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Family Camp One

  • A.R.E. Camp 283 White Rock Furnace Road Rural Retreat, VA, 24368 United States (map)

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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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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.


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!


Earlier Event: May 29
Construction Camp
Later Event: July 8
Children's Camp One (Ages 10-16)