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Groundswell Institute

18500 California 128

Yorkville, CA 95494

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New this year, we will be at beautiful Groundswell Institute in Yorkville, California for an unforgettable weekend experience that combines animal roleplaying, play parties, and our famous chase and capture event: The Chase! Groundswell Institute is a nonprofit retreat center dedicated to helping LGBTQ people lead healthier, more fulfilled lives and giving them to tools to create positive change in the world, and we are thrilled to be hosting this year's event at their center.

The Chase is a live-action role-playing game of wit and wile, prowess and pursuit, where human animal roleplayers, posing as prey attempt to outwit teams of human pups, ponies, hunters, handlers, and other personas in an outdoor setting. Spectators can follow closely behind to watch as the prey is routed out by the pups, chased down and cornered. The Chase frequently takes on a kinky bent when the team that captures their prey negotiates a BDSM scene symbolizing the ritualized capture in the spirit of fox hunting.

The Chase celebrates diversity! ALL animal role players and trainers/owners/wranglers/friends are welcome to play or watch in this gorgeous outdoor setting. No experience necessary. No partners necessary – there are usually enough additional wranglers and animals to go around for everyone.

This is a clothing-optional venue that provides a safe, sane, and consensual environment for you to romp/frolic/gallop about as you please. There is plenty of outdoor space for lunge line running, cart pulling, an indoor/outdoor BDSM play space, and acres upon acres of forest for the hunts. And remember, there are absolutely no clothing restrictions whatsoever. This means that you can have dinner in your finest latex cat costume or have breakfast in your dog bowl. A fully-staffed kitchen is onsite for all of your dining needs.

Friday night will be our social around the campfire, where old friends can catch up and new friendships can be made. Saturday morning after breakfast is our showcase event, The Chase! Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be presentations and programming featuring noted animal-role players and fellow community members. Saturday night, following the presentations, there will be a BDSM play party in the Tidrik Lodge. You can relax by the campfire, enjoy swimming the natural pond, relax in the Hot Tub, or explore and get in touch with your animal nature in 140 acres of redwood forest. For your convenience, the dungeon playspace will be open 24-hours a day.

Facilities include:

  • Bathhouse – contains 10 standing showers and 9 toilet stalls in the style of a summer camp.

  • Modocker’s Boutique – This space houses our extensive drag collection. This is a mainstay of Groundswell and is an exuberantly fun social space.

  • Tidrik Lodge – This is a large, versatile event space. Half is fully indoors, with the other half being partially open air.

  • Fire pit with amphitheater seating and stage

  • ¼-acre pond with 3 canoes and a floating dock. This very private swimming pond is clothing optional. Swimming hole at Rancheria Creek set among glistening boulders, this natural pool provides a spot for refreshing dips in the summertime.

Pricing starts for Campers at $100 per person! This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE package price (food, beverages, etc.) and includes camping, full use of all of the facilities and attendance at mini events and classes. Beds are available for the weekend at $200. Please check the registration for availability. These will go FAST, so register today! Each additional accompanying person for bedspace will incur a charge of $125.

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