iBme Teen Retreats
A one-of-a-kind experience for any teen, an iBme retreat helps teens reduce stress and cope with normal school, life, and social demands in a self-empowering way. An iBme retreat reconnects teens with their own natural confidence and ease — their inner spark.
What do teens do on retreat?
-- Learn simple mindfulness tools to use anywhere, any time for ease and presence
-- Learn meditation through guided and silent, sitting and walking practices
-- Be guided by expert teachers who walk their talk and care about teens
-- Develop genuine relationships and cultivate communication skill
-- Participate in small-group connections and check-ins
-- Take a variety of workshops: eg, music, art, teen issues (each retreat is unique)
-- Oh, and have some fun (yeah, we do that too).
Cost and Session Information
Retreat Dates and Locations:
- June 21–26, 2020 Northern California Teen Retreat Cazadero, CA
- July 1–6, 2020 Teens of Color West RetreatBadger,CA
- July 6–11, 2020 Michigan Teen Retreat Burtchville, MI
- July 8–13, 2020 Virginia Teen Retreat Madison, VA
- July 14–19, 2020 Kentucky Teen Retreat TBA
- July 29–Aug. 3, 2020 Southern California Teen Retreat Big Bear City, CA
- August 2–7, 2020 Massachusetts Teen Retreat Concord, MA
- August 4–9, 2020 Teens of Color East Retreat Madison, VA
- Summer 2020 Pacific Northwest Teen Retreat TBA
Cost : Ranges $35-$2,500 per retreat based on family income. Scholarships are available. No applicants are denied due to lack of funds
7 Participant ReviewsWrite a Review
Everything about my experience on the Wilderness Retreat was amazing. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life so far and I'm still talking about it 2 years later. The feelings of accomplishment, contentment, and connection gained through this program have stuck with me as well. iBme provides unique and deeply transformative experiences.
My daughter has participated in iBme retreats for 4 1/2 years now and it has affected much of her life. She has a strong meditation practice, has made friends with teenagers from all over the country and has further honed her sense of empathy, social justice and confidence. iBme's payment structure has allowed her and many others who might not be able to attend retreats otherwise to have these experiences.
The mindfulness retreat was such a great experience and opportunity. All the staff were so nice and helpful, and passionate to work and put up with us teens. I met so many amazing people and learned incredible stuff that really benefits my everyday, and it is such a welcoming evironment to just be yourself.
I went to ibme with a couple of classmates that I never talked to now we're best friends doing awesome stuff with that shows how ibme can make someone connect with others and the food was good lol and everyone was super friendly I was very surprised awesome people!!
SO FUN. Best part of my year. Learning about mindfulness has been really valuable in my everyday life and I've met so many cool people on these retreats.
Great opportunity for teens to be who they are in a nurturing environment. There are so many benefits for learning mindfulness. My son came back enthusiastic about his experience.
Great food, fun afternoons doing arts and yoga, and nice kids that provided useful training in meditation.
Julia informed me that she enjoyed this retreat even more than the Crestone one last year. She also noted the food was better lol. She was so excited when she came home this time to tell me all about it. I'm glad she made so many new friends she intends to keep in contact with. She really enjoyed all the opportunities to express emotionally (she tends to hold too much in). I'm grateful she felt comfortable opening up and connecting there. Really wish there was a retreat offered for younger. My youngest daughter will be 13 next April and she really wants to go :)
What was the most important thing you learned? "How to accept, with soft gentleness, all aspects of my experience and how to connect with others in an authentic way."
What skills have you learned? I have learned about more healthy and helpful ways to confront my emotions.
“My oldest son Alex had attended your Massachusetts retreat two years ago. Two years prior to that retreat he started to develop an anxiety disorder. It was definitely hampering his lifestyle. Because of this I set him up with a very good anxiety therapist. This therapy helped to a degree but the anxiety still persisted, maybe not as bad. He had a friend In high school who had attended one of your retreats in the past and was going to go on another one when he invited Alex to join him after Alex had confided in him about his anxiety problem. After attending that particular retreat two years ago his anxiety disorder has pretty much "vanished." Through today, two years later, he considers himself anxiety disorder free. He tells me he doesn't even think about it anymore. My youngest son Andrew, who just attended your recent retreat, had also started to develop some anxiety issues and when he realized how much this retreat helped his older brother he was emphatically motivated to attend. Andrew had such a good experience that he is already planning for next year's retreat. You guys do a wonderful job we can't thank you enough.”
Thank you Jessica for sending this out. This email touched my heart and soul, brought happy tears to my eyes. My daughter attended this summer in Mono, Ontario and we hold so much gratitude in our lives for this opportunity. I am a single mom and without the financial support IBme provided it would have never happened for Emma. I really cannot express my extreme gratitude for such a breath taking and breath giving life opportunities and at such a pivotal time in our teens lives. Much thanks to all at iBme, and all the work you guys and gals are doing, it is LIFE CHANGING for not only the teens but the parents they come home to.