Self Awareness in the Woods Camp (Boys & Girls Camps)


Important Notice of Change:  

***Summer of 2019 - We will have two different Self Awareness/Self Care Camps.  One camp for girls and one camp for boys.   Each camp will be Monday-Thurdsay with different timeframes. 

For both girls and boys camps there will be meditation, mindfulness, breathing techniques, and exploration of other sensory tools to support increased self awareness and to support a calm but alert body, mind, and spirit.  The boys and girls camp will each have specific activities that may be supportive given differences in girls and boys.    For example, the boys camp may incorporate more intense physical movement.   This camp is not meant to pigeon hole gender differences only to allow for what appears to work better for boys and girls.  This class would be supportive of children who may be experiencing anxiety, hyperactivity, sensory sensitivity, self regulation challenges and/or low self esteem.  It would also be supportive of children who have experienced trauma and need a safe space in which to connect. Campers will engage in hands on meaningful activities to support self expression and self regulation as well as utilizing natural materials to create.   Staff encourage campers to find their voice to express kindness toward themselves and others. Engaging in meaningful activities invites connection to not only oneself but other campers and nature.  In past summers, campers have engaged in naturally dyeing cotton, sewing weighted lap pads, creating essential oil wool geodes, painting worry stones, wood-burning, and imprinting leather bracelets.  

Come enjoy a beautiful experience! Each child will be expected to function in a group independently.  Camp will primarily be outdoors. 

This class would a wonderful support as children transition back to the school environment.  We so believe that this camp is vital for this new generation of children growing up.  They need tools to manage stress and to find productive meaningful outlets to bring joy and calm. 


FOCUS:   Our boys camp will have three focuses:  1. Critical thinking and problem solving. Boys will be encouraged to think a little deeper.   2. Physical movement.  Campers will engage in higher intensity movement tasks to exercise the body to meet sensory needs and motor coordination needs.  3.  Connection and exploration of self awareness related to emotions and tools to manage them.  Each day we will explore different emotions.  We will use books to further facilitate understanding.  Campers will be encouraged to engage in peer interaction and engage with nature.  Connection with others and the world around us supports the development of perspective taking and thinking beyond ourselves.  Connection with others is equally important for trust and establishing relationships.  Interacting with the natural world builds appreciation for it.  Campers will engage in a mindfulness practice as well as a way to slow down, be in the present moment and tune in to our bodies.   


Ages:  9-14

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FOCUS:  Connection * Kindness * Calm * Confidence.  The focus of the camp is for girls to engage in mind, body, spirit tools to increase positive self image and self esteem.  Campers will engage in activities that promote self expression and creativity along with showing kindness.  It is vital that young girls learn to believe in who they are and have self respect!   Campers will learn and engage in tools to manage emotion and stress.  This will include mindful movement practices, deep breathing, and meditation/mindfulness.  We may take mindful walks through nature, engage in savoring tasks with edibles from nature, participate in meditations outside in nature, and utilize natural materials in art expression. 


Ages:  10-15



Location: Rainbow Tree Therapies 477 Perch Lake Road Hudson, WI (10 minutes East of Stillwater, MN; 10 minutes South of Somerset; 15 minutes from downtown Hudson).
Class size:  Limited to 10 Campers
Contact Lisa with questions: 1-715-205-2703 or

Please bring:  water bottle, yoga mat if you have one, and snack.

Click HERE to purchase the camp. Please note, you will also need to complete the registration form (available at time of purchase) to complete your reservation.  

Registration Form (Complete after checkout)

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