About the Location
Our conference center is a private part of Harbin Hot Springs that has its own warm pools, as well as full access to Harbin’s larger pools, yoga, massage, water dance/watsu, and many miles of beautiful nature walks.
Harbin has a “no cell phone” policy and “no photos” except in our designated mermaid photo area.
Cost & What You Get
Join us for only $295. This fee includes: all meals, retreat activities, an outdoor camping area and full access to the rest of Harbin. The price of camping is included in this fee, and you can camp anywhere at Harbin. BYO camping gear. If you’d prefer to stay in a dome or room, you may also choose to rent a room at Harbin for an additional fee. Most indoor accommodations at Harbin are a short walk from the retreat center area we will be using.
Our caterer has gluten-free and vegan options available!
This event is BYOT (bring your own tail!) or you can also purchase one at the event. Attire is “shells-optional” for tops. There will be no photos taken except in the voluntary photo booth area.
*NOTE: This is not a nude event. Harbin Hot Springs allows nudity ONLY in and around their pools, not in the main areas. Our conference center is secluded and distinct from the rest of Harbin Hot Springs, but the pools are within a 5 minute walk. Only the retreat participants will be allowed in our retreat area – no non-merfolk guests. We have our own two pools. “Shells optional” means that merfolk are not required to wear tops, but there is no pressure one way or the other. It is just an option for women who want to feel free and empowered in a merpositive environment.
Harbin Hot Springs is about a 3 hour drive from San Francisco International Airport. You can rent a car at the airport or try to find someone to carpool or share the cost of a rental car with. If you are interested in offering a ride or sharing a ride, please join the event on Facebook and post there with what you need or want to offer!
Who is Welcome
This event is primarily geared towards female-identified folks. If you identify as female and want to “get your mermaid on,” you are fully welcome to attend as a mermaid (including trans-women).
We love and welcome Mer-men too!
Any other male-identified folks who want to come as the guest of a mermaid, we ask that you come in a spirit of service… being there to tend to the needs of your mermaid and the community. This role is often referred to as a “Mer-tender.”
This event is intended for adults only.
Space is limited to 100 Mer-guests and this retreat WILL SELL OUT! Get your ticket now!
If you would like to be a vendor, please send in the vendor application. Space is limited.
Ticket sales close on Sept 4, 2014!