If you are wanting to come to SJW 2018 don’t wait, to get your application in. We have 6 spots left and you don’t want to miss out this year. We are sailing from fear into fierce in 2018 and hope you will join us for the amazing journey!
We know you have all been anxiously awaiting the dates for this year and we finally have them to give! SJW 2018 will be August 16-19th and we will be in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Hold onto your hats kids because the early bird price for this year is $200 until May 1st. After May 1st the price will go to $225. Attendance this year will be capped at 40 people so get your registration in sooner rather than later! The first floor of the cabin is handicap accessible this year. We are working toward becoming more accessible as we grow. Below are a few pictures of the new cabin.
We can’t wait to see you all on the mountain!
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We hope you are doing well and thriving!
Your SJW Team
We know you are all excited and anxious for the 2018 dates; we are too. We haven’t forgotten and are working hard to get dates and location set up.
As many of you know the fires earlier this year in Tennessee created cabin and scheduling issues out of our control. We got the cabin that we could at the time but it was definitely not a good fit for us. So, we are scouring locations and gathering information once again to try and find a place that suits our needs; chief among them being handicap accessible and having appropriate class space. We listened to your feedback in from the surveys and what you have told us directly and are working to make as much as possible come to fruition.
We can tell you that it looks as though we will be having SJW in the fall again in 2018. We are working to have the location and dates for you by the end of January so that you can start planning too!
We appreciate your patience with us as we go through the location changes and grow; you all are awesome in your support!
Cricket, Mags, Talina & Zilah
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Are you counting down the days yet?
We sure are! Just 20 days to go & we will be on the mountain!
We had 2 spots come open last minute. So, if you know anyone who wanted to come but didn’t apply because registration was full, tell them about it! 🙂
This year we are in a new location so read your directions & information email packet carefully (which will be emailed August 1st & 2nd) when you get it. There will be information in it that packet you need to send back to us ASAP for the cabin.
How many teachers / parents / caregivers told us we weren’t living up to our potential? GAH! No one wants to hear that!!
The reality is that all of us have some really great stuff inside us, just waiting for our time to flourish. For most of us, it’s not about whether or not we can do it – it’s whether or not we have the passion to carry through.
So, how can turn that inside potential into external possibility? Well, that’s what this weekend is all about – discovering that spark within you, and carrying it out into the world.
Meet some great people.
Have some lovely down time.
Share ideas with people you’d probably never get to sit next to if you weren’t on the mountain.
Find your passion, share it with others, and help others see your vision. Let’s find a way to carry our potential out to a place where we can make positive change happen in the world.
Dates: Thursday August 17 – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Location: The Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.
Cost: $250/person until April 30, 2017
After April 30th, cost goes up to $275/person
For those who cannot pay a lump sum, payment plans can be setup.
We hope to have some partial scholarship dollars again this year so don’t let cost deter you from applying!
January 29, 2017
After much agonizing, we have made the difficult decision to move SJW to the fall this year. We’ll be meeting August 17-20, 2017.
A couple months back we were all set to make an announcement about dates for May. Then the forest fires in TN ruined all our plans. Once the rental agencies got done moving everyone around, the dates they offered us just weren’t acceptable. So, in lieu of cancelling for this year, we’re just moving to the fall and a new cabin.
Don’t worry, it’s only for this year! 2018, we’ll be back in the spring again!
Tomorrow we’ll be getting the website sorted and getting registration finalized.
On a serious note…..
I’m incredibly sorry we have been so silent. Honestly, I just didn’t know what to say or how to say it. I didn’t know how to tell you that we couldn’t have SJW in May, and so I said nothing. Boy, was that a bad choice!
Thankfully, Mags finally kicked my ass enough to get me to finalize everything and get this ball rolling. She convinced me you folks would be fine with the weird arrangements for this year, and that we’d just make it work. Well, can I say how much I love having my ass kicked by Mags? smile
We are doing everything in our power to cut the costs of SJW to the bare bone. It is my goal to get SJW down to the lowest price we possibly can, to make it available to a wider scope of folks. For this year, i can promise you that the prices will not be raised – and are likely to go down.
Tomorrow the team will be finalizing the numbers and setting up the website registration. At that time, we’ll announce this year’s price.
Oh, and if you’re still reading…….you get in on a special secret. We already have dates for next year: May 17-20, 2018. Mark it on your calendars, because the cabin’s already reserved!!
Although kinky IRC isn’t what it once was I thought SJW, SEEK, and similar events might do well to have a presence there to answer questions and allow us to keep up with each other.
It’s on cuff-link.me’s IRC server: #submissive_retreats.