Summer Mindfulness + Nature RETREAT-camp
Come connect and play, relax and discover with us this summer at Open Sky Retreat Space in West Sonoma County. The dates for our last summer program were July 9 - July 12, 2019. Dates for 2020 TBD.
In this non-residential, "retreat-camp" for children ages 5-12, we'll share both mindfulness and nature-based 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 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!
nourish, rest, & restore
Each day, we'll share a period of meditation; enjoy mindful movement, 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.
Our team of Mindful Schools trained teachers includes Chelsea True, along with Shelly Hughes leading nature-based projects. 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: 2020 Dates TBA
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.
If you would like to help a child or family who would not otherwise have the means to attend this camp, please consider donating to our Scholarship Fund. All donations are tax-duductable. Thank you for helping support the growth of mindfulness education in our region.