Bear Your Soul: Spring Fling

  • Easton Mountain Easton Mountain
  • 391 Herrington Hill Rd Greenwich, NY 12834
  • Apr 12 - 14, 2019 (3 days)
  • Semi-Private - $595.00 Quad - $495.00 Garden Cabin - $395.00 Commuter - $295.00 Newbie - $295.00

About This Event

Friday April 12- Sunday April 14!

Introducing: Spring Fling –  a New Bear Your Soul event!

Join men of all shapes, colors, ages, and sizes, to have fun and celebrate! We have great food, dance parties, hot tub, sauna, and socializing, but also focus on deeper connections through workshops, discussions and other community building activities! [First Timers: $295 includes 2 nights housing, food and all activities]

Over the last 6 years, Bear Your Soul has grown into a brotherhood of over 200 men who have learned, shared and grown together. Now we take another step as we add a new Spring event, with new ideas, new energy, and a new leadership team. Spring Fling is a shorter introductory weekend celebrating men of all colors, shapes & sizes! Like most Bear events, we have great food, dance parties, hot tub, sauna, and socializing, but we also focus on helping guys connect more deeply than they usually can, with exciting workshops, discussion, and activities designed to help you connect more deeply with yourself and your brothers!



We are continuing to confirm more workshops and activities but here are just a few of the things you can look forward to:

Loving Our Bear Bodies:   An experience of touch, affirmation & connection that will leave you feeling more empowered and comfortable in your own skin

Coffeehouse:  An informal salon where you can sing, dance, read poetry, do stand-up or whatever you want to share with the group!

Green Man Dance Party:  Welcome the Green Man of Spring by dancing your ass off at “Club Cub”

Cupcake Making! Get your bake on and share your creations at the Coffeehouse!

Scavenger Hunt:  A chance to get outside, enjoy the weather, and grounds at Easton Mountain, as your team follows the clues to find the prizes!

A message from your hosts:

As your hosts, we want to bring you to a bear event unlike any other!  We are so excited to help you learn more about yourself, grow, and meet wonderful new people! This weekend, we will give you a glimpse into the brotherhood and acceptance of the BYS community. We hope that you will find your niche, and a space to be your authentic self as many of us have! This unique community has enabled us to create strong and lasting bonds with men who have become our dearest family and friends!   – Erik, Jon, and Dave

It was so wonderful to be in such a beautiful mountain setting with the community. The opportunity to have intellectually stimulating conversations with a variety of men of all shapes, colors, and ages in a beautiful rustic face-to-face setting was spiritually enlightening and a welcomed change ... The majestic 170 acre setting was bursting with wildlife and it is actually on the top of a beautiful mountain with two ponds (one has a water-fountain), a big new swimming pool, and one really large wood-fired sauna along with a huge hot-tub (contact info blocked) I hated to leave and I can’t wait to get back!

Schedule


Venue Highlights

Easton Mountain is a retreat center located near Albany, New York. It is a place for learning, healing, and growth, in a setting that also provides opportunities for recreation and appreciation of nature. We are located on 175 beautiful wooded acres and have multiple options for meeting spaces suitable for small to large groups. For overnight, weekend or longer events, we have a variety of accommodations, including private rooms, semi-private rooms, rooms for four, and dormitory-style rooms. In the warmer months, guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a number of wonderful sites.

Accommodations

We provide several options for housing:
The Guest House - Offering two room options, our two-story Guest House includes in-suite bathrooms with shower, and WiFi access. Room options include two beds or two bunk beds.
The Garden Cabin - A dormitory-style accommodation with five bunk beds, our Garden Cabin offers WiFi access and shared toilet facilities. Shower facilities are located on the ground level of the Lodge, approximately 500 feet away
Camping - Guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a variety of beautiful locations on the land. From a platform right on the duck pond to our hillside next to the Guest House, this option allows you to enjoy the beautiful land while still offering you the comforts of facilities available at the Lodge.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Meals are provided three times daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is usually served continental style, with assorted breads, bagels, and cold cereals available, along with a hot cereal, yogurt, a hot breakfast entree, and fresh fruit. For some retreats, the last day will feature light snacks in the early morning and a late morning brunch. Lunch and dinner are usually hot meals with fresh bread and salad available. We serve meat, usually in the form of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish. A vegetarian option is also available at each meal; we ask that this be reserved for those who request vegetarian meals, as there is not enough of the vegetarian option prepared for everyone to eat.

Snacks such as cold cereals, fruits and nuts, along with coffee, assorted hot teas, chilled water, and iced tea, are available 24 hours a day in the dining room. Please note that we can not always accommodate special dietary requests for food allergies. If you have specific food allergies, we suggest you contact us ahead of time and bring some special food for yourself to supplement any food that we serve which you can eat. Refrigerator space can be provided for you if needed to store your food.

Directions

Easton Mountain is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 30 miles North of Albany, New York and conveniently located within a three-hour drive of Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Please see our website for turn by turn directions. To set up your GPS, use the following address: 391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.

You can fly into the Albany airport, take the Megabus or AMTRAK to Albany (Rensselaer Station), or take the Greyhound/Trailways to Albany. We can usually arrange for a volunteer to pick you up. Please refer to our website for details

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Watching the sun come over the mountain in the morning inspires me! Holly
 

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