All 3 of our dark retreats are currently booked out 18+ months in advance with a 500+ person waiting list and 5+ new inquiries a day.
And the movement has hardly just begun.
On our 400+ acre land - surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness - we have built a 4,000 sq ft shop that we're converting into a lodge. We have also set the groundwork to build 7 new dark retreats, small private cabins, and eventually a community/village surrounding it.
We envision the next phase of construction happening around the end of this Winter and having the new expanded center with 7 additional dark retreats and a lodge completed and operational by the end of 2023.
ADDITIONAL ACREAGE &
WE ARE ASKING FOR
After self-funding $2MM+ in the current and expanded center -- 400+ acres, permits and improvements, we are seeking additional capital of approximately $1.5MM to complete the expanded center.
As a kindred movement, we are reaching out to you specifically, to explore collaborative possibilities of a formal association between you and Sky Cave Retreats. This association could be lovingly designed to serve your students, staff, and other constituents, for whom a retreat into darkness might be valuable.
Although the current waitlist is more than 18 months, we want to explore creative ways to give your constituency access to darkness retreats sooner, rather than later, in exchange for an investment in our current expansion.
This special relationship might entail an investment or loan guarantee from you, to make possible the current expansion, as well as exploration of how we might assist you to construct and offer sky caves at one or more of your locations.
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Over the last few years, we have witnessed a variety of momentous transformations in such a wide ranging audience in a very short period of time.
Join us at the cutting edge of Darkness Therapy.
We've seen people with clinically diagnosed PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, sexual abuse, and a full range of childhood and lifetime traumas have profound transformations as they soften, open and deeply return to trust in the uniquely safe and supportive container of darkness therapy.
There are also many people who come to simply reset and allow their nervous system to relax while others are drawn to deeply explore their inner world and rest in true nature with the support and reflection of the dark.
We recently secured permitting that allows us to build out a retreat center and host up to 250 people at a time. For now, we're only envisioning hosting 7 to 14 people at a time, however this gives us flexibility for larger events and gatherings as desired and appropriate.
This permitting also allows us to have a community surrounding and supporting the center.
We are also exploring collaborations with our neighbor on their 400+ bordering acres.
We plan to build 7 more dark retreats and continue to use 2 of our existing ones for a total of 9.
At $250/night booked out 340 days of the year - we would gross $765k.
We estimate $352k in expenses a year.
Our projected net is $413k.
We also envision building additional cabins to host retreatants who wish to stay longer both before and after their dark immersion, and a priority rate for accelerated scheduling.