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you deserve time to wonder
& space to wander

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HUG DONKEYS & connect to the land

in this homestead style, nature immersive retreat with a creativity twist.

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REBOOT.
REST.
REJUVENATE.
REEVALUATE.
RECONNECT.
RECOLLECT.
RESTORE.
REIGNITE.

REINVIGORATE.
REFRESH!

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star-gazing in one of the LAST LIGHT POLLUTION FREE ZONES in the state of Tennessee

Want more information for a solo trip, or your family, friends, troop, club, co-workers, or team?

Looking forward to chatting!

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ANIMAL THERAPY

Feel the love and joy of the camp donkeys (mostly miniature) who are happy to have hugs. Enjoy the companionship of our friendly cat crew. Smile bigger when you meet the farm dogs or watch the chickens. Observe the wildlife and sing along with the birds or gaze at the tiny creatures in our ecosystem.

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FOREST THERAPY

Discover the benefits of spending time surrounded by trees and the ebb and flow of the natural world including our slice of Buffalo River frontage. Understand more about pace of our lives while immersed in this homestead, rustic, organically evolving space.

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HOMESTEAD EXPERIENCE

Yearning to get your hands dirty in a garden or raise chickens, but can't because of where you live? Have the urge to get campy with craft or homestead style landscape or upkeep type of projects? This immersion retreat is the opposite of 'bougie' and gives you the chance to connect to yourself through  instructional, supervised activities around the land.

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CREATIVE ESCAPE

Choose from an array of workshop options that emphasize nature and craft. Get off the computer and the phone to focus on creative projects that require your hands and mind. No art experience necessary. Options include original photo - cyanotypes, collage, botanical dye, and clay as well as upcycling, bamboo craft, and ...

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LOSE  | YOURSELF
DISCOVER | YOURSELF

WHO?

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SOLO

Whether you are part of the great reshuffle, an empty nester or somewhere in between, you can find your solo retreat nurturing experience here.

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FAMILIES

Provide your family with an escape into the natural world where they can experience all of the wonder wanderful aspects of this place as you disconnect from phones and wifi.

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SMALL GROUPS

Customize your small group experience for professional development, educational outreach, team-building, team planning meetings, and other creative or nature immersion opportunities as job or research benefits.

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CREATIVE ESCAPE

An ideal escape from city life for y'all in creative fields in the region or those seeking a creative bonding experience such as Bachelorette parties, family outings, or even homeschool gathering. Shift from your regular creative pursuits to try out other craft and art.

and...

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ARTIST / WRITER / ETC.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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CAMPING ONLY

for solo or groups

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GIRL SCOUTS

support from former Girl Scout

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REMOTE WORKER
Pitstop Program

MORE INFO
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Summer Camp for Adults

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Great Reshuffle
Support - Graphic Design Coaching

WHY?

a shift in place and time

dislocates the 'blahs'

"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!

BENEFITS & AMENITIES

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featuring:

17 acres of flora & fauna

nestled in farm and forest region of mid-south Tennessee (Western Highland Rim)

with 500 ft frontage on the Buffalo River.
Meet the donkeys, chickens, peacock, camp cats, camp rabbits and the farm dogs.

Find out more about the Lemon Lodge and other accommodation options.

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 *

* assistance with picking up groceries and/or cooking classes *

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WORKSHOP RETREAT OPTIONS

* Please note this is a secular, not religious, environment that does not support conspiracy theories.

be a virtual wonder wanderer

bring a dose of nature to your online meeting

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