Shimmering Light Farm and Renewal Center and Earth Arts collaborate to bring summer programs to Bristol Hills

Sisters of the Forest

NAPLES, NY, Shimmering Light Farm and Renewal Center
When: Saturday, May 12, & Saturday, August 4 from 12pm-6pm, followed by a potluck dinner (including soup that we collectively make over a fire)!
Cost: $40 per session for girl and female caregiver (optional). Scholarships available!
Who: For ages 7 and up and female caregivers (optional)

Come gather with other girls and women and learn about the new Sisters of the Forest program, first time offered in the Bristol/Canandaigua area! Come meet the instructors and other like minded girls and mothers.

More about the Program: The core routines of this program include an opening and closing circle, adventuring in the woods and meadows, sit spot, often some poetry or sit spot sharing, fire building, other wilderness skills, and soup-making. This structure provides an environment where girls are able to express their full selves, share their gifts and be appreciated by a group of peers, mentors, and mothers who help them develop healthy, long standing, and continually growing relationships with one another. Our activities also include a wide variety of team-building games, which require girls to flex their decision-making muscles, voice their ideas, and cultivate a plethora of leadership capacities, including awareness and sensory acuteness, self-care and care of others, quiet mind and patience, cooperation, empathy and embracing differences, puzzle solving, detecting patterns and tracking changes, and healthy assertiveness.

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Forest Camp for Grown-ups

NAPLES, NY, Shimmering Light Farm and Renewal Center
When: July 27-29
Who:  Ages 18 and up

Crave a break from adulting?
Ready to revive childhood joy?
Come play with us in the forest!
Choose your pleasure in each moment. You can…
– Build a fort (or a serious weather-proof shelter)
– Take a nap
– Make dandelion pie (and forage more wild edibles and teas)
– Howl at the Full Moon
– Sleep under the stars, or in your fort (or in a cozy indoor bed)
– Make your own rope or basket
– Play with fire (make a 1 match fire – and cook our wild harvest)
– Lollygag in a gully… find turtle stones
– Float under a waterfall
– Enjoy!

This weekend forest immersion will weave these childhood passions together with primitive survival skills and a Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing experience. All activities are invitations. Do what you feel like doing and happily ignore the rest (like you did when Mom was scolding you for dragging mud into the house)!

Cost:  $250 for the weekend, including free camping Friday and Saturday nights, and meals. The Renewal Center has rooms available for additional $$ for the weekend, please contact Shimmering Light directly for more information.
Leaders/Mentors for the weekend:
Deb Denome – Deb is an herbal educator, Horticultural Therapist, Forest Therapy Guide, and Director of Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to exploring and inspiring more conscious and regenerative ways of life.
Julie Nichols Kulik – Julie is the Director/Owner of Earth Arts Ithaca, a program that has been offering Nature Awareness and playing in the woods and gorges surrounding Ithaca for the last 18 years!

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