Our ProgramsWhere we empower children to shine brightly in the world.
Camp SHINE offers various fun, nature inspired youth empowerment camps throughout the year! We are a mind, body, spirit retreat for kids located in the beautiful and abundant hills of the East Bay.
Explore our Offerings
Junior Camp Counselor
Leadership Circle for Camp SHINE Counselors.
February – May
This program is filled.
What to Expect in Our Programs
The Camp SHINE programs may include, but are not limited to:
- Horse Riding
- Farm Animals
- Medicine Pouches
- Natural Art
- Fairy/Gnome House Building
- Felt Exploration
- Empowerment tools
- Connection to the natural world & to each other
Located in the hills of Martinez, CA, we enjoy farm life with chickens, mini ponies, horses, and a bunny! It is not uncommon for the children to enjoy art or chat with a chicken tucked under their arm. We collect eggs, groom ponies, and feed the animals. The children LOVE spending time on the farm!
Herbs & Holistic Health
We teach children the power of plants! At Camp SHINE, we are bringing back the tradition of holistic health by educating our youth on how to use herbs and their unique properties to support our bodies. This program is mainly taught by guest teacher Andrea Telfer Karbo FNP, a functional practitioner and founder of The Remedy.
Horsemanship & Riding
Through working with horses, children experience being calm and confident leaders. They discover reading the language of a horse and how to be aware of their surroundings, a huge life skill! They also learn to groom, tend, and ride our two horses, Marty and Piper.
These are not your typical “kid art” projects. They will use high quality, natural products to create works of art that are inspiring and beautiful. They will whittle walking sticks, sand, assemble and paint bird houses, create pottery, do natural dying and so much more! We often bring in the expert in their field to teach the children a new skillset they can enjoy for years to come.