You can arrive in the afternoon-evening time. "Coffee-Tea bar" is open. Take care of your own food this evening. Restaurant Kerkemeijer is open with nice regular meals.
Thursday 16th - Friday 17th - Saturday 18th of August :
5:00 hrs - The Holy Fire will be light at the sweatlodgeplace (everyone is welcome to join)
7:00 hrs -Start of the first sweatlodges (2 rounds). After sweatlodge breakfast will be served . 9:00hrs - Start of the Holy Fire in the kiva, fire which will keep burning for the next for days, and like that we start with the first prayer in the Kiva, after the prayer of the Elders, participants can come into the Kiva (only at the first kiva on Thursday) to place any holy item in the main altar to be charged with all of the prayers during the 4 days ( you can not take it away before Sunday).
12:00 hrs - Workshops, healings and talks of the Elder's.
14:00 hrs - Lunch. After the lunch time we carry on with the workshops, healings and talks of the Elder's.
18:30 hrs - Start with our evening's Kiva prayer. After the evening's Kiva prayer there will be the evening sweatlodges (2 rounds).
20:00 hrs - Dinner.
After dinner, social fire where people can express themselves, in making music, singing, dancing, poetry, ...
23:00 hrs - Closing of the social fire, for respect to the children, Elders and neighbours. We kindly ask you all to keep quiet (we care of one another in our Roots of the Earth common-unity!)
*** Extra : on Saturday ***
12:00 hrs - We organise a children sweatlodge! Children and parents are welcome to enter together in the womb of Mother Earth. It is very important to let know to our children since the early days what is actually important, in this way of life everything we do, we do it for our next generations...
Sunday 19th of August :
5:00 hrs - We start again with our daily sweatlodges , this will be the last sweatlodge of the Gathering.
9:00 hrs - Start of the last Kiva-ceremony, the Elders will close their prayers after 4 days, and than everyone is welcome inside the kiva to give thanks to Mother earth and to get your personal holy items from the main altar.
13:00 hrs - Lunch.
You can stay one more night on the camping-ground, but this is for you own costs, allso take care of you own breakfast monday-morning. Cafe-Restaurant Kerkemeijer will open his doors for breakfast, .
*** offcource we stay open for eventually changes in the program ;-) ***