for Teens 15–19
5-day immersion retreats in beautiful places
What do you do on retreat?
Learn or deepen mindfulness
Learn simple mindfulness tools to use anywhere, any time for ease and presence.
Learn meditation through guided and silent, sitting and walking practices from expert teachers.
Develop genuine relationships and cultivate communication skills and participate in small-group check-ins.
Take a variety of workshops: eg, music, art, teen issues (each retreat is unique).
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. Through curiosity, they develop their powers of perception and capacity to understand their emotions and thoughts, skills that are valuable for them now and for a long time to come.
The basic ingredients of an iBme teen retreat? Mindfulness, community, nature, and fun.
Hear from the teens
Being New on Retreat
Working with Stress
Fear of Being Yourself
Get your questions answered
|June 21–26, 2020||Northern California Teen RetreatCazadero, CA||Learn More Register|
|July 1–6, 2020||Teens of Color West RetreatBadger, CA||Learn More Register|
|July 5–10, 2020||Kentucky Teen RetreatLeitchfield, KY||Learn More Register|
|July 6–11, 2020||Michigan Teen RetreatBurtchville, MI||Learn More Register|
|July 8–13, 2020||Virginia Teen RetreatMadison, VA||Learn More Register|
|July 26–31, 2020||UK Teen Retreat (Derbyshire)Lockerbrook, Hope Valley, Derbyshire||Learn More Register|
|July 29–Aug. 3, 2020||Southern California Teen RetreatBig Bear City, CA||Learn More Register|
|August 2–7, 2020||Massachusetts Teen RetreatConcord, MA||Learn More Register|
|August 4–9, 2020||Teens of Color East RetreatMadison, VA||Learn More Register|
|August 4–9, 2020||UK Teen Retreat (Kent)Kench Hill Centre, Tenterden, Kent||Learn More Register|
|August 15–20, 2020||Pacific Northwest Teen RetreatEatonville, WA||Learn More Register|
Our faculty and staff
Our retreats are led by awesome adults with years of experience serving and working with teens, alongside their own longstanding mindfulness practices. iBme 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 teens 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 tuitions and have never turned a teen away due to financial circumstances. To make this possible and continue to remain sustainable in as progressive and equitable way as possible, we rely on both families contributing according to their capacity and the generosity of our donors — at all levels of participation.
What teens 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
“The day after he came home he asked to do yoga with me in our back garden, and we went for a bike ride together…connection I have been yearning for all summer.”
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