Date & Time Details: June 14-18, 2022 - Start Time 10am End Time 3pm

Location: Campo Alto, Los Padres National Forest

What to Bring: This is an all-camping program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own personal camping equipment, and for personal transportation to and from the program.

Meals : Participants are responsible for bringing their own breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. For dinners, the group will be divided into meal teams to plan, purchase and prepare group dinners using safe protocols.

COVID-19: To protect the health of you, your fellow participants, and our guides, please review our COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS. We also ask participants to be especially vigilant in the weeks leading up to the program to avoid exposure to the virus.

  • $950.00 to $1,350.00 – Sliding Scale Price: you are free to select any price within this range
  • $1,350.00 – High End Program Price: choosing the high end amount or more allows us to compensate our guides at a higher rate

The SAIP Residential – June, 2022

June 14 - 18, 2022

With Bill Plotkin, Ph.D. and Sage Magdalene

SAIP Residential (for SAIP trainees only). Campo Alto Campground, Los Padres National Forest.

Once a year, during a five-day gathering, SAIP participants have the opportunity for advanced training and personal soulwork with the SAIP mentors. This gathering is for participants in the Soulcraft Apprenticeship & Initiation Program only. For more information about our SAIPien Program, CLICK HERE.














Tucked away high atop the Cerro Noroeste you’ll find solitude, serenity and unsurpassed scenery as you lose yourself in a pleasant grove of Jeffrey pines at Campo Alto Campground. Campsites are spacious, the air is filled with a pine-sweet scent, and you will enjoy end-of- the-road privacy. Invigorated by the fresh air your inner hiker will hunger to head out on the Vincent Tumameit Trailhead to enjoy the scenic mountain vistas.




Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.
Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural evolution. As founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute in 1981, he has guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision fast. Previously, he has been a research psychologist (studying non-ordinary states of consciousness), professor of psychology, psychotherapist, rock musician, and whitewater river guide. In 1979, on a solo winter ascent of an Adirondack peak, Bill experienced a call to adventure, leading him to abandon academia in search of his true calling. Bill is the author…
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Sage Magdalene
Sage has a gift for hearing and reflecting the deep stories of many beings. She invites people to thresholds and opens gates between worlds. She has been an educator, artist, dancer, and gate keeper in many ecosystems. Her greatest joy is to hear and converse with the wild others: moon, spider, frog, human, river and stars. She brings a light touch and embodied wisdom to the serious work of transformation.
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