2022 Florida Tree Climbers Rendezvous

General Information (Updated 11/03/2021)


2022 Rendezvous: Friday April 1, 2022 (noon) through Monday April 4, 2022 (am)

Monday Workshops: Monday April 4, 2022 (all day)

Facilitated Climbs: April 1 & 2, 2022

Science Pass: April 3 & 4, 2022

Pre ‘Vous Events: March 29 – April 1, 2022

Post ‘Vous Events: April 5 – 7, 2022

Fundraising Dinners: April 1-3, 2022

LOCATION: Williston, Florida





The 2022 ‘Vous will follow the same general format that has proven to be successful throughout the last 20 years!  We will have plenty of climbing, interesting talks, educational workshops, a variety of accommodations, good food, a silent auction and fundraisers, nightly bonfires, and amazing camaraderie! Plus a few surprises here and there…

As traditionally done for many years there will be Pre and Post Events for people wanting to spend a little bit more time exploring the area.  These events are separate from the ‘Vous and have additional charges.  We have also added non-tree climbing related classes.  Although originally planned for the non-climbing companions of the attendees, the classes proved to be so popular during our Summer Survey that some will be offered at multiple times. For more details about all these activities please visit: Additional Activities – Classes and Pre and Post ‘Vous Trips – Tree Climbers Rendezvous

We are also excited to feature something new!  We will be extending the ‘Vous by one day (optional for ‘Vous participants and open to the public).  Monday, April 4th will feature a full day of educational workshops (no open climbs) and we hope that it will be the beginning of future GOTC educational seminars.  This event will consist mostly of demonstrations and will be open to both climbers and non-climbers (Science Pass).

And just to keep things from getting boring… we are bringing back facilitated climbs. For two afternoons (Friday and Saturday) we will offer the joy of experiencing tree climbing for beginners.  The ‘Vous will have a small group of guests learning about doubled rope technique (DRT) and then joining in for dinner and presentations.  What a great opportunity for them to see what a great community this is!

To see the full schedule of events: Events for April 2022 – Tree Climbers Rendezvous.

To see responses to most frequently asked questions: Frequently Asked Questions – Tree Climbers Rendezvous

For updates on how we will be handling Covid-19 challenges: Covid-19 & The 2022 ‘Vous – Tree Climbers Rendezvous

SPONSORSHIP: We welcome sponsors – whether through silent auction donations or outfitting all or part of a selected tree with gear you want to showcase during a workshop. We appreciate any and all forms of support our sponsors are willing to offer. Please contact us for more information about becoming a sponsor.

Read about the latest updates regarding the preparation of the conservation land where we will be climbing . Volunteers are working very hard clearing invasive plants in the area. GOTC Summer 2021 Newsletter article: https://mailchi.mp/b476033d4cd1/winter-10380538?e=ebfa6ba94d