I just returned to home Atlanta after the Endless Poly Summer at Abrams Creek Retreat Center and speaking to the Charlotte Poly Network. Taking a breather has allowed me to reflect on my tour so far. The Hygge Coworking space in Charlotte was lovely, a welcoming and comfortable space to speak on “Types of Consensual Non-Monogamy and When They Work.”
The Abrams Creek Retreat Campgrounds are gorgeous, with great woods and stream-side camping sites with ample room for a tent and a hammock. Abrams Creek has many wading pools perfect for lounging in the wonderfully cool water. The buildings are all right along the creek and do not have air conditioning, so the mold was a problem for me. I am allergic to mold and other people at the were not nearly as bothered as I was, but if you are sensitive to mold then consider bringing a tent when you visit Abrams Creek. The food was excellent, with many vegan choices and meats as well.
Endless Poly Summer was quite intimate and would be best for people who are interested in Tantra and hands-on practice of sacred sexuality exercises in group and at the Sensual Temple. In addition to an emphasis on sacred sex, Endless Poly Summer uses a New Culture framework with a focus on intensive emotional exercises and encounter-type group discussions modeled after Zegg Forums, though with a degree of controversy about how closely they mirror the original Zegg intentions. EPS would be best for people with experience in gestalt therapy, EST-like groups, or other extensive emotional exploration. If you are new to poly, uncomfortable with intense emotional interactions, or reluctant to explore sacred sexuality, then you might consider selecting a different event to attend.