True story. After last year’s Camp GLP, two women who’d been total strangers turned friends for life ended up on a train back to NYC. There, for the first time, they realized neither had any idea what the other actually “did.” It just never came up. Because that’s what camp is about. It’s a stunning invitation to drop the facade. Let go of the need to posture or position yourself or “network” (ugh).
Camp GLP is about connecting, playing, lighting up on a deeper, more meaningful level. One that bypasses the normal superficial yadda yadda yadda and makes a beeline to the soul. Last year, we had everyone from CEOs to musicians who played Wembley Stadium, world-shaking entrepreneurs to soccer moms and local artisans. And you know what, nobody really knew or cared. Because, in the end, we’re all connected by something bigger. We’re human, and we want to be seen, heard, held and supported just for that. Without it being about what we’ve done, accomplished or who we’ve impressed.
Camp GLP is, more than anything else, about finding your people. Letting your guard down and, maybe for the first time in years (maybe ever), just being you. And knowing that’s enough.
It’s nearly midnight when camper, Barry Solway, takes the talent show stage to share a children’s poem. Minutes later, 250 people rise to scream and whoop and give him a standing ovation. Then comes the call. This must be a book. Campers quickly flock to his side, putting together a team and weeks later, the poem is published as a beautifully illustrated children’s book. This is the magic of Camp GLP.
Beyond soulful connection, we are a community of fierce learners and action-takers. Creators, makers, entrepreneurs, artists and world-changers. Not just in words or dreams, but in deeds. And part of our mission is to not just gather an amazing global family, but immerse you in a powerful accelerated learning and growth experience that elevates your ability to express who you are, build a deeply-aligned vocation and contribute to the world in a powerful way.
So, we bring together a tremendous roster of workshop leaders, speakers, program facilitators and mentors, across a wide spectrum of pursuits, that range from entrepreneurship to personal growth, art and making to movement and music.
There’s this thing that tends to happen when we focus on building a career or a family or a business or body of work…we end up dying inside. Because, in the pursuit of these things, we end up abandoning our health and let our state of mind crumble, figuring “oh, hey, it’s all in the name of something really cool. We’ll come back to these things once we’ve ‘made’ it.”
Huge, HUGE mistake. Your ability to connect and play with amazing people, to build and co-create what you’re here to make will always be profoundly stifled or empowered by how vital you are.
You’ve gotta be ALIVE to breathe life into your life!
That means reconnecting not just with people and purpose, but with your body, your health, your strength and flexibility, your sense of lightness, calm, ease, play, freedom and movement. From workshops to outdoor activities, we’ve got you covered with a beautiful collection of explorations designed to let you reclaim your vitality.
Over three and half inspired days, you’ll have the opportunity to try, do, explore, learn, connect, discover, play and so much more (or just kick back and snooze under a tree with a good book!)
Our programming starts around 6am (totally optional), with movement and meditation, then rolls into breakfast and a full day of workshops, gatherings, presentations and events. And,while we always put together a deep roster of fantastic offerings to choose from, we discovered that our GLeePers also love to share. So last year, we created time in the day for pretty much anyone to lead a meetup, workshop or anything else you want.
To get an idea of the overall schedule for each day, just go ahead and click on the clipboard. And, remember, everything is encouraged, but nothing is mandatory. You get to create the experience you need with the people you can’t get enough.
Morning Keynotes & Evening GLP Jam Sessions
What better way to kick off your day than with a series of all-hands morning keynote conversations with Good Life Project founder, Jonathan Fields, that take you deep into the “big lever” good life topics, ones that’ll serve as powerful moments of awakening and actionable ideas.
And, what better way to wrap each day (before your evening celebrations) than with smart and soulful full-camp interviews with leading voices in entrepreneurship, art and vitality?!
Founder of Social Triggers and world-class expert on the psychology of consumer behavior will speak on building online courses.
NY Times bestselling author, founder of the Open Heart Project and renowned meditation teacher will share a soulful conversation with Jonathan.
Internationally-acclaimed functional medicine visionary, bestselling author and women’s health expert will speak on burning the candle without burning out.
Founders of international social innovation & design agency, foundation and incubator, Misfit Inc., and MisfitCon will wow you with their story and mission.
When you sign up, you’ll see a spot to note who you’re coming with and tell us you’d like to share a bunk.
“I was leaving recharged, inspired, and with a wealth of new information that I could use to grow my life and business”
Everyone from Jonathan and Stephanie to the instructors to the volunteers were there to serve in a big way. They seemed to know exactly what I wanted or needed before I did.
As expected, the opportunities to play were a blast (swimming, paddle boarding, rock climbing, frisbee, tug-of-war, etc.) and the opportunities to connect with others at social events were amazing, like massive bonfires, buffet meals, and just lounging on the lawn talking. It truly was like being a kid again at summer camp. What surprised me were the workshops. I hadn’t signed up for the purpose of attending the personal or professional development workshops, yet they were so compelling and the instructors so talented, I ended up attending every workshop possible.
Overall I had an incredible experience. By the end of the weekend I was leaving recharged, inspired, and with a wealth of new information that I could use to grow my life and business. But the greatest benefit I realized from my weekend at Camp GLP was a deep, genuine connection with a newfound tribe.” – Jason Billows, Founder of Jason Billows Leadership
“…I didn’t make it home before the tears started.
The video of camp that they played at our last community gathering really got me. As I have said, I spend so much of my time and energy just being okay. I never thought that I would be this happy, have this kind of belonging, that I could tell people I knew for two days “I love you” and mean it….
As I was leaving camp the woman I had picked up at the train a few days before said “whenever I looked over to you, you were just glowing”, and that is exactly how I felt.” – Jess Getty, The Fuzzy Project
“I will be a better person from this experience. There is no doubt.
I spent four days with over 250 entrepreneurs, business artists, artists, and open-hearted human beings from around the world. And in a rare instance with a group that size, I belonged…. Jonathan Fields, Camp GLP founder, told me a couple of years ago something surprising he realized: That people from his immersions were as drawn to if not more drawn to the community and to connection than to the content, as rich as the content is. I was skeptical then. I get it now. In my blood…. So glad I was brave enough to go. I learned so much not only for work but also for my whole self too. I will be a better person from this experience. There is no doubt.” – Jeffrey Davis, founder of Tracking Wonder
“As far out of my comfort zone as I was, miles from home. I felt at home.
…we arrived at CAMP GLP to the warmest welcome I have ever experienced, involving cheers from bouncy crew members and equally bouncy large bubbles. I instantly felt at ease. Why was that? I had never met these people before, but, I immediately felt like I’d found ‘my people’.
We were from all walks of life yet we were on the same page. The same wavelength-ness was mind-blowing and, as such, we connected really quickly. We attended workshops together, ranging from tea-blending and time-bending to hand-lettering and crowd-funding, ate delicious meals together and enjoyed an epic dance fest and talent show.” – Cheryl Rickman, author of The Flourish Handbook
“For one of the few times in my life, I felt like I belonged.
I remember sitting on the edge of the stage totally blissed out, getting a free back rub from a trained massage therapist, surrounded by people who understood me. That’s when it hit me: I had found my tribe. These were resourceful, growth-minded individuals who were committed to creating positive change.
They were seven-figure entrepreneurs and people still trying to make an impact within the confines of a corporate job. They were people who “got it”. More importantly, they got me. All of my life I’ve felt like a bit of an outcast. It’s lonely when you choose to rebel against the status quo. It’s hard to find people who share that worldview, almost by definition. But when you do find them it feels incredible.” – Greg Faxon
“So glad I was brave enough to go.
I’ve been self-employed for 21 years now and have never done anything like this. It sounded like a good idea. Workshops about building community mixed with arts and crafts. That’s for me, right? So, I signed up!
Leading up to it I was pretty nervous. Do I really want to head to camp with a whole bunch of people [250 to be exact] I don’t know? Am I really up for this? … Wow. Just Wow. I’m so lucky to have had this experience. So glad I was brave enough to go. I learned so much for work but for my whole self too. I will be better person from this experience.” – Katie Pertiet
“Camp GLP was the place that brought me to the inspiration to launch me into my next big adventure for my life’s work. Between the camaraderie, fun, acting like a kid, and just stepping into the still, I was able to find another little piece of me, and an even bigger piece of my destiny.” – Rick Clemons, Founder .1 Project
“What happened was beyond my expectations, and quite extraordinary.
As the kids say these days, “Mind….blown.” I learned what it means to create a truly “high performing team.” Not in the usual, corporate, “drive for results” kind of way, but in the purpose-driven, shared values, total trust in and acceptance of each other in full commitment to the customer kind of way….
I learned that it’s possible for a couple of hundred people to come together and TOTALLY TRUST that we were all there for similar reasons, that we were all good people at heart, and that we were all committed to making the space safe for everyone, no matter what they had going on or why they were there. As an adult, particularly if you’re on a growth and/or change path, it’s sometimes tough to find your “people.” And if you consider yourself a “difference-maker,” someone determined to create positive change in the world, I think it’s that much harder.
Camp GLP was an uplifting moment in time that I think will have lasting impact on each and every one of us who attended, and then by extension on the work that we’re doing, and I am profoundly happy that I got to be there. Plus, the S’Mores were great.” – Karen Wright, Executive Coach and author of The Complete Executive
“I had the opportunity to have conversations with amazingly intelligent and warm-hearted entrepreneurs…. A ripple for courage, deep connection and open-hearted truth. Each and every one of you are in MY heart. I am forever grateful. And, I am forever changed because of YOU.” – Christina Salerno, Living Quirky
“I realized it wasn’t about not knowing what I am doing, but rather it was about being all of me.”
The weekend was a chance to reconnect with my love of service, creating community/tribes, and leading heart-centered work in the world. And for 3+ days, I had the chance to immerse myself in ways that would engage my mind and heart like I never did before…. And if that wasn’t enough, there was so much time to PLAY! … I realized it wasn’t about not knowing what I am doing, but rather it was about being all of me. Camp GLP was a powerful experience – not just because it gathered beautiful world-shakers and makers together. But Camp GLP was powerful because there was reminder throughout the whole weekend to ask and listen for the power of living a Good Life.” – Mary Anne Flanagan, Founder of Toning the Om
“…powerful, soul-awakening, and heart-igniting….”
It was our playground to ‘unleash that primal urge to make and move and create and connect, discover friends-for-life and fire-up our future with ideas, strategies and tools for accelerated personal and business growth!’ The workshops, the talks, the meet-ups, the hangouts, the talent show (!!!), the 6am morning meditations followed by a workout, the dance party, the bonfire, and last but not least, the attempt to stay up on the final night to experience the sunrise together.
All of this and more were the bonding pillars of how a tribe, a mindful unity, and an aligned family of light-workers connect, share, and create within the intention of light. We arrived as individuals and left as a united tribe of standing lights.” – Leyla Salvade, Founder of Standing Light
“The power of the group is undeniable.”
There were so many breakthroughs, so many new friends made, so much laughter, so much enthusiasm and a crazy energy that has connected us all together in amazing ways. I love the feeling of a roomful of people meditating together, you can feel the energy in the room shift, and everyone gets calm and settled together.
At Camp GLP, that collective energy expansion happened everywhere. There was amplified love, much laughter and hugging, and so much momentum now carrying us forward back into life. We were surrounded by people all wishing the best for everyone else, and willing to support and encourage that every step of the way.” – Samantha Sutherland, Founder of The Everyday Adventure
“I am trying to explain it in simple words but I am struggling to go beyond ‘transformational’….
The camp was the pinnacle of a two-year journey that has given me a profound sense of self-confidence, surrounded me with an incredible community, given me inspirational tools and an immense energy…. Thank you incredible Camp GLP, my new tribe, Jonathan and Stephanie.” – Sasha Kazantseva
“What ensued at camp GLP changed me.”
During encounters, workshops and presentations, I heard my beliefs, my values, my world views articulated and echoed over and over. I routinely heard ideas I held dear but had never heard verbalized. I knew I had found my tribe.
People shared ideas such as living aligned with virtues, making time for what’s important, and mind blowing quotes such as “when you align the essence of who you are, with deliberate action, with what you believe, you become a beacon, you radiate, people are drawn to you. Deeply embrace who you are.” – Yvonne Whitelaw, Founder of Whole Hearted Pact
Our host camp is the ridiculously cool Iroquois Springs Camp, located at 66 Bowers Road in Rock Hill, NY
When you sign up, you’ll see a spot to note who you’re coming with and tell us you’d like to share a bunk.
We’re also doing everything we can to make all the activities accessible to all, regardless of physical ability or disability. But, just to make sure we’ve got you covered, if you do have any physical limitations that’d make you question whether you’ll be able to participate in any particular activity, just ask us and we’ll figure it out.
Additional Terms & Conditions:
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE. While we have no expectation to cancel this event, we strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance. Career Renegade Inc. (dba Good Life Project), its officers, assigns, affiliates or any related parties (the “Organizers”) are not responsible for any losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedule, overbooking of accommodations, default of any third parties, sickness, weather, strikes, acts of God, acts of terrorism, force majeure, war, quarantine, criminal activity, or for any other cause beyond its control. The Organizers reserve the right to change or cancel the event without prior notice. If the event is cancelled for any reason, Organizers shall have no liability beyond the refund of all event participants’ registration fees received by it. The Organizers may decline to accept or to retain any event participant as a participant on the event at any time or remove a participant for behavior deemed, in it’s sole discretion to be disrespectful, disruptive or hate-driven.