reinvigorate creative spirit
& professional development
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or a customized workshop
in rural tennessee
LOSE | YOURSELF
DISCOVER | YOURSELF
Scientific reasons support the philosophy and methodology of the Camp and Creativity workshops. Learn more listening to NPR's On Point with Tom Ashcroft original airing July 24, 2015.
Tips for an aging brain include Be Social!, Engage in New Experiences that challenge your way of thinking and allow for sense of Wonder, Don't Multitask - put the phones away, Eat Healthy Real Food.... and more in a delightful conversation.
"Take two hours of pine forest and call me in the morning" also discusses the need to put away phones and get into nature to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and more.
A very nice short analysis of the future changes with robotic technology. Expand your creative abilities to keep yourself irreplaceable by robots!
"Expect three main benefits from nature: restoration, contemplation and inspiration. All of them are crucial for creative leaders. Nature restores us. It gives us physical and emotional health—when it comes to stress relief, breathing fresh air is as close to medicine as you can get. Being in the mountains or near the ocean directly affects our health in a good way. After just 20 minutes in a natural setting, our levels of cortisol, which is a stress indicator, decrease significantly." for the full article click here to read "The outdoors prescription: how nature ignites creativity" by Kate Inglis
From Radio Lab, stories on getting lost and found.
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Our RESIDENCY PROGRAM is open for applications. Any creative is eligible and the camp is especially suited for design, writing, drawing, painting, multi-disciplinary AND environmental art especially large format, installations.
Schedule as little as a weekend up to a month or apply for the 3 or 4 month program.
Build your own individual or group
retreat, reunion, pitstop, strategy session,
songwriting or other gathering
or Volunteer on our upstart
Feeling couped up, drained, burned out, stuck in the daily grind?
Reinvigorate your inner child, creative spirit at a workshop like the best kind of summer camp all year 'round designed for you 'cause it's all about creativity, design and the spirit of the life we live. Whether you are currently enrolled as a graphic design student, a career driven professional looking for a creative adventure, contemplating graduate school but can't take the time off; interested in learning about creativity, graphic design, healthy living, learning to explore or take up a new craft, or professional development these camp workshops are for you.
Additional retreat workshops may be added throughout the year, but you can plan your own individual or group visit to CampWonderWander with your own agenda or collaborate.
Incorporate play, randomness & exploration into your regimen. Strategies for teams at any level of non-profit to corporate or educators. Discover design thinking methodologies that can be used internally or externally from core exercises to human-centered design. Work on the creative muscle to give the brain a different perspective when stuck in a rut. Professional development in graphic design and creativity without going to graduate school. Brought to you by a professor turned coach and other creative collaborators.
Most importantly become a wonder wanderer in life as a philosophy for work/life balance.
Choose from one of several workshops distilled from a semester into a compact experience, or choose small modules that can fit into an afternoon or weekend for you and/or your team.
Discovery thru practice, play and experiential learning.
Guide to Getting Lost
I encourage happy accidents, experiments, learning from failure, critical thinking skills and becoming a stringent observer of the world around us as the keys to successful problem-solving. Integrate a creative respite into your practice.
On Your Turf
Workshops To Go
Interested in organizing a design or creative workshop for your friends, colleagues, or students? Camp Wonder Wander workshops can be customized and brought to your turf - a day, weekend or longer. Send us a message to coordinate.
The goal of Camp Wonder Wander is to bring back the essence of childhood discovery and enjoyment embodied in summer camps. Make new friends, reignite your spirit.
It's summer camp for adults!