What is Hoopcamp?
Hoopcamp is the largest annual hooping community gathreing in the world and this year we’re back at our dream location: Camp Campbell. Located amidst the towering redwood trees above the Northern California coast in Boulder Creek, California, USA, it’s truly a magical spot. It’s also Hoopcamp’s highest reviewed location to date on every level across the board. We’re so excited to be back there for our 9th annual gathering. Come hoop with us and take in some kickass hooping classes for all levels taught by renowned instructors. Enjoy this year’s special events including a once in a lifetime Solar Eclipse Closing Hoopjam with a special performance by the legendary Sunshine Jones. Yummy food, new cabins, it’s like camp – for hoopers – and hoopers from all over the world have been coming together here annually to connect, share, learn, and celebrate the hoop as a truly transformational tool for creative self-expression.
How did Hoopcamp start?
Heather Troy first felt inspired to coordinate a West Coast hooping community gathering back in 2007. At that time, having only recently discovered hooping herself, she found it very empowering. It led her to put her background in events management to good use by hosting Hoopcamp – the very first hooping retreat on the West Coast. Started in 2008 at Kennolyn Camps, the Hoopie Award winner for Hooping Event of the Year has changed locations and producers over the years, but at it’s heart it remains the same. A unique and wonderful event that continues to delight, inspire and empower.
Hoopcamp Event Producer:
Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org, and Hoopcamp’s Head Hoop Honcho now too. He’s been hooping it up online and off since April of 2003. The Co-Founder of Bay Area Hoopers in San Francisco, and LA Hoopers and hoopLA in Los Angeles, Philo has taught and performed internationally and has received Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year for Gotta Hoop. Involved with Hoopcamp from the beginning, and a Co-Producer in later years, Philo loves making sure that his “favorite event of the year” continues to keep on spinning. “There’s no I’d rather be than Hoopcamp,” Philo says, adding, “There’s nothing like it, spending a few days with the most amazing people you’ll ever want to meet, others who love this hoop thing as much as I do. Come hoop with us!” When he’s not hooping you can find him working on hooping.org, dancing and roller skating. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.