Alberta Herb Gathering 2020

  

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Location

Girl Guide Camp Jubilee

Camp Jubilee is a in the foothills West of Calgary, East of Highway 22. It is situated on 85 acres of terraced grassland, mixed forest and the river's floodplain, inhabited by several species of wildlife, waterfowl and terrestrial birds. Jubilee is located right next to the town of Cochrane with all amenities, & backs onto the beautiful Bow River, ideal for swimming or cooling off between workshops.

The camp has heated dorms & classrooms, and indoor water service with flush toilets as well as out-houses. There are showers for emergency use only. The site has cellphone service.

 

Accomodation

Tent camping: There are many spaces for people to camp in tents. This is included in the ticket price.  

Dorm Beds: Dorm beds are available for purchase for the whole weekend for 40$. Spaces are limited and are first come, first serve. Please note, dorms are co-ed and in a shared space (bunkbeds). We ask everyone to be respectful of each other while co-habitating & that quiet time/lights out is observed no later than 11pm.  :) 

RV: You may bring your RV, but please note there are no hook ups for power, water or sewage. No generators will be permitted.

On site, there are shower stalls for emergency use only. The indoor bathrooms have hot running water, and there are plenty of out-houses as well. The water on-site is potable.

You may choose to find accommodations in the town of Cochrane, a 2-minute drive from Camp Jubilee. Ticket prices will be the same for those who find their own accommodations.

Food & What to Bring

We are delighted to have the weekend catered for us. Meals are included in your ticket price! They include: Friday night dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner; Sunday breakfast & lunch. There will be vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options provided. 

 

Please bring: 

-Your smiles, open minds & warm hearts

-A lawn chair

-Non-toxic mosquito repellent

-Weather appropriate clothing

-Sun screen and hat

-Bedding & pillows

-Toiletries

-Towel and bathing suit for taking a dip in the river

-Earplugs or eye-mask for comfy sleeping

-Flash light

-Notebook and pen

-Snacks, if you have special dietary needs

Children & Pets

Camp Jubilee doesn't allow for dogs or pets, so please leave your furry family members at home.  Please also note that there will be no childcare provided- please leave the little ones at home.

Keen herbal minors over the age of 15 are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult (Registration required for both).

FAQs

What does my registration include?

Your weekend registration includes all meals (6-there will be gluten & dairy free & vegan options), beverages, your choice of 8 out of 25 workshops/plant walks & 2 evening presentations (for a total of 10 workshops), & accommodations--2 nights of tenting (or van camping with no hookups is also an option!). Also-connection, community, & kinship!

At the early bird price that means, all-in with meals, tenting space & bevvies, each 1.5 hr workshop works out to $29.90. General admission works out to $35 all-in with everything included. Awesome, right? Prefer indoor sleeping in the dorm? Only an additional $20 per night.  See below!

 

What are accommodation options for the event?

We have tenting sites (included in the ticket price), limited co-ed dorm beds (40$ for both nights) & limited RV sites (no hook-ups). PLEASE NO GENERATORS. We value the peace that a weekend in nature brings, so please leave generators at home.

Van camping is also an option at no cost in the designated camping area (no-hook ups).

You could also arrange your own accommodation to stay nearby in Cochrane, but the ticket price remains the same.

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Camp Jubilee is located within the town of Cochrane. It is accessible by vehicle. If you are able to provide a ride or need a ride, please post on the AHG Facebook page. We will have a designated post set up for this purpose! There is plenty of on site parking.

 

What can I bring into the event? What is provided?

All meals will be provided (there will be gluten & dairy free & vegan options), but you are welcome to bring snacks if you have special dietary requirements outside of what is being provided. Please no alcohol or prohibited recreational drugs.

 

Please bring a travel mug for tea/coffee, & a notebook & pen, & anything else you may require to be comfortable (pillow, slippers, clothes for rain & shine, etc.)

Bring a towel for swimming, & if staying in the dorms, consider earplugs/eyemask if required for sound sleeping, flashlight, etc. (Quiet time/lights out in the dorms is no later than 11pm.)

If tenting, bring tent, bedding, etc.

Please note that Camp Jubilee has a no dogs policy.

 

Can my partner come to take care of the kids, but not attend the workshops? Are kids welcome?

Unfortunately, due to fire regulations at our venue, we have a maximum total capacity of people onsite for the weekend, & therefore unable to accommodate more people than we've accounted for through ticket sales. Everyone attending needs to purchase a ticket or be a volunteer.

There will be no childcare provided, so please leave little ones at home. Minors over the age of 15 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian (registration required for both).

Thank you so much for your understanding! 

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please e-mail: info@albertaherbgathering.ca

 

What's the refund policy?

​No refunds.

You are welcome to sell or give away your registration-- just let us know the name of the person who is coming in your place. There is no fee to transfer it to an alternate attendee.