Mindfulness Camp for Kids

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July 10-14, 2017 - For children ages 6-12

Community Outreach Opportunity from the SIU Rehabilitation Institute
Mindfulness is a scientifically validated technique that has been proven to help children think better, stay more focused in school, do better on school projects, help reduce anxiety, social fears and increase their overall awareness. The mindfulness camp is a great opportunity for children to learn various breathing techniques,
beginning yoga, exploration of the mind and the environment around them.

Each child will have opportunities throughout the week to engage in various mindfulness activities.


Meet the Camp Crew

Caleb Stanley will be one of your child’s camp leaders. He has been involved creating and conducting mindfulness groups for children and teenagers over the past two years. He enjoys going hiking and the outdoors. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and listening to music.

Ayla Schmick will also be a camp leader. She has one year of experience providing acceptance and mindfulness sessions to adolescents living in Carbondale. Ayla enjoys hanging out with friends, eating pizza, and exploring the outdoors.

Mark Dixon is a national expert in acceptance and mindfulness and has overseen mindfulness activities for over 300 children. He has been featured in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, NPR, This American Life, and regional affiliates of ABC, CBS and PBS. Mark enjoys various outdoor activities and exploring new places.

Any questions about the camp?
Please contact Caleb Stanley or Mark Dixon.


Program Date: : Monday – Friday, July 10 - 14, 2017

Program Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Program Location: Morris Library, room 480. Each camper will need to bring a packed lunch, small blanket, towel or yoga mat to each gathering.

Registration Fees: $95

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2017

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refunds, minus a $20 processing fee will be issues if requested prior to June 26, 2017

Requirement: You will need to fill out a 2017 Academic Camp Medical Release Form

Registration Options:

Any Questions?
Please call Coordinator Leslie Brock at 618/453-1141 or send an email.