2020 Dates: July 18th-23rd (ages 12-14), July 25th-31st (ages 15-17)
Founded in 2015, Inner Adventure Teen Camp has welcomed adolescents ages 12-17 to come for an experience of transformation and fun. The camp offers two dynamic week-long summer programs focused on self-discovery, adventure, creativity, empowerment, and rite of passage. Participants come from all over the US and even abroad, forming a global community of youth dedicated to exploring who they are, who they want to be, and their inspirations for being forces of positive change in the world.
The program includes a wide variety of activities including visual art, music, yoga, meditation, sports, dance, drama, film making, martial arts, wilderness adventures, trips to the Yuba River, journaling, guided discussions, fun evening events, and much more; overall, holding both joy and depth.
Our dynamic instructors guide participants in meaningful inner and outer adventures, supporting them to develop inner strength, leadership skills, and make friends for life.
For all campers, we ask for them to come ready to:
Participate in the experience with a spirit of willingness, helpfulness, and joyful cooperation.
Engage in respectful and compassionate speech and behavior with themselves, their peers, and the camp leaders.
Follow the guidance and direction of our camp leaders.
Be open to learning new skills and to learn meditation and yoga.
Enjoy the camp experience in a way that embraces simplicity: without the use of cell phones, Mp3 players, cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs.
“THIS WAS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE WITH MY LIFE. I really liked the way everyone bonded as a family really quickly, even the people who came not knowing anyone (that’s me).”
-H.W. age 14
“It was an absolute delight to see our daughter beam with so much abundant inner light, gratitude, self-love, and joy from her week of Inner Adventure Camp. She cannot stop talking about how much she enjoyed it and how much she got out of this camp! It truly was meaningful and cathartic for her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. She told us about just how incredible and awesome you and the staff were. What a blessing to have discovered such fun, thoughtfully designed & organized, expertly led, and blissfully soul nourishing camp for teenagers that facilitates wellness, psychological healing, personal growth, and honoring & integration of the inner child. My cup overflows with gratitude….” -Nadia, parent
“This is my 5th year and this camp and these weeks never fail to be the most powerful and transformative fun that I have all year!” – HW, age 17
“I loved connecting with everyone in this camp and the nature. Thank you for the wonderful experiences ad connections you have given me. And thank you to all the counselors for making me feel I finally belong somewhere.” -KN, age 16
“This is my happiest place and the highlight of every year.” -EL, age 16
“Inner Adventure Camp helped me find who I really am.” -AG, age 12
“The food was great!!!!!!!!” -E.L. age 12
“I liked how it felt like a family and how much I laughed.” – KR age 15
“I liked meeting new friends and basically everything because it was just so incredible.”
– A.P. age 13
“I was very new to this, and I loved how people were bonding with each other so quickly. This camp is something that everyone should join.” -RC Age 13
“This camp was extremely fun! I made so many new friends and was able to bond with them over the week. The activities are very fun, and there is such a variety of them. From painting to soccer to yoga! It was an amazing experience, I am looking forward to next year!”
-SC age 14
Camp Tuition Rates
• (Ages 12-14) $800
• (Ages 15-17) $900
• Education for Life Student Discount: (Ages 12-14 $700), (Ages 15-17 $800)
Make check payable to Living Wisdom School
Living Wisdom School
Inner Adventure Camp
14618 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Kamran is the former director of the Ananda Living Wisdom Junior High and High School. He is an enthusiastic leader and a remarkable teacher. Kamran has taken groups to India, Costa Rica, US National Parks, Mexico, Kauai, Hong Kong, and Nepal.
Kshama is the director of Living Wisdom High School of Palo Alto and has lots of experience leading programs, working with youth, and creating community. She brings positive enthusiasm, depth, and groundedness wherever she goes, as well as offering the skills of yoga, creativity, hiking, music, and laughter.
Shanti is a Living Wisdom School alumna and was the main initiator for Inner Adventure Camp, combining together the best elements from various programs she had attended. Shanti has a deep inspiration to help youth realize their fullest potential through transformative experiences and currently works at Living Wisdom High School of Palo Alto.
*Important note: Swimming is one of the primary ways we stay cool during the camp, so we ask participants to have basic swimming skills.
*Note about younger group: Inner Adventure Camp (Ages 12-14) offers one night sleeping “alone” in nature. Counselors are checking on participants through the night.
*Note about the older group: Inner Adventure Camp (Ages 15-17) The older Inner Adventure Camp features three days in nature, and one night sleeping alone in nature. There will be a period of training and preparation with camp counselors prior to departure. Applicants should be ready to have an adventure!
(Participants will need to provide their own gear and a packing list will be sent out.)
Living Wisdom School
14618 Tyler Foote Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959
School Days: 9:00 to 3:00