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Aug. 11th-13th, 2023

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Perseidsfest 2023

Join us the weekend of the Perseids Meteor Shower for our 1st annual campout at Hickory Hills Park!  

Enjoy a relaxing and blissful weekend of Aya dancing, yoga, drum circle, camping, meditation, paddling, hiking, stargazing, relaxing, and more with super friendly folks.

Come for an hour… a day… or stay over and enjoy the whole weekend! Families definitely welcome. Bring the kiddos for a lovely summer weekend outdoors!

August 11th-13th, 2023

Hickory Hills Park, LaPorte, Iowa


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Special Offerings

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with Dani

A delicious blend of simple movements with bursts of freeform bliss, this guided Aya dance meditation will get you up and moving in joyful, friendly community!

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with Myquawn

Join the flow and enjoy being a part of a community drum circle. Please bring your own drum if you have one, but we'll also have a variety of drums and instruments along to share. 

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with Sarah

Move, breathe, stretch, strengthen, and align in body, mind, heart, and spirit with a lovely guided yoga practice surrounded by the beauty and serenity of Hickory Hills.

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with Ashley

Slow down, rest, and come home to the peace of the present

moment with a lovely guided energy healing meditation experience.

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with Tim

Bring a blanket and pillow, or chair to make a comfy spot, and simply lie back, rest, and rejuvenate as you receive the healing vibrations of the singing bowls.

Join us for any of these special offerings guided by our lovely team of facilitators!

Donations appreciated & will help to keep this event a sustainable annual offering.


Friday, Aug. 11th

• Arrive anytime

• 2:00 PM - Campers can register & set up tents at our group camp anytime after 2

• Enjoy the park - unplug, relax, explore, or simply hang out and unwind

• 7:30 PM - Welcoming drum circle with Myquawn

• 9:00 PM - Enjoy s’mores, hangout fireside, or enjoy a hike among the fireflies

• 10:00 PM - Stargazing - enjoy the beauty of the Perseids Meteor Shower

• 10:30 PM - Farewell to folks who aren’t camping 

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Saturday, Aug. 12th

• Complimentary oatmeal breakfast

• Free time to unplug, relax, and enjoy the park

• 3:00 PM - Yoga with Sarah

• 4:15 PM - Healing Sound Bath with Tim

• 5:00 PM - Dinner break - Enjoy veggie kabobs, brats, & hot dogs with us (provided)!

• 7:00 PM - AYA Dance Meditation with Dani

• 8:15 PM - Energy Healing Meditation with Ashley

• 9:00 PM - Enjoy s’mores, hangout fireside, relax and listen to / make some music

• 10:00 PM - Stargazing - enjoy the beautiful Perseids Meteor Shower

• 10:30 PM - Farewell to folks who aren’t camping

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Sunday, Aug. 13th

• Complimentary pancake breakfast

• 10:30 AM - Morning Aya & Yoga class with Sarah & Dani

• 11:45 AM - Break for lunch

• 1:00 PM - Closing drum circle with Myquawn

• Stay and enjoy the park as long as you'd like

• Hugs & farewells until next time!

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Would you like to camp out Friday and/or Saturday night? Yay! Please DO!


We have reserved a large group camping area and can host lots of folks right next to where all of our scheduled activities will be held. So come join us, everybody! You can simply bring payment and submit your registration on-site as you set up (please bring cash/check for camping fees).


Tent = $13/night*

*can include a 2nd tent for youth too (if, desired)


There's no need to reserve tent camping in advance (there will be plenty of room), but if you'd like to let us know you'll be camping, please do! I'd love that, and will be excited to hear from you!

Helpful info:

• There is a water hydrant (safe for drinking) at our group camp.

• There are (pit) toilets available at our group camp.

• Showers & flush toilets are available for us to use over at the main Hickory Hills campground (a short drive from our group camp).

So much to enjoy at the park!

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Enjoy a peaceful walk along the well-marked hiking trails throughout the park.

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We'll be bringing our canoes and kayaks to share. Feel free to borrow one to enjoy a relaxing paddle out on the lake.

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Grab a frisbee or ball, and head on over to the playground, basketball court, sand volleyball pit, archery field, or disc golf course!

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The park is beautiful and full of wildlife. Enjoy the bison and elk exhibit, deer, butterfly & firefly chasing, birdwatching, and more!

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Love to fish? Come on out to Casey Lake, where you'll find bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and catfish!

Unplug. Relax. Connect. Play. Rest and rewild in awesomely friendly community.


Want a glimpse?

Here's a sweet little peek of where we'll be!



Hickory Hills Park

3338 Hickory Hills Rd

La Porte City, IA 50651

Google Map

Once in the park, simply follow signs for "group camp"

Donations Appreciated

Although no registration/fee is needed to attend Perseidsfest, donations to help support this event, and these wonderful offerings with really friendly, passionate, and skilled instructors are encouraged, very much appreciated, and will help to keep this event going strong year after year.


We have 3 ways to donate available:

1) We’ll have a donation box on-site

2) You can Venmo @ayadance 

3) You can donate online here


Thanks so much for your support!

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A super-sweet summer collaboration.


Myquawn Bailey Sr.


Tim Thomas


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Sarah Beckman

Special thanks to these beautiful souls for sharing their passions with us this weekend!


We hope you can join us!


Questions? Please reach out anytime.



To find our Perseidsfest area, you can simply follow the signs for Group Camp (no map needed).

However, these maps may be helpful if you'd like to explore more of the park or hiking trails.

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