Our Programs

Where 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

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

8 Sessions | Mornings | Afternoons | Aftercare

Starts May 31

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Spring Break

Join for the week or for individual days.

April 4 – April 7

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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
  • Swimmming
  • Farm Animals
  • Leatherwork
  • Medicine Pouches
  • Natural Art
  • Fairy/Gnome House Building
  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Felt Exploration
  • Herbalism
  • Empowerment tools
  • Connection to the natural world & to each other

Farm Life

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. 

The Pool

Everyone’s favorite summertime activity! In the afternoons we take a dip in the private pool that is located at Camp. This is a great way for us to cool off in the afternoons and always refreshes everyone! To ensure safety, we provide a lifeguard who oversees our time spent at the pool.


Your children will get a chance to connect with one another in a safe container and learn the importance of listening to each other and themselves. We will explore self-responsibility and the power in our choices. We seek to build critical thinkers, forge strong friendships and a cultivate a culture of thoughtfulness and upliftment.

Nature-Inspired Art

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.