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Rise and Shine Youth Retreat is a dream getaway! We created a full weekend for you to take a fulfilling vacation all on your own. This is all about you!!! We want  youth to have a weekend to themselves enjoying great food,  raw conversation, laughter and relaxation. The primary goal of this getaway retreat is for you to honor yourself. You deserve to feel good! We encourage you take care of yourself inside and out whether that is through morning and nighttime routines,  music, dance, creative art,  singing, writing or spending time outdoors.

If you are a teen between the ages of 1318 who believes that you deserve to getaway for a weekend with a group of people  who are going to accept you for who you are and you are ready to confidently give yourself the gift of unconditional love… continue reading…

The retreat is a 3 day camping trip in Bowdoin, Maine. This summer getaway is a healthy balance of fun, adventure and self discovery.

Through daily self care practice, raw conversation and youth led workshops; we will cover the following topics:


  • Body Care
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Sex
  • How to speak up for yourself
  • Relationships
  • Abuse
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Nutrition
  • Coping with academic pressure
  • Visions and Goals
  • Self Worth


Sample Itinerary 

  • Space clearing using sage smudge stick
  • Body cleansing (shower and DIY skin care products)
  • Breakfast, tea, juice, yogurt, raw bars, fresh fruit, hummus and local veggies
  • Guided meditation
  • Yoga
  • Journaling and supported discussion
  • Lunch, scrumptious vegetarian burritos with black beans and quinoa, savory roasted veggies and toppings of choice and a cookie
  • Photo shoot/ Arts and crafts
  • Nature walk
  • Free time (relax, connect with mentors and other participants )
  • Dinner, curry lentils with spinach, brown rice and salad with a yummy dessert treat
  • Dance party or fun around the campfire (songs, live music, poem reading, calming essential oils, story telling)

video and most images by Savannah Daras

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