Some of our events are labeled ‘Natural High’. The currently planned ones are listed below. But what does it actually mean?
Let’s enjoy an amazing adventure high in the Alps without any external stimulants! We will refrain from consuming alcohol and other drugs. Our body will take care of generating adrenaline, endorphins, serotonin, dopamine and lots of oxytocin to get us high :)
For us, ‘Natural High’ or ‘Naturally High’ means: zero intoxication – no alcohol or other drugs.
The use of drugs other than alcohol has been very rare at Crazy Camps, maybe at one or two Crazy Camps some one or two group members have been smoking a joint. So from that perspective the ‘Natural High’ thing is hardly something new. As for alcohol however, it is not uncommon that people have a beer or two, or some wine at dinner, or a glass of liquor during the evening. This has always been in a reasonable way; in all around 30 Crazy Camps so far (as per spring 2018) there have been only 2 or 3 moments where one of the group members was annoyingly drunk.
Therefore proclaiming the ‘Natural High’ status for some of the Crazy Camps is not a big step :)
Some words about cigarettes/tobacco: Crazy Camps take place in a remote environment with very few sources of human generated smell nuisance. We’re in the middle of nature! If there is a smoker in the group and that person smokes a cigarette outside and then comes back into the hut, the cigarette smell that that person is carrying will be perceived much more strongly by the non-smokers than in a ‘normal’ urban environment. If you are a smoker you are totally welcome at Crazy Camps – and I totally encourage you to minimize your smoking for example by making a small hike alone in the afternoon or evening and having a cigarette during that hike, making sure that there is a bit of time passing between your smoking and your getting back to the group.
Why are alcohol and drugs not popular at Crazy Camps?
We’re not judging the use of alcohol and other drugs – in general at Crazy Camps there is not much judgement going on anyway :)
The thing is that at any Crazy Camp you will get naturally high because of everything that makes Crazy Camps unique:
- the amazing location of the accommodations, high in the overwhelmingly beautiful mountains, far away from villages and ‘civilisation’
- the amazing social context with our mixed international groups with diversity in age, gender identification, nationality, etc.
- the amazing activities, including hiking and swimming in summer and skiing and snowboarding in winter and on top of that the crazy group games, the meditations, the comfort zone stretchers, etc.
What about food?
I mentioned the hormones that our body generates – in the Crazy Camps that are labeled ‘Natural High’ we will not consume external hormone resources, in other words: products of animal origin. We’ll eat/drink vegan! If you’re not vegan yourself, you’ll enjoy the yumminess and diversity of well-prepared vegan food :)
Why all these rules?
They aren’t rules :) it’s simply our commitment. If you don’t want to commit to refraining from taking external stimulants, simply sign up for one of the other Crazy Camps :)
This selection of Crazy Camps is ‘Natural High’
Crazy Snow Balance Camp – Switzerland 2019 edition, February 3-9, 2019 high above the valley, right at the slope: the mountain is ours, the snow is ours! Skiing, snowboarding, mind&body, yoga, meditation, epic fun. Read more
In the other Crazy Camps the consumption (but not abuse) of alcohol is OK
Only at Crazy Camps?
You can enjoy the beauty of being in your natural state by visiting one of the increasing number of zero intoxication music festivals all over the world.
Here are some examples:
The No Planet B Festival in The Cotswolds, UK
Many events at Ruigoord in Amsterdam, NL
Buddhafield in Taunton, UK
The Varom! Summer Fest near Vilnius, LT
The Suntribe Festival near Antwerpen, B
The Natural High Festival in Finland
And at many Ecstatic Dance events in Europe and the Americas.