Adult Retreat (ages 18 and up)
Aug
5
to Aug 11

Adult Retreat (ages 18 and up)

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About Your Session

Uniting Heaven and Earth: Co Creating Your Life with the Universal Consciousness and the Edgar Cayce Readings

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With Corinne Zupko

Mindfulness meditation combined with the practice of the popular metaphysical text, A Course in Miracles, is a recipe for unstoppable inner peace. This week at Family Camp, join Corinne Zupko to dive deep into the principles of mindfulness meditation while learning how it can be used to enhance our ability to experience miracles, defined as shifts in perception from fear to love. Through experiential formal and informal meditation practices, small group discussions, and readings from A Course in Miracles, we will create space in our minds to remember our truth, which is love, happiness and inner peace. Participants will leave with tools for mindfulness and miracle working, which can be immediately incorporated into their daily lives.

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A time to let go and totally relax. Adult Retreat inspires a newfound sense of peace, tranquility, and equanimity. Meditate in the forest, lay in the meadow, and watch the stars. Recharge and take a break from the outside world.

+ ABOUT Corinne Zupko

Corinne Zupko, EdS, MA, is the author of the forthcoming book, From Anxiety to Love (New World Library, 2018). She began her work with A Course in Miracles (ACIM) in 1997 after struggling with debilitating anxiety and panic attacks, and ACIM has totally undone the anxiety she used to live with. Corinne is a Jersey girl, keynote speaker, Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education, licensed counselor, Board Certified Coach and teaches weekly mindfulness meditation classes.

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Family Camp Two
Jul
29
to Aug 4

Family Camp Two

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At Family Camp, we provide a balanced program for all ages to enjoy: for adults, a popular resource person will lead workshops on the topic for the week; for children, a wide variety of counselor-led activities give kids a taste of what Children’s Camp is like. Most important, the session is about families spending time together.

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Our Journey with Animals and Nature

With Jennie E. Taylor

The Edgar Cayce readings often advised us to spend time in nature. Why? The benefits given were both healthful and spiritual. This week at Family Camp, join Jennie E. Taylor as we explore the symbiotic relationship we have with animals and the natural world. Gain a greater understanding of our purpose here on earth, and how our fellow earthlings and the kingdoms of the earth are here to help. Participants will have an opportunity to test out Cayce’s advice for communing with a tree! There is no better environment to explore this topic than A.R.E. Camp!

ABOUT JENNIE E. TAYLOR

Taylor has been a student of the Edgar Cayce readings for over 30 years. A long-time employee and current Director of Marketing at A.R.E., she also spent nine years as a volunteer at the Virginia Zoological Park, and 11 years as a director at an international animal welfare nonprofit. Her deep love and compassion for all animals inspired her to research the Cayce readings on this topic where she discovered the role animals and nature play in our spiritual path, as well as the possibility of their having their own spiritual journey and afterlife. She is currently working on a book on this topic while honing her animal communication skills.

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A.R.E. Camp provides a unique setting where families can play games, sing, hike, and enjoy a campfire together – they can pray and meditate together too.

During the mornings, children are grouped by age to attend counselor-led activities while grown-ups meet with the resource person to discuss a relevant and interesting topic related to material from the Edgar Cayce readings. All other activities are designed for the whole family to attend together. Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles – All are welcome at Family Camp!

Too much on your To-Do List? This week at Family Camp, we will find ways to incorporate prayer and meditation into our busy schedules. Combining the latest research on the workings of the brain and a variety of religious and cultural traditions, Karen will help us discover what techniques work best and develop tools to make it easier to take time for spiritual practice. Using small group discussion, prayer journaling, and active meditation exercises, along with the material from Edgar Cayce's readings to the first Study Group and Glad Helper Prayer Healing Group (262 and 281), we will create a step by step plan to better manage our attitudes and emotions, while transforming our relationships in the process.

PARENTS: Family Camp can provide a positive experience for a young or first-time camper. If your child is not yet comfortable with attending a two-week Children’s Camp - or even our new, shorter “Cayce Kids” session, he or she might truly enjoy coming for Family Camp. After experiencing Family Camp, kids usually want to come back for more on their own!

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Blue Ridge Hike (ages 12-17)
Jul
29
to Aug 4

Blue Ridge Hike (ages 12-17)

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Here's your chance to experience a week entirely in nature – sleeping out under the stars, cooking meals over the fire, and seeing an abundance of Appalachian Mountain plant and animal life.

Every teenager (ages 12-17) should experience a week-long hike at least once. On the hike, you will incorporate the ideal of living close to nature with the opportunity to challenge perceived limitations in a close-knit and supportive group.

Each hike is individually tailored to meet the needs and experience level of the participants, and is guided by staff experienced in wilderness outings*. Campers will have the chance to learn wilderness skills, meet both physical and mental challenges, and explore the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

*Attendance at Children's Camp One is a pre-requisite for Blue Ridge Hike One, as Campers will participate in planning and team-building activities with their hike leaders and fellow hikers during the session.

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Cayce Fellows (Age 17)
Jul
8
to Jul 21

Cayce Fellows (Age 17)

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This program is designed for participants who are 17 years old who want to "create the magic" experienced at A.R.E. Camp and begin to delve into a personal exploration of individual and community leadership and team-building.

During this two-week session at the Big House, a spectacular farmhouse up the road from A.R.E. Camp, participants will have the opportunity to discover their individual strengths and interests through creative community and shared experiences. This session will include learning the basics of helping to create meals in the kitchen and how to lead a variety of our favorite Camp activities.

Through journaling, dream study, discussions, sports, storytelling, music, crafts, prayer/meditation, and a service project, each participant can discover and explore the magic within. Fundamentals of leadership, child development, and trust building will also be included in the action packed session. Come and discover how you can enthusiastically and creatively...Serve with JOY!

 

 

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Children's Camp One (Ages 10-16)
Jul
8
to Jul 28

Children's Camp One (Ages 10-16)

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Children’s sessions are the heart of A.R.E. Camp. Throughout the summer we host two two-week sessions for children ages 10 – 16 years old, specially designed to give children an opportunity to laugh, sing, and play together; to explore talents, interests, and abilities; to challenge self-imposed limitations, and expand self- awareness; and to develop a closer relationship with God through nature.

Through everyday activities such as hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, music, drama, and sports and games, staff members and campers create a positive environment based on cooperation and loving acceptance. Emphasis is on the campers’ creativity, imagination, and well being through activities that bring about a balance of body, mind, and spirit.

One of the unique aspects of A.R.E. Camp is a sensitivity to children’s spiritual lives. Through dream exploration, prayer, meditation, and just being quiet together, children are supported and nurtured in their spiritual journey.

Staff members are encouraged to see that their own thoughts and actions are well grounded in a spiritual truth and that they teach primarily through example and the role model they present. Counselors are encouraged to view children as mature souls and to use love, reason, prayer, and emphasis on the positive as the backbone of their approach. The powerful effects of living simply and close to nature’s beauty are vehicles to aid the staff in their goal of awakening the campers to their deeper selves and to the reality of a loving way to live.

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Additional Wilderness Hike Option

Participants attending Children's Camp One, who are ages 12 and up, have the opportunity to participate in a week-long backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail and surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. This spectacular adventure takes place the week after Children's One - for more info, see: Teen Blue Ridge Hike.

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Family Camp One
Jul
1
to Jul 7

Family Camp One

Click here to register for Family Camp One.

At Family Camp, we provide a balanced program for all ages to enjoy: for adults, a popular resource person will lead workshops on the topic for the week; for children, a wide variety of counselor-led activities give kids a taste of what Children’s Camp is like. Most important, the session is about families spending time together.

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Unmasking The Shaman with Janis Reed

A.R.E. Camp is pleased to welcome back Janis Reed, who will be offering her program “Unmasking the Shaman” for this year’s First Family Camp. Janis will bring her love of expressive arts and personal development as she guides participants through a remarkable experience unraveling who we appear as to others and who we appear as to ourselves. Through the process of discovering the importance of both, participants will engage in hands-on creative mask making, and deep creative revelry.

ABOUT JANIS REED

Reed is a storyteller and someone who enjoys helping people feel good about living the lives they have. She uses her words and imagination to take people on interior journeys of self-discovery, empowerment and wonder. Janis teaches the value of daydreams and night visions, along with the power of story and having faith in oneself. She lives along a beautiful mountain stream in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband and an animal family consisting of one burro, two cats, a couple of horses and a large handful of goats. Her journey of self-discovery is on-going.

+ About Family Camp

A.R.E. Camp provides a unique setting where families can play games, sing, hike, and enjoy a campfire together--they can pray and meditate together too.

During the mornings, children are grouped by age to attend counselor-led activities while grown-ups meet with the resource person to discuss a relevant and interesting topic related to material from the Edgar Cayce readings.

All other activities are designed for the whole family to attend together. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles--all are welcome at Family Camp!

PARENTS: Family Camp can provide a positive experience for a young or first-time camper. If your child is not yet comfortable with attending a Children's Camp, or even our new, shorter “Cayce Kids” session, he or she might truly enjoy coming for Family Camp. After experiencing Family Camp, kids usually want to come back for more on their own!

 

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Construction Camp
May
29
to Jun 8

Construction Camp

Click here to register for Construction Camp. 

Each year, we open the Camp for the summer season with a fun-filled hard-working two-weeks when volunteers can come for FREE in exchange for assisting us with gardening and/or construction.

During this session, we welcome participants of all skill levels to help clean up the buildings, make minor repairs, and get our summer off to a good start with their love, service, and elbow grease.

Come for a few days or stay the whole time! If you should happen to have carpentry or construction skills, we almost always have a project underway that needs your help! Laugh the day away with like-minded friends while really being of service to A.R.E. Camp!

Please note: Construction Camp is generally geared toward adults, but we welcome young campers (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian), who want to pitch in to help beautify Camp for the coming season! Come one, come all!

Remember, the setting is rustic, bring apparel for all kinds of mountain weather -- rain or shine!

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Cayce Kids (ages 7 - 12)
Jun
25
to Jun 30

Cayce Kids (ages 7 - 12)

Click here to register for Cayce Kids. 

"Cayce Kids" is designed specially for children ages 7 - 12 years old. This unique session will give younger campers a chance to have their first solo experience at A.R.E. Camp. For five nights and five days, a staff specially trained to work with younger children will create an empowering Cayce-centeric camp experience allowing children to explore their independence while enjoying all of the beauty and magic of Camp. 

Through everyday activities such as hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, music, theater, and sports, staff members and campers create a positive environment based on cooperation and loving acceptance. Emphasis is on the camper's creativity, imagination, and well being through activities that bring about a balance of body, mind, and spirit. 

One of the unique aspects of A.R.E. Camp is a sensitivity to children’s spiritual lives. Through dream exploration, prayer, meditation, and just being quiet together, children are supported and nurtured in their spiritual journey.

Staff members are encouraged to see that their own thoughts and actions are well grounded in a spiritual truth and that they teach primarily through example and the role model they present. Counselors are encouraged to view children as mature souls and to use love, reason, prayer, and emphasis on the positive as the backbone of their approach. The powerful effects of living simply and close to nature’s beauty are vehicles to aid the staff in their goal of awakening the campers to their deeper selves and to the reality of a loving way to live.

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Dancing the Path - Retreat for Young Adults
Jun
9
to Jun 13

Dancing the Path - Retreat for Young Adults

  • 283 White Rock Furnace Road Rural Retreat, VA, 24368 United States (map)
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Click here to register for Dancing The Path.

Are you a young person, seeking a sense of community, acceptance, and joy? Do you feel out of place in a world that increasingly values materiality over spirituality? Then Dancing The Path is for you. 

Dancing the Path is one of the most amazing sessions at A.R.E. Camp. Young people from all over the world come together to support each other in the gentle, and radical transition that we go through as we enter adult hood. 

We journey together, exploring who we are individually, and what the purpose of life is. How can we make a difference in this world? How can we be of service to our fellow brothers and sisters? 

This year, our workshop will be focused on how the Cayce Philosophy of Oneness and the spiritual practices of Buddhism meet. Led by Corinne Cayce and Jesse Luckett - expect to be enlivened and enlightened in meditation workshops, a Search for God study groups, nature immersion, and newfound lifelong connections. Corinne is an expert on Cayce spiritually, having studied the Cayce readings for over 15 years. The Cayce readings have made a profound impact on her life, and as a young adult, she wants to share how these teachings can help young adults find purpose in their life. Jesse has been studying Buddhism for over 15 years, and is deeply passionate about meditation and the philosophies and teachings of the Buddha. As a licensed counselor, he enjoys helping people love themselves and find that inner peace that resides in us all. Corinne and Jesse live outside of Charlottesville, VA and raising their two young kids. 

Edgar Cayce said that the purpose of life is to be a light onto others. What does this mean? And how can I do this? Together, we will attempt to answer these questions.

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The Tour of Love in Batesville
Apr
2
to Apr 3

The Tour of Love in Batesville

Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at ARE Camp in Rural Retreat, VA. 

Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at ARE Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy. Come connect with them, eat delicious food, and learn what ARE Camp is all about. What to expect: live music, delicious food, a short video of Camp, and a great time. 

Please bring: musical instruments, poems, and stories - we’ll have time to share and connect.

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A.R.E. Camp Family Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia
Apr
1
1:00 PM13:00

A.R.E. Camp Family Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia

Join A.R.E. Camp at IX Art Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a fun-filled day of singing, dancing, laughing, playing, and creativity! During the day, we will have family friendly activities like face painting, hula hooping, yoga, field games, and arts and crafts! In the evening, we will have several amazing musical acts, a square dance, and plenty of space to dance the night away! Food trucks will be on site to fill your belly, and the amazing staff of A.R.E. Camp will help fill your hearts with love.

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The Tour of Love in Virginia Beach
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Tour of Love in Virginia Beach

Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at A.R.E. Camp in Rural Retreat, VA.

Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at ARE Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy. Come connect with them at Karen's house! We are going to eat delicious food and learn what A.R.E. Camp is all about. What to expect: live music, delicious food, a short video of Camp, and a great time. 

Please bring: a friend! :) And if you are moved to: a dish to pass (potluck style), musical instruments, poems, and stories - we’ll have time to share and connect.

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The Tour of Love in Vienna
Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

The Tour of Love in Vienna

Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at ARE Camp in Rural Retreat, VA. 

Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at ARE Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy. Come connect with them, eat delicious food, and learn what ARE Camp is all about. What to expect: live music, delicious food, a short video of Camp, and a great time. 

Please bring: musical instruments, poems, and stories - we’ll have time to share and connect. Please also bring a dish to share! 

We hope to see you there!

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The Tour of Love in Roanoke
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Tour of Love in Roanoke

Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at ARE Camp in Rural Retreat, VA. 

Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at ARE Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy. Come connect with them, eat delicious food, and learn what ARE Camp is all about. What to expect: live music, delicious food, a short video of Camp, and a great time. 

Please bring: musical instruments, poems, and stories - we’ll have time to share and connect! Please also bring a dish to share.

We hope that you can make it! 

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The Tour of Love in Harrisburg
Mar
12
3:00 PM15:00

The Tour of Love in Harrisburg

*contact us for location*
Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at ARE Camp in Rural Retreat, VA. 

Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at ARE Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy. Come connect with them, eat delicious food, and learn what ARE Camp is all about. What to expect: live music, delicious food, a short video of Camp, and a great time. Please bring: musical instruments, a dish to share, poems, and stories - we’ll have time to share and connect.

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A.R.E. Camp Benefit Concert in Rochester
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

A.R.E. Camp Benefit Concert in Rochester

  • 1170 Strong Road Victor, NY 14564 United States (map)
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A.R.E. Camp is a special place in the hearts of Sydney and Tyler - so they're traveling the country sharing the messages of the Camp: peace, love, and joy! Come to Fred and Nan's beautiful home in Victor for a benefit concert for A.R.E. Camp, with Tyler singing and playing folk favorites, and new songs written by him. They'll be delcious food, great energy, and maybe even a guided meditation.

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The Tour of Love in Boston
Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

The Tour of Love in Boston

Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at ARE Camp in Rural Retreat, VA. 

Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at ARE Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy.  On Saturday, March 4 they will be celebrating A.R.E. Camp at the Theosophical Society in Arlington, Massachusetts. Come connect with them, eat delicious food, and learn what ARE Camp is all about. What to expect: live music, delicious food, a short video of Camp, meditation, and a great time. 

Please bring: musical instruments, poems, and stories - we’ll have time to share and connect.

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The Tour of Love in NYC!
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Tour of Love in NYC!

  • A.R.E. of New York Edgar Cayce Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever felt completely loved and accepted just the way that you are? This is what campers experience at A.R.E. Camp in Rural Retreat, VA. Now this unconditional love is on tour! Sydney and Tyler, program directors at A.R.E. Camp, are traveling the country, singing, laughing, and spreading joy. Come connect with them, eat delicious food, and learn what A.R.E. Camp is all about. 

Check out the Facebook event.

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