‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

Santa Cruz Sufi Camp 2023

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aptos, CA

Friday, August 4th
Saturday, August 5th, 2023
Attend either or both days

$99/day includes dinner (BYO Lunch)
Receive a discount when you register for both days
Evening dances only (limited) $20
Please plan lodging in the Santa Cruz area well in advance
Some scholarship support available

Sufi Sesshin
Dances of  Universal Peace

Sufi Practices

Guest Teacher –
Murshid Mariam Baker

Spiritual Director –
Gitanjali Lori Rivera


Friday Day and Evening (10am -9pm) $99
Daytime Sesshin and Evening Dances of Universal Peace with Murshid Mariam Baker & local leaders.

Check in 9:30am  Bring your own lunch, dinner is included

Friday evening Dances of Universal Peace (Only) $20
(6:30 check-in, program 7pm)  Does not include dinner 

Saturday Day and Evening (10am - 9pm) $99
Dances of Universal Peace & Sufi practices, Evening Zikr with Murshid Mariam & local leaders.
Check in 9:30 am. Bring your own lunch, dinner is included.

Sat Evening Zikr (Only)  $20
(6:30 check-in, program at 7pm) Does not include dinner

Please register early.  Rates increase after July 15, 2023.


Please note this a non-residential two-day Camp.

We will be inside and outside throughout the program & breaks. Wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers for varied temps and the occasional Aptos fog. Bring your water bottle and lunch. We are asked to not wear fragrances as some are sensitive.

Delicious dinners will be catered and will include vegan and vegetarian options. We have not confirmed our menus at the time of opening registration but will label ingredients with care. If you have dietary concerns you are welcome to bring something extra for yourself.

If you’re coming from out of town and would like assistance with lodging contact the registrar. We have a few local folks able to offer space and a short list of private campgrounds & guest rooms to suggest. Check online for hotels between Scotts Valley and Watsonville in addition to Santa Cruz or try HipCamp (for tenting) or AirBNB listings in these areas.  Our contract with UU requires all attendees to be Off Site following the evening programs. (Sorry, No vehicle-sleepers at the venue)

Cancellation policy: We are able to issue full refunds up to the close of regular registration July 15. A partial refund will be issued if you cancel thereafter. No refunds after 8/1/23 (with the exception of a true emergency).

Health & safety agreement: Please self-assess for Covid virus before coming. Taking a test before attending is recommended. Do not attend if you have any cold or flu symptoms or have been exposed to someone who’s recently tested Covid-positive. Also suggested: Keep your immunity boosted with your chosen supplements, supportive foods and hydration. Once at the retreat, we may wear masks or not wear masks, hold hands or not hold hands, etc. Please ask permission before hugging. Wash hands often and/or use hand sanitizer provided. Drink plenty of water.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
6401 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003

Questions?  email peacedances@freesiaraine.com
or leave voicemail: 831-469-0679

To Register, Click Here