New Moon Incubator

Where Collaborative Programs are Born

Invitation for Collaboration

The essence of all that we do here is reconnecting people to what’s real. Real food: fresh, organic, lovingly prepared. Real places: So many flavors of nature invite connection through swimming, nature walks, canoeing, and more. Real people: Commitment to on-going personal growth and personal integrity allow us to create authentic connections.

As a retreat and learning center, our focus is on helping people step into a deeper experience of the interconnectedness of all things in order to create more meaning, contribution, authenticity, joy, and health into their lives.

As we prepare our program calendar for 2017, we are inviting service providers, makers of tradable goods, and teachers with polished offerings to collaborate with us and with each other to create programs that provide deep experiential learning while delivering an impeccable guest experience.

We welcome providers of offerings from a variety of arenas such as…

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Farm & Gardens
  • Maker’s Market/Tradable Goods/DIY
  • Artful Shelter
  • Health & Wellness
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Music & Stage
  • Elder Services
  • Recreation

… To come together to create programs for these markets:

  • Festivals (Including skill shares, handmade goods sales, etc.)
  • Retreats (Women’s Retreats, Individual Retreats, etc.)
  • Adult Summer Camp
  • Classes/Workshops
  • Honors College Programs
  • Maker’s Market (Handmade/Tradable Goods, DIY, etc.)

If you have an offering that fits this framework and feel called to find out more, you may be a good fit for the New Moon Incubator: a monthly gathering where we explore the question, “With the ideas in the room, the skills we bring, and the connections we have, what can we create together?” – which opens a space for greater creativity and collaboration. This collective approach produces a field that is not only transformational, but that enhances the experience for all who partake.

Each New Moon Incubator will focus on a specific market, which is specified in the green “Schedule” box on this page. This allows individuals and groups with distinct offerings to collaborate and create truly unique, nourishing programs.

On the outside, these programs will exude the vibrancy of life while stimulating creativity and collaboration. On the inside, they will help people connect with the peace and stillness that is always available.

At the New Moon Incubator, a typical evening begins with proven practices to elevate the creative field, followed by groups coming together with facilitators to refine their visions. Concluding the evening with a simple meal, action steps emerge and ideas are launched.

If you’d like to join us, we invite you to fill out the following application:

New Moon Incubator Application


    FestivalsClasses/WorkshopsHonors College ProgramsWomen’s RetreatsAdult Summer CampIndividual RetreatsMaker’s Market


    If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the application on this page. Feel free to email or call 828-393-5775 with any questions.

    Our next New Moon Incubator will be held December 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00pm, and will focus on offerings for Women’s Retreats.

    Fee for this event: $20.00; registration required.

    215 Rhett Drive
    Flat Rock, NC 28731