Retreats and Intensives
We offer weekend-long retreats and intensives through all seasons. The retreats and multi-day programs take place in woodland settings in Monmouth County, NJ, Emmaus, PA and Catskills, NY, among many acres of woodlands, nature trails and streams. Classes are led by experienced and certified mentors and teachers affiliated with Antinanco Earth Arts School.
Children and adults learn essential nature skills, basic sustenance needs, survival, safety, herbalism, foraging, plant identification, rites of passage, navigation, orienteering, compass practice, bush-craft, woodworking.
Our programs include play and team-building elements in the form of discussions, drumming, storytelling, meditation circles and cooperative games such as scavenger hunts and plant identification games. Our discussions focus on sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, non-conflict communication, team building and rites of passage (transition from childhood into adulthood).
Women's and Girls' Retreat will be held during the first weekend in September. Stay tuned and sign up for announcements Here.
Roots, Arts and Plants Forest Camp
July 11th - July 16th, 2021
This week-long sleepaway camp is designed for children age 10 - 16, offering a variety of skills and experiences by highly-qualified team of artists, artisans, educators, herbalists and wilderness guides. Each day will offer a different activity - from arts, mosaics, origami and woodworking to hiking, nature explorations, foraging, plant identification, primitive fire-making, Native American practices and awareness workshops. We will also have fun, swim in a natural pool, play team-building games, tend a garden, and share bedtime stories around a fire.