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2023 Inner Child Movement & Mindfulness Retreat
September 15-17, 2023
Keats Island, BC

Summer camp for adults!

 Set on the ocean on Keats Island, we have rented out the Keats Camp for our adult summer camp and opportunity to PLAY! 

This retreat includes all accommodations, meals, activities, and boat transfer from Horseshoe Bay directly to Keats Island. 

This retreat is for those 18+ on their birth certificate, but children at heart. 

Due to the therapeutic nature of this retreat, this retreat may be partially covered by extended health benefits where counselling by a Registered Social Worker is a benefit (to a maximum of $525) 

The details:
Set a short distance away from Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, Keats Island is a beautiful island getaway in Howe Sound, accessible only by boat. Included in your retreat registration is water taxi from Horseshoe Bay. We have rented the Pilot House Cabins at this beautiful camp, and plant based meals are prepared by the Red Seal Keats Camp chef. 

Sample Itinerary (subject to change as we solidify more activities and offerings!) 

Friday September 15, 2023
12:30 pm – Arrive at Horseshoe Bay
1:00 pm – Departure from Horseshoe Bay via water taxi
2:15 pm – Arrival at Keats Island, check in, free time to explore
5:30 pm – Welcome Party and Dinner
7:00 pm – Choice of evening activities (restorative yoga/yoga nidra, campfire, night hike, cacao ceremony) 

Saturday September 16, 2023
7:00 am – Choice of morning activities (yoga, cold plunging, breathwork) 
8:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Choice of movement based camp games (basketball, volleyball, frisbee golf, playful yoga, scavenger hunt, capture the flag) 
12:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Creative time! Choice of creative outlet (tie dye, rock painting, arts & crafts, friendship bracelet making, etc.) 
3:30 pm – Free time to explore the island, or stay in your creative zone!
5:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Choice of evening activities (restorative yoga/yoga nidra, campfire, night hike, cacao ceremony) 

Sunday September 17, 2023
7:30 am –
Choice of morning activities (yoga, cold plunging, breathwork) 
8:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – PLAY, connect, photos. 
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Departure by watertaxi back to Horseshoe Bay
2:15 pm – Arrival back at Horseshoe Bay

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Your registration includes: transportation from Horseshoe Bay, accommodations, meals, and all activities! $599 plus GST

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Can I book alone? 
Absolutely! Accommodations will be shared cabins of 6 bunk beds (12 beds) and we hope you will be leaving with new friends. 

What if I don’t have any experience with the activities offered? 
No problem! All our offerings are accessible to everyBODY and completely optional. Our intention is to provide plenty of choice for participants to choose activities that serve their intention!

What are the accommodations like? 
We have rented the Pilot House Cabins at Keats Camp. These cabins have 6 bunks (12 beds) and a bathroom in each cabin. Participants do need to bring their own bedding. 

What time is arrival/departure?
There is a water taxi departing Horseshoe Bay at 1:30 pm on September 15, 2023 included with your registration, however you are welcome to arrive on your own via BC Ferries if you require a separate arrival time. 
We depart Keats Island on September 17, 2023 at 1:30 pm and likewise, you can arrange your own transportation on BC Ferries for another time. Due to the nature of the private water taxi, we cannot accommodate late arrivals to Horseshoe Bay. 

Can I bring my child/pet?
This camp is for adults to nurture their inner child and such, is for ages 18+.  Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children or pets. 

Alcohol and drug use? 
We are not permitted to use alcohol or drugs at Keats Camp. There is a designated smoking area for those who smoke. 

Is there wifi?
Yes! Wifi is available for guests to use. 

Do you accommodate special diets?
Our menu will be fully plant based but please email dawn@rvnwellness.com with any additional restrictions to ensure you can be accommodated.

What is not included?
– transportation to Horseshoe Bay (carpooling is encouraged!)
– parking at Horseshoe Bay (there is a direct bus from downtown if you prefer transit) 
– any specific requests for snacks 

What is your refund policy?
Cancellations received prior to August 8, 2023 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations between August 8, 2023 and September 1, 2023 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after September 1, 2023 are not eligible for refund, however your spot is fully transferable and you are welcome to gift/sell to someone else (just let us know so they can sign the waivers!)

How does coverage with extended health plans work? Do you bill directly?
Unfortunately therapists cannot bill extended health plans directly. We do require you to pay upfront and then you will receive receipts following the retreat which you can submit. If you have counselling by an RSW (not RCC or any other designation, only RSW) you may have up to $175/day covered by your insurance company. We cannot issue receipts for more than $175 as this is the cost for one session of therapy which is the value of each of the retreat. You can direct any further questions about insurance coverage to your extended health provider. 


Meet your Hosts:

Dawn Slykhuis, MSW, RSW, ERYT-200

Dawn Slykhuis, MSW, RSW, YTT-200, owner of RVN Wellness is a therapist and yoga instructor. Dawn believes it is our vulnerability that connects us as humans, making her classes suitable for all levels, including anyone who has never done yoga before. Dawn's therapy practice and yoga teachings are grounded in the principles of ahimsa (non violence) towards ourselves, and towards our outside world and incorporates knowledge from yoga philosophy, plant medicine, and clinical Social Work. When not practicing yoga, as a world traveler, she is known to jump on a plane with little notice, or can be found practicing gratitude for where she lives while enjoying a vegan donut with her rescue dog near the mountains or the ocean.


MILENA VELA CANTA specializes in personal and professional development through Breathwork and mindful movement. She is the proud owner of Vela Academy and serves the community as a Breathwork Facilitator, Dance & Yoga instructor. Her purpose is fuelled by witnessing people step into their power and courageously discover the joy and freedom life has to offer. Her passion is helping people reclaim their authenticity by using Breathwork and Movement to uncover their core values and beliefs.

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