Connecticut River Pilgrimage 2020 CT20 Pilgrimage Application Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2020 Connecticut River Pilgrimage -- a River of Life Pilgrimage hosted by the Washington (DC) National Cathedral, in cooperation with Kairos Earth. All questions with a red asterisk at the end are required. The application will not process without the required questions being answered -- N/A is acceptable in certain cases. If you have any questions or concerns about completing the application, or run into problems, please reach out to Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org. First Name * Middle Name Last Name * Nickname Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY) * Email * Street Address * City * State * - select - Alabama Alaska Alberta American Samoa Arizona Arkansas Armed Forces Americas Armed Forces Europe Armed Forces Pacific British Columbia California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Manitoba Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Brunswick New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Newfoundland and Labrador North Carolina North Dakota Northern Mariana Islands Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ohio Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Pennsylvania Prince Edward Island Puerto Rico Quebec Rhode Island Saskatchewan South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas United States Minor Outlying Islands Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Yukon Territory Postal Code * For the 2020 Connecticut River Pilgrimage, we are offering two separate paddling segments -- you are welcome to apply for one or the other...or both! Segment #1 ~ May 31 - June 3: White River Junction (VT) to Springfield (VT) -- paddling a total of 32 miles. Segment #2 ~ June 3 - June 6: Springfield (VT) to Brattleboro (VT) -- paddling a total of 33 miles. My first choice of segments: * Segment #1 (May 31 - June 3) Segment #2 (June 3 - June 6) Segments #1 and #2 (May 31 - June 6) My second choice of segments: Segment #1 (May 31 - June 3) Segment #2 (June 3 - June 6) Segments #1 and #2 (May 31 - June 6) A River of Life Pilgrimage is different from an ordinary recreational paddle. The following questions are intended to help you think about your time as a pilgrim on the Connecticut River. Please answer with 1 to 5 sentences, as you think appropriate for the question. Why do you want to join this River of Life Pilgrimage? * What do you hope to contribute to the community of pilgrims? * How do you hope this pilgrimage will support your spiritual journey and growth? * Describe how your faith and/or spirituality connects to your relationship with the natural world? * What is your faith tradition and/or your spiritual practice? * Do you belong to a faith-based or spiritual community? * Yes No If you belong to a faith-based or spiritual community and are willing to share that information, please do so: * Is there anything else you'd like us to know about you and your desire to join our pilgrimage? Do you have any questions or concerns about participating in this River of Life Pilgrimage? If so, please include them here. What is your previous paddling experience (either by canoe or kayak)? * What is your previous camping experience? * Do you have any specific concerns about camping or paddling with a River of Life Pilgrimage? Your answers to the following health-related questions will be kept in the strictest confidence. Thank you for answering honestly so that the river guides can keep you, and the other pilgrims, healthy and safe during this pilgrimage. Height * Weight * What is your overall physical fitness level? * List any current mental or physical concerns/limitations that would affect your ability to fully participate in this program * All pilgrims are asked to arrange their own transportation to/from the designated gathering location; however, transportation will be provided from that gathering location to the starting point of the river segment you'll be paddling. At the conclusion of your paddling segment, return transportation will be provided to the main gathering location. I understand that I am required to arrange my own transportation to/from the gathering location. * Yes No All pilgrims are required to provide their own equipment as follows: Personal clothing & toiletries -- Camping equipment or necessary overnight sleeping gear for staying in a host church. ** Note: A more detailed equipment list will be given to those selected as pilgrims. I understand that I am required to provide the gear that is listed. * Yes No There is often limited space at river-access camp sites, plus some river segments require portaging, so please be sure you can carry/portage all of your own equipment (generally in 2 trips ~ gear in 1 trip, canoe in the other). Not every river segment has a requirement to portage or carry gear; however, we want everyone to pack only what they need and can carry. I understand that I need to pack conservatively and lightly! * Yes No As part of your overall registration fee, the following is provided: Canoe + paddle -- Personal Flotation Device (PFD / life-jacket) -- Professional outdoor & spiritual guides, 24-hours per day -- Off-river support staff -- Food & potable water -- Group cooking gear -- River of Life Prayer Book -- River of Life wicking hat -- Basic medical kit (not including anti-anaphylaxsis injectors) -- Means of communication in case of emergencies (i.e., cell phone, email, occasional land-line) -- Transportation to/from the river at the beginning and end of my paddling segment(s). I understand what is provided as part of my registration fee. Yes No We are requesting that pilgrims limit their technology use for the duration of their time with the Pilgrimage. The intention is to facilitate deeper connections with God, with oneself, with other pilgrims, and with the natural world. In the case of an emergency, you will be able to be contacted via our support crew & guides. I understand that I will be asked to limit my use of technology. * Yes No Please let us know how you found out about the River of Life Pilgrimage! How did you hear of this Pilgrimage?