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Create Community You’ll Be Proud Of: Art of Mentoring

Art of Mentoring is much more than a gathering. It’s a movement full of creativity, connection, stories and play that’s creating an inspiring new community and culture

Andy Raingold, Art of Mentoring participant (Oct. 2016) Founder & Director of


Do you long to create, connect and belong?

Experience the creative community your heart longs for,  join people of all ages and abilities to learn creative ways of vibrant connection with nature, yourself and each other. Find freedom to share your stories and embrace your gifts, supported by capable and caring mentors. Feel the beauty when you speak your truth with courage and authenticity.

 The 2022 Art of Mentoring Camp will be hosted at the Clophill Centre in Bedfordshire, SE England, running 28th July to 3rd August for participants, and 26th July to 4th August for staff.

The camp will have a ‘Ring One Village Welcome’ program for first time adults, and a ‘Foxes’ program for children (7-12 years old). There will also be a vibrant Hearth and a Sacred Fire, with about 100 people gathered together in our week long village. 
There will be no Ring Two, Squirrels, or Teen programs this year. 

You can read more about the programmes and the village experience here.

Staff applications are now open

If you’re keen to help staff the event, either as a kitchen volunteer or as programme staff, please apply by the 22nd May.


The UK Art of Mentoring Camps are based on the work of Jon Young and the 8 Shields Institute, and are supported by ‘Nature Culture Network’. Sign up to the NCN mailing list to stay informed, and see the latest updates in our Nature Culture Network newsletter.

There are also many other individual 8 Shields inspired events and courses happening throughout the year around Europe – see the NCN newsletter for full details…

Have you felt the magic of creative, connective community?