Wintergreen adds Mindfulness Camps to summer arts program

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center is offering Summer Mindfulness Camps with Mrs. Sharmon Clark. Mindfulness Camps are designed to help children bring a sense of calm to an increasingly anxious world.

Beginning June 15, 2020, three consecutive weeks of Mindfulness Camps are scheduled to meet for one-and-a-half-hour classes on Monday through Thursday morning.  Topics include Mindful Breathing, Heartfulness, and Mindful Movement.

Clark is a second-grade teacher at Pine Street Elementary School in Presque Isle, where she uses the Mindful School curriculum in her classroom.  She also hosts Finding Calm, a Facebook page geared towards children and adults.

“Mindfulness is being intentional and paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment—right here, right now,” said Clark.  “It’s learning how to be still and quiet while focusing on only one thing.  It is a tool children and adults may use to bring calmness and peace into their lives.”

Mindfulness Camps are a new addition to Wintergreen’s Summer Arts Camps programming.

“When I first learned about Sharmon’s idea for teaching Mindfulness at Wintergreen, I felt the timing was perfect,” said Dottie Hutchins, executive director.  “Children have been especially impacted by the stressful situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and I feel Sharmon’s positive, kind approach through Mindfulness is a great addition to our summer programming.”

Kindergarten through third grade will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and fourth through eighth graders will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 PM. 

For more information, the public may call Wintergreen at (207) 762-3576 or email