Let’s get together on July 26 – 29, 2018


Gabriola Island, BC

 Welcome Friends and Family. We’d love to tell you about our NVC Gathering this Summer. It is a combination of learning experiences, an experiment in community and giving, and a holiday by the ocean – all wrapped up into one.

Everyone is welcome, including families.  Campers bring what they need to survive – not hard on beautiful Gabriola Island!



For me, the gathering provided such a free flowing and richly rewarding environment for not only self exploration, self connection and self growth, but an amazing and wonderful opportunity to share and connect  with others in deeply intimate, profoundly beautiful and meaningful ways, that I often find unavailable in my day to day life!

A participant from the 2017 camp

To get our information package, please write to gabriolagathering@gmail.com

  • What is NVC?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a way of looking at the world through compassionate eyes.  It’s also a guide to creating ever-expanding circles of caring and respect in our families, workplaces, and communities, where everyone’s needs matter.

NVC was created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, it evolved from his quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. To learn more, visit cnvc.org

  • Where is Gabriola Island?

We’re a 20-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC, which is 2 hours drive from Victoria, or a 2-hour ferry ride from Vancouver.

  • Where will we camp?

We’ll be camping at Descanso Bay Campground on Gabriola Island. The Campground is right by the water and a wonderful place to spend the weekend.

  • What will I need to bring?

Please bring food, a place to sleep (tent, rv, trailer, etc.), and an open heart. The campground has potable water. Gabriola has a grocery store, gas station, several restaurants and coffee shops.

  • What about kids?

Kids are very welcome and will be busy playing, growing and exploring at the camp! This year, we will have options for years 2 to 18.