A mindful summer camp-like experience guiding women to re-connect with  joy through play, nature and friendship.


If you're a woman somewhere in the middle of your life, chances are you're experiencing at least one (but likely more) significant life transitions.

  • kids leaving home

  • job change or retirement

  • change in or loss of relationships

  • changes in your body

  • caring for aging parents

Along with these changes, you may notice a disconnection from yourself, from your joy, from the things that really matter to you, from your dreams for the future.  You may hear a quiet voice that calls you to pay attention and take time to reconnect.






Playful Activities + Nature + Community + Sharing Circle Discussions +

Nurturing Environment  = Re-Connection 

Spend five  mindfully guided days and easeful nights renewing yourself and reconnecting with your authentic self at the Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse in beautiful Pinawa Manitoba along the shore of the Winnipeg River.

It's no fun feeling stuck with the responsibilities of always having to act like an adult, in a pattern of doing the same old "supposed-to" things that do little to make your soul smile. 

Our Camp KidAgain Retreat is intended to find the just right middle ground between the freedom of childhood  and mindful, guided growth that comes with the wisdom of midlife. We trust that play and nature therapy walks will be our greatest teachers. Then we add group life coaching facilitated intention setting, circle sharing, and reflection to ensure that the lessons learned find their way back into your regular life.


The Camp KidAgain Retreat is designed to support you to express your child-like spirit and nourish your body and soul.

  • It's a space to let go of adult responsibilities and self-judgement.

  • It's an opportunity to remind yourself just how brave and resilient you are.

  • It's the chance to have fun, do what brings you joy and connect with your authentic self.

  • It's a setting where you can fully immerse yourself in nature for healing, connecting and learning.

  • It bring together other like-spirited women who are committed to personal growth, emotional healing and self discovery.

Sample 5 Day Agenda


  •  Arrival 10 am - 11 am

  • Tour, introductions and orientation

  • Noon - Lunch

  • Afternoon -  Intention Setting Session

  • Walking tour of town

  •  6:00 pm Supper

  • Evening Group activity    



  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and group discussion

  • Morning           Introduction to Nature Therapy        

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon       Field trip to Whitemounth Falls Provincial Park

  • 4:30 pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           Pedal or Paddle option

  •                          Campfire and/or table games


  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and group discussion

  • Morning           Nature Connection and Crafts

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon        Pedal or Paddle option

  • 4:30  pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           Campfire and/or table games



  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and group discussion

  • Morning           Nature Connection and hike

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon       Tubing the Pinawa Channel

  • 4:30 pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           Field Trip to Old Pinawa Dam

  •                          Campfire and/or table game



  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and group Discussion

  • Morning           “Create Your Own Adventure”

  •                            time for packing

  • Noon                Lunch

  • 1:00 pm           Closing Ceremony (including final Nature Connection)

  • 3:00 pm          Departure



Wendy F.

At Camp KidAgain I got to do all the things I wanted to do and met some really great women. I got away without it costing me a fortune and the location was nice and close to Winnipeg. It was a nice relaxing experience with fun activities that I had been neglecting because of my other commitments. I especially appreciated being taken care of. That was a well needed treat!

Suzanne J.

I wanted to have fun doing things that I haven't done in a long time or had never tried before. Camp KidAgain provided me with the opportunity to be active and do some creative things with a completely clear head and just be present in the moment. The camp was a nice balance between fun, challenging and creative.

Joanne K.

The joy that came from hiking, painting, campfires, and tubing made me more mindful of the value of play and I’m committed to making it a part of my daily life with a fresh confidence in my ability to try new things. I made new friends and the “campers” are staying in touch and enjoying supporting each other beyond our retreat experience.

My advice to any woman who is looking for a safe space to just “BE”, without the daily obligations of being an adult, is to go to Camp KidAgain. Patti and Amy were dedicated to ensuring that all needs, big and small, were exquisitely attended to throughout Camp KidAgain. It’s a gift of self care you deserve. It will nurture every part of you.

Karen B.

For me, this opportunity of Camp KidAgain was about taking time for myself and letting myself be challenged by new opportunities and connecting with other women with similar interests.  The setting in Pinawa, the range of different activities, and the lodging created the perfect place to relax, get away and truly be a kid again!

What's Included

Activity Options

  • Nature Connection facilitated by Patti Phillips -Certified Nature Therapy Guide

  • hiking

  • biking

  • crafting

  • group challenges

  • tubing the Pinawa Channel

  • relaxing

  • swimming

  • pickelball

  • paddling (kayaks, canoe, stand-up paddleboard)

  • campfires

  • field trips

All activities will be led by your co-hosts, Amy and Patti, who will share their love of the outdoors and knowledge of the local area.

Patti is a certified life re-creation coach, certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and Manitoba's first Certified Nature Therapy Guide.

Learn more about your guides here.

Home-Style Accommodations and Meals

  • beautiful natural setting of Pinawa; only a one hour drive from Winnipeg

  • shared bedroom with only one other person in hotel quality twin beds (linens and towels supplied)

  • indoor and outdoor shared spaces

  • indoor and outdoor quiet spaces

  • access to library filled with personal growth books

  • healthy, whole food, home cooked meals (no frozen lasagnas or french fries)

  • wifi free zone

  • resident pets (dog and cat)

Ready to be a kid again?

This all -inclusive retreat is priced at $250/day.

The pricing breakdown.

  • private bedroom and shared bathrooms - $80

  • full access to house and amenities; living room; screenroom; library; two decks, hammocks, bikes, watercrafts, games - $50

  • whole food home cooked meals and snacks - $40

  • guided play activities; facilitated discussions and "workshops"; guided nature therapy walk - $100

  • joining with a like-minded, like spirited, mindful community of women - PRICELESS

  • BONUS: pre-retreat 1-on-1 30 minute session with Patti to explore retreat intentions

Space is limited to 4 campers due to COVID. Single rooms only. By application to make sure Camp KidAgain is right for you.

Questions?    Contact patti@explorelifecoaching.ca