13th Annual International Vashon Island Family Camp Village -WAIT LIST NOW IN EFFECT (6/17/17)


   NCC-Family Camp (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Location: Cedar Spring Farm and Training Center

   Cedar Spring Farm, an intentional NVC enclave & working farm on Vashon Island in Puget Sound, Washington.
NVC Family Camp

Date and Time:

   Sat, Jul 29, 2017 - Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Arrive after 2 pm on the 29th, Leave after noon on the 5th


Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique immersion training/family vacation experience. Join families and staff from around the world on our 26-acre family heritage farm with nearby beach access on beautiful Vashon Island, WA.

By offering each other our support and presence we'll dip into what it’s like to live in a world where the intention is to contribute to the quality of connection necessary to meet everyone’s needs.  We'll explore how it is to be compassionate with ourselves, our children/youth/teens and each other, while living in supportive community with other families. We carry the hope that you'll be able to extend your experience at camp into your daily lives by fostering the connections you have made.

We have the great fortune again this year of holding Family Camp at Cedar Spring Farm on Vashon Island. Barb and Doug's working farm property holds 26 acres of fields, orchards, a stream and two forests - much of which is ours to explore.  There is beach access nearby to the shores of Puget Sound and plenty of room to frolic.


  • Tailored Adult,Youth, Tween and Teen Programs
  • Accomodating a wide range of learning styles and preferences
  • Intergenerational afternoon sessions
  • Family and Couples Mediation support
  • Individual, Couple and Family support sessions
  • Support with creating Family Agreements
  • Family and community play time
  • Delicious, nutritious community meals
  • Relaxation, nature exploration, swimming, and more....

Who is it for?

  We're encouraging parents and others whose lives are closely intertwined with children/youth to come spend time in an environment that supports us as we learn and deepen our experience with NVC while our youth/tweens/teens have the opportunity to engage in activities that nurture their emotional, creative and interpersonal growth.

What to bring:

  This is a real camp! We ask that everyone bring your own camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, pillows! If this is not possible for your family, we have a limited number of camping supplies available at a nominal cost. Please contact Doug or Barbara!

Tuition Details:


The tuition is $650.00.


NOTES: Tuition is per person.
Deposit is per family.  

Credit card function isn't available at present.  Please send a check (remember them?) to: PSNCC Family Camp; 11205 SW Corbin Beach Road, #2, Vashon, WA 98070.  Note: "Family Camp" in Memo line please)   or contact Doug for alternative arrangements.  Please pay in full by July 1st OR make arrangements with Registrar (Doug)  Thank you!

NOTE: Even though the registration page says you have to, you really DON'T have to do a separate registration for each family member.  Include your family members where indicated within a single registration.   Questions? please contact Registrar, Doug Dolstad, d p d o l s t a d AT DOMAIN gmail~com, 206-715-3805.

Cancellations and Refunds:

   We understand that life presents choices and that cancellations are an option.  And, on the organizing end, we're making financial commitments: hiring staff, purchasing materials and food based on registration numbers. We designed the following cancellation policy REQUEST to make Family Camp an affordable, fair and sustainable experience for all!

For cancellations before July 1, we will refund whatever you've paid, minus a $75 "fuss and bother" fee.  

For cancellations between July 1 and July 15, we'll refund whatever you've paid, minus a $300 fee, as we've incurred a lot of non-refundable costs by that time.

For cancellations after July 15, we will keep your tuition as a tax-deductible donation to camp, as most of our camp costs have been committed by then based on our registration numbers.  Or, if you find a family to replace yours, that works too.  

Of course, these are our requests, and especially in the case of emergencies, we're happy to make exceptions.