Many AODA members prefer to work in a solitary form, while others prefer the companionship of other druids. The AODA offers three kinds of groups for its members:
AODA Groves are officially chartered groups led by an Adept. As such, Groves can initiate Companions, Candidates, and Apprentices into the order and offer advanced mentoring and support for members. Groves are required to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes, and use the Order’s Grove opening and closing ceremonies.
AODA Study Groups are an officially chartered group with the AODA, led by Companions in the AODA. As such, study groups can initiate Candidates and Apprentices into the order. Study Groups are encouraged to celebrate the solstice and equinoxes and to use the Order’s Grove opening and closing ceremonies.
AODA Home Circles are informal groups where AODA members and friends come together to learn more about the bardic, ovate, and druid arts. Any member of the AODA, regardless of standing, can form and lead a home circle, and for those who feel called to offer space for community and mutual growth, we strongly encourage it.
Current AODA Groves
Delsarte Grove, Bremerton, WA
Led by Gordon Cooper, Druid Adept and Grand Archdruid. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Open to new members, performing initiations.
Grove of the Wise Fox, Chicago, IL
Led by Adam Robersmith, Druid Adept and Archdruid of Fire. Contact: email@example.com Grove of the Wise Fox is currently not accepting new members, but is available for initiations.
Hemlock and Hazel Grove, Indiana, PA
Led by Dana O’Driscoll, Druid Adept and Archdruid of Water. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Open to new members, performing initiations for all three AODA degrees.
Three Roads Grove, Springfield, OH
Led by Lady Oceanstar, Druid Adept. Contact: email@example.com Three Roads Grove is currently not accepting new members, but is available for initiations.
Current AODA Study Groups
Kawartha Study Group, Peterborough, ON, Canada
Led by Dennis Delorme, Druid Companion, firstname.lastname@example.org Open to new members and performing initiations.
Ocean’s Mist Study Group, Warwick, RI
Led by David P. Smith, Druid Companion, email@example.com Open to new members and performing initiations
Current AODA Home Circles
Circle of the Seven Spirals, St. Augustine, FL
Led by William Herrington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Circle, Minneapolis, MI
Led by Marcus Baker, AODA Candidate, email@example.com
Home Circle, Sacramento, CA
Led by Jose Esparaza, AODA Candidate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Rivers Circle, Spanish Lake, MO (north of St. Louis)
Led by Claire Schosser, Druid Apprentice, email@example.com
Agrifolia Home Circle, Oakland, CA
Led by Adam Milner, Druid Apprentice, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Circle of the Great Aspens and Reeds, Kaysville, UT
Led by Brenda Holmes, email@example.com