Spirit Quest for Teens is for 13-17-year-olds, who are moving into young adulthood and who need a safe, nurturing place to reflect on where they have been, where they are going and who they are becoming.
Camping and cooking and sharing together, teens develop deep connections to their selves, their peers, their elders and Nature through:
nature-awareness activities and hikes
poetry and art
drumming and journeying
movement and improv
sharing in meal preparation
basic meditation and yoga
solo time in nature for reflection and visioning
fire ceremony and sweat lodge
Life-long friendships are formed or deepened; issues of self-esteem and soul work are explored with a true honoring of each teen’s unique path. Teens live at Spirit Hollow for the whole week, beginning on Sunday afternoon and ending Saturday at noon to allow for more time together.
"We dive deep, we laugh a ton, we share from our hearts and accept every individual–new and old–into our circle as one of the tribe. We push ourselves to expand, we support each other to grow, we try some new things and, most of all, we LOVE."
Cost is $450 for early bird registration (by June 1) and $500 thereafter/per camper to cover most food and expenses for the six nights. PLEASE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD. A myriad of crafting and art materials are provided. We provide most meals, but to keep costs low, we ask each family to send some food (details upon registration). Shared lodging in our tent cabins in bunk beds or your teen can bring their own tent for more privacy. Bunks are on a first-come first-serve basis, so register early.
*some partial scholarships are available. Email for an application.
Please register early; this camp is limited to 25 campers and always fills.