Teens of Color West Retreat

Teens of Color West Retreat

July 1st – 6th, 2020
Seven Circles Retreat Center in Badger, CA

Teens of Color West Retreat

Do something different

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead.

Who is this retreat for?

Any teen with an open mind and heart who is willing to try something new and do their best to be themselves and accept everyone else in being themselves. We provide everything you need to make that happen.

You leave the incredible iBme Teen Retreat Experience with mindfulness practices and communication skills that you can practice whenever you want to, to restore inner balance and harmony, create focus and follow-through, or just because it feels good to develop your inner life (you won’t believe how good it feels!).

Learn the fundamentals

Meditation

Using a variety of formats and teaching frameworks, we impart lessons in self-awareness, compassion, and offer techniques to increase concentration and focus the mind.

Mindful Movement

Spend time each day with a small group of peers, connecting and deepening authentic relationships with other teens who are experiencing the world in similar and different ways from you.

Inner Stillness

Being on retreat offers a rare opportunity to experience a life without constant distractions. We create a technology-free environment that flows back and forth between silent and social times.

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Teens of Color West Retreat Staff

Seven Circles Retreat Center

Seven Circles Retreat Center

Seven Circles Retreat Center is located in California’s Central Valley, near one of the largest remaining groves of Sequoia trees in the world. Seven Circles offers bountiful meals, comfy beds in cozy lodgings, welcoming meeting spaces, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the mountains and canyons. It is a special place for an iBke retreat, with a mission to provide a space for people from all walks of life to gather for renewal and growth. Take a look at the Seven Circles photo gallery.

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Enter your name and email to get more details & reminders for this retreat, and start the application process when you’re ready.

Tuition & Payment Information

Tuition is 1% of annual family income, up to $2,500.

Family IncomeRetreat Cost
$35,000$350
$75,000$750
$125,000$1,250
$250,000$2,500

We offer this sliding scale approach to retreat tuition in order to accommodate a wide range of family incomes. The maximum fee reflects what it actually costs per student to run the retreat.

  • Tuition includes all retreat costs, including accommodations and meals at the retreat center, and all sessions and activities and supplemental materials.
  • iBme retreats feature a low ratio of adult staff per teen, providing high-quality care, expertise, instruction, and mentoring (this is our secret sauce!)
  • Tuition does not include travel to and from the retreat location or any incidental/personal purchases.

Please note: A nonrefundable application fee of $35 is required and applied toward your tuition.

Tuition & Payment Information

Scholarships are available for this retreat.
Donations: We rely on tuition fees, supplemented by donations, to cover the costs of our retreats and make it possible for all teens who want to to attend. If you can, we invite you to consider making a donation when and if it feels right. Find out about our annual Commit to Sit fundraiser in the spring and end-of-year Mindfulness Challenge: iBme Fundraising page.

Deposit & Balance

A deposit of 30% of your total payment is required to reserve a space on a retreat. The deposit includes your $35 nonrefundable application fee. The balance of the retreat tuition must be paid two weeks before the retreat start date in order to hold your spot on the retreat.

Diversity

iBme welcomes and celebrates human diversity in all forms regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ability, personal appearance, or religious/spiritual affiliation.

Accessibility

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.

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

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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.”

Parent

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