Summer Camp for The Mind 2024

"Stress is an alarm clock that let's you know you're believing something that isn't really true for you." ~ Byron Katie

Let's gather around the campfire, and question our stressful thinking, together.

At every summer camp session, the fires of inquiry will be burning, campers will show up to sit and rest, and insights will surely happen.

Join us any time between July 8-Aug 16. There will then also be a Grand Finale Deep Dive Challenge into The Work August 26-30 (2 hr sessions each day) and all Summer Camp participants are included in this week-long event. It's never too late to register. When you enroll, you'll have access to all the recordings for every camp session (until we take down camp on Oct 30th).

Think of Summer Camp as a virtual campground. You can come once, twice to sit around the campfire, or stay all summer long. Or just listen to the recordings.

When we gather in our campfire circles, this life-altering annual summer program can address depression, anger, disappointment, self-sabotage, conflict, whatever ails you...

....and help you transform your stress.... you can be your own favorite, clear, brilliant person. The real you.

Summer Camp 2024:
In Session July 8-August 16, 2024

(No Camp August 19-23, 2024)
Grand Finale Challenge August 26-30, 2024 (2 hour sessions)
attend one meeting, all sessions,

or anything in between
Sliding Scale Registration Suggestion $150-$595 (minimum $47)

7 weeks total of summer camp for the mind


Albert Camus wrote "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."

Does it seem like you're endlessly searching for that invincible summer within?

Do you feel uncertain, troubled, disturbed or even in deep pain in an important situation in your life?

Our normal responses, when we don't look more closely at our thinking, is to believe we are unlucky, small, unworthy or doing something wrong. Perhaps we are undeserving, we think.

We get frightened or angry about circumstances, about relationships we've been disappointed by. Or self-sabotaging behavior we can't stop practicing. Or traumatic experiences we've been through.

We hide, we reduce our lives to just trying to be safe. Happiness seems fleeting, and unpredictable.

But not when we investigate our minds with sincerity. When we can see that we're only believing our thoughts....we have the power to respond differently to every moment, any moment. Even our difficult memories.

Summer Camp is a community of people who all share one thing in common: sincere interest in questioning our stressful thinking.

Because one thing scientific research has shown is that the way we see life is the highest predictor of how life will actually go for us.

Will tough things happen? Always.

We have the power, however, to see it through the eyes of an open, willing heart. Not a closed, unwilling mind.

All we need to do is sit with four questions, and turnarounds, and help our own minds disconnect from their painful thinking and relax.

Summer Camp for The Mind is an inner adventure in the practice of self-inquiry using The Work of Byron Katie....a way to inner peace and a steadiness you could call invincibility of the quality Camus describes.

The Work is a simple way to practice investigating stressful beliefs repeated in your mind, and our feelings about these beliefs.

In Summer Camp, you’re guided by long-time facilitator Grace (and other inquiry based coaches) to share the journey with fellow-travelers from all over the world.

Beginners, intermediate, and very experienced in The Work are all welcome.  

"The most wonderful thing about doing The Work in the group, is you get to take a back seat and listen, and do your own work just by hearing the sessions. I never spoke once in Summer Camp, I never turned on my camera. Yet my personal situation I thought of as absolutely awful got so much lighter. I can't thank everyone enough who was willing to do The Work out loud, or share their takeaways. It made a huge difference. Thank you, thank you."

Summer Camp has no homework, no requirements, no special exercises unless you choose to do them. Kinda like camp!  

Expand, understand, relax, open to new possibilities, and stop believing thoughts that no longer are in service to you.  

Look closely at issues like the following:

  • anger, depression, anxiety
  • intrusive thinking
  • difficult relationships
  • self-sabotage like over-eating, over-working, procrastination, people-pleasing
  • trouble with money
  • upset around disease, ailments, pain, death

We join together live online zoom campfire to answer four questions and find turnarounds as a regular practice, your way.

Summer Camp includes:

  • live zoom calls Monday-Friday for 6 full weeks this summer, PLUS an extra week called Grand Challenge Finale
  • a forum for writing your work and receiving or giving comments, a place to find facilitation partners,
  • Marco Polo (a video texting app--optional) for sharing live in between sessions
  • all the materials needed to do The Work steadily, so that you truly get it for whatever situations you're bringing to camp
  • Different hours each day of the week help to accommodate everyone's schedules and time zones. At least one of the days and times will hopefully work for you, and maybe more
  • Community. Acceptance. Realizing you're a human being, not someone with a defective mind.


Do you need to attend the whole camp? NO. Come to one session only if you like. If you want more after you've attended a session, sign up for more at the same enrollment link.  

Summer Camp for The Mind costs what you decide to pay with a suggested range of $25-$40 per call. So for example, if you plan on attending twice a week for all 6 weeks, consider choosing a range between $300-$480 as your contribution. Or for example if you're only attending in July, and only once a week, suggested range is $100-$160.

There are many benefits and access to The Work beyond only the live recorded sessions: online forum, recordings, Marco Polo, reach out to Grace any time directly. We want to make this affordable, but also sustainable.

Please note that everyone who enrolls has access to all the Summer Camp call video recordings until Oct 30th. Some people LOVE listening to these afterwards on their own time.  It takes time and administrative effort, plus expenses for all the working parts, to create this wonderful summer community, so contributing at least $150 minimum for camp helpful even when your plan is to only access recordings.

Come look closely, in a new way, where you tip over, where you observe yourself to be unhappy, and the places you consider your invincible summer to be missing.  

You can discover it again.  

Keep reading for the daily schedule.

Our camp runs July 8 - August 16, 2024

Then Special Grand Finale "The Work" Challenge August 26-30, 2024

DAILY SCHEDULE, all sessions for regular camp are one hour:


2pm Pacific Time/ 5pm Eastern Time/ Melbourne, Australia Tuesday 7am.

Mondays meet July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12


9am pm PT/ Noon pm ET/ 6pm Europe/ 7pm Israel

Tuesdays meet July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13


Noon PT/ 3pm ET/ 8pm UK/ 10pm Israel/ Melbourne, Australia Thur 5am.

Wednesdays meet July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14


4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ Melbourne, Australia Friday 9am

Thursdays meet July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15


8am PT/ 11am ET/ 4pm Europe/ 5pm Israel

Fridays meet July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16


Open to your loved ones if you'd like to invite them (there will be a minimal fee of $27 for new registrants)

Everyone enrolled in summer camp will be included for no additional registration in the Grand Challenge Finale

There will be a unique zoom link for this final grand challenges week of The Work

We will meet 2 hours for every session

The times will be the same as summer camp Monday - Friday

We will have unique exercises during this week

  In summary, here's what Summer Camp for the Mind Online Supplies:


  • Experienced guidance by artful and caring facilitator of The Work, Grace Bell
  • Group of amazing people to partner with, get to know, and be inspired by
  • Accountability. We're gathered to DO The Work rather than think it would be a good idea.
  • A private forum on slack where we all share our written material, or comment on others’ work, and find partners if we like--highly secure
  • A place to ask about The Work when you’re stuck
  • Exercises to help you get to the bottom of some of your repetitive stressful beliefs
  • a live session every day at different times for different time zones — you pick what’s right for you and join any call you like
  • An increasing brightness of your Invincible Summer Within
  • A way to get the feel for what Year of Inquiry is like for sharing with a group ALL YEAR if you’re interested (to read about YOI, visit here).  


No problem is too big or too small for The Work.

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QUESTIONS? Write or text 206-650-1230