CloudCatcher Reclaiming WitchCamp

Student Teacher Application Information
 

This Camp will be held at Springbrook, Queensland Australia, over the Easter weekend, Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April 2019. Student teachers also need to be available for the planning meeting in Brisbane the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to camp.

CloudCatcher's website is: www.cloudcatcherwitchcamp.com.au
Applications to Student-Teach at this Camp close on Friday the 31st of August, Midnight AEST (GMT+10).

PLEASE READ THE STUDENT TEACHER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW AND ENSURE YOU INCLUDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION IN YOUR SUBMISSION.

Our theme for 2019 is:

“Listening to silence, we hear keening and rage.
Diving Beneath we dance shadows and face the Laughing Flame.
Ancient wisdom and love overflow”

The Story of CloudCatcher 2019:
Ereshkigal and the grief of the Great Earth

"The Queen of Heavens, of holy love and justice, the Flower of Life, has disappeared from the world...

Below, in the caverns of the Underworld, Ereshkigal, Goddess of the Dead and Mother of the
Great Earth, labours with the vastness of Her grief, Her sorrow. She moans, She keens, and
rips with torn fingers at Her skin and Her hair.

Innana, the Star of Heaven, flesh rotting, hangs from a meat hook. All is lost, unless...

Kugarra and Galatur, queer fly beings, spun of dirt and the last gasp of hope, descend into
the Underworld, bearing the food and water of life. They are willing to witness and mirror
Ereshkigal' s grief, willing to deep-listen to the cries that have driven all light and joy away. It
is only through their listening and witnessing, through their empathy, that they can heal the
wounding in the Earth Mother's heart, and restore the Queen of Heavens to the world.”

IN YOUR APPLICATION, OR IN THE COVER EMAIL, PLEASE ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING POINTS, RELEVANT TO YOUR YEAR LEVEL, AND HOW THE THEME AND MYTH FOR CAMP SPEAKS TO YOU.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Student Teacher Guidelines

Preferably ALL applicants will:
Have attended a Reclaiming WitchCamp.
Already be teaching and priest/essing within their own community.
Be able to describe recent teaching and priest/essing experiences and any relevant skills. (This
should be covered in your WitchCamp database profile).
Demonstrate a commitment to Reclaiming within Australia.
Not already committed to teaching at a WitchCamp in 2019.

1st year applicants, please address the above points.

For 2nd year applicants please address the points above AND:
the experience you have gained since your 1st year student teaching experiences, such as:
Recently leading community rituals, facilitating groups (not necessarily magical groups),
offering/contributing to workshops and classes, including Core Reclaiming Classes.
Plus, skills you have been working on since your 1st year student teaching experience and how you
are progressing with developing your own body of work.

3rd year applicants please address the general points above AND:
What skills you have developed further since your 2nd year as a student teacher.
Your experiences of offering your skills to the community since your 2nd year of student teaching.
What body of work you have developed and how you are delivering it in the community.

Compensation: CloudCatcher offers the following to Australian student teachers:
- First year student teachers: Camp fees covered but pay any travel costs themselves.
- Second year receive: Camp fees covered, we pay travel costs associated with getting to and from
CloudCatcher, with receipts.
- Third year receive: Camp fees covered, we pay travel costs associated with getting to and from
CloudCatcher, with receipts.
- We encourage overseas student teachers to apply and have gladly welcomed them onto teams in
past years, but we are unable to cover their international travel; flights to and from Brisbane will be
their responsibility.
- At CloudCatcher we seek to select senior teachers who will offer excellent mentorship and training
to student teachers.

How to apply:
Email a cover letter/email addressing the points listed on the previous page along with your
connection to the myth and theme, and attach a word document with your teaching profile from
Witchcamp.org (details below).

Please go to: www.witchcamp.org/teaching and create a login. Then fill in the application form there
(ensure you select CloudCatcher in “camps you are applying for”). You can save this application, and
continue / change at any time. You can see how it looks if you click 'Preview' instead of 'Edit'. When
you are happy with it, in 'Preview' copy the whole thing and paste it into a Word Document. Save
this document, and send it with a covering email to the Selection group. Student teachers who
already have a profile on the database, please ensure your application has been recently updated.

Please send all applications and queries to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with CLOUDCATCHER TEACHING in the subject heading.
NOTE: Applicants will receive a reply email when they send their application in to confirm it has been
received. If you do not, then please re-send. All applicants should receive notification of the outcome
of their application by 16th September, 2018.

On behalf of the Teacher Selection group, CloudCatcher WitchCamp
Kate (Organiser)
Julie (Organiser)
Lee (Community Member)
Jarrah (Teacher Representative)