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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).    
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3-Day Nature Sleepaway Program for Youth, Farmingdale, NJ

March 18-20th, 2022

To Register and for Details

This 3-day Program will be about nature skills, awareness, plants, foraging, traditional crafting, and connecting.

We will spend most of our time outdoors, learn, have fun, and work with tools. The weekend will include explorations, hands-on workshops, discussion circles, team building exercises and bedtime stories with hot cocoa around the fire.

Self-Serenation In The Forest (for Adults), Farmingdale, NJ

Fri. Apr 1st - Sat Apr 2nd

To Register and for Details

Please Join us for a magical night and day in a woodland yurt. The experience will be about connection, celebration, relaxation, lots of music and tapping into our inner powers and talents by working with the voice and sound. 

 Nature Discoveries 3-Day Sleepaway Program for Youth, Farmingdale, NJ

March 18-20th, 2022

To Register and for Details

Among the highlights of this 3-day Program are hiking, learning plants and nature skills, making herbal candles, learning car maintenance and repair, making friends and connecting, and a lot of outdoor fun!

Roots, Arts and Plants Forest Camp
Farmingdale, NJ

August 21-26th, 2022

To Register and for Details

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, play team-building games, and share bedtime stories around a fire.