The Art of Mentoring

nature. culture. inspiration. connection.

Because it takes a Village…

The Art of Mentoring is a week-long experience, immersing participants in a living, learning culture of nature and self-awareness. This workshop provides knowledge, tools and practices that enrich relationships and allow participants to create a powerful culture of nature connection in all aspects of their life and community.

Deep in all of our roots, there are stories of our ancestors living in healthy, regenerative communities—villages where people of all ages were in deep relationship with the land, each other, and themselves. The Art of Mentoring is a week-long, experiential, nature based program designed to help us remember these old ways and learn to apply them to our modern communities.

Yes, It takes a Village to raise a child. It also takes a Village to:

  • Engage the gifts of our elders
  • Create essential rites of passage for our teens
  • Ensure parents are supported and thriving
  • Welcome our babies into a world of open arms
  • Feel deep compassion and gratitude for All of Our Relations
  • Understand your gifts and how to apply them in service to the people

Participants leave inspired to implement new models of learning, and are equipped with new skills to create ecological and community resilience.

The Art of Mentoring

Sunday, Aug. 18th, 3pm to Friday, Aug. 23rd, 12pm

Mansfield Outdoor Centre, Mansfield, ON

Cost: $695 per adult, with early bird discount of $50 per registration until May 1. Teen, child, and parent and tot programs have individual pricing. See program description for details:

All food is provided as part of the cost of registration. We encourage tenting and camping for accommodations, while indoor lodging is available for young families and folks in an older lifestage, at an additional cost of $50 per person for the week (with a maximum of $100 per family).

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Your Art of Mentoring Team

Guided by a team of experienced leaders and facilitators from around the world, Art of Mentoring participants come together to experience, learn from and co-create a joyful, engaged learning community. You will walk away with tools and embodied practices of regenerative community design, mentoring techniques, deep nature connection, and an amplified passion for learning. Our hope is to activate and inspire you to create healthy communities right in your own back yard!
The course is taught through group experiential activities, lectures, storytelling, and music. We will be both indoors and outside exploring in the field.

From, the international leader and organizing body of the Art of Mentoring model and courses

A personal note from Jon Young, Founder of the Art of Mentoring:

“We’ve been teaching the Art of Mentoring since 1995, running multiple events each year. We know this is a powerful way to experience the village potential as a context for mentoring.

“We all yearn for this kind of supportive experience in our lives – and, studies now show that children need this kind of support and mentoring to really thrive. And, in today’s world, thrive they must.”

Jon Young Video on Hope:


"Without a doubt this is an exceptional workshop. It combines the two most important tenets I strive to live by: being deeply connected to nature and embracing the human spirit. I’m looking forward to next year."

  • Janice Stevenson, AOM Participant 2010

"The Art Of Mentoring helped me clarify my direction in life and gave me the confidence to actually do it. It also provided me with the patience to let it unfold the way it needs to and accept changes in that direction. Thank You."

  • 2010 Participant

"I didn’t know what to expect going in. I came out with more personal understanding than I had ever had in my life. It was personally challenging in many ways, but they were challenges I needed and I feel I took a step past them. It truly was a transitional experience to help me grow in many ways, all of them good."

  • 2010 participant