Mindful Family Camp Retreat


Elisha Goldstein, Stefanie Goldstein

July 9-14, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$435 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Give yourself the gift of a unique family getaway that creates connections and memories you can cherish for years.

Families today are under more pressure and experience more stress than ever before. Between the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, family relationships, and the constant growing demands of technology, everyone can be left feeling stressed, anxious, irritable, and disconnected.

This is a unique opportunity to get away from all of those stressors, unplug from the daily busy-ness, and connect as a family in an intentional, mindful way. In this retreat, you will enjoy daily yoga and mindfulness meditation as well as fun activities such as hiking, a beach trip, cooking, arts and crafts, games, and plenty of free to time to rest and relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Join Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein—clinical psychologists, internationally renowned mindfulness teachers, and parents to three boys—for this adventure-filled mindfulness and yoga retreat for families with children ages 8–18 and experience:

Ways to slow down and connect with yourself and each other

Approaches for greater calm, contentment, and peace in yourself and in your home

The pillars of compassion, altruism, and generosity by participating in a community service project together.

Give your family the precious opportunity to play, learn, create new memories, and deepen your connection with mindfulness together and in community with other families.

Faculty Bio

Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein is a clinical psychologist and cofounder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles.

An author and speaker who synthesizes essential concepts from traditional psychotherapy with mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing, Dr. Goldstein designed the breakthrough program Mindfulness at Work for eMindful.com, which has been recognized by the National Business Group on Health for its success with stress management. He also codeveloped CALM (Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness) with his wife Stefanie Goldstein, PhD.

His unique ability to make complex concepts simple has led to speaking engagements nationally and internationally for mental-health professionals, educators, business leaders, and lay audiences. He has spoken at the UCLA Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference; Psychotherapy Networker; FACES Conferences; Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC); and many others.

Dr. Goldstein is the author of Uncovering Happiness, The Now Effect, and Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler, as well as coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and MBSR Everyday.

Stefanie Goldstein

Stefanie Goldstein is a licensed clinical psychologist, director and cofounder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, California, and cocreator of the widely popular teen program CALM: Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness, which has been featured on Good Morning America.

Dr. Goldstein believes therapy involves all aspects of the self, including the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual. She specializes in integrating mindfulness when working with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. She utilizes an integrative approach drawing from psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and somatic psychology.

As a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher with several trainings in integrative psychology, trauma, and addiction recovery, Dr. Goldstein provides trainings and clinical supervision to therapy interns and has spoken and given trainings at several prestigious universities, associations, and centers.

She published a peer-reviewed article, The Exploration of Spirituality and Identity Status in Adolescence, as well as numerous articles in Mindful, and is coauthor of the CD Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention.


Why Attend

  • Spend quality, fun time together as a family, with the benefit of expanding your family’s capacity for authentic connection, compassion, and mindfulness.

  • Expand your toolkit and ideas for cultivating a more peaceful, playful, and supportive environment at home.

  • Give yourself a break from your usual environment and habits and connect with like-minded families in a gorgeous, natural setting.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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