone?
What is the cancellation policy?
Payments will be refunded in full (less a $75 processing fee) if you cancel prior to April 1st. If you cancel between April 2- 29th, 50% of the full ticket price will be refunded to the account the ticket was purchased on. If you cancel between April 29-May 11, a non-refundable credit may be applied for a ticket to a future Rise Gathering. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on arrival day, if you do not show up or if you leave early.
What if there's an emergency?
In case of emergency on camp grounds, we will help in whatever capacity is needed. We will have trained professionals on staff in case of illness or accident. There is also a hospital close by if needed.
In case of emergency back home, we will provide you with our camp emergency contact information. You will have this information before the weekend so you can give it to your family.