Participation

Cumbre Yah is about participation.

We are committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play.

We make the world real through actions that open our hearts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I do not know anyone who is attending the event. Can I still attend Cumbre Yah?
    Absolutely. Be welcomed, you’re among friends.
  2. Can I arrive early, arrive late, or leave early or stay later?
    Early arrivals are accepted on a case by case basis.
    You are welcome to stay after the event; just make your reservation so that the Bosque staff can prepare. Reservations can be made during the event.
    Note that the gate is closed after 6:30PM every night.
    People may of course leave before the event ends, but we invite everyone to stay until the last day because it is more fun this way!
  3. Can I come and go?
    We prefer you not come and go, but we do not have a re-entry fee. We ask all participants to show respect and be conservative in the local villages.
  4. Can I bring my pet?
    No. No exceptions.
  5. Can I bring my child?
    Yes! Kids are welcome. Children need to be accompanied by their legal guardian. The legal guardian will sign a waiver for the child and takes total responsibility for the conduct and actions of the child. Children should be looked after; Cumbre Yah does not provide child care (though if a group of parents does want to pay for childcare this can be arranged). There is absolutely no underage drinking allowed. Parents can work together to organize activities for children.
  6. I smoke. Can I attend Cumbre Yah?
    There will be a smoking area and smokers are asked to smoke only in designated areas. Be welcomed, and please help us by smoking in the smoking area and encouraging others to do so as well. During this time of year there is a very high risk of forest fire. Please do not burn down the forest or litter cigarette butts.
    Please, please, please do not make Bosque residents and staff your ‘baby-sitters’ on this one. If you are a smoker or you’re bringing a smoker, be sure you/they smoke in the designated areas. Last year was our first year allowing smoking; it went well. Our only qualms were that we watched people– adults– hide┬átheir cigarettes that they were smoking in very public, populated locations.