No Spirit Quest for Teens in 2021
INSTEAD Check out our NEW offering IMAGINING TRIBE for 16-22 year olds instead in July 2021!
Much more than camp. . .
“This is where I come every year to reflect, re-vision and rejuvenate. It’s my new year!” — Spirit Quest Teen Camper
Our teens are more stressed out, more depressed, and more anxious than at any time before. The demands placed on them by school, by peers and by deciding “what to do with the rest of their lives,” are at times completely overwhelming. Add to that the consumer society that inundates them through their devices at every turn, and you have teens who are often at sea or feel it is difficult to access their truest voice or deeper knowing.
At Spirit Quest, we create a safe container for teens to hear that voice, to unplug from the world, to take a break from the demands of their lives, to rejuvenate in nature and to be lovingly guided by soulful adults.
This is our 16th year of running camps that address the urgent need for our kids to get time–immersed in nature–to connect with their deepest longings, to look at what’s true emerging in them on a soul and heart level, to share in community, to be heard and to deeply listen.
“As much as anything, the world today needs mature mentors and initiators to support young people to grow into visionary artisans of cultural change, the new leaders who will guide humanity through the transformation that the greater Earth community wholly depends upon.” — Bill Plotkin, author, visionary wilderness guide, eco-psychologist
Spirit Quest for Teens is for 13-18 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.
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.
Camping and cooking and sharing together, teens develop deep connections to their selves, their peers, their elders and Nature through:
- council circles
- team-building games
- guest presenters
- nature-awareness 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.