Summer camp isn’t just for kids. The Franciscan Spirituality Center will present two week-long summer camps for adults. Each session includes evening-only presentations that are also open to busy adults who cannot attend the full camp.
Put Your Whole Self In! Mind-Body-Spirit Meets Earth-Water-Fire-Air will take place June 19-23. “The program aims to explore our five senses and take in the world around us,” said FSC program coordinator Melinda Pupillo. The camp will include time during the day to hike, be creative, enjoy quiet and rest and canoe (optional). One of the evenings will include a campfire to roast marshmallows. Evening presentations include Mindfulness Foundations with Greg Lovell on June 19; Devotion Through Body Awareness with Cynthia (Sam) Licht, a massage therapist and yoga instructor who started her career as a competitive powerlifter; and a viewing and discussion of the film “Everything is Spiritual” by Rob Bell. Evening programs take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost $10 each.
Eco-Love: Nurturing Your Human Nature with Creation will take place Aug. 7-11. The program allows participants to explore the created world around them and examine their role as part of it. Pupillo and Lucy Slinger from the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration will lead the week of hiking, canoeing, gardening and reflection. A closing bonfire is planned. Evening presentations, which take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost $10 each, include a showing and discussion of the film “I Am” on Aug. 7 and a talk on Theology for Ecology with a brief look at Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” on Aug. 9.
Both camps start at 1 p.m. Monday and continue until 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $375 for a full retreat, which includes meals, four nights’ stay and all program materials; or $250 for commuters (includes lunches, dinners and all program materials).
For more information and to register, call 608-791-5295 or go to www.fscenter.org.