|Dates||5:00 PM on August 9th – 11:00 AM on August 18th|
|Location||Silver Spur Retreat Center
Stanislaus National Forest, CA
|Teachers||Marv G. Belzer, Kaira Jewel Lingo, and Jose Shinzan Palma|
|Tuition||Tuition is 1.5% of annual family income, up to $2200.
A nonrefundable application fee of $35 is required and applied toward your tuition.
A deposit of $500 is required to reserve a space on the retreat.
This special retreat is for teens and young adults up to the age of 32. We will start and end at Silver Spur Retreat Center, but spend 6 nights out in the granite hills of the Emigrant Wilderness. Participants will be learning to practice mindfulness as well as backpacking and backcountry living skills. Participants will need to be well prepared to hike and camp outside for a week and provide much of their own gear.
We offer a shuttle for this retreat to/from the Oakland airport. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis and requires a $75 round trip fee. If you are driving from other locations, we encourage and appreciate your help in offering rides to other participants.
Please also view our gear list for what to pack for the retreat.
This retreat can be taken for UCLA academic credit with some academic work prior to and following the retreat.
For information contact Marvin G. Belzer, at [email protected].
Feedback from a previous participant:
“The iBme wilderness retreat helped me get reacquainted with silence and taught me that my own thoughts and emotions are nothing to fear. iBme created a nurturing environment in the beautiful mountains that allowed me to be a truly authentic version of myself. If everyone got to experience the retreat the world would be an amazing place.” Jalena, 17
iBme is committed to accessibility. This retreat welcomes teens from all racial/ethnic groups, sex and gender identities, abilities, and religions. Mindfulness creates a foundation for conversations that support understanding and deepen our connection to one another. We have developed our tuition structure to accommodate a wide range of family income.
Step 1: Fill out the confidential online application form via the button below. Allot at least 30 minutes for completion of the application. You can save your progress if needed. If you are unable to complete the registration or payment online, please contact [email protected] or call (978) 254-7082.
Step 2: Pay your deposit – you will automatically be directed to pay your deposit securely via our Authorize.net payment gateway when submitting your application. Additionally, you can pay your deposit by mailing a check to: to iBme, Inc., PO Box 516, Concord, MA 01742.
Step 3: Submit your Medical/Liability form and pay your remaining retreat balance. We will provide instructions for this once your application is approved, as well as more logistical info 6 weeks prior to retreat.
That’s it! We look forward to seeing you on retreat!
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If you cancel more than 3 weeks before the start of the retreat, your payment will be refunded minus a $100 administrative fee and the $35 application fee. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than 3 weeks before a retreat because of our commitment to the retreat center. There is no refund if you decide to leave the retreat early.