presents:

The Wellspring Gathering 2016

Nature Spirit Garden, and barn Brighid Well, 1 of 3 ritual spaces Elder Nemeton, one of the oldest ADF sites The forested areas The pavilion / shower house The registration cabin The main hearth in the barn The Great Nemeton, the main ritual space

Thursday, May 26 - Monday, May 30

New Location! Tredara Hearth Farm & Shrine, Madison, OH

  • ADF Annual Meeting
  • Wellspring Grand Symbel
  • ADF Archdruid Installation

2016 marks a major change for The Wellspring Gathering. We are moving to the Tredara Hearth Farm & Shrine. Tredara is a primitive camping site owned and managed by members of Stone Creed Grove. As one of the oldest continuously used ADF ritual spaces, Tredara has been the home of numerous significant events in ADF history, including some of the first clergy ordinations. This facility is home to three actively used nemetons, and in 2016 we will be building an Ancestor Mound focused around the honored ancestors. Tredara has plentiful space for camping in both woodland and field environments, and is a rural setting, but minutes from stores in the event campers need additional supplies.

Activities include:

  • Construction and dedication of an Ancestor Mound - Bring a stone (no larger than your head) to add to the mound
  • Community Shrine - Bring sacred objects for your Grove, Kin, Guild, Order, SIG, Region, or your own altar to be part of a unified worship location present throughout the weekend
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Guild & Kin meetings
  • Warrior Games
  • Brewer Competition
  • Artisan Competition/Showing
  • 8th Annual Wellspring Bardic Chair Competition
Tentative Schedule

Cost for the event:

- $75 for ADF members, $85 non-members
- Children are free, but please include them in your pre-registration so we know they're coming.

Stone Creed Grove is proud to continue our tradition of hospitality for ADF. If you are travelling from a long distance, and would like help to get to Tredara from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, will need to borrow camping supplies, or need special assistance on-site, help may be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact us to make arrangements at seniordruid@stonecreed.org.

Tredara facilities, including restrooms, are wheelchair-accessible, but expect to travel on natural ground to reach them.

Pre-Registration Closed

Pre-registration for Wellspring is no longer open. You may register on-site when you arrive.