UNPLUG IN DOWN EAST, MAINE
2 Weeks July 12- 25th
I see, first hand, how living and working in Silicon Valley overwhelms families due to its fast-paced, stressful, intense lifestyle. During our technological revolution, we seem tethered to our devices 24/7! Our family dynamics and our face to face relationships are definitely impacted with increased tech addiction flourishing on all fronts. Our stress and anxiety is sky high and we are simply running around with overstimulated nervous systems, easily exhausted, and overwhelmed. The good news is that there are solutions for tech addiction and its effects on us. Let’s start by ditching our devices for a period of time to reset and refresh our systems! Come with us to Unplug in Down East Maine for two weeks in Summer 2021!
Creating a truly unplugged space where we cook together, laugh together, hike trails, connect to nature, make art, and engage in intentional discussions is the experience of Down EastMaine Unplugged Retreats. A digital detox with me and our team includes lots of time to have FUN, to rest, and relax. We provide and ensure that critical space, that precious time, for these essential experiences. Once you come to feel the grounding and calming effect of ditching your tech, if just for a little while, your system will thank you and you'll go back to your life transformed and able to maintain your poise and a healthier relationship to tech.
As a teen, I once lived in Pembroke, not far from Eastport, Maine. Decades later, I went back to this stunning remote coastline of Down East, Maine to reconnected with the extraordinary community. I fell in love with Eastport and surrounding area all over again like finding an old friend. It was magical and profound. Inspired to create an Unplugged Retreat experience for teens and parents, I got right to work. Over the past few years, Unplugged Crews from Silicon Valley have ventured to Down East to experience the benefits of connecting to nature and engaging with the welcoming and vibrant Down East community. This remarkable place and unique program provides abundant opportunities for a transformative life change.
Down East, Maine is the perfect fit for unplugging in a rural yet rich community full of heart while immersed in breathtaking nature. Everyone who Unplugs in this magical spot of Down East gets hooked.
CAITLIN HOFFMAN, FOUNDER
EXPLORE DOWN EAST, MAINE
DOES NOT INCLUDE
14 Day Lodging
Access to Full Kitchen
Shopping for Your Own: Meals/Restaurants
Gifts & Souvenirs
KEY TRAVEL INFORMATION
Roundtrip airfare is NOT included in the retreat tuition.
As soon as tuition is paid, please purchase your roundtrip plane tickets.
SFO-----> Bangor, Maine
Our goal is for all participants to travel on the same flights (see below).
We will hopefully travel to Canada.
Please bring your valid passport.
WHAT TO BRING
In case the Canadian Border opens, bring your passport.
Since there is a washer and dryer on-site, pack a 1 week supply of clothing.
If you don’t own a pair of non-slippery, good tread rain boots you can purchase them in Eastport at Moose Marine.
Pack a variety of clothes for: work days, casual days, adventure days and a bit dressier for community gathering days.
You will definitely need a good pair of work gloves.
Please bring a reusable water bottle.
A couple of good books.
A small backpack or day pack
Medications must be in your carry-on luggage
**Think layers, it can be cool in the morning/evening and hotter during the day.
A light rain jacket or windbreaker.
A warmer jacket or sweatshirt.
Good walking shoes or tennis shoes.
Non-slippery, good tread rain boots.
Reusable water bottle
Summer Reading or other good books
Notebook/Journal or Sketchbook.
Pens or Colored Pencils
Cash & or
Student ID or