Mindfulness Camp for Kids

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July 9-13, 2018 - 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.


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 9-13, 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, 2018

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refunds, minus a $20 processing fee, will be issued if requested prior to June 25, 2018.

Requirement: You will need to fill out a 2018 Academic Camp Medical Release Form

Registration Options:

  • Online Registration
  • Register by phone with a VISA, Discover, or Mastercard by calling Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751.
  • Fax the Registration Form with credit card payment information to 618/453-5680.

Any Questions?
Please call the Conference and Scheduling Services Office at 618/536-7751 or send an email.