Teen Mindfulness Retreats
A one-of-a-kind opportunity for any teen (age 15-19) looking to experience uninterrupted and genuine insight into their own life experience. Teens hang out and connect with their peers & mindfulness teachers in a welcoming, fun, and safe community!
2023 Summer Teen Retreats: Now Open for Registration
|May 24th7pm ET,|
|Workshop: Pondering Self Through Temporal Storyfree to join, via Zoom||rsvp|
|May 30th7pm ET,|
|Workshop: Discovering Joyfree to join, via Zoom||rsvp|
|Jun 6th6:30pm Eastern||Info Session: Summer Teen Retreats free to join, via Zoom||rsvp|
|Jun 6th6:30pm Pacific||Info Session: Summer Teen Retreats free to join, via Zoom||rsvp|
|Jun 21-26||Northern California Teen RetreatCazadero, CA||learn more
|Jun 26-Jul 1||Southern California Teen RetreatBig Bear, CA||learn more
|Jul 6-11||Northeast Teen RetreatLitchfield, CT||learn more
|Jul 6-11||Pacific Northwest Teen RetreatEatonville, WA||learn more
|Jul 28-Aug 1||Kentucky Teen RetreatLouisville, KY||learn more
|Jul 31-Aug 5||BIPOC Teen RetreatBig Bear, CA||learn more
What will you do on retreat?
Learn or deepen mindfulness
Learn go-to mindfulness tools you can use anywhere, any time for ease and presence.
Experience meditation through a variety of guided practices from expert, awesome supportive teachers and mentors.
Develop relationships, cultivate communication skills, take part in small-group check-ins, and hang out with peers.
Participate in workshops
Participate in a variety of workshops such as music, art, teen issues, and more.
Find personal insight and growth
Inward Bound Mindfulness retreats help teens and young adults reduce stress and cope with school, life, and social demands in a self-empowering way. An Inward Bound retreat reconnects participants with their own natural confidence and ease — their inner spark. Through curiosity, they develop their powers of perception and their capacity to understand their emotions and thoughts, essential skills that are valuable now and for a long time to come.
The basic ingredients of an Inward Bound retreat? Mindfulness, community, and natural fun.
Hear from participants themselves
Being New on Retreat
Working with Stress
Fear of Being Yourself
Get your questions answered!
Our faculty and staff
Our retreats are led by awesome adults with years of experience serving and working with teens and young adults, alongside their own longstanding mindfulness practices. Inward Bound faculty and staff walk their talk in their professional and personal lives and devote themselves to creating a truly unique and safe container for all to be welcomed, be real, and be accepted — and have some fun (yeah, we do that too).
Tuition and scholarship information
We offer a sliding scale for our retreat tuition and have never turned a teen away due to financial circumstances. To make this possible and continue to remain sustainable, progressive, and equitable, we rely on families contributing according to their capacity and on the generosity of our donors — at all levels of participation.
What participants are saying
“At this moment I feel I have learned more lessons about myself and others in the past five days than I did in the last year of school.”
—Ben, age 17
What parents are saying
“A girl who had previously said and did things to go with the crowd or please others was now making sure her feelings and her self needs were being met. There is no doubt in my mind she gained this confidence from retreat.”
—Parent of a teen retreatant
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