About Camp Calm

Camp Calm is 30-day virtual retreat for learning the basics of mindfulness and meditation.

It’s designed for people who are interested in mindfulness, but who:

  1. Don’t know where to start
  2. Have tried to practice mindfulness but found it difficult or confusing
  3. Have never been able to practice it consistently, for whatever reason

When you register, you’ll receive the Orientation Guide and the Camp Calm Method Book. 

The Orientation guide explains how Camp works, and how to make the most of your Camp Calm experience.

The Camp Calm Method book explains the meditation technique we’ll be using.

Starting on Day One of the camping season, you’ll receive a daily lesson by email. Each lesson includes a short daily practice, usually a basic meditation. (Don’t worry, it’s very simple.)

We also use some guided meditations, although we don’t rely too much on them (and there are good reasons for that — too many people never learn to meditate without headphones!)

Total time commitment, including lessons and practice, averages about 20-25 minutes a day, split up as you choose. If you want to invest more time in the practice component, all the better. You can do it any time of day, wherever it fits into your schedule.

One of the most rewarding parts of Camp is discussing our practices with other campers, which we all do in the discussion forum. I answer all questions posted there, or you can email me if it’s private.

Each day’s practices are simple and don’t take long, but by the end of Camp, you will have achieved something significant: a modest but consistent daily mindfulness practice that you can build on for life.

Most people do the 30 lessons in 30 days, but you can do them at a slower pace if you like. If you’re particularly enthusiastic, and want to practice more intensively, there are options for that too. The Camp is designed to meet you where you are.

You can do the Camp from anywhere, even on your phone.

Camp Calm is operated by a single person (my name is David — hi!) and I keep the groups small enough that I can answer everybody’s questions promptly. I’ll do everything I can to help you establish a consistent mindfulness practice, even after Camp is over.

I’ve held five Camps so far and each one has been a lot of fun. If you have any questions, please drop me a line.

Camp Calm’s doors are currently CLOSED.

The sixth season of Camp Calm is full and now underway. Sign up to be notified about future seasons.

About Me

I’m David Cain — writer, long-time meditator and regular person. I’m the author of the human-experience blog Raptitude, and the creator of Camp Calm.

Mindfulness practice has changed my life, and I want to help as many people as possible learn mindfulness and incorporate it into their lives.

In my opinion the key to really getting somewhere with mindfulness is daily, self-directed practice—not endless guided meditations—and I designed Camp Calm to help you establish your own.

Even if you aren’t interested in taking Camp Calm, I’m happy to answer any questions you have about mindfulness, meditation or anything related. Email me here.