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Compassion Camp

Even though I walked in as a stranger to a group of a hundred+ people, I was able to feel a deep sense of connection, love, and community.
  ~ Eman, 2019 participant

Registration and Payment


Registration includes instruction, all materials, food, and three nights of camping. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost. Transportation is not available.

Registration Sliding Scale: $240-375

Infant and Toddlers ages 0-3: Free (no program)
Children ages 4-12: $100 (youth program offered)
Teens ages 13-17: $100 (no program)

Work Trade
We offer a few partial work trade opportunities to individuals who are available and qualified, and who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.  Our partial work trade positions cost $50-90 depending on the position, require about 11 hours of service, and include food, camping, admittance to camp, and materials. 

We offer partial scholarships (50% of the bottom of the sliding scale) to black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and single parents with financial needs who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend. We understand that BIPOC experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and this is one way we are able to create more access. If you identify as BIPOC and/or are a single parent with financial needs and would like to receive a scholarship, please contact us at info@schoolofintegratedliving.org.

Work trades and scholarships do NOT cover transportation or indoor lodging. Please contact us at info@schoolofintegratedliving.org to receive a work trade or scholarship application.

How to Secure Your Space

step 1 - Register: Fill out the registration form for each adult participant. Please give yourself plenty of time to complete the form, because it cannot be saved until submitted.

Registration is not yet open for 2021.

step 2 - Payment: Use the cart below to select your tuition and lodging options, then select "Add to Cart." After the page refreshes, scroll down if needed to add Children & Teens to your cart. After the page refreshes again, select the "Checkout with PayPal" option and continue through the PayPal website.

SLIDING SCALE: Because some people have more financial means than others, we have created a sliding scale fee system to accommodate a range of economic realities. The high-end of the scale reflects the value we believe the program holds, and the low-end offers a more accessible entry point. By choosing a higher price point, you are helping make the program more accessible to others for whom the low-end may be cost-prohibitive. Please consider your needs and resources to determine what might be a stretch, but not a strain.

This program has been postponed to 2021, registration is not yet open.

We also accept checks or money orders payable to the following address and note the class for which you are registering in the memo field:

School of Integrated Living
11 Full Circle Trail
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Crowdfunding and Fundraising: Check out our Crowdfunding and Fundraising page for creative ways to engage your community and launch a "Community Supported Education" campaign. This approach can help support your investment in yourself, your community, the planet, and future generations.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel, you may:

  • Transfer your registration to a friend (they would need to register online).
  • Donate your place to someone who would not be able to participate without financial assistance (SOIL would handle this).
  • Request a refund per our policy:
    • 90% refund for cancellations prior to 30 days before the start of the program.
    • 50% refund for cancellations prior to 10 days before the start of the program

If SOIL cancels this program for any reason whatsoever, you would receive a 100% refund.

Contact us at info@schoolofintegratedliving.org with registration questions.

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Experience a developing ecovillage for yourself!

Most of SOIL’s classes take place at Earthaven Ecovillage, giving participants a hands-on, skill-building immersion within an authentic community-based, village setting. Tours of Earthaven are also available on a monthly basis, a great way to dip your toe into this long-standing, intergenerational social experiment.

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