Organic Farm-to-Table Meals, Glamping/Camping, Natural Building, Wildlife Tracking, Culinary Exploration Activities, Wildcrafting, Morning Yoga + Meditation + Tai Chi, Pond Swimming+ Ziplining + Watersliding, Teambuilding Games, Guide Groups, Camp Pantry, Talent Show + Dance Party, Arts & Crafts, Cannabis as Medicine Workshops, & Much More!


Since founding the Solar Living Institute 21 years ago John Schaeffer has dreamed of hosting a multi-day event that brings people together to unplug, connect with nature, and be inspired at the otherworldly Solar Living Center.  With a long history of educating people from around the world to live life more sustainably we have created Camp Back to Your Roots, an adult summer camp.

At Camp Back to Your Roots we are building a community of curious, like-minded people that find common ground as nature lovers and adventure seekers. We love to explore, have fun, and enjoy the good life (by the good life we mean connect regularly with nature, eat well, and share amazing experiences with great people).

Camp is our time to step away from the rhythms of our daily routines and come together to unplug, be inspired, and learn new things. We ditch our cell phones, computers, tablets, and timepieces and engage in a wide variety of activities that bring balance, connectivity, and creativity into our everyday lives. While at camp we will bring intentionality to how we connect with nature, get down and dirty with sustainability, and leave with tangible goals as to how we can incorporate nature awareness, sustainability, and wellness practices into life back home.


By coming together with people from diverse backgrounds who share a desire to further explore their individual relationship to mother earth we will make magic happen. Add a thoughtfully crafted program that gives participants both structure and the ability to choose how you spend your time camp is a place where friendships are born, hearts and minds are nourished, and ideas are turned into action.

We are excited to invite you to join us in 2017 for our maiden voyage and look forward to building the Camp Back to Your Roots family together with you over the coming years!

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