Questions about registration? Call us: (503) 863-8462
Registration cost covers your campsite, instruction, two meals a day (breakfast and dinner, mon-fri only) and campground services (including sanitary services, firewood, and parking). Some classes have an additional materials fee. This year we are capping our group at 150 adult participants (this number doesn’t include teachers and staff). Space is limited, so please register early. Registering implies that you understand and accept our waiver which you will be asked to sign digitally sign.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are requiring that participants be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required during registration. Please provide a picture of your vaccination cards. We will be allowing some instructors who are immuno-compromised and cannot receive the vaccine to attend if they have taken the PCR test with negative results prior to attending the gathering.
We understand and respect that not all people can or want to be vaccinated, and that this requirement will mean that some people won’t be able to attend this time. This is a precaution that the Echoes team and Rewild Portland board of directors reached consensus around in order to hold the event in person this year. Our biggest priority is health and safety. Though we will be outside and mostly dispersed, we feel the need to extend our caution in order to protect the elders and most vulnerable in our community.
We are using sliding-scale pricing. We want to offer as many scholarships as possible, and also keep our prices comparable to similar gatherings across the country. We are following the Buckeye Gathering‘s lead in this vain and asking people to choose what the pay beyond our base price. Any additional amount over the base price goes into our scholarship fund (see below for scholarship information). You can also donate a separate amount of your choosing if you like. Together we can bring ancestral skills to a wider audience and those in need!
|Registration Type||Until May 31||June 1st & After|
|Adult (Age 16+)||$375 – $575||$425 – $575|
|Youth (Age 12-15)||$275 – $375||$325 – $375|
|Child (Age 5-11)||$225 – $325||$250 – $275|
|Age 4 & Under||Free||Free|
*All minors MUST be accompanied by their legal guardian. Minors are not allowed at Echoes without their legal guardian.
*Single Day Tickets Are Not Available. We reach the capacity of our space with those attending for the entire week, and cannot accommodate single day passes.
*Refund Policy: We give refunds up to two weeks before the event, but not after.*
Echoes offers a work/trade program in which students may be given a discounted registration fee in exchange for assistance in setting up camp and/or other tasks throughout the week. The most obvious benefit to the work/trade program is that you get into Echoes for free. Some not obvious benefits are that you get to work behind the scenes a little and have a direct contact with a lot of the teachers and organizers that you may otherwise miss out on as a student; it’s a deeper connection to the event. Work/trade participants must pre-approve with organizers prior to registration.
There are three areas of work trade at Echoes:
• Grounds Crew
You are expected to arrive the Thursday before Echoes begins. Most Grounds Crew work happens Thursday through Sunday, and doesn’t generally happen during classes (although emergencies can arise). Saturday is also a full day of work. Grounds Crew will need to be able to arrive at 8am on Thursday, and stay through following week until Saturday at 5pm (10 days). Please show respect for the gathering by being punctual and ready to assist when requested. We are looking for people who like being helpful, not just people who want a discount. Echoes is pretty chill as far as work/trade goes. But while it’s not super demanding during the week, it’s not all easy either: some of it involves dirty work and physical labor. If you don’t like getting dirty or doing physical work, please do not apply. Generally, work-traders who fit the criteria above are invited to come back year after year. The following are examples of the kind of work you will do as a work-trader: Set-up, Trail work (pruning, sawing, mowing), Set up tents/stations, Signage, Bathrooms/Composting Toilet maintenance, Gathering/preparing Firewood, Gray water disposal, Garbage/waste clean-up and disposal, Registration booth, General Camp Clean-up, Take down tents, Pack up camp, Help people load out, Garbage sweep.
• Kitchen Crew
You are expected to work one kitchen shift per day. This shift can last up to 4 hours (probably more like 2.5-3 hours). The following are examples of the kind of work you will do as a work-trader: Set-up, Kitchen Set up, Prepping Meals, Cooking Meals, Serving Meals, Cleaning up after Meals, Kitchen Clean-up, Kitchen Break Down, Kitchen Packed Up.
• Kids Camp
You are expected to work in the kids camp at least 4 shifts (morning or afternoon). These shifts take place during class. Tasks involved are mostly supervising children’s activities, soliciting instructors to teach kids activities, leading children’s activities, and assisting in teaching children’s activities. All kids camp crew must go through a thorough background check process.
Anyone can apply for a scholarship, but our focus is for demographics that are not well represented in the Ancestral Skills and Rewilding communities, with a priority for First Nations folks. We offer two single adult scholarships and two family scholarships each year.
We are honored to host so many talented instructors, representing countless years of study, rediscovery, and rewilding. As a service to this community of generous teachers, we hold a high standard for new instructors. Though we already work with a solid volume of committed teachers, we do welcome a limited number of new instructor staff (especially when their offerings fill obvious holes in the tracks of our curriculum) and strive to keep raising the bar for the quality of instruction that we offer.