Mindfulness Camp for Kids

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Mindfulness Camp for Kids
Date Time Location Fee

Camp 1: July 8-12, 2019

Camp 2: July 15-19, 2019

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Morris Library, room 480

Morris Library, room 480

$95

$95

Each camper will need to bring a packed lunch, small blanket, towel or yoga mat to each gathering.

Community Outreach Opportunity from the SIU Rehabilitation Institute

For children ages 6-12
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

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.

India Hertel will also be one of your child’s camp leaders. India has been conducting mindfulness groups with teenagers and adults for the last two years. India enjoys cooking, traveling, and being outside.

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.