PACE Connect @ Foxfire Ranch

Join VISIONS Inc at Foxfire Ranch in Hill Country, Mississippi for a transformative, outdoor workshop using VISIONS time-tested model for developing skills for cultivating authentic relationships across differences. Through intentional engagement with this powerful process in nature, participants will engage in a broader process of transformation, healing, and connection.

Course leaders Jabari Brown and Dr. Jeanne Firth are experienced facilitators and outdoor educators whose longtime collaboration has evolved at the intersection of people and nature. In offering this course outdoors, participants will be invited into a deeper knowing of self, others, and relationship with the world through an intimate encounter with nature.

Foxfire Ranch is a black sovereignty space that has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. In addition to a VISIONS PACE workshop, participants will be invited to engage in activities that include riding, canoeing, learning African dance, a blues concert, and an optional historic sightseeing tour in Oxford, MS.

Images of Co-faciliators: Jeanne Firth and Jabari Brown enjoying the great outdoors!

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Participants will be invited to camp on the grounds of Foxfire Ranch ($20/night, $80 for four nights). Where There are shared bathroom facilities and a covered area for people to sleep in case of inclement weather.

Accommodations are also available at the Tru Hilton in Oxford, Mississippi ($114/night + tax for an approximate total of $125, or $500 for four nights).

To book hotel accommodations at this reserved rate, please call the hotel at (662) 380-5888 before February 20, 2023 and mention the VISIONS block.

Notes about physical participation:

Group activities will include canoeing, hiking, and riding. Participants should be able to stand or sit comfortably in outdoor or camping settings, and be comfortable hiking for 30–60 minutes on uneven terrain. If you have questions or concerns, please contact to discuss possible options.

NOTE: There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for youth 18-25– please have participants indicate if they are interested in being considered for this.

Register Today!

Once registered for the event, please be on the lookout for a series of emails that will include a waiver, packing list, driving instructions, and more information as we move closer to the event date.

Getting to FoxFire

Foxfire Ranch is located 40 miles south of Memphis International Airport. For those who are driving, Foxfire is located approximately four hours from Nashville, five hours from New Orleans and Atlanta, and three hours from Birmingham.

(We recommend arriving during daylight hours if possible)

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