~ swarm 2017 will run from july 3rd-30th at tortuga inn in winnemac, in ~

How It Works



Step 1: Apply by the Deadline

You can fill out our simple online application by visiting our application page. This year (2017) we do not expect to be able to accept all applicants due to volume, but we promise to give each application our careful attention and consideration. You should hear back from us no later than June 1st.

Step 2: Prepare for Your Stay

Once you've been accepted, you'll be notified of the approved dates for your arrival and departure.

Past year accommodations have been modest but comfortable. Swarm attendees typically share a house with common kitchens, bathrooms, sleeping areas, and camping grounds. Come ready to share your space with other community members! We try our best to accommodate special needs.

Typical packing list:

  • bedsheets/sleeping bag & pillows
  • breakfast & lunch groceries
  • bug spray & suntan lotion
  • clothing for all weather conditions
  • art supplies, musical instruments, & games

Step 3: SWARM!!!

What a typical day at Swarm looks like:

9:00 A.M.: Breakfast
10:00 A.M.: Morning Meeting (attendance required)
11:00 A.M.: Master Class/Workshop
1:00 P.M.: Lunch
5:00 P.M.: Dinner Prep (if assigned)
7:00 P.M.: Communal Dinner
9:00 P.M.: Campfire/Community Fun

Each morning meeting is an opportunity for residents to get acquainted, volunteer for daily chores, and review our Swarm values. Swarm attendees typically find that the days pass extremely quickly. With people arriving and departing daily, there's always a chance to make new friends.

Step 4: Spread the Swarm Love

Hopefully your time at Swarm was productive and you have new creative material to share with the world. Take advantage of the Swarm network, host a reunion dinner, and keep the spirit alive! Visit our events page or Facebook page to stay in the loop.

Have a question? Visit our FAQ page.