Nature Camps

for Adults

Week-long and Long Weekend Programs

At Blue Forest
on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada

Enjoy a fun & uplifting nature escape 

  • Camp 100 meters from the ocean
  • Explore our 100 acre property with 2 km of shoreline
  • Enjoy private moments on one of our five islands, all the while
  • Meet new friends
  • Learn about wild herbs and herbal healing

Limited spots available for these magical retreats

4 dates available

Have you ever wished there was summer camp for grown ups?


There is! Bloom's Nature Camps for Adults offer a week (or long weekend) on the beautiful Eastern Shore, where you can camp, hike, canoe, and meet the medicinal plants of Blue Forest.


Enjoy a relaxed pace of herbal and nature-inspired classes and activities complemented by free time to enjoy the oceanside retreat and surrounding area. Gather with other herb and nature enthusiasts for experiential learning and engage in the simple pleasures of camp life - swimming, hikes, games, stories, camp fires, star-gazing and herbal cocktails.

Included Workshops & Activities

(facilitated by herbalist Savayda Jarone 

and guest teachers)


All of the activities are included in both week-end and week-long camps, except a few which we won’t have time for in the weekend camps, these are marked with ** We may offer these as stand-alone classes throughout the summer.

  • wild and cultivated herbs, seaweeds, lichens
  • medicine making - tinctures, vinegars, infused oils, salves, ** flower remedies
  • happy hour - non-alcoholic herbal cocktails
  • herbal first aid
  • dreams and herbal magic
  • all-natural herbal facial
  • **cold water therapy/breathwork, **nature art, forest bathing, wild food foraging


Special highlights

  • Seaweed Sundays ~ on the Sunday of each camp (or on another day based on weather) paddle to nearby islands for a day of ocean play, including snorkeling in the seaweed forest, seaweed foraging for food and medicine, seaweed inspired lunch
  • Herbal remedies to take home, prepared in class
  • Herbal booklet of notes and recipes

Dates


  • June 30 - July 3, long weekend
  • August 5 - August 11, week-long
  • September 2- September 5, long weekend

We were blessed to move to a gorgeous little piece of the Eastern Shore back in September of 2019, 45 minutes from Dartmouth.  We call our home Blue Forest, partially to reflect the surrounding woodsy landscape, ocean and sky.  

We have been busy creating the herbal teaching garden, veggie garden, and building infrastructure to host small groups for classes and retreats.

We are ready to welcome you for fun and uplifting herbal medicine and nature-inspired programs and look forward to sharing the healing and tranquility that come from nature immersion.

LOGISTICS


  • Location – English Point Rd., Head of Jeddore NS
  • Tent sleeping, ** upgrade option, see below
  • Outdoor community kitchen, fully equipped for preparing your own meals.  There is a Sobeys 5 minutes away and Uprooted Organic Market and Cafe 10 minutes away for groceries.
  • Outhouses and forest shower
  • Herbal teas, fresh from the garden, will be on tap all day
  • During your free time explore our 100-acre retreat site, with 5 km of hiking trails, through forest and along the ocean, with access to five islands (by foot at low tide, or by paddle), hammocks, swimming, herb gardens.
  • For an additional fee: canoe, kayak and bike rentals.


Dinners will be available for purchase, healthy, vegetarian sourced from our garden and locally $25 each 

Dinners will be preceeded by “herbal happy hour” non-alcoholic cocktails for everyone, a different flavour/recipe each night.

Local Interests


You can also enjoy the beauty and culture of the surrounding area:

  • You will be 20 minutes from a beach in either direction - Martinique (longest beach in NS) and Clam Harbour.
  • Railway Museum
  • Harbour Breezes Flower Garden, a hidden gem, tour the hillside flower garden, home to a stunning assortment of lilies, iris’s, roses, echinacea patch and so many other floral beauties, with an expansive view of Jeddore Harbour, 5 minutes from Blue Forest
  • Nature walks on the Musquodoboit Trailway

COST


Cost

$650 week-long camp (6 days and nights)

$350 long weekend camp (3 days and nights)

$50 friend discount if sharing the same campsite

One space is available at half price during each camp for accessibility for those with low-income; this will be in exchange for daily volunteer help. Check in with Savayda for details.


Dinners (6) – available for an additional fee of $25 each

healthy, vegetarian incl. salad, main, cookies


Accommodation upgrade

The boathouse is a quaint, two-level chalet on the ocean, with private deck and incredible sunset views over the harbour. Sleeps up to three people. No amenities inside – use outdoor shower, outhouse and community kitchen. $75 per night. First come, first serve.



REGISTRATION

Click Reserve Your Spot below and fill out the registration form. 

An invoice will be sent upon receipt of your registration, payment can be made by credit card or etransfer at which time your space will be booked.

Cancellation policy: $100 of the cost is reserved as a non-refundable registration fee; the remaining refund will be given up to one week before the camp.

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