Tales from the Tribe Archives - Campowerment

From Dreams to Action: Strategies for Making Change Happen

It started with a dream. Everyone knows the famous line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech in 1963, a line that even 56 years later, evokes hope, courage and bravery. The road to civil rights in America started with a dream, but the path itself was forged by more than hopes and wishes; it was paved […]

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

When a Gratitude Practice Expands

When we think of habits, we tend to focus on the ones we’d like to change.  Things like ‘I need to stop biting my nails’ or ‘I’ve got to stop picking my split ends’ come to mind.  But what if the habits we created had the power to bring us joy? And what if everything we […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

We’ve All Got Stuff

Sometimes, stepping into our power doesn’t mean being a rockstar in every way. Sometimes the most powerful move you can make is to own your sadness, or your stuck-ness.  There’s massive power in having the courage to say ‘you know what, I’m not okay over here.  I could really use some help.’

Enter Jessica Tyler,  who decided […]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

Not a place, a feeling

“There are always obstacles and challenges in life and in business,” says Ivy Slater, a business coach from New York City and would-be Camper at our women’s weekend #23, scheduled to begin around the same time the Woolsey Fire destroyed the camp where it was scheduled to take place. 

Ivy continues, “If you take the approach […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

The Fab 5

When five women stepped out of their comfort zones, hopped on planes and trains from 5 cities across 2 countries to see what a weekend at Campowerment might have to offer them, never did they think they’d return home with friends who feel like family (after 4 days!).

In the nine short months since fate placed […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

Finding Family: Mal + Heidi

Losing a parent is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re five years old or fifty. Though there is something particularly unfair about young girls losing their mothers, the painful finality of losing a parent feels like a punch to the gut at any age.

And yet…through tragic loss and deep sadness, beautiful connection can be […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

Happy Mother’s Day: A Note from Grandy

Before Campowerment, I thought I had my life very together. I was proud of the life I had created and the family that surrounded me. But now, I am so connected to so many of wonderful, kind and insightful women, I feel fulfilled in a way had never thought possible.

Whenever I call people, and ask […]

By |May 12th, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

How A Pink Plastic Phone Changed My Life

When my daughter was five she had a pink plastic play phone decorated with Disney princesses. Otherwise she wasn’t much into princess gear, but this one she loved. She wedged it in between her tiny shoulder and ear and talked while she put together jigsaw puzzles. She walked her stuffed toys out on the street, […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

More than a Mom: Phyllis Shinbane

When I take my last breath, what will I reflect back on? Will it just be that I was always a mom? That’s a great attribute but…what will it be about Phyllis?” – Phyllis Norber Shinbane on her brave journey to define herself past the title of “mother.”

“I have been a stay-at-home mom for […]

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|

Bunk 8 is F-ing Great

Written by Jen Schwartz, Camper

I went to Campowerment for the first time in March 2016. Since then, I have attended four more of these life-changing retreats. You could say I’m somewhat of a Campowerment groupie.

They say (and I agree): no two camps are alike, but, for me, my Sept 2017 camp was especially different. This […]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Tales from the Tribe|