Into the Woods

Young Adult Wilderness Retreat


Ages 17-26

July 14 - July 19



What We Do

We are all on the heroic journey of life. Make yours conscious and clarify your destination. On this retreat find your inner power and vision using transformative practices including; Breathwork, Wilderness Solo and Steam Lodge.

This summer come take part in one of our Rites of Passage retreats! At both retreats you will get the chance to share deeply with a small group of peers, you will learn mindfulness meditation and yoga, and you will play games including capture the flag with foam swords and lots of other wild fun! Our retreats include a variety of optional activities and workshops including improvisational theater, poetry, drumming and dancing, dream interpretation and shamanic journeying, wilderness skills, handcraft arts, and more. 

Three minute video
about our retreats
Our week will include:

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Small Group Sharing

  • Breathwork

  • Trance Dance

  • Shamanic Journey

  • Gender Workshops

  • Hiking

  • Wilderness Solo

  • Steam Lodge

  • Watermelon water polo in the pond

  • A Bardic Circle and Dance (with DJ Bear!-keep your finger's crossed)

  • Cooking

  • Relaxing

  • Playing Games

  • Cuddle Piles

  • Eating jelly

  • and more...

What is a Rite of Passage?

94% of cultures worldwide and throughout history have provided their adolescents with a Rite of Passage experience to help, not only celebrate their move from childhood to adulthood, but to create the psychological state change that is necessary for this maturation.  

ReTribe, using the wisdom from other cultures, has created an updated, modern version of this process, complete with the necessary 'threshold' experiences that allow this psychological healing and growth. 

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An interview with ReTribe elder, Jane Martin on the importance of Rites of Passage work.

During Breathwork retreats, we use a therapeutic modality that uses full and deep breathing as a means of healing and transformation. An energy charge is created in the body, and as the energy disperses, it serves to release, or to cleanse blockages, both physical and emotional. Possible experiences include resolution and release of current problems and unresolved childhood wounds, birth memories, past life remembrances, encounters with archetypes (gods and goddesses etc.), nature identification (i.e. the experience of being a tiger or a mountain), transcendence of time or space, and direct experiences of the primordial vibration in the form of inner light or music, and deep peace.

The process is gentle, safe, and loving, and most people have a deep, moving, and transformational experience. Breathwork is also quite healthy for the body. Breathers are fully conscious and in control throughout their experience. Breathwork has been shown to help with stress and anxiety management, chronic tension, respiratory problems, trauma and PTSD, emotional release, weight and body issues, relationship and birth issues, and self esteem, and frequently can provide a direct spiritual experience. 

Our Staff

Our Staff includes psychotherapists, mindfulness teachers, outdoor educators, theater professionals, musicians, and artists.

My child felt strongly connected to the other ReTribe participants. She felt comfortable, accepted and seen at ReTribe.

Nature Immersion

While all of our retreats help connect teens to the natural world, our nature immersion retreats are specifically focused on this process. Teens spend much of their time in the woods, learning survival skills, and learning nature awareness based meditation techniques.  After having been given the necessary tools the teens spend up to 24 hours alone in the woods with only mentors checking in at intervals, followed by a community steam lodge. Both of these activities will help induce a transformational state of consciousness.

I’ve been going to ReTribe for seven years, and they have been some of my happiest memories. It creates a culture that I can’t find anywhere else.

Thoughts from
the teens.

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