20th Anniversary Celebration

Camp Common Ground has come a long way since it was founded in 1994, and it's time to celebrate!

We are commemorating the 20th anniversary in a few ways throughout 2014.

First, we will be having an intergenerational celebration & Camp Common Ground "family reunion" the weekend of May 9 - 11, 2014. The main event on the evening of Saturday, May 10 will bring together members of the Common Ground community with the general public for music, dancing, and memories of Camp Common Ground's past. There will be a tribute to the beloved Rachel Bissex; in Rachel's honor, her daughter Emma Sky will be performing along with lots of other talented musicians from Common Ground and the local community. Guests are invited to spend the weekend catching up with old friends, meeting new folks, and enjoying being in nature together!  Click here to RSVP for the event and sign up for lodging if needed.

Second, we will be releasing a commemorative cookbook featuring favorite vegetarian recipes from our chefs and campers along with history, stories, and photos about Camp. The cookbook will be available at the 20th anniversary celebration and throughout the summer in our Camp store.

Finally, stay tuned for fun activities that celebrate Camp's past during Camp Common Ground this summer. 

We are also welcoming ideas for adding a spirit of cooperation, creativity, and community to our 20th year, so feel free to get in touch at info[at]cgcvt.org or 802.453.2592802.453.2592 with ideas or to volunteer!

For the weekend of the celebration (May 9-11), guests are invited to spend the weekend or just attend the Saturday evening event! The [tentative] schedule for the 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 10 is:

4:00 pm
Explore the site! Ask a volunteer for a site tour or take a self-guided stroll.

Community mural project (ongoing)

4:30 pm
Children's Concert with local folk musician Chris Dorman


5:30 pm
Dinner - signaled by drumming with Dew B. Wilde

6:30 pm

6:45 pm
Contra Dance called by Lausanne Allen

Music by Pete Sutherland & Friends

8:00 pm
Concert Emma Goldberg, Karl Bissex, & friends

Musical tribute to Rachel Bissex

9:00 pm

We hope to see you at the 20th! Click here to RSVP and sign up for lodging if needed.

Suggested donation for the event is $5-20 per person or $10-$20 per family.

Click here to read the event press release.

Click here to read a great article about the event in the Burlington Free Press!