Summer Gathering: Navigating the Tides of Change
- Hollyhock Leadership Centre
- 445 Highfield Road, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
- Jul 21 - 26, 2019 (6 days)
- Single w/shared bathroom* - CAD $1,810.00 Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* - CAD $1,750.00 Couple w/ensuite* - CAD $1,600.00 Couple w/shared bathroom* - CAD $1,450.00 Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* - CAD $1,750.00 Twin w/ensuite* - CAD $1,600.00 Twin w/shar
About This Event
Join a multigenerational, diverse group of change makers at the 33rd Annual Hollyhock Summer Gathering. Experience true belonging in a creative community. Learn about local solutions that are catalyzing wide scale social change. Share your gifts and projects, and learn from others.
We invite you to be a part of this evolving, transformative learning community, and we guarantee a Better Party! Inspiring, motivating, enlightening. Join us for some “serious fun” as we explore ways to navigate the turbulent tides of change. Children welcome.
The Summer Gathering began in 1986 as a social experiment in innovative conference design. The Gathering is part exploration of ideas and strategies and part summer holiday. It brings together a vibrant, diverse group of movers and shakers, social entrepreneurs, educators, healers, artists, and thinkers to explore social transformation and human consciousness.
Operating on the principle that real creativity at conferences happens over tea or in the hot tub, as well as in workshops, the Gathering has a flexible structure with plenty of time for informal conversation, creative expression, and fun.
Morning plenary sessions feature dynamic, interactive presentations by social entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists from a variety of disciplines.
The afternoons are self-organized open space — participants share their work and ideas with each other in simultaneous sessions. Afternoons also afford time for swimming, hiking, kayaking, massage, creative arts, and the like.
In the evenings we do our very best to experience collective joy through a dance party, group singing, storytelling, theater improv, an open mic, an oyster barbecue, and sunset meditations.
Hollyhock definitely captured my heart. The food is wonderfully balanced and full of flavour. The garden is mesmerizing and the staff is always welcoming with a smile. Accommodation was comfortable and clean. There is something enchanting about this place that is calling me back ~ Monica G
Venue HighlightsHollyhock sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. We are committed to renewing our relationships with the First Nations peoples on whose territories we are guests.
Since 1982 Hollyhock has built upon the history of this land as a place of gathering, a pioneering homestead, and the site of an important human potential education centre. On this foundation of gathering, pioneering and learning, Hollyhock’s founders dreamed of creating a lifelong learning and leadership curriculum to inspire, nourish and support people intent on service to a better world.
Hollyhock became a not-for-profit in 2006 to strengthen carrying out our mission into the future. With your help we can keep this as a thriving centre for skill-building, lifelong learning and stewardship of the natural world, inspiring, nourishing and supporting people making the world better for another 30+ years.
AccommodationsA variety of accommodations are located throughout our lush campus, ranging in price to suit most budgets. Choose from private, beachfront or ocean facing rooms, dorm-style lodging or cabins that nestle in the quiet seclusion of the forest. Our beautiful campsites are also available, with a cedar bath house conveniently located for your use.
Room fees include all Hollyhock basics, like stimulating presenter evenings, delicious, organic meals, morning yoga/meditation classes, guided naturalist walks and tours of the garden, as well as luxurious soaks in our ocean-view hot-tubs. Telephones and wireless Internet are centrally located.
Room Options Include:
Single: 1 Person
Twin: Couple or Friends, 2 beds.
Couple: Couples or Friends sharing 1 bed.
Family/Friends: 3 or more adult friends or family /2 beds
Dorm: Up to 6 people/bunk beds
Tenting with full-service bath house (bring your own tent and bedding)
Roommates can be assigned, upon request, in twin and dorm rooms only.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineA feast for the senses! Renowned fresh, sumptuous food has made our Hollyhock kitchen famous. Our French-Intensive garden supplies vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers to each meal, gracing your table with food that is nourished with care every step of the way.
Our healthy, organic, vegetarian fare features ingredients from our abundant gardens located just outside our kitchen door, and well as local BC foods.
Meals at Hollyhock are globally-inspired and prepared with love and skill in our Hollyhock kitchen. Enjoy weekly wild seafood dinners and beach-side oyster appetizer barbecues. We serve organic grains and organic produce sourced locally, whenever possible. Organic herbs, flowers, greens, and vegetables are harvested daily from the Hollyhock garden. Our orchard produces many beautiful fruits featured on the dessert menu seasonally and served in our 24/7 fruit bowl, offering. Our meals are created and served “family style”.
DirectionsOur address is: PO Box 127, Manson’s Landing
Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada
There are a variety of ways to get here. They include:
1 hr from Vancouver
2 hrs from Seattle
Fly & Water Taxi:
2 hrs from Vancouver
3 hrs from Seattle
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle
Public Trnsport (Ferry)
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle
Lighten your footprint and cost by sharing a ride with a fellow Hollyhock traveler – you might make a new friend! Create a free account on our secure Ride Share Board.
Electric Charging Station:
We are proud to offer an electric vehicle charging station on campus. Plan your stops with PlugShare.
Complimentary for Onsite guests to and from ferry, seaplane, water taxi and ferries.