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Sourcing The Fire | Current Youth Vision Fast Offering

May 21st - 30th 2018 - Youth Vision Fast


This fast, open to male High School Seniors, will take place on the beautiful private land of the Friends Wilderness Center, located near Harpers Ferry, WV.  Arrival will be 8 AM on the 21st.  We will close the ceremony around mid-day on the 30th of May.



As preparation, we ask that you please write a letter of intent regarding your reasons for wanting to participate in the ceremony, and your intentions. What is calling you to fast?  Where are you in your life?  Are you at the beginning or end of something, or are you in transition?  What is it that you wish to mark, or celebrate as true for you?  How are your relationships with friends, family, and yourself?  What do you dream for yourself as you look into the future? This letter is an excellent preperation tool, and will assist you in finding clarity.  We will also spend a considerable amount of time working with your intention in the days before you fast. For more information on the ceremony, please click here, or visit the Vision Fast link at the bottom of this page. You will be taken to a page outlining the fast in more detail.



In an effort to keep this experience accessible we have changed our pay structure to a donation based form.  We trust that people will donate what they feel is both appropriate, and an amount that corresponds with what they can afford to give based on their financial circumstances. We ask for an initial $200 non-refundable deposit due when you commit to the fast, and any amount you can donate after your participation.  The donation money can be brought along and given on the fast, or sent in afterwards. These donations pay primarily for insurance, some shared camping equipment, and a small stipend for the guides. If your ability to pay will truly present a hardship, then please let us know and we can work something out.


There is an additional $150 camping fee due at the time of the fast, which will pay for the camping fee charged by the Friends Wilderness Center.  This fee can be paid as cash or check written out to: Friends Wilderness Center.



Cooking supplies will be provided, but no provisions will be made for meals or camping equipment.  The group limit is set at 12 fasters, with 6 being the minimum to make it run.  Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, based on payment received.


Please contact Bryan Bieniek via email: to check availability, and to touch base with any questions or concerns.



Payment can be made in one of two ways:


1. Via our PayPal option (please note that this option will add a $10 processing fee to the total cost.


2. Via check which can be made out to Sourcing The Fire and sent to:

Sourcing the Fire

P.O. Box 852

Manchester, MD 21102



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