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Camp Kidagain

a reconnection retreat for midlifing women

JULY 21-24, 2020 : Pinawa, MB

(with option to add days)


A mindful summer camp 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

  • retirement

  • loss of relationships

  • changes in your body

  • caring for aging parents

And within these changes, you may notice a restlessness that calls you to pay attention to the shift that is also going on within you; within your soul.






Playful Activities + Nature + Community + Circle Discussions  = Re-Connection 

Spend three  carefree days and relaxing nights renewing yourself and reconnecting with your authentic self at the Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse.

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 activities will be our greatest teachers. Then we add guided conversations for intention setting, consciousness raising, self reflection and to integrate the learning so 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 strong 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 and learning.

Sample Agenda

Tuesday, July 21

  •  Arrival by 11:00 am

  • Tour and introductions

  • Noon  - Lunch

  • Afternoon  

    • Group share - Intention setting and wishes

    • Town tour    (walking or bike)

  • 6:00 pm Supper

  • Group Share - Exploring Play


Wednesday, July 22

  • 8:30 am           Breakfast and check-in

  • Morning           Introduction to Nature Therapy        

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon       Tubing the Pinawa Channel

  • 4:30 pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           

    • Pedal or Paddle option

    • Group share around campfire and/or table games

Thursday, July 23

  • 8:30 am           Breakfast and check-in

  • Morning           Crafts and Guided Nature Therapy Walk

  • Afternoon        Field Trip

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           

    •   outdoor games or adventure                       

    • Group share around campfire and/or table games


Friday, July 24

  • 8:30 am           Breakfast and Check-in

  • Morning           Closing Ceremony

  • 11:am                Departure


The retreat will end Friday morning but you have the option to stay beyond Friday morning, until either Saturday or Sunday morning. Accommodations, meals and access to equipment will still be provided but you will be responsible for planning your own time.

Options include:

  • golfing at the Pinawa Golf Course (green fees range from $30-$42)

  • Pedal and Paddle Adventure

  • day trip to Whiteshell

  • others ideas can be provided

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

Three Days Of Guided Activities and Group Sharing

  • Nature Therapy walks

  • 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 therapeutic life 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

  • private, single room (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 (2 dogs and 1 cat)

Ready to be a kid again?

Registration by July 17
So the retreat cost will be $750,three days all-inclusive and additional days will be $150 each, for up to 3 more days. The additional days will basically be your accommodations, food, and access to "toys". There will be no guided programming from me (unless you want to add some one-on-one life coaching exploration conversations).


Regular Registration between June 25 and July 19

$745 for 3 days (Thursday to Sunday) OR  $1075 for 5 days   (Thursday to Tuesday)

Backcountry Women members will receive a 10% discount off of the registration fee.


Space is limited to 4 campers.


Questions? Want to chat about if Camp KidAgain is right for you? Contact

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