Registration for 2023 Camps is open!

You are invited to a retreat to rest in your presence and power.

Here's how we see things right now: Uncertainty reigns. Wherever we live, we are guiding our businesses, people, and lives in unmapped territory.

Volatility is the new landscape. Relationships and identities can shift daily.
So can businesses, communities, and entire landscapes.

Come to Philosophers Camp to meet our times by activating and anchoring your center, tossing what you think you know, awakening deep wisdom and discernment within you, and forming resilient and masterful ways of being.

The invitation? Transcend who you know yourself to be who you really are.

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2023 Information

Camp Dates:
August 17-21 (Specialty Camp for Female Leaders)
August 24-28 (Registration Open to All)
September 7-11 (Not open yet)

  • Location:
    Asa Adirondack in northern New York. (Four hours from New York City, Boston, and northern New Jersey. Three hours from Montreal.)
  • Beginnings & Endings:
    Camps begin on Thursday at 4:00 pm and conclude on Monday at 11 am.
  • Did you know?
    Includes two months of wrap-around group work and individual integration support. (To keep the learning and support happening, you will have the opportunity to join a year-long group program dedicated to living practical self-mastery.)
  • To know:
    Camps are limited to eight campers. Couples and friends are accepted with prior conversations and parameters set.
  • Lead Facilitators:
    Founder Christine Powers & Master Philosopher Pat Duckworth.
  • Tuition:
    See the bottom line here.

SPECIAL OFFER

BONUS: Rejuvenation Retreat on March 9

Register by February 28 and receive a ticket to attend a half-day online Rejuvenation Retreat on March 9! ($249 value)

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What All Philosophers Have in Common

Philosophers Camp graduates come from all walks of life and have three powerful traits they all share. Is this you, too?

  • You are committed to uplifting humanity.
  • You are a leader who understands that you serve.
  • You are curious and spiritually open.

(Raising your hand like mad right now? Book a call to explore coming to a Camp!)

Sample the vibe of Philosophers Camp!

Gary Stuart


Gary Stuart, Phoenix, Arizona: Founder of the Constellation Healing Institute, international best-selling author, and international speaker.

“I got to be quiet and examine my whole life trajectory. My experience at Philosophers Camp was forever life-changing, to say the least. I got intimately and deeply reacquainted with my soul’s purpose. I let go of a lifetime of grief and loss. I changed careers! I’m now fulfilling the soul and life mission for ME as an artist provocateur. I’m forever thankful for Christine's Philosopher’s Camp mission and her wonderful team.”

Here is what you can expect at your Philosophers Camp

  • You laugh until you cry. (And, you will cry.)
  • You drop old wounds and welcome more power and presence.
  • You skin your knee. (Proverbially and maybe literally.)
  • You are challenged and deeply nurtured and supported.
  • You delight in luxuries that wash away the day's dirt, cleanse the spirit, and rejuvenate the body. ("Calgon, take me away" for GenXers out there.)
  • You fearlessly roll around in the mystery you are.
  • You have little and big adventures that illuminate invaluable insights into life, love, and your purpose. (Which is not what you think.)
  • You explore how to lead and be present in increasingly chaotic times.
  • You understand how you operate in the world through aspects of your soul archetype. (Embrace your freak flag.)
  • You gain self-mastery tools and align with higher guidance.
  • You explore how to amplify your impact.
  • You are instantly accepted into a community of mavericks that understand, support, and grow with you. (Welcome home.)

Come to restore and rejuvenate.

  • When was the last time you put on your oxygen mask to help yourself first?
  • When was the last time you objectively gazed at your world?
  • Find out what happens when you stop doing.

It can be scary to slow down and feel. We've been there. We see you.

Creative Time

“Philosophers Camp is for you if your body literally needs to come and receive from the land, be inspired, and grow your vision. It’s not a cookie-cutter workshop in a city hotel somewhere. You can only get this from the mountain in a loving, supportive container. I was utterly taken care of, and that in and of itself is a huge gift!”

LISA DADD, Ontario, Canada & Los Angeles, California, Founding Philosopher, Soul Sales founder, leadership development & executive coach, founder of FabU

Get better leadership tools.

Philosophers Camp creates brain space and receptivity. Learn an Inner Positioning System (think of a GPS or Global Positioning System) that provides a holistic approach to thriving in all aspects of your life. This tool is nimble, perfect for external and internal processors alike, and grows with you.

Come because it's safe.

Leaders are messy; it comes with the territory. We have stuff to work out at every level of evolution. That never stops; welcome to being human.

How do you get the support, camaraderie, and advice you need? This is a problem in leadership circles.

Philosophers Camp is a rare place where your challenges are seen with total acceptance. It is a sanctuary where leaders widen their trusted circle, and forge new relationships with confidantes, allies, and playmates.

Angel and Christine

With all of this global chaos swirling around us, it is imperative that we, true bearers of change, come together with one million points of profound, heartfelt love and light. Philosophers Camp got me into my life's real mission. Thank you for changing my life forever!

Angel Ribo, Plano, Texas, The CEO Confidant, Influencer, LinkedIn strategist, International TV Host, Public Speaker, CEO Consultant & Philanthropist

Let’s talk.

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Sharon McRill


Sharon McRill, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Founding Philosopher, Owner & President of The Betty Brigade national franchise, best-selling author, and international speaker.

“It’s about renewing yourself, creating space where you need space, and filling up what you need to fill up. I took home not only a “me” that was filled up, but over-full, so I brought that to my team, and we created things new and fresh that wouldn’t have happened before Philosophers Camp. I have come back every year since 2018; this is life-changing and just spectacular.”

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By the end of this journey...

You understand what it means to be in mastery at home, at work, in your mission, and your life. 

Lingering temptations to play small evaporate. You are confident in architecting & creating with your superpowers and the gift you are to those you know ~ and those beyond your knowing. 

You can now truly inspire others.

The fruits of this journey will touch family, colleagues, clients, communities, and beyond for years to come.

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  • Are you spiritually fearless and love to learn through adventure?
  • Do you thrive in intimate, heart-opening settings?
  • Are you passionate about uplifting our world?
Book an Exploratory Call

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Investment & Registration

To register, please:

  • Book a call. Discovery Calls help us mutually explore if this intimate and intense experience is for you.
  • Reserve your spot. Pay in full or submit a $500 deposit ($250 refundable through 5/31).
  • Complete a Spiritual Reflections Questionnaire.
  • Watch your mail!

2023 tuition in US dollars:

  • $3,300 general
  • $3,000 non-profit staff & gross organizational revenues under $150,000
  • $2,700 veterans and under 30 years of age

Note: You may add a "night of freedom" for the Monday night of your Camp for $150!

Pay in Full $3,300

Want the convenience of a payment plan? Our team is happy to work out a multi-month schedule that works for you. Please email Support@PhilosophersCamp.com or ask Christine about this during your call. Before registering, please review the full terms and conditions here.


Tuition includes:

  • Three private meetings before, during, and after Camp to explore hot spots beforehand, take your experience deeper, and integrate afterward
  • Tuition including meditations, sacred ceremonies, campfire councils, art materials, personal safety kits, flashlights, headlamps, and other gear
  • Amenities: 70-foot outdoor Labyrinth; 50-minute private, full-body massage; Sunlighten Infrared Sauna; “red-neck” hot tub
  • Accommodations are single occupancy (There are a few double occupancy options for couples and those wishing to save on costs. Reach out to campercare@philosopherscamp.com)
  • All meals and snacks available 24/7
  • Safety instruction from a licensed wilderness guide
  • Round-trip transportation within designated pick-up / drop-off times from Albany International Airport and Saratoga Springs Amtrak station (work with our team on your travel plans)

Also included:

  • Guided meditation/portal tool to instantly return your energy to be at Camp and get filled up all over again.
  • Pre and post-event group Zoom calls. Meet fellow campers before you get to the mountain. After the event, continue to integrate your experience.
  • Invitations to exclusive graduate events and special pricing for future Philosophers Camp and Asa Adirondack offerings and sacred travel adventures in the US and abroad.

What’s not included:

  • Travel costs to Albany International Airport or Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
  • Transportation costs to Asa Adirondack outside of designated pick-up times (Asa Adirondack staff can assist with carpooling)
  • Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance


Philosophers Camp is for you if:

  • You are in a personal or professional transition.
  • You have a bigger message to share, a bigger company to grow, or a bigger mission to bring forth.
  • You are courageous about delving into the mystery of you.
  • You wish to be a better leader. You are humble.
  • You love nature and adventure ~ getting a little dirty is ok.
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Want to know more?

Receive more details, invitations to information sessions, samples of meditations, and video snippets of prior Camps. Take the time to see if this is for you.

Asa Adirondack

Asa Adirondack is a five-star, rustic luxury lodging experience that is a sanctuary for your soul.

The setting in the pristine Adirondack Mountains of New York State nourishes body and spirit. The expert concierge team is known for the pampering they provide.  

Explore the forest, take a contemplative walk, peer across mountain vistas, and fall asleep to the bubbling of Kibby Creek.

Slip out for a star bath and glimpse the wonder of the Milky Way. The nearest big city is so far away that the starry nights are mind-bending and heart-opening.  

Philosophers Camp has its roots in a historic camping trip from 1858 and is intentionally set up to be a glamping (glamour camping) experience. Whether staying in a tent, a historic cottage, off the grid at the top of the mountain, or in an adorable tiny home, you will sleep nestled in comfort and refreshed by the energy of the mountain.

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Journal in an Adirondack chair with chimes gently sounding, sketch by the Beaver Pond or relax by a crackling campfire. Slip away and nap in a hammock tucked in a grove of shimmering trees after a deep massage.

August is an amazing time to be in the Adirondacks. Sunshine floods the land, flowers and herbs are all around, the air is fragrant, the days warm, and cool nights foster great sleep. (And most of the bugs are gone!)

Asa Adirondack reconnects and refreshes vital places within you.

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Delicious, Healthy Meals

  • Food is prepared by our expert culinary team using farm-to-table specialties curated locally
  • Breakfasts are relaxed, lunch is packed for the trail, and dinner is a family-style celebration. Abundant snacks are always available.  
  • Vegan, vegetarian, Keto, gluten-free, or dairy-free? Philosophers Camp accommodates all dietary lifestyles.  
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2023 Team

In addition to the Facilitation and Concierge Teams, Philosophers Camp has private chefs and many volunteers that make your Camp experience hum like magic.

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Christine Powers

Founder & Lead Facilitator

Christine amplifies the amplifiers. She is a “spiritual consigliere” for founders, CEOs, thought leaders, creatives, and change-makers. Simply put, she is not the Queen, she is the "Queen Whisperer."

 
She has 30 years of expertise in marketing, branding, PR, and fundraising, blended with 30 years of training in mystical traditions.

She is a certified death doula, walking side-by-side with Campers into the places in their soul gardens that need the most love, the most weeding. She calls forth the embodiment of presence, fulfillment, and passion.


In her early 30s, a life-changing event occurred at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland. After singing a song for the dead, a profound interaction with Holocaust survivors consciously awoke the power of her healing voice.

Later, as her career skyrocketed, Christine was struck with a universal blow, thrusting her into a dark night of the soul. She emerged knowing who she is and what is hers to do: supporting others in being the "Professional Phoenixes" we truly are, always dying and being reborn to ourselves.


She is deeply in tune with the natural cycles of death and rebirth and founder of Asa Adirondack ~ Sanctuary for the Soul.

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Pat Duckworth

Grandmother of the Camps; Trainer, Hypnotherapist & Women's Health Strategist

Pat comes to Philosophers Camp from across the pond in the United Kingdom. She is a Founding Philosopher, a Master Philosopher, and is an expert in The Philosophers Compass. The essence of The Priest Soul Archetype, she brings brilliant laughter and wisdom to support the experience of all Campers. She is fluent in Tai Chi and leads our movement sessions (ever done "sticky hands?")


Pat is a women’s health strategist, talk radio show host, author, and international public speaker. After over 30 years working in the public sector for the British government at a senior level, Pat rediscovered her mojo in her mid-50s and retrained as a therapist and coach. Since then she has explored a wide range of healing modalities to bring a diverse approach to her work with her clients.

Pat is passionate about inspiring women to live their lives, regardless of age.

She lives in a truly picturesque village just outside of Cambridge, England with her husband, a Jedi in hiding.

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and many volunteers!

Thank you all!

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Larry Powers

Camp Concierge & Wilderness Guide

Larry Powers is the Philosophers Camp Concierge, Safety Officer, hiking guide, and event manager for our team.

Recognized as an "everyman Shaman" and "Enlightened Redneck," he is an avid outdoorsman and has been a New York State Licensed Wilderness Guide for over 20 years.

He is the caretaker, architect, and genius driving energy behind the development of the 100 acres that is Asa Adirondack.

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Sarah Kennedy

Camper Care & Travel Support

Sarah has been working with Philosophers Camp since 2019. Originally from England, she has a Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees in ancient history and archaeology and is an ex -archaeologist.

She has been working with the world's slowest mammal (the sloth!) for nine years in the jungles of Costa Rica and is Director of Education and Outreach at The Sloth Conservation Foundation. Sarah loves nature, her naughty puppies, reading, and singing.

Why the Adirondack Mountains?

Philosophers Camp is held on sanctified land that offers holding and grace. Those who understand the capacity that sacred land has to bring enlightenment, healing, and power come to walk hallowed grounds wherever they are on our planet. 


The Adirondack Mountains were formed by glacier debris 5 millions years ago and are 100 mountains that make up a dome-like structure. Considered a "newborn," the mountains are still growing. The Adirondacks was one of the first areas in our nation to be awarded "forever wild" status and are still pristine and remote. Walked by the Algonquin going back over 1,000 years and the Mohawk of the Iroquois Confederacy, the mountains are infused with the powerful energies of untouched wilderness

The Legend

In 1858, Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and William Stillman led an expedition into the Adirondacks. These philosophers, theologians, scientists, leaders, and guides journeyed into the wild to cross-pollinate ideas, share fellowship, restore their souls, and explore how they could uplift humanity.  

National news media dubbed this gathering the "Philosophers Camp."  

They intended to buy the land and return, but the Philosophers Camp never happened again, disrupted by the Civil War. Thirty years later, Stillman returned to find the site had been destroyed by tourists

The Philosophers Camp fell into myth and never fulfilled its destiny. Until the Philosophers Camp was resurrected in a new paradigm by visionary Christine Powers.

The Power Today

Just miles from the original site, a modern-day Philosophers Camp is growing, re-imagined for our increasingly complex and accelerating society

You have the opportunity to step into this mythic energy, to stand on the work of masters who came before you.

The 100 acres where the Camp is held has been purified and magnified. It is a beacon of light. Shamans, energy healers, and spiritual leaders are drawn to this land and walk it with their "robes of light", awakening and installing palpable and accessible energies that support deep inner work. 

We've got A's for your Q's

  • How do we get around? Walking! And, Asa Adirondack (Asa ADK) has two four-person golf carts, quad, and side by side to assist as needed. Campers walk several places on the acreage, and some accommodations are about .2 miles apart from our base camp, New Glampshire. 
  • Is it hilly? Uneven ground? This is a mountain setting with hills and inclines. There are dirt roads and trails to access locations where we gather. This is probably not a good venue for you if you cannot navigate small inclines and uneven ground. 
  • What kind of shoes do I need? Sturdy walking shoes such as sneakers are fine. Hikers will be necessary if you wish to go "off-trail" or on more challenging trails. 
  • Do I need special equipment? No. Bring common items like a water bottle, sunscreen, ball cap, bug spray, casual clothes, rain gear, extra layers for chilly nights, etc. You will receive a letter detailing the list of items to bring.
  • What about bugs? Wildlife? Bears? Insects and ticks are part of everyday life. Asa ADK will supply DEET repellent (even if you spray on clothes only) in addition to regular/organic bug sprays. Bring long pants and long-sleeve shirts for hiking. Wildlife (beavers, deer, turkeys, etc.) is abundant, and you are lucky to see any! Black bears live in these forests, and we have had no problems with them. Good "food hygiene" is essential to keep it that way, and our Safety Officer will instruct you on safety. 
  • What kind of food do you serve? We serve hearty, healthy, and delicious omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan selections. There will be ample snacks available and plenty of fluids! We discuss dietary needs with every camper.
  • How big will this group be? Participation is limited to 8 participants plus facilitators.
  • What are the personal care facilities available? Multiple shower locations with individual, private showers are available. Some require a short walk and some are outdoor. Private bathrooms and other options are available for bio needs. 
  • What time does the program begin and end? Check-in any time after 1:00 pm on Thursday. This gives you time to unpack, visit, and explore. We begin Thursday at 4:00 pm. We conclude Monday at 11:00 am. We will inform you about the schedule and may offer optional early-morning activities such as meditation, specialty hikes, and movement. Evenings run until about 8:00-8:30 pm. 
  • What if I need to arrive or leave at different times? We understand you may be traveling a long distance. If you need to arrive earlier or leave later, please let us know, and we will do what we can to support your participation.