LOSE | YOURSELF
DISCOVER | YOURSELF
time to connect
in a nature immersive retreat
The pandemic has shown us opportunities to reinvent our work lives for ourselves, colleagues, employees or even students, if we are open to the change and innovation that this opportunity presents.
Google closed their offices requiring workers to log in from home until the summer of 2021, while some states have a work-from-home status for as many people as possible, indefinitely.
There are pros and cons to this new work environment that has blindsided us. Perhaps it's improved productivity or employee satisfaction for not having to commute and eat out every day, or it's helped the company streamline costs in a tightened economy by not having to maintain a brick and mortar office.
Has anything been lost?
Is it energy in form of exhaustion from screens
or frustration with technology?
Is it the team dynamics because of lack of physicality?
Is the creative energy evaporated or dampened by the lack of scenery change or increased distractions?
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time to wonder...
encouragement to wander...
ENGAGE IN A SMALL GROUP RETREAT.
(max of 10, optimal 6)
star-gazing in one of the best spots in the state of Tennessee
& PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
a shift in place and time
dislocates the 'blahs'
17 acres of flora & fauna
nestled in farm and forest region of mid-south Tennessee (Western Highland Rim)
with 600 ft along the Buffalo River.
Meet the donkeys, chickens, peafowl, camp cats, and a tripod Pyre.
let your creativity flow like the Buffalo...
• creativity/art/design workshops including pottery •
* team-building experiences *
• naturalist guided walks certified by TNP •
* forest therapy guide certified by ANFT *
• homestead immersion experience •
* farm to table - garden & cooking *
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
"Forest Bathing: A Retreat to Nature can boost Immunity and Mood" – Allison Aubrey
A very nice short analysis of the future changes with robotic technology. Expand your creative abilities to keep yourself irreplaceable by robots!
choose a wonder wanderful itinerary
or customize one exclusively for your group
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 20+ yr tenured professor turned coach and other creative collaborators.
Most importantly become a wonder wanderer in life as a philosophy for work/life balance.
Discovery thru practice, play and experiential learning.
be a virtual wonder wanderer
bring a dose of nature to your online meeting
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!