Registered Participant Information
Please read the following information carefully
Thank you for joining us for our 31st Annual Celebration of the NE WHC!! We’ll be meeting again at beautiful Camp Wicosuta on Newfound Lake in the little town of Hebron, NH Camp Wicosuta has been a girl’s camp for over 90 years! Newfound Lake is considered to be one of the cleanest lakes in New Hampshire; we’ll have access to a small beachfront where we can relax, and swim. It is a lovely setting, and a joyful gathering. Let’s gather to create ‘magic’, fun, and powerful healing energy for the planet. Your presence is deeply appreciated and warmly welcomed. Come with an open heart, the special gift of who you are, and your plant wise spirit ~ we’ll have a joyous time together honoring woman spirit, the wisdom of our ancestors & the healing power of plants.
If you need to add anything to your registration, you can do so through the Registration page on the website. Please make sure to use the same email address as when you registered for the conference so the transactions will be linked in our system.
You will receive an abbreviated schedule at the NE WHC (without workshop descriptions). The full NE WHC schedule with workshop descriptions will be posted so that it can be downloaded on August 1. If you would like a copy of the schedule w/workshop descriptions, be sure to print it after August 1st.
Thursday, August 22nd (Pre-Conference )
Early Check- in: 4pm to 6:30pm ONLY Please do not arrive earlier or later. You must be pre-registered for early check-in or for the Pre-Conference Meal Plan (Thursday Dinner to Friday Lunch).
Friday, August 24th
Registration 7:30am to 12pm
Pre-Conference Intensives 8:15am to 11:45am
Opening Circle 1pm to 2pm
First Class 2pm to 4:30pm
Pre-Conference Meal Plan includes Friday Breakfast and Lunch. Conference Meal Plan begins Friday Dinner. Food Vendors arrive Friday Lunch.
Sunday, August 26th
Closing Circle: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Some intensives still have room available! Click here to see descriptions. You can sign up for intensives (or add your name to a waitlist) on the website until August 17th. Click here to register. Please use the same email address as when you registered for the conference so the transactions will be linked in our system. To pay with a check, money order or PayPal, please contact us first to make sure there is still room in your chosen intensive. You will also be able to sign up for intensives at the NEWHC during Registration at the NEWHC on Thursday and Friday.
Important details to note & things to plan ahead for
No pets are allowed on the grounds; leave beloved furry friends at home. No exceptions.
Only Registered Guests allowed on campgrounds: Family and friends not registered for the NE WHC will not be allowed on the grounds. There will be a designated meeting place in the parking lot that is the Friends & Family Meeting Spot (look for sign). There are lovely campgrounds in the area (www.lakesregion.org & email@example.com) where friends and family can camp while you’re having fun & learning tons at the WHC. But please be clear with them that they will not be welcomed on the grounds.
No nudity at the camp. Also, No Camping or Car Camping in parking lot across the street from Camp Wicosuta. It is imperative that we honor these requests, as it is camp policy.
Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Campers please note; smoking is not allowed at the campsites. Please honor this.
Swimming in the pool and at the lake are permitted at designated times only when the lifeguard is on duty. Times will be posted at the conference. All children must be under supervision of an Adult or Kids Camp while at the beachfront.
What to Bring
All participants must bring their own bedding (sleeping bag, pillow)
Towels and personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, tooth paste, etc.)
Rain gear (even in the summer in New England, rain is common)
Flashlight with extra batteries
Sun hat and sunscreen
Jacket and sweater (It can be cold)
Swimsuit necessary (no nude swimming)
Comfortable walking shoes
Rain boots if it looks like rain
Items for the Barter Faire
Personal Snack Items & a Tea Cup
Notebook and pens/pencils
optional; camping chair for comfort & earplugs for light sleepers
We are unable to drive up to the cabins or campsites, as the pathways to them are not drivable. In the main parking lot, there is a covered drop off place to put your baggage. It will be well marked and someone will be there to help you. We will have golf carts and helpers for anyone who needs help to take luggage to your cabin and/or campsite. THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO PACK ACCORDINGLY. Put camping gear in duffle bags and keep luggage to a minimal. On Sunday, there will be drop-off spots around Remember, for 90 years girls have been doing this at Camp Wicosuta and we can do it too! It’s a very short distance...
The bunkhouses are clean & comfy! Think summer camp! Sister hood! Friendships! If you’re a light sleeper, bring earplugs and an eye pillow! Each cabin has a nice large bathroom area. You must register ahead for cabin space. Let us know ahead of time if there are friend(s) you wish to room with. If you are elderly and/or have difficulty getting around let us know ahead of time, and we’ll try to put you in one of the cabins closest to all of the activities. We will reserve a cabin(s) for women w/ children. Most cabins are centrally located. Everyone must bring their own bedding; sleeping bag, or sheets/ blankets and pillow. And towels and personal toiletries. Indoor lodging is $65 per person for the weekend (Friday & Saturday night).
There are several areas for camping. Portapotties will be located close to the camping areas. There are very limited showers. Campers need to bring all of their own camping gear; water proof tent (a must!), sleeping bag, pad, and waterproof tarp to put under the tent. There is no additional charge for camping.
There is no car camping or RVs allowed unless you have pre-registered and paid for one of the few spaces. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are hoping to sleep in a vehicle. Thanks!
If you wish more privacy and comfort, there are several nice lodging options in the area. For a list of area lodging, please visit Camp Wicosuta's Lodging Page.
Click here to learn more about meals, including menus from last year
If you are not signed up for the Conference Meal Plan (Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch), please plan to purchase food from one of the wonderful Food Vendors. There are a limited number of Conference Meal Plans, and they do sell out. The camp is not set-up for cooking stoves or fires, but you are welcome to bring a cooler and please let us know if you have special food needs that we can try our best to support them. New this year is the Pre-Conference Meal Plan, Thursday Dinner to Friday Lunch!
Getting to the Conference
21 Wicosuta Drive or 100 West Shore Drive • Hebron, NH 03241
The Camp’s address (21 Wicosuta Drive) is often not recognized by GPS. If needed, use the following address: 100 West Shore Road. That will bring you to within a mile of camp. Once you “arrive” follow signs to Camp Wicosuta.
Approximate driving times: Concord, NH (1hr), Manchester, NH (1.5hrs), Boston, MA(2hrs), Burlington, VT(2.5hrs)
Make Friends, Save Money, Carpool! Please try to carpool, as parking is limited. Going by an Airport? Your Long-Distance Sisters Need You! https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/r8tvf4
Children & Teens
Children's Registration (age 5 to 12) is FULL.
We love having the children and teens join us at the WHC. They bring a special magic to the NE WHC. With that said, there are very clear guidelines that parents who bring their children must respect and abide by. All children and teens must be pre-registered. We have limited space in Kids Kamp and when Kids Kamp is full, we are unable to accept any more children at the WHC. Children between the ages of 5-12 must either be at Kids Camp or with a designated care giver at all times; children are not allowed to ‘roam free’ at the WHC. We are unable to provide childcare for children under 5. Young children (4 and younger) are welcome to join you are the conference, but please note that there is no child care available for them. The ‘little one’s’ are welcome to attend class with you, however, if they become fussy out of courtesy to others, please step away from the class. Please bring snack items for your child, change of clothes, and diapers if necessary.
Circle within a Circle for girls 13 and older. Circle Girls can attend workshops in the regular schedule or their own special schedule designed just for them! Please, no matter how ‘mature your 12+ daughter’ is, don’t try to get her into the teen circle. The Circle Girls created this rule themselves and when your daughter is 13 and joins the Circle she’ll understand why!
Announcing the 11th Annual WHC
Cordial & Elixir Contest
Facilitated by the Cordial Queen, Desirée Cohen,
Bring your favorite homemade cordials, elixirs, meads, wine and beer to the cordial bar for sampling and sharing
Categories will be divided into homemade: (a) wines (b) beers (c) meads (d) herbal elixirs (can include herbal tinctures and vinegars made to taste yummy!).
1. Create a name and label for your product
2. Include your name and phone # on the bottom of the bottle.
3. Drop your product off at the WHC information booth or at the Cordial Bar at the designated times posted on the Cordial Bar Tent.
Official judge will be our very own Desirée, queen of the cordial bar, and her team of specialists. Judges and participants will be limited on number of tastes per category! (Who will judge the judges?!@). Judging will take place on Saturday during Free Thyme. Prizes for first and second place in each category
We Invite you to a Fire Cider Tasting Event!
We will be hosting a Free Fire Cider Tasting at the WHC again this year. We invite you to make a quart (or more!!) of your favorite Fire Cider Recipe and bring it along to share with others at our Fire Cider Tasting event. We’ll all be the judges! Score cards & tasting cups provided.
JOIN IN THE FUN! AWARDS FOR THE ♥BEST ALL ROUND TASTING! ♥MOST ON FIRE (HOTTEST)! ♥MOST CHILD FRIENDLY! ♥MOST COMPLEX! ♥MOST UNUSUAL!
Help preserve an herbal legacy fire cider, a tradition not a trademark. Free Fire Cider! For more information on how to preserve an herbal tradition visit www.freefirecider.com