The annual CCI-USA Workshop enables co-counselors from around the United States and the world to come together to validate, discharge and re-evaluate using the co-counseling process. We share our knowledge, skills and experience and celebrate our differences in an atmosphere of safety, growth, warmth and caring.

We gather to build and practice our skills in co-counseling and to enjoy the energy and warmth of community. The workshop provides time and space for personal reflection and sharing. It is an opportunity to check in with our inner selves and to acknowledge the strength and beauty of CCI communities across the United States and the world.

We celebrate our fellow co-counselors who travel from distant parts of the USA and the world to share their love of co-counseling. They enrich the workshop immeasurably.

You are warmly invited to join us for this very special gathering!

The CCI-USA ANNUAL WORKSHOP is a national and international gathering open to all who have completed CCI co-counseling training. Our theme will be “Living in the Lightness of Our Being”.

Event Dates
Tuesday, 7 May, 2024 - 20:00 to Sunday, 12 May, 2024 - 20:00
Venue
Camp Hazen YMCA
204 West Main Street
Chester 06412
United States
Phone: +1 860 526 9529
US
Travel Information

We can provide travel assistance from nearby airports (Bradley in Hartford/Springfield is closest) and train/bus stations (e.g., Hartford, Springfield, and New Haven). There are bus/train options from Boston, Newark, and New York. Typically, we can also help with short overnight stays before and after the workshop.

About housing and transportation, please contact: Lanette Errante earthwanderer2 [at] live [dot] com

Food

Camp Hazen's dietary staff will provide choices for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores at every meal. They will also offer dairy-free and gluten-free options as needed (although they are not certified as a gluten-free kitchen). If you are allergic or sensitive to a particular food, there will usually be options to avoid it. However, participants with very specific dietary needs may not be able to be accommodated. A refrigerator and microwave will be available for participants' use, but other cooking equipment will not be available. If you have questions about your dietary needs, please contact Addi Bass at alizerin [at] gmail [dot] com or 860-617-4968 (call or text).

Sleeping accommodation

Lodge Rooms:
• Lodge buildings are fully winterized, with a small, central lounge area
• Priority for Lodges goes to people with mobility issues, as they are closest to Dining Hall and Group Rooms
• Have toilets/showers/sinks within the building
• Some electric outlets – no heaters or electric blankets allowed
• Some bedrooms have doors; some do not – a few other people must walk through these rooms to reach their own bedrooms or bathrooms
• Twin-size bunkbeds, with thick camp mattresses on boards – no top bunks need be used.

Alpine Cabins:
• Rustic wooden cabins with one main room
• Across street from main grounds, near campers; there is a marked crosswalk available (no stoplight)
• Toilets, shower, sink in each cabin
• Electric space heater available (portable heaters or electric blankets cannot be added)
• Limited electric outlets
• Twin-size bunkbeds, with thick camp mattresses on boards -- no top bunks need be used

Summer Cabins:
• Large, rustic wooden cabins with one main room • On main grounds, near lake and woods
• Toilets, shower, sink in each cabin • Limited electric outlets
• No heat available (portable heaters or electric blankets cannot be added)
• Small screened windows along top of cabins cannot be closed; other windows (screened) can be closed with wooden panels
• One twin-size bunkbed, other bunkbeds are a bit narrower and shorter than a twin bed
• Thinner camp-type mattresses (but can be doubled); all mattresses on bed boards -- no top bunks need be used

Camping (tents or small RVs):
• In field near Alpine cabins
• Gender-neutral shower, toilet, sink, porta-potty available nearby, more on main grounds
• Must provide own tent or RV (loaner tents likely available for travelers from afar)

Money matters
Costs of attending: 

Prices (Stretching/Sustaining/Supporting)

Camping $405/$515/$595
Triple $445/$565/$635
Double $485/$615/$695
Single* $525/$675/$755
*if available

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available. If you need a bursary, indicate this on your registration form. For fullest consideration, register as soon as possible. As soon as your request is received you will be contacted by Susan Mandaville, the CCI-USA Bursar. Bursary request must be submitted no later than March 1, 2024.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Today or as soon as possible – the best day to register!
March 1 – online submission or postmark deadline for registrations that include a request for bursary grant March 1 – online submission or postmark deadline for the $35 early bird discount
April 19 – deadline for cancellation with full refund of any fees paid April 19 – full payment from all participants due Due to the venue contract, refunds requested after April 19 may not be possible, and will only be considered for unforeseen medical or emergency situations.

 

Payment arrangements

See registration webpage in section below to pay.

Registration / Booking Information

https://www.cci-usa.org/cciusa/ to register.

QUESTIONS? About registering, please contact: Lauralee Green AskLauralee [at] gmail [dot] com 480-905-8433 (call or text)

Contact Information

General questions: please contact Addi Bass at alizerin [at] gmail [dot] com or 860-617-4968 (call or text).