One of eight annual contemplative programs that reflect the theme of “Reclaiming Our Nature,” and use the seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – to celebrate and mark transition periods in our lives – this series of meditative rituals draws on the beautiful natural surroundings of the gardens and our own human nature to practice being present through awakening our senses. Explore your own inner landscapes of wellbeing as we engage with sacred symbols of art, nature and our own deeply interwoven selves.  

Third Saturdays | 1 – 4pm
Upcoming dates: 7/20 and 8/17
Fernwood Botanical Gardens
$42 ($34 members)
*Register the Wednesday prior to each retreat.


Drawing from social emotional learning and mindfulness meditation practices, games, eating and creative movement, this camp allows kids to unplug from technology and refresh themselves from a busy school year. 

Each day, we’ll share nature-based projects; build attentional skills; and have the chance to practice mindfulness with friends and community in a retreat setting.

On Tuesdays parents will have the option to take their own yoga class and learn mindful parenting skills. Healthy snack included with mindful eating tips.

Movement and mindfulness teachers have decades of experience working with children and are certified in a variety of healing modalities drawing from theater, storytelling, neuroscience, dance, yoga, mindfulness and music. 

 Remaining dates:
Tuesdays-Thursdays, limited to ten participants 
July 30-August 1; (ages 9-12) 2-5pm 
SPECIAL DISCOUNT PROMO code OakTree (case sensitive, no space) for a $37 discount!
Cost with PROMO: $158 (Members $119) 

August 6-8; (ages 5-8), 10:30-1:30pm 

Cost: $195 (Members $156) 

Register here: or call Fernwood at (269) 695-6491


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