This four night Mindful Family Camp is a special opportunity to unplug, check in, and explore a variety of different ways to be present and connected with your family in a beautiful mountain setting. In breakout groups and together, families will uncover what “mindfulness” means for them in both fun and practical ways.
Through games, activities, meditations, movement, and shared chores, families will have the chance to practice a variety of mindfulness and compassion exercises to see what “works for them.” There will also be plenty of opportunity for exploring nature together (including exploring downtime) as well as a variety of community experiences such as art activities, nature walks, evening dance parties/campfire activities, age-appropriate meditations, music, and yoga. Children 8 years of age and up are welcome.
We hope you and your family will join us and our families as we all learn to be together in more present and connected ways, as individuals, families, and in community.
RETREAT SCHEDULE: 4 nights, 5 days
Arrive 4:00pm Wednesday June 17th
Depart 11:00am Sunday June 21st
Pricing: The price of the retreat Is all inclusive for 4 nights. Additional children are $65 per child per night and additional adults are $100 per adult per night.
Accommodations: Located just a 2.5 hour drive from Los Angeles, Big Bear Retreat Center is nestled in the ancient Juniper woodlands of the San Bernardino Mountains near the town of Big Bear, California. The tranquil property is immediately adjacent to the National Forest and offers access to roughly 1,300 acres of conserved lands.
The property consists of eleven separate buildings for dining, meditating, and sleeping. The single-story residence buildings include both single and double rooms. There is a mirror and a small clothes-hanging area in each room. Two bathrooms are located in each building.
Families may be put together in one or two rooms.
Yogi Jobs: Participation in this retreat will involve a light working meditation to support the community experience. When you arrive you will be assigned a daily task to complete with mindful attention. Please let us know if you have any physical challenges that might impact your ability to perform certain tasks. Please also bring long pants, closed toe shoes, and a shirt that you can change into in the event you are assigned a yogi job in the kitchen.
Meals: All meals will be vegetarian.