Are you excited yet? 

We are, as we make preparations for the ninth annual Firefly Gathering.

We're looking forward to having another great event: taking and teaching classes, sharing wisdom and insight, getting inspired and being inspirational, helping each other, playing in the great outdoors, and dancing under the moonlight to the music of some truly talented local musicians.

The dates for Firefly 2016 are Thursday through Sunday, June 16-19

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The gathering offers a wide range of classes for adults and children on eco-homesteading, primitive skills, permaculture and nature connection that are designed to enhance your everyday life.

Firefly gathers a bevy of inspiring, amazing people. In addition to two class sessions each of the four days, we offer evening entertainment, basic infrastructure, and on-site camping. If you want to learn more about the gathering, please check out our new drop-down menus at the top of the page. Be sure to see our FAQs page for vital information as you plan your attendance.

We encourage you to check out the Firefly Manifesto to find out why our motley crew of tree huggers, survivalists, primitive-skills hobbyists, rednecks, and woods-hippies has been gathering together for four days every summertime for nearly a decade to share skills and commune with each other and nature.

"What about the Intensives?" 

Firefly will no longer be hosting post-camp Intensives.  The Intensives were intensively wonderful in so many ways, but they required a significant amount of work to produce.  As time goes by, we, the organizers, find that we no longer have the energy to set up and take down the separate event site immediately following the main event. Thank you for understanding.  We hope to see you at the Firefly Gathering.

Can't come to Firefly, or interested in more learning and playing throughout the year?

Check out our sister organization, for classes on Eco-homesteading, Organic Gardening, Primitive Skills, Natural Building, Carpentry, and Permaculture.