Women’s Summer Solstice

Women’s Summer Solstice is an annual gathering on the Thursday-Sunday the week of the summer solstice.

WSS is a chance for women and girls to share life together for a few days in an outdoor setting–connecting with sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers and with Mother Earth.  The event is held at a camp near I-90, east of Snoqualmie Pass, a few miles from Cle Elum, WA.

During our time together, we gather in sacred circle to sing, celebrate, and honor each others’ rites of 10368986_1505811009647855_3901559398684111659_opassage.  We hold sweatlodges (in the event of a burn ban, we hold prayer lodges) throughout the weekend and offer the opportunity to sit in a Moonlodge. There are informal workshops offered by participants and the opportunity to receive (and give) hands-on healing in our Wellness Tent.  The event also includes a marketplace where crafts-women offer their wares, and a “goddess garage sale” for passing along clothing etc.

This event has been happening annually for almost 30 years, offering healing and connection to women and girls.  Each year, new women are welcomed by those who have attended for many years. Once a Solstice Sister, always a Solstice Sister! You can read more about the history of this event on our Herstory Page.

Women’s Summer Solstice is produced entirely through volunteer efforts by women who believe in the value of creating safe and sacred space for women to gather, learn, play and celebrate the joy of “belonging.” Women meet from October through June to organize the event, coordinating work-groups that attend to many details in the months preceding the event. In addition, everyone who registers is asked to contribute two 2-hour “service shifts” to help with the many tasks during the days of the event. (Exceptions to this are women who elect to pay the “luxury fee.”) This event is truly carried by the love of many sisters who offer their time and talents on a volunteer basis to make it happen at an affordable cost to all. If you would like to get involved in preparations before the event, please contact us.

Diversity is honored in our community.  In this era of fluidity and transitioning around gender, we welcome a diverse circle, all in support of our Vision Statement.  We welcome female-born women and girls of all ages, races, cultures, spiritual traditions, styles, sexual orientations, as well as anyone who is living as a female on a daily basis and has “female” on her driver’s license.  Baby boys, up to age 30 months are also welcome.

The next Women’s Summer Solstice is June 20-24, 2018. The online registration opens Feb 14, 2018.