2022

Cahoots 2022!

Our ninth annual festival will be held again, May 26 -29, 2022. From Thursday evening to Sunday noon we will share DIY and art workshops, speaker sessions, facilitated conversations, singing and praying, and of course a dance party!

You can register now – Tickets are available here – or read on to learn a bit more:

Location

We are excited to be heading back to Pearce Williams Family Camp in Fingal, ON after a successful 2019 Cahoots. Take a look at our previous notes on accessibility, lodging, and getting to the site.

Sessions & Schedule

Take a look at the fantastic 2022 Sessions exploring many aspects of Faith, Justice, and DIY! We try to have a good mix of sessions along with times for prayer, reflection, inspiration and fun. Take a look at the 2022 schedule – noting that it is always subject to change based on the whim of the Spirit and the needs of the people.

Questions

Interested in the theory and principles we adhere to? ‘So What IS Cahoots?
Other questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions.
Still more thoughts? Contact us at cahoots@scmcanada.org and someone will get back to you as soon as possible – please be patient as we are a volunteer-run festival.

Covid Safety – we are all pivot experts – final

Our Covid Safety plan is based on our best knowledge. Please be gracious with one another as we work together for the safety and comfort of all.

Rapid Tests – Everyone attending the festival will take a rapid test. In the unfortunate event of a positive test you will not be able to participate. Therefore, you may wish to take a test before you leave for the festival – take a picture of the test so that we can confirm it upon your arrival.

If people need to leave the site, they will re-test before returning – you can get a spare test by asking at registration.

Masking – when you are sharing an inside space as part of a group – for example, in a workshop or morning gathering, we ask people aged 12+ to wear a mask. This will allow for comfortable sharing of the space. Children 5+ years old in those spaces are also recommended to wear masks.
Exceptions – you do not need to wear a mask in your own sleeping space and the dining room. People using microphones to lead a gathering or time of worship may choose not to wear a mask.

If you’re unable to wear a mask, please email us before the festival

Please be attentive to the needs and comfort levels of others – practice good consent and communication when taking off your mask! Please listen to the directions of workshop facilitators around additional precautions they may wish to take.

Vaccinations – We encourage everyone who is able and eligible to get vaccinated. Following provincial guidelines, we (and our host camp) are not asking for proof of vaccination. You may voluntarily disclose your status upon registration.

Arrivals – tell us when you plan to arrive, and how you are getting here, to help us know who is on site. As soon as you arrive you must register and complete a rapid test (or show proof of a negative test)

Sanitization – Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer will be made available in various spaces throughout the camp. Speakers can use disinfectant wipes in the worship and gathering space to clean the equipment between microphone usage.

This information is listed in the Welcome Package emailed to all participants, and on the cahootsfest.ca website.

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