Explore Life Coaching, Patti Phillips

Camp KidAgain:


July 26-29, 2018  Pinawa , MB

Playful Activities + Nurturing Environment + Reflection  = Re-Creation 

Spend four fun days and three relaxing nights renewing yourself and reconnecting with your playful side  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 activities will be our greatest teachers. Then we add just a hint of coaching by facilitating intention setting, group discussion, and reflective learning to ensure that the lessons learned find their way back into your regular life.

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The Camp KidAgain Retreat is designed to support you to express your playful 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 just have fun, do what brings you joy and connect with other playful women.
  • It’s a setting where you can fully immerse yourself in nature for healing, connecting and learning.

The Proposed Agenda

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • 1:30 pm Arrival
  • 2:00 – 4:30 Welcome, Intention Setting and group craft
  • 5:30 pm Supper
  • 7:30 pm  games and ice breaker activities    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Friday, July 27

  • 7:45 am            optional dog walk
  • 8:30 am           Breakfast and intention setting
  • 9:45 am           Field trip to the Old Pinawa Dam       OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Noon                Lunch
  • 1:30 pm           Tubing the Pinawa Channel
  • 4:30 pm           “Happy Hour” (not as you know it-this is time to share your happy moments of the day)
  • 6:00 pm           Supper
  • 7:30 pm           Pedal or Paddle option
  • 9:30 pm           Campfire and/or table games

Saturday, July 28

  • 7:45 am           optional dog walk
  • 8:30 am           Breakfast and intention setting
  • 9:45 am           Crafts
  • 11:00 am         Field trip – with a packed lunch
  • 4:30 pm           “Happy Hour” (not as you know it-this is time to share your happy moments of the day)
  • 6:00 pm           Supper
  • 7:30 pm           Pedal or Paddle option
  • 9:30 pm           Campfire and/or table games

Sunday, July 29

  • 7:45 am           optional dog walk
  • 8:30 am           Breakfast and intention setting
  • 9:45 am           “Create Your Own Adventure”
  • 11:30 am         time for packing
  • Noon                Lunch
  • 1:30 pm           Closing Ceremony
  • 2:30 pm          Departure

Here’s what the women who attended the 2017 summer’s version of Camp KidAgain Retreat had to say:

“It’s remarkable that Camp KidAgain was able to stir similar emotions I had experienced when I was a kid at camp so many years ago. It was a wonderful weekend! Thank you Patti and Amy :)”

“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!”

“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.”

“The Camp KidAgain experience was great for me.  As an adult and in a relationship, life can get mundane. This experience helped me find ways to just have fun. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate; a walk can be fun. We have forgotten the simple aspects of life that make us happy.  I so much enjoyed being around a group of women.  Patti and Amy made sure everyone was well taken care of and no one was left out of the group. There was something for everyone.”

“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 Do You Get?

Four Days Of Guided, Playful Activities

  • hiking
  • biking
  • group challenges
  • tubing the Pinawa Channel
  • relaxing
  • swimming
  • pickelball
  • paddling (kayaks, canoe, stand-up paddleboard)
  • campfires
  • field trips
  • nature bathing

* 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

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 (2 dogs and 1 cat)

Ready to be a kid again?

Regular Registration fee: $475         ***Early Bird Pricing  $450 if you register before June 15th, 2018
Registration deadline is July 20th.

Space is limited to 8 campers.

Payment in full is required to hold your spot. If you need a payment plan, you can break your payment up into smaller amounts, as long as all payments are completed by July 20.

The cancellation policy has been designed to be as compassionate as possible in case you have to change your plans. If you cancel your participation in the camp for any reason, the policy below will apply. As much as we wish we could refund all payments for unforeseen life events, we incur expenses to develop and offer these events and must cover our own costs.

If you cancel before July 1, you will be refunded the amount paid minus $200.

If you cancel between July 1 and and July 20, there is no refund but if there is a waiting list and we can fill your spot, you will be refunded the amount paid minus a $200 administration fee.

If you cancel after July 20, there is no refund or transfer.

If you’re interesting in attending, let’s connect first to answer any of your questions and sort out the best payment option for you.

Please contact me here.

About The Nurtured By Nature Retreat and Playhouse

Located just an hour from the perimeter of Winnipeg and on the doorstep of the Whiteshell Provincial Park lies the beautiful community of Pinawa.

The retreat property sits on a large yard of mixed forest, with water views and easy lake access. The four seasonally decorated guestrooms have two beds for shared accommodations. Two well-sized bathrooms are shared by all guests and requires some cooperation to coordinate showers (there’s one shower).

The great room on the main floor has a wall of windows that overlooks the forest and lake beyond. Perfect for watching birds and the abundant deer. This is where we gather for group sessions and quiet reflection.

The large kitchen has its own special vibe with bright, large windows on both sides of the room to let nature flow in. Feel free to gather around the huge island and chat with the cook, stir a pot, or ask a question.

There are lots of opportunities to escape to the great outdoors, either to the large screen room (sorry, as perfect as it is here, we haven’t eliminated mosquitos and other bugs), the large water facing deck, the forest hammocks, and the sun-drenched front porch.

Take a few more steps away from the house and wander through our “Wonder Woods” (look for the wonder boxes hanging from the trees). Soon you’ll reach the Trans Canada Trail for a walk, run or bike ride along the river’s edge. Launch a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board from our “backyard” dock and in minutes you’re completely immersed in water heaven. Take your yoga mat and do a sun salutation on Canadian Shield rock.

The resident dogs, Chobe and Clover, bring nature indoors, sometimes right onto your lap. The cat, Sedona, will do her best to keep herself invisible while on your visit, but don’t be alarmed if you see a tailless cat out of the corner of your eye…you aren’t seeing things.

With all the amenities of a community that gives you a feeling of comfort, security, and safety, (including a hospital, grocery store, gas station, bank, library, tennis courts, golf course, art gallery) it’s hard to believe a fulfilling natural and spiritual experience is possible so close to the city. But that’s the gift of Pinawa…it truly is the best of both worlds.

“stay close to journey far.”


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