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Join us for the Rekindling Connection Gathering at Manitoulin Eco Park, an event designed to reignite your deep nature connection and strengthen your ties to the natural world.

Welcoming both experienced nature enthusiasts and those taking their first steps on this transformative journey. A gathering of friends from far and wide, coming together in nature to resource, regenerate, and reignite our nature mentorship community. Enrich and inspire ourselves and each other through teachings, small group activities, and experiential learning facilitated by Jon Young and Shore Charnoe, and other amazing experts in nature connection mentoring and cultural design.

Moving in harmony with nature's rhythms, allowing you to slow down and fully experience the present moment. Warm your heart and ignite the embers within, carrying the experiences and connections with you on your journey. Here, you'll find a supportive community that understands your deep nature connection role.

Hosted on Manitoulin Island, known as Manidoowaaling,


... in the language of the Anishinaabeg people, where you'll be embraced by the Cave of the Spirit. This island is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg peoples, including the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi, united as the Three Fires Confederacy for thousands of years. We honor their stewardship of this land which is recognized to be over 10,000 years.

The event taking place on Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky nestled in the breathtaking beauty of Manitoulin, the largest freshwater island, spanning 268 acres of tended land, forests, and endless skies. Discover a diverse array of plants, trees, birds, and animals, from playful chipmunks to majestic eagles and black bears. Secluded camping spots and communal group areas provide the perfect settings for connection and reflection.

You can choose to extend your 3-day immersion to take in the opportunity to explore the stunning attractions of Manitoulin Island, from Bridal Falls to Providence Bay's horseshoe-shaped beach, the captivating Cup and Saucer hike, and the pristine lakes and shoreline.

Experience sustainable, regenerative living and discover a hopeful vision of community living that supports human, ecosystem, and community thriving. This gathering is built upon the time-tested model of Jon Young and other teachings that Shore Charnoe grew up with and learned that support people in connection, who will be leading their first public event since the pandemic. Join us to immerse yourself in their wisdom and expertise.

Program Dates:
- Arrival: Thursday, September 7th, after 1pm, for camp setup and leisurely island exploration
- Event Start: Friday, September 8th, 12:00pm
- Event Close: Sunday, September 10th, 12:00pm


You will rediscover your deep nature connection and forge lasting bonds within our vibrant community. Join us at Manitoulin Eco Park for a transformative experience that will leave you inspired and connected.

Learn more and get tickets here

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