Stanislaus River ~ Aug 30–Sept 2 (Labor Day)
Event on 2013-08-30 14:00:00
Forget those dusty campsites! This Labor Day Weekend, relax, rejuvenate and celebrate with like-spirited community at the beautiful Stanislaus River.
Enjoy comfortable shaded camping on velvet lawns, easy Class I-II rafting, on-site swimming, multiple forms of conscious & ecstatic dance, yoga, breathwork, massage, hot showers and gourmet organic meals, all in a private riverfront paradise, just a stone’s throw from the SF Bay. Discover sandy beaches, hammocks & rope swings galore, exotic statues, a temple made of redwood trees, plants carved into topiaries, and more surprises at every turn. Nurture your body. Open your heart. Leave your cares, cel phones and computers behind. Come down to the river and play!

This year's artist line-up is coming soon (2012's is listed below):

Claire Alexander ~ Sweat Your Prayers (5Rhythms Dance)
DJ Pangea / Dean Halpern ~ Resident DJ at Dance Journey, Berkeley
Zora Coeur de Roy ~ BioDanza
Aaron Jessup ~ Contact Improvisation
Sienna Smith ~ owner of Yoga Mountain Studio, Fairfax, CA
Lakshmi Devi ~ Kirtan & Original Songs 
Dana Dharma Devi ~ Kirtan & Clarity Breathwork
• Ashanna Solaris ~ Clarity Breathwork & Sacred Invocations
Happy Oasis ~ Bliss Playshop
Dr. Joe Marshalla ~ Everyday Tools for Awakening

Let go of the shore, and step into the flow!

Unwind, dance, swim in gentle currents, feel the warm breezes on your skin. Nurture your body, open your heart, soothe your soul and connect with people of like mind and spirit. This will become one of your most treasured memories in this lifetime! About half-way from San Francisco to Yosemite, you might include a trip to the Park in your plans.

No rafting experience necessary!

This gentle, Class 1 section of the river is great for novice and experienced alike.

PRICING ~ includes all meals!
Adults (ages 13 & up)
5 ~ thru May 31
5 ~ June 1–30
5 ~ July 1–August 16
5 ~ thereafter

Kids (ages 7-12)
5, throughout

* 7 Miles of easy rafting on Saturday afternoon ~ all gear provided by River Journey Adventures
* 3 Nights deluxe camping at River Haven (with flush toilets, hot showers & electric on-site)
* Delicious, organic meals, with veggie/ vegan/ gluten-free options (request with registration)
• Nourishing between-meal snacks (please bring favorites you can’t live without)
• Activities of your choosing (or just sit beneath the bodhi tree, and watch the flow go by)

* Various styles of bodywork are available on-site ( for first 30 minutes, /minute after that)
* Event-Brite on-line reg fee up to .95 per person. Email for info if you prefer to pay by check.

(Subject to change; detailed schedule will be provided upon arrival.)

Friday: On-site registration begins at 2pm. Settle into your camping spot, relax, swim, get a massage, etc. Take a property tour with the owners, followed by a delicious dinner as your first meal.  Post dinner is a welcoming circle and first dance, then it’s down to the river for acoustic music and singing around the fire (participation encouraged!), followed by a restful sleep beneath a starry sky.

Saturday: After an early breakfast, we’ll hop on the bus for a 20-minute ride to the rafting put-in, where River Journey Adventures will give a safety talk, and prepare us for launch.

Once on the river, we will raft for 3-4 hours, landing back at River Haven, where a delicious lunch awaits our return. Relax, swim, get a massage, take a class, dance, then enjoy dinner and more music! Afterwards, we head down to the river for some drumming, acoustic music and singing around the fire.

Sunday: Relax, swim, get a massage, take a class, dance, create art. After an early dinner, it’s time for a talent show! Then down to the river for connections, music and singing around the fire.

Monday: The day begins with meditation & yoga, and concludes with our closing circle and brunch. We then pack up our personal and community gear, preparing to leave River Haven by 2pm, in time to beat the holiday traffic.

More details, directions, liability waiver, carpooling options, etc., will be sent prior to the event to pre-registered participants.


Sign up for a 4-, 6- or 8-hour shift in exchange for a discount of , or 0, respectively. Shifts include set-up, breakdown, registration, meal prep, meal clean-up, bathroom maintenance, etc.

Contact Sara at info-at-RiverGuidess BEFORE you register (use subject lineLabor Day Work Exchange). Once your shifts have been confirmed, you’ll be given a discount code to apply during on-line registration.

COMMUNITY SERVICE / SEVA ~ Upon arrival, everyone will be asked to volunteer 2 hours of community service, toward meal prep or post-meal clean-up. Though optional, past participants have found this to be a great way to connect with others, while  reaping the rewards of contributing to the flow. ~* ~* ~*

(In Sikhism, Seva refers to selfless service for altruistic purposes on behalf of, and for the betterment of a Community. It also contributes to the betterment of the one who offers it.)


All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We also have space for a limited number of children ages 7-12 in our part-time co-op kids camp. Please contact Sage at for information and approval before you register. 


Our chef extraordinaire, Isa Jacoby, offers globally inspired,  locally gathered, lovingly prepared nourishment for body and soul. Her meals accommodate, vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, raw and gluten-free diets. On your registration form, please indicate your preferences, food allergies and sensitivities. Since our ability to customize for individuals is limited, please bring what you need to supplement this menu.

Please note:
• All email should have Labor Day in the subject line, Labor Day Work Exchange, etc.
• Work exchange ~ Please contact Sara before you register. Once your hours are confirmed, you’ll be given a code to apply your discount at registration


at Postal code 95361, United States

Oakdale, United States

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