Rhythms of Nature: A Teen & Family Journey

Three Rivers, CA 93271, USA

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Jul 17 - 23, 2022
Group size: 12 - 22
Rhythms of Nature: A Teen & Family Journey
Three Rivers, CA 93271, USA


$NaN
Jul 17 - 23, 2022
Group size: 12 - 22

About this trip

7-day, 6-night all-inclusive Wellness Retreat for kids ages 11 and up, and the adults who cherish them - parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles - all are welcome!


Are you feeling disconnected from your teen or preteen in this busy, modern life? This is a time for reconnecting. With each other, with nature, and with your senses of exploration, play, and wonder.


Prepare to be challenged and pampered!  At your disposal all week are our on-site Wellness Guide, our CEO and Founder, and our Experience Concierge.  You, parents, get to play and grow right along with your teens -- no meal planning, no itinerary-building ... just jump in and enjoy!


Tap into the soothing rhythms of nature as your family plays together in the Kaweah River, journeys into Sequoia National Park to see the Big Trees, gathers around the campfire for s'mores, and more. Learn about the history of this beautiful locale, and meet some of the people keeping its legacies alive.


This trip includes guided meditations and wellness activities, as well as lots of free time to explore and relax in California's beautiful Sierra foothills. This is a self-drive adventure, allowing family bonding to continue even during the drive-times throughout Sequoia National Park and its environs.


Parents, this is your chance to unwind along with your kids. We've got all the details covered!

Step outside of your average tourist trip, and join us as we redefine travel into a deeper, more connected, more refreshing experience.

Program

Theme: To experience how we are all connected and find peace, joy, and fulfillment in the simplicity of life.


Connect to Self

  • Guided meditations
  • Mandalas
  • Other art-making activities
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Connect to Family

  • Hikes, swimming
  • Cooking, campfires
  • Activities
  • Free time
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Connect to Nature

  • Free time
  • Forest bathing
  • Hikes, swimming
  • Cooking
  • Art-making
  • Native American Thanksgiving Address
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Connect to Others

  • Cooking activities
  • Local artists, historians, and residents
  • Campfires
  • Half-day service project in Sequoia National Park

Aim: To create new rhythms for families that they can take home and integrate into their everyday lives.

Accommodation

Each of our suites can accommodate varying family sizes, with rates starting at $2395 per person for our largest suite (at a 6-person capacity).


Nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras at the base of Sequoia National Park, this riverfront retreat property boasts a stunning resort-like setting. Swim and fish in the Kaweah River, right in your own backyard.   Develop your personal practice in the yoga pagoda (instructor not on site, but available should there be enough interest).  Unwind in the hot tub and detox in the infrared sauna on the river.


Enjoy plenty of outdoor fun with a game area and exercise equipment, as well as multiple BBQs - including a BBQ reserved exclusively for vegans. Lounge down by the river or meditate amongst the trees in the hammock and outdoor seating areas.


Art from around the world is featured throughout this ideal resort oasis on the Kaweah River. 


Luxury amenities include:


Expansive living room with river views of waterfall rapids, and rear landscaped area. The shared living room features vaulted tongue and groove wood ceilings and hosts a regulation-size pool table, sunny reading window seating, piano, comfortable leather conversation seats, and a large two-sided fireplace clad in an exquisite sculpted ceramic mountain scenery. Separate casual TV room with comfortable sectional for relaxing large features large Bali wood wall art piece.

The floor plan flows to patio seating overlooking the hot tub, sandy beach, and river. The outdoor patio includes exercise and weight training equipment along with a variety of games - basketball, foosball, ping pong, and more.


Your family will enjoy the rare sandy beach, and great river swimming spot.  Nibble from the organic garden near the river - it is there for your pleasure. Organic soil has been brought in, along with seasonal organic vegetables planted.

Food

All meals included -- explore the region with your tastebuds!  


In our efforts toward sustainable travel, we work hard to source all of our food locally whenever possible.  Enjoy produce from local farms as well as your own on-site organic garden, and travel with your tastebuds as you enjoy meals prepared by local small businesses.  Adults will also enjoy an evening of California wine tasting.  


We will also enjoy preparing food together as a group, taking turns creating salads from the organic garden, manning the grill, and exploring our culinary creativity.


Please do let us know of any food allergies upon registration.

Wellness Benefits

Experience a reconnection with one another and find peace, joy, and fulfillment in the simplicity of life, inspired by nature.

  • Teens and their parents will develop mindfulness habits to take home with them.
  • The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
  • Drop out of “normal life” for a period - unwind and recharge
  • A place where you can care for yourselves and each other without distractions
  • An introduction to nature therapy, with tips on how to incorporate it into daily life.
  • Recharge your relationship with your teens / pre-teens, bonding through play, teen-friendly meditation, and a shared exploration experience.

How to Get There

This is a self-drive retreat. You will need your own car (or a rental, of course) so that you can drive up into Sequoia National Park as a family for some of our activities. With the purchase of this retreat, we offer you a complimentary America The Beautiful Annual Pass, to be used for entrance into any US National Park for one year.

We recommend flying into Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), as it is only about an hour and fifteen-minute drive from our retreat location.  Alternatively, we are approximately 3.5 hours from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and 4 hours from San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Responsible Travel

You can rest assured that Return Refreshed has engineered this retreat with the local ecology and community in mind.


We work with locally-owned or locally-managed businesses, we source our food locally whenever possible, and we as a group will be contributing to the natural environment during a half-day volunteer time together in Sequoia National Park.


We will also be offering the opportunity to contribute financially to a local community development project - more info to come!

Vaccination Not Required

We do not require our guests to be vaccinated.


Return Refreshed is committed to respecting our guests' freedom of choice when it comes to caring for their own health. We expect all guests to follow common-sense practices for illness prevention, including but not limited to frequent hand-washing, covering of mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and internal immune-boosting practices of your choice.  Our accommodation partners follow best practices for hygiene within the hospitality industry.


When outside of our group property, local COVID guidelines will be followed (should they vary from the above). 


Please keep this policy in mind as you consider joining this Family Journey.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Riverfront Luxury Retreat Center (See suite photos below.)
  • Food
    A new twist on a local food tour: Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, & Dinners, sourced from local farms and businesses, served primarily at our property away from tourist crowds
  • On-Site Wellness Guide
    Family wellness guide specializing in parents & teens
  • Daily Meditations
    Teen- and Family-Friendly
  • Infrared Sauna
    Explore the many benefits of infrared therapy! Better sleep. Relaxation. Detoxification. Weight loss. Sore muscle and joint pain relief. Clear and tighter skin. Improved circulation.
  • Nature Walks & Hikes
    Guided & Self-guided, focusing on the physical and mental healing elements of nature
  • National Parks Pass
    One American the Beautiful Annual Pass per family, valid for all US National Parks for one year
  • Excursions & Activities
    Enjoy wellness and exploration activities at our property, in Sequoia National Park, and in the Sierra foothills
  • Wine tasting
    We will enjoy a wine tasting (for adults only!) and private dining experience at Three Rivers' iconic Totem Market & Gifts
  • Water, Tea, Coffee
    Available throughout the day
  • Parking
  • Flights
  • Ground Transportation
  • Travel Insurance
    We recommend purchasing travel insurance, and will send you an easy link after registration for this journey.
  • Adult Beverages
    With the exception of our wine tasting event (for adults only).

Available Packages

Caprice Suite: Six-Person Capacity
Available until June 17, 20226 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR SIX PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for four or five people in the Mystere Suite, please book under quad or five-person occupancy.)


2 Queen beds and two single rollaway beds. Private entrance through french doors. Ensuite full private bathroom.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,395
Deposit: $400
Caprice Suite: Five-Person Capacity
Available until June 17, 20225 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR FIVE PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for four or six people in the Mystere Suite, please book under quad or six-person occupancy.)


2 Queen beds and a single rollaway bed. Private entrance through french doors. Ensuite full private bathroom.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,595
Deposit: $400
Sequoia Suite: Quad Occupancy
Available until June 17, 20224 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR FOUR PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for three people in the Sequoia Suite, please book under triple occupancy.)


The Sequoia Suite features a queen bed and bunk beds. Ensuite full private bathroom featuring a spacious walk in shower with double rain heads, 2 sinks and European water closet. Private entrance through french doors, and open onto river views and patio dining.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,595
Deposit: $400
Mystere Suite: Quad Occupancy
Available until June 17, 20224 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR FOUR PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for two or three people in the Mystere Suite, please book under double or triple occupancy.)


The Mystere suite features a king bed, two single rollaway beds, smart tv, ensuite bathroom, private office space with desk as well as sliding doors to an outdoor area.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,595
Deposit: $400
Dream Catcher Guesthouse: Quad Capacity
Available until June 17, 20224 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR FOUR PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  


Guesthouse "Dream Catcher": Features a private balcony with river views and outdoor seating for 4.


1st Bedroom "Dream Catcher" - King bed and balcony.  


2nd Bedroom "Dream Catcher 2" - Queen bed with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, and desk/dining table.  Ensuite bathroom is available for the 1st bedroom through the 2nd bedroom.


Must be able to climb stairs to access this suite.


All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,595
Deposit: $400
Caprice Suite: Quad Occupancy
Available until June 17, 20224 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR FOUR PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for five or six people in the Mystere Suite, please book under five-person or six-person occupancy.)


2 Queen beds. Private entrance through french doors. Ensuite full private bathroom.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,695
Deposit: $400
Raj Suite: Quad Occupancy
Available until June 17, 20224 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR FOUR PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for 2 or 3 people in the Raj Suite, please book under double or triple occupancy.)


The best suite in the house!  Walk-out riverview king suite with two single rollaway cots.  Steam shower & soaker tub.  


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,795
Deposit: $400
Sequoia Suite: Triple Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 3 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR THREE PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for four people in the Sequoia Suite, please book under quad occupancy.)


The Sequoia Suite features a queen bed and bunk beds. Ensuite full private bathroom featuring a spacious walk in shower with double rain heads, 2 sinks and European water closet. Private entrance through french doors, and open onto river views and patio dining.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,895
Deposit: $400
Mystere Suite: Triple Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 3 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR THREE PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for two or four people in the Mystere Suite, please book under double or quad occupancy.)


The Mystere suite features a king bed, single rollaway bed, smart tv, ensuite bathroom, private office space with desk as well as sliding doors to an outdoor area. 


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,895
Deposit: $400
Zen Suite: Double Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 2 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR TWO PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for 1 person in the Zen Suite, please book under single occupancy.)


Queen bed, full guest bathroom with direct access from bedroom.  


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,895
Deposit: $400
Mystere Suite: Double Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 2 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR TWO PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for more than 2 people in the Mystere Suite, please book under triple or quad occupancy.)


The Mystere suite features a king bed, smart tv, ensuite bathroom, private office space with desk as well as sliding doors to an outdoor area.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,995
Deposit: $400
Raj Suite: Triple Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 3 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR THREE PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for 2 or 4 people in the Raj Suite, please book under double or quad occupancy.)


The best suite in the house!  Walk-out riverview king suite with one single rollaway cot.  Steam shower & soaker tub.  


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$2,995
Deposit: $400
Raj Suite: Double Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 2 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR TWO PEOPLE SHARING THIS SUITE.  (If booking for 3-4 people in the Raj Suite, please book under triple or quad occupancy.)


The best suite in the house!  Walk-out riverview king suite with steam shower and soaker tub.


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$3,195
Deposit: $400
Zen Suite: Single Occupancy
Available until June 17, 2022only 1 left

PER PERSON PRICING.  MUST BOOK FOR ONE PERSON IN THIS SUITE.  (If booking for 2 people in the Zen Suite, please book under double occupancy.)


Queen bed, full guest bathroom with direct access from bedroom.  


Mini-fridge and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

$3,575
Deposit: $400
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Itinerary

Raj Suite
Two to Four Guests

The best suite in the house!  Ensuite full private bathroom sanctuary offers a steam room shower and jet bathtub.  French doors open to a semi-private outdoor seating with a view of the Kaweah River and our organic garden.


Refrigerator and coffee in room.  All suites are private and lockable.  

Your Organizer


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Return Refreshed
We provide small-group, luxury multi-day wellness tours all over the world - a perfect blend of authentic exploration and lasting rejuvenation. Our Core Values are Delight, Discover, Rejuvenate. As our guest, you will re-ignite your delight in your own life journey, discover new wellness practices culturally-specific to the destination, and return fully rejuvenated, with newfound strength, joy, and curiosity for the “everyday”.