Experience your connection to nature and your own humanity.

Being in Nature

October 21 – October 23, 2022 | Camp Tecumseh, New Jersey

“And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

Most of us frequently lose our connection to our natural being and do not smell the air or feel the ground beneath our feet. Our days are invested in our computers, smartphones, “to-do” lists and worries about the future or regrets about the past. But this moment is where your life is taking place. And the moment is magic if you are here to experience it.

In this residential retreat, award-winning authors and international seminar leaders Ariel & Shya Kane invite you to re-engage with the natural order of things, with the cycle of life. A rejuvenating weekend for mind, body and spirit, Being in Nature takes place at Camp Tecumseh – a rustic facility located on nearly 400 acres of rolling hills in rural Pittstown, New Jersey. Surrounded by lakes, woods and vivid autumn colors, the serene environment is the perfect place to experience harmony within yourself and the world around you.

Tuition includes meals, rooming (double occupancy/multiple occupancy), and shared bath.

In this seminar, you will

  • Unplug from everyday pressures and reconnect with the beauty of nature
  • Rekindle your sense of wonder and delight
  • Rejuvenate your spirit and recharge your “battery”
  • Enjoy freedom from stress, worry and anxiety
  • Strengthen your ability to be present and effective, regardless of the circumstances
  • Discover practical tools for having everyday well-being

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for this course in case of medical emergency or unexpected airline delays. Here are two travel insurance companies our course participants have used:

Travel / Directions

Approximate Travel Time to Major Airports:

  • Newark International Airport (Newark, NJ): 1 – 1.5 hours
  • JFK International Airport (Queens, NY):  2 – 2.5 hours
  • LaGuardia Airport (Queens, NY): 2 – 2.5 hours

Travel times can vary greatly and are subject to Friday night traffic departing the city and a large amount of cars returning on Sunday night as early November is the height of the leaf-viewing season in New Jersey. Plan accordingly. Also, if needed, include extra time for pickup/return of rental car.


  • By Bus: Transbridge Lines / Allentown Bus Line (then car service/arrange pick up by a friend) 
    • From: Port Authority Bus Terminal / To: Clinton, NJ Park & Ride:
      • 2:30pm departure, 3:30pm arrival
      • 3:00pm departure, 4:05pm arrival
    • From: Newark Airport / To: Clinton, NJ Park & Ride:
      • 2:30pm departure, 3:20pm arrival
    • Clinton, NJ Park & Ride bus stop is approximately a 15 minute drive to/from Camp Tecumseh. Rides to Camp Tecumseh may be arranged through Uber, Lyft or fellow participants. .
    • Occasionally Transbridge updates their Bus times during the year. We will periodically check with them and update this site if we get new times. Transbridge website.
  • By Car: Use Google Maps for directions. Be sure to plan extra time to accommodate for Friday night leaving the city traffic!

Heading Home After Your Course:

  • By Bus: Transbridge Lines / Allentown Bus Line (then car service/arrange pick up by a friend)
    • If using Lyft or Uber arrange pick up for 6:30pm. Please schedule rides in advance.
    • Depart: Clinton, NJ Park & Ride / Destination: Port Authority Bus Terminal:
      • 7:15pm departure, 8:30pm arrival

What to Bring

Attire: Weather in this area can be viewed here. Check the weather and dress appropriately for time spent outdoors, as well as indoors. Please include walking shoes.

All accommodations include shared bath, so plan ahead for moving between your room and the bathrooms/showers (toiletries, slippers, robes, etc.).


Being in Nature

Oct. 21 – 23, 2022 | Camp Tecumseh, NJ

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