Continuing Education
Nature Camp

WiNACC Nature Camp

For the health and safety of our community, this event has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, you will be contacted by email with further information as it becomes known. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this situation. If you have any immediate questions, please contact  cesevents@uww.edu.


Gratitude to Our Mother:  Reconnect to nature through heart and mind. Increase your personal wellness and be inspired through breathwork and reflection. This workshop will teach ways to feel grounded, deepen your connection to the Earth, and help destress.  Techniques learned can be applied to working with children to help them deepen their connection to nature and feel calmer.  Techniques learned can also help your personal well-being.

Nature Camp

Participants will:

  • Deepen their connection to the Earth through practices in nature.
  • Explore ways of connecting to the Earth through ceremony, breathwork, art, and practice.
  • Deepen their connection to nature, mind and body.

Camp Dates:

  • Friday, June 5 | 4:00 - 9:00 pm 
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Camp Location:

Christine Center, W8303 Mann Rd, Willard, WI 54493 (Near Eau Claire)

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Register Online

Registrations accepted for online until noon on 5/22/20.  Walk-up registrations are NOT available for this event.

All Nature Camp participants are encouraged to participate in the full camp experience, including spending the night. However, we understand some may only be able to commit to spending Saturday with us. So, we are offering flexible options for participants this year.   

Friday night and Saturday rate: $85.00 (does not include lodging or meals - see more information about these below)

Saturday only rate: $65.00 (includes lunch)

Lodging and Meals

Nature Camp participants who are able to be with us Friday and Saturday, and spend the night at the Christine Center, are required to make their own reservations. There are several different lodging options available, with different levels of amenities and rates, which is why we want participants to choose for themselves. Single rooms can be made available, but participants are HIGHLY encouraged to share rooms to save costs and allow for more participants at Nature Camp. There is even space for camping available for those who want to really camp (BYO equipment)!

Participants staying both Friday and Saturday must select a meal package when they make their lodging reservations. The cost for Friday’s supper and Saturday’s breakfast and lunch is only $38, or participants can select individual meals if they do not require all three meals. Unfortunately, overnight Nature Camp participants who do not arrange for the meal package will need to bring their own food. Participants attending the Saturday ONLY Nature Camp will have the cost of lunch included in their Registration Fee. 

Christine Center: https://christinecenter.org/reservations/ or call 866-333-7505 or 715-267-7507

Special Diets: Indicate all special dietary needs when you make your reservation and pay for your meal plan.

Please contact Carmen Rivers at carmen.1011@yahoo.com if you have questions prior to registering for WiNACC Nature Camp or making your lodging and (dietary) meals arrangements.

Refunds

No refunds will be granted for this event.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Check-in:

Check-in will be between 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Friday at the Christine Center.

Nature Camp

What to Bring:

Participants should be dressed appropriately and prepared to fully engage in outdoor activities during their time at camp (rain gear, layered clothing, comfortable and supportive footwear, sunscreen, safe insect repellent, etc.) 

Please ask when accommodations are chosen and the reservation is made, what amenities are included and what you will need to bring for your overnight stay.

Directions

WiNACC Nature Camp will take place at the Christine Center, W8303 Mann Rd, Willard, WI 54493 (Near Eau Claire). This beautiful setting will allow us to experience nature in a peaceful and quiet location. For driving directions.

Schedule:

Friday Saturday

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Arrival and check-in for overnight participants

5:30 – 6:30 pm - Dinner

6:30 – 7:30 pm - Mixer to get to know one another

7:30 – 9:00 pm - Drum Circle around Campfire - The focus will be on ceremony and gratitude

7:30 am -  Breakfast for overnight participants

8:00 am - Arrival of Saturday only participants

9:00 am - Morning Connection and Meditation

10:00 am - Grounding and Connection to Nature

12:00 - lunch for all participants

1:00 pm - Reflection and Renewal Nature Experience

3:00 pm - Sharing and wrap - up

4:00 pm – Go home

Facilitators:

WiNACC Nature Camp will be facilitated by:

Susan Schuller, Environmental Education Specialist

Susan Schuller specializes in creating professional development for educators using their place as a context for student learning. For 17 years through UW-Stevens Point, Susan provided statewide leadership through the creation of various workshops, courses (online and face-to-face), and in-service professional development opportunities in environmental education and sustainability for teachers. From 2003-2012 she created and coordinated Global Environmental Teachings providing 12 overseas teacher travel programs in China, Puerto Rico, and South Africa. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. She is an ad hoc faculty member for UW-Stevens Point teaching courses on environmental and energy education. Being a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she is passionate about exploring the world and creating opportunities for others to learn more about and engage with sustainability issues within their place and community. Susan currently works with Recycling Connections in Stevens Point and is presume certification as a Nature Healing Guide. Susan lives in Stevens Point with her husband and two children where fostering a connection to the natural world is part of their family fabric.

Anne Johnson, LCSW

Anne’s approach is one that integrates mind-body-spirit which utilizes and teaches healing techniques that help clients grow and gain confidence in their lives. With over 25 years of clinical experience gained from medical, mental health, and holistic practices, Anne uses an intentional blending of a psychotherapy foundation with techniques in therapeutic breathwork, energy healing, horticultural therapy and mindfulness to specifically compliment the needs of any individual.

Tim Dancing Redhawk, M.Div

Tim “Dancing Redhawk” is of Eastern Cherokee heritage, Bird Clan. He has obtained a Masters of Divinity and is ordained in ministry and certified in pastoral care. His Spiritual Leadership combines his Cherokee culture and heritage, his work with death and dying, grief and loss, pastoral care and years of ongoing study with Native American Medicine Elders to provide ceremonies for all occasions. He facilitates Drum Circles, shares in Story-Telling and Teaching workshops, and holds monthly and annual Sacred Ceremonies. He is the Director of Elawei Ama (Quiet Waters) Spiritual Resources and works as a Chaplain and spiritual caregiver to those who are crossing over in Hospice care.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.