What to Bring
Must-haves packing list –Label everything-use blue painter’s tape
Water bottle with a leak proof lid labeled with your name. There are multiple locations to refill your water bottle
Layered comfortable clothing (jeans, yoga pants, shorts, tops, sweatshirts, etc.)
Pajamas, robe, slippers/flip flops, ear plugs (soft ones are available at most drug stores)
Menstrual supplies (there’s lots of female energy which could trigger your cycle early)
Toiletries -shower gel/soap, shampoo, toothbrush, brush, blow dryer, etc. Towels are provided.
Warm jacket, rain gear (Seattle = rain) hat, gloves, scarf for nighttime or early morning walks
Flashlight and batteries or use your cell phone—it’s very dark at night and we want you to be safe while walking from place to place
Any special dietary items. There is very limited communal refrigeration in the Dining Room for those with special dietary needs.
Prescription medications, small first aid kit, insurance cards and emergency contact information
Costumes, props, sheet music, etc., for Divine Expression Theater (talent show)
Optional items - label these, too!
Personally created arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, fiber art, paintings, etc. for the Artisan Faire, plus displays, extra change, Square and/or paper credit card authorization forms. Wi-Fi may be iffy.
Drums, rattle, flutes, rain sticks, guitars, or other musical instruments for the drumming circle (label them)
Yoga mat or towel for the ground/floor if you wish to participate in yoga (label it)
Commuter coffee cup (labeled) with a lid.
Family pictures for our communal altar, including photos of those who have transitioned (label them)
Business cards or flyers for your business to share at the community table
Extra cash: Suggested amount $75-$150 for gas, meals while traveling, appreciation gifts for staff, money for Artisan Faire purchases, musician/speaker CDs/books, and cash or checks for pre-registration for 2024 retreat ($99)
Allergy/cold medications/natural remedies
EpiPen for food allergies or bee allergies
CPAP and extension cord for those with sleep apnea
Sacred or “homey” items to embellish your room, battery operated candles are okay
Crazy PJs, scarves, sarongs. Be yourself!
Board games or outdoor games to share during free time
Personal art/craft materials or a book for quiet hour every day (the Colman Craft Center is also available during this time)
Headset or ear buds for MP3 players or phones. The walls are thin. Even if you think the volume is low, your neighbors will be able to hear (that includes conversations, so be aware of quiet hour).
Bicycles are allowed, so if you are traveling by car and can fit it in, bring your bike to get from location to location.
Please leave the following at home:
Pets are not allowed on the property. If you have a service animal that you must bring, please contact Marylyn Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss this with her.
Unregistered guests - everyone must be registered in advance
No folding lawn chair needed (YAY!!) Seabeck provides cushioned chairs in our carpeted meeting space.
A closed mind – nobody wants that!