Traveling Shamans Desert Camp Workstays

About The Workstay Program

Our Mission Statement:
The Traveling Shamans Desert Camp's mission is to coordinate and enable community visits by traveling shamans to isolated communities. This involves ensuring that the shaman and his or her people are supplied with lodging, promotion, and a venue at the host community. We are seeking volunteers who like landscaping, painting murals and building things. We also need videographers, photographers and citizen journalists to document the process.

About this Volunteer Opportunity: 

We ask that you work 15-20 hours per week in exchange for lodging & food. Scheduling of the hours will be determined by the demands of the project. In your spare time you are free to explore the area, do your own thing, or participate in the shamanic art programs we offer here. We are grateful to our volunteers and excited to meet all of the shamanic students and travelers who want to come to the Shamans Desert Camp this summer. 

Planned Projects for the Traveling Shaman's Camp:
 *️️ Sweat lodge with outdoor shower *️️ A rock medicine wheel *️️ A medicinal herb garden. *️️ A tipi for visitors and workstay volunteers *️️ Native Colorado desert landscaping *️️ *️️ Tiny house for the in-residence shaman * Cannabis grow room & greenhouse.

Book a Visit With Julia to tell her why & when you would like to Workstay at the Shamans Desert Camp and which projects interest you the most.

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About the Area

The desert camp where we live is located in a small hillside desert area of modular homes with a long view across the valley. The movie "Pow-Wow Highway" would give you a flavor of the place. We are 420 and LGBT friendly. Skiing, mountain biking areas, and the fabulous red rock areas of Utah are close by. We have bikes to loan and Uber is available. We will plan field trips periodically.

About Mike, Julia and Brat Cat


Brat Cat is a little hunter - we keep her inside most of the time. Mike smokes tobacco sporadically -- always outside. Julia is an artist & visionary - Mike a practical scientist. We are patrons of the Traveling Shamans and a married couple who have been together off and on since 1990. We are working to create a core community to help us with the Traveling Shamans Camp during  the summers. Julia is a retired psychotherapist who does the organizing and planning. Mike is a geologist and an expert builder. He is sometimes overwhelmed by all the pending building projects. We are also super hosts for the 420 Happy Hippie House, a vacation rental in Grand Junction, Colorado. 

Book Meeting with Julia