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Summer Retreat-Camp

  • Open Sky Retreat Space 4500 Bloomfield Road Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)


We're excited to announce this new offering!  Come connect and play, relax and discover with us this summer at Open Sky Retreat Space in West Sonoma County.  

In this non-residential, "retreat-camp" for children ages 5-12, we'll share mindfulness practices that can help us rest and restore after a busy school year.  

We'll use attention-building elements from the Mindful Schools curriculum and also take good care of our mental health through connection with the natural world.

Parents are also welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to connect with one another while children enjoy separate programing; to discover tools for mindful parenting; and to learn about integrating mindfulness into the home.  To accommodate each family's unique needs, parents may attend daily or come for just one nourishing day.


Each day, we'll share a period of meditation; enjoy mindful eating and games; share nature-based projects; build attentional skills; and have the chance to practice mindfulness with friends and community in a retreat setting.  Parents are also welcome to attend.  

Our team of Mindful Schools trained teachers includes Chelsea True, along with Shelly Hughes leading nature-based projects and Sarah Wilmarth leading yoga and mindful movement.  All of our teachers bring their experience as educators, long-time practitioners, and parents to their work with children.  


Where: Open Sky Retreat Space at 4500 Bloomfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA

When:  We are holding Monday, July 2 - Thursday, July 5, 2018.  If these dates do not work for your family, please let us know what will!  

Time:  9:30 am - 1:30 pm (4 hours per day, 4 consecutive days)

Cost: $45.00 - $65.00 per person, per day, sliding scale.  Additional family members 20% off.  We meet four times.  Drop-ins are not permitted.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

Grades: K-5th.  Older students with previous mindfulness experience may apply to attend as mentors or peer educators.  Please inquire.