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Join Four Winds on our sacred land, Deer Haven, in Terabonne, Oregon to support those that are going on the mountain this year.
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What to bring:
one gallon of water per day for personal drinking
sunscreen and sun hat
drums and rattles
personal plate, cup and silverware, with your names on them
folding camp chair
time keeping device with alarm
sweat dress for women and girls and for men shorts and towels
We do not take showers or wash our hair until all the Pledges are off the Mountain. After the four days, you are welcome to take a shower in our outdoor solar shower. We do have an outdoor shower but this is Pledges first and then Elders.
Dress attire: Men: We ask men to wear long pants during camp. If you want to go into your tent and wear shorts this is fine. When around the kitchen or the ceremonial area, long pants and skirts please in respect to the indigenous peoples’ ways. Short sleeve shirts are fine. Women are encouraged to wear a dress or skirts while in camp. A sweat dress is usually something of cotton, as other synthetic fabric can get pretty hot. No mini skirts or tank tops. The people can wear ceremonial shirts, dresses, and shawls for feast day and night ceremonies. This is a way honoring the spirits with our best. We dress up for these times.
Vans & RV: If you are coming with a van or camper, let us know ahead of time so we can plan for your vehicles. We do ask that you not use your generators during the camp.
Cell Phone: We do have service in this area. We would ask that you keep your cell phones in your cars use them there. If you are required to be on call, then a helper needs to know this. Otherwise we ask that you go to your cars for your cell connections. Otherwise, we ask that you come and talk with Grandfather Fire to send other messages this way.
Leave at Home: guns, drugs, alcohol, computers. We ask that your pets stay at home or go to resorts for the week or have a loving person watch them that can not attend camp as a way to honor and support the pledges. If your dog is an Assistant animal then by all means they are welcome to assist you. Just let us know and prepare for their food, shade, and water needs.
Cameras: Cameras are allowed, as long as they are not used during ceremonies. You are welcome to take pictures of the camp. Please do not take pictures of the altar during the ceremony. We ask that you wait until the pipes are smoked at the End, before you take pictures of “returning pledges.” It would be wonderful to have some pictures of the events in camp, and of the people and the Talent show for the archives. We are creating a new website and would love to share pictures for this too this year. Please be respectful by asking to take pictures, as not all people like their pictures taken at this time of ceremony.
Recycling and Sustainability: We do crafts, put on a talent show for all, and really try to do a wonderful job of caring for the environment while there. We recycle and ask if any of you can help take away this to a recycling center or do a dump run for us at the end of camp with your truck or trailer, we can use the help.