Crystal Camp Details

a 4-Day Forest and Crystal Immersion Retreat at Sanctuary 906

on 10 acres of private deep forest land in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan

Thursday, July 25th - Sunday, July 28th.

Retreat begins at 3pm et on Thursday afternoon and closes at 2pm et on Sunday.

Hello Beautiful Soul,

Welcome!

I am thrilled you are joining me for this 4-day event.

On this page you will find all of the logistics for our time together.

I will be adding information here from time to time and will be sure to notify you of updates.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.

And, I will be in touch to connect about your personal talisman.

I am so happy to journey with you.

with joy, Lori

Rocks on Log - Lake Superior
Coffee and journal by Lake Eva
Moon Rock by Fire - Lake Eva
Rocks on Log - Lake Superior

Delve into the Art of Divination and Immerse yourself in Forest Wisdom.

We will spend time in the forestk connecting with nature. From forest bathing to hikes we will attune to the wisdom of the land and allow it to support us in slowing down and reconnecting with our true nature. We will also be working with both the crystals and stones and The Stones Speak Oracle for divination practices. By the end of this retreat you will feel rejuvinated and reconnected with your voice of inner wissdom. 

What to Expect at Sanctuary 906

LOCATION: 11099 W Lake Eva Rd, Toivola, MI

Find on Google Maps

Schedule

Day 1.

2 – 3pm et Gather.
3pm – Opening Circle. Sink into the energy of the weekend.
Clarify personal intention.
5pm – Nature and reflection time.
6pm – Step into Ceremony – Activate Intentions.
7:30 – Close for the evening.

Day 2.

10am – Morning circle time for reflection and insight.
Circle time will be followed by a guided shamanic journey to connect with the essence and energy of your crystal talisman.
11:30am – Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
12:30 – Creation Time.
1:30pm – Lunch Break
3:30pm – Cont’d Creation Time.
6pm – Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
7pm – Gather by the fire for a ritual to attune with your sacred creation.

Day 3.

10am – Morning circle time for reflection and insight.
Circle time will be followed by a guided shamanic journey to connect with the essence and energy of your crystal talisman.
11:30am – Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
12:30 – Creation Time.
1:30pm – Lunch Break
3:30pm – Cont’d Creation Time.
6pm – Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
7pm – Gather by the fire for a ritual to attune with your sacred creation.

Day 4.

10am – Circle time to share reflections and glean insight from the previous day.
Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
12pm – Closing ceremony to activate your creation.
2pm – Departure.

Day Accommodations

The Forest Sanctuary is Primitive.
We are located on a small inland lake near Toivola, MI.
Approximately 25 minutes south of Houghton.

LOCATION: 11099 W Lake Eva Rd, Toivola, MI
Find on Google Maps

Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: We will mostly be outside for this event. But, if it rains, we have the big white canvas wall tent to work within (see picture above). Think glamping tent. This space is heated with a space heater and gets pretty toasty. It's a wonderful space that is dry and warm.

Parking: There is plenty of space to park.

Bathroom: we rent a port-a-potty and have it refreshed regularly. We also have a hand wash station set up outside.
Like camp, it's primitive. But it's clean and works very well.

On the trail: we border on CFR lands and there is an abundance of old logging roads that we use for trails.

On the Water: our quiet, inland lake is a private lake accessed only by the surrounding property owners. It is spring fed and crystal clear. The water can be a bit chilly, but it is quite refreshing on a warm summer day. we have a dock, canoe, paddle boards, and life jackets. Bring along your swimsuit. Our outdoor shower area is a lovely changing room.

By the fire: we have multiple fire rings . . . spaces to be social and space to step into ceremony. We will be using both.

In the forest: Our land is surrounded by CFR lands. Our immediate 10 acres are an abundance of hardwood trees: Oak, Maple, Birch, and Ironwood. This is a very quiet area. Trails, gravel roads, and more are available for wandering and hiking.

Cell service, internet, electricity: we are remote, but we have all three of the above. How cool is that?!

Where to Stay

Please note: Overnight accommodations are not included with your registration fee.

Offsite and Onsite options are available.

Please note that onsite accommodations are primitive and space is limited.
Requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis.

On-Site Accommodation Options

2 Primitive Campsites are available for $20/night.

These are available upon a first come first serve basis. If being on site feels aligned for you, message Lori at support@loriaandrus.com

Please note: You will need to provide your own tent + other camp gear.

Water for hand washing and primitive showering is available.

There is an on-site port-a-potty restroom.

Drinking water is available for day use, but I invite you to bring along a little extra if you are planning to camp.

Off-Site Accommodation Options

Depending upon your preferences for location, comfort, etc. Here are some places to explore.

Campgrounds:
McLain State Park
Twin Lakes State Park
Houghton County Park

Hotels:
Parkview Lodge and Grill in Twin Lakes
Independence Stay in Houghton
Country Inn & Suites in Houghton
The Holiday Inn Express in Houghton
The Vault in Downtown Houghton

Where to Eat

Please note: Meals are not included with your registration fee.

On-Site

Light snacks, filtered water, coffee, and tea will be offered.

For your lunch and dinner you may wish to pack a cooler and bring along your favorite picnic foods. There are beautiful spots throughout camp to enjoy your packed lunch in nature.

Off-Site Options

Depending upon your preferences for location, comfort, etc. Here are some places to explore.

In Twin Lakes:
Parkview Lodge and Grill in Twin Lakes

In Houghton: 
The Ambassador (fantastic pizza)
Camp Coffee (wonderful Acia Bowls)
Suomi Restaurant (tasty pasty’s)
Tadych’s Grocery Store (great deli)

In Hancock:
LaCantina (mexican)
Milly’s (fresh pizza and salads)
Gino’s Restaurant (italian)

Angela Bain

 Optional Retreat Add-on

An out-door, hands-on, customized energy session with Angela Bain

Angie will be traveling to the Northwoods from her practice in Green Bay to offer  highly personalized, private sessions during our retreat weekend. Angie is a licensed massage therapist with advanced certifications in acupressure, reiki, and reflexology.

Angie's session are AMAZING! I speak from experience.

Each session with Angie is a highly personalized energy experience. It will support you to ground and embody your retreat experience.

What better way to enhance your weekend?!

If this is something that interests you, let Lori know with your registration. She will help to coordinate the details.

Other Logistical Nuggets

Forest Sanctuary Location
We are located approximately 30 minutes south of Houghton, MI off Hwy 26.

Precise location details and directions will be shared with registration.

The Forest Sanctuary is approximately 2.5 miles from a main access road. The driveway is well maintained and easy to access with a standard vehicle.

Weather in the Forest
Weather in the Keweenaw Peninsula is wildly and wonderfully unpredictible. We are located about 10 miles 'as the crow flies' from Lake Superior. We are also on the western side of a ridgeline. This means that we have more precipitation and cooler temperatures than other local areas.

The weather changes quickly and while most days are absolutely beautiful, we feel it is important to be ready for anything.

Daytime temperatures are typically between the 60's-80's. Evenings and overnight temperatures may be in the 50's - 60's.

What to Bring?
- Layers of clothing.
- Rain gear.
- Warm jacket.
- Comfortable footwear. From sandles to hikers, bring what you need to keep your feet cozy and comfortable.
- Swimwear. (if you'd like to take a dip in the lake)
- Any materials you would like to use with your creation.
- Preferred snacks. (for yourself or to share or both)
- Ceremonial items that you like to use. (rattles, drums, incense, feather wands, specific ceremonial attire)
- Camp chair. (I do have several chairs on site, but if you have something specific that is easy to bring along, do so)
- Water Bottle and Favorite Mug. (I will have drinking water and warm beverages on site, but it is helpful if you bring along a water bottle or favorite mug. If you have preferred beverages, please bring those as well.)
- Bug stuff. This means something different for everyone. In fall the bugs are typically not too heavy. And we have well cleared trails and spaces around camp. That said, mosquito season has not yet let up. Last fall the ticks were heavy. So far this year they have been mild. We have bug spay (all sorts) along with mosquito repellant coils that we burn (like an incense). If there is something specific you prefer to use, please bring that along.
Travel - by car + by air.
Exact location will be shared upon registration. You will also receive directions and other fun details for navigating the northwoods and finding our 'off the beaten path' location.

The Forest Sanctaury is located about 25 minutes south of Houghton, MI, just off hwy 26.

If you are traveling by air, your closest airports are:
Sawyer International Airport in Marquette, MI (approximately 2hr drive)
Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, WI (approximately 4hr drive)

If you fly, plan to also rent a vehicle. The distance of the airports may add an extra overnight on each end of your journey. Let this be part of the adventure. The drive from both of these airports is gorgeous and filled with unusual and quaint locations along the way. We will give you some tips.

Refund and Cancellation Policy.
For cancellations made prior to July 1st, a full refund less a $50 processing fee.

Cancellations made after July 1st will be credited to a future event, program, or training with Lori A Andrus (less a $50 processing fee).

About Lori A Andrus . . .

Lori A Andrus

Lori is an artist, ceremonial guide, and wisdom teacher. With great joy and deep commitment, Lori artfully blends her background as an occupational therapist with nearly two decades of deep study in the areas of spirituality, earth-based healing, ceremony, and crystal wisdom.

Known for asking spot-on questions, she invites her clients to explore the most intimate facets of their soul. Her creative and inspiring online programs offer breakthrough lifestyle applications and support individuals in rising into their soul wisdom and shining brightly in the world.

Through the Meet Me in Sacred Space Podcast Lori shares practical ways to bring crystal wisdom and sacred practice into your everyday life.