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August 18-25, 2013

The People's Institute will be a week full of education, cooperation and recreation.

Similar to the Chautauqua movement, we will bring in entertainment and culture for the whole community, including: speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists in various fields. A variety of workshops throughout the week to explore topics that reflect the ideals of Circle Pines Center: peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation. Below is the schedule of workshops and activities throughout the week.

 The People's Institute will kick off on Sunday night with a special performance, followed by a dance workshop, with members of the VANAVER CARAVAN. Bill Vanaver, well known musician and symphonic composer, was a camper at CPC in the late 50's. He, along with his wife Livia, returns to CPC after many years to share a celebration of culture through dance and music. Don't miss this special opportunity to interact with with these internationally recognized artists!

THEME Looking Back Environmental Stewardship Cooperation Peace Social Justice Moving Forward
9:00am  Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10:30am Opening Speaker

 Herb Walters 
(Rural Southern Voices for Peace)

Theodore Richards 
(Chicago Wisdom Project)

Opening Speaker Speak Out! Julie TwoMoon
12:00pm  Listening Project Intro. Environmental Stewardship, A Working Class Ethic Worker Ownership  Spirituality: What Does It Mean to You? 



Hugelkultur: Why & How?
1:30pm  Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:30pm Singing



Singing Singing Singing  Singing

Listening Project Workshop  

Active Harmony

Honoring Our Ancestors

Herb Sit


 It's Not Just the Environment!

Find Your Voice

Cooperative Action Planning

Community Jam

Compassionate Communication

Drum Meditation & Inner Listening

Compassionate Action

Economic Inequality and the Juvenile Justice System

Ritual in the Home 

Dreaming Change  

6:30pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
8:00pm Playback Theater  Discussion Circle   Discussion Circle   Discussion Circle   Discussion Circle   Discussion Circle
9:00pm  Victor McManemy          


Additionally, on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 20 & 21) a 2-day intensive INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOCRACY  workshop will be offered. This is an AMAZING opportunity for organizations and individuals to participate in this workshop at a FRACTION of its normal cost (typically $600+). Participants must register seperately by calling 269-623-5555 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cost: $160



Swallows/Orchards (daily, shared room):
$90, $80 (members)

Youth (4-15): half price
Includes three meals, housing (no bedding) and most programming
Stay all week and save $40/adult, $20/youth

Unit Cabins (daily, shared):
$80, $70 (members)
Youth (4-15): half price
Includes three meals, housing (no bedding) and most programming
Stay all week and save $30/adult, $15/youth

Single Occupancy (Swallows/Cabins):
Adult: $105, $95 (members)
Includes three meals, housing (no bedding) and most programming
Stay all week and save $60

Daily Rate (Camping, Off-site):
Youth (4-15): $25
Includes three meals, camping (optional), and programming (some programs have extra materials costs)
Stay all week and save $20/adult, $10/youth

Camping/Program only (no meals):
Youth (4-15): $10
Camping and most programs
Stay all week and get your last day free

To Register for People's Institute:
Call or email the CPC office with the following information:
Names of adults, names and ages of youth, any dietary restrictions (if eating meals), days and nights you'd like to register for, and lodging preferences