Mindfulness in nature summer camp 

(sign up your private group today)


Amidst today’s unprecedented climate marked by so much anxiety and uncertainty, this program is designed to help children relax and restore in Nature so they may respond to stress more skillfully by learning to pay attention, make better choices, regulate their emotions and solve problems. In Nature, children may deactivate their nervous systems and open up to new challenges, learning and relationships. Social distancing with masks is enforced. Private groups can choose whether to mask their children. Instructor will always be masked.



  • Ages: for children ages 6-10
  • Cost: $189/child or $20 for Sunday Yoga plus audio meditation file for reducing anxiety and encouraging restful sleep
  • Venues for Yoga and activities: Dewey Cannon Park at The Art and Education Center, 14 Maple St., Three Oaks, Mi. or Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Niles Mi. or your private space.
  • Contact Deirdre at Deirdre@spore-studios.com to reserve private summer camp for your group.

 sample weekly itinerary

Saturdays/SUNDAYS 2-3pM: outdoor Story yoga

In Fernwood Botanical Gardens (Saturdays) and Dewey Cannon Park (Sundays).  *Social distancing enforced with parents present. Class limited to ten students.

Mondays/wednesdays: Virtual Guidance

Monday themes: Sit Spots, Edge Habitats, Tracking, Bird Alarms, Micro-sensory worlds, and Nature-inspired Poetry and Art.

Wednesday themes: explore breath-work, making mood jars, body-emotion maps, gratitude trees, nature mandalas, micro-worlds, trust walks and constructive rest.

Includes Spore Studios Mindful in Nature Journal where your child will be invited to respond to creative drawing/writing/art prompts designed to stimulate empathy & ecological awareness.

TUESDAYS 2-3:30pm: Sharing circles

Sharing Circles on live Zoom Calls to share learnings from the weekly challenges

Creative challenges for sharing circles

Deep Listening: Make a Journey/Talking Stick for Circle 

Emotional Agility: Make a Tree Smile or Roar 

Focus and Attention: Micro-worlds: Bug Hotels and Fairy Worlds 

Awe and Wonder: Stargazing

Parent Resources 

Thanks to Mark Magliola (on flute) and Beth Bradfish (sound artist) for this track (playing on this page).