Slow Living means structuring your life around meaning and fulfilment. Similar to “voluntary simplicity” and “downshifting,” it emphasises a less-is-more approach, focusing on the quality of your life. Slow Living addresses the desire to lead a more balanced life and to pursue a more holistic sense of well-being in the fullest sense of the word. - Beth Meredith and Eric Storm (source)
‘The Slow Camp’ is a series of intimate weekend gatherings designed to help people create, connect and unwind. What do you do to slow down and re-connect with your passions?
The concept of ‘slow living’ means something different to everyone so our camps will come in many varied forms. We will be drawing on the experience and community of ‘slow living’ leaders to tailor camps for just about anyone.
The Slow Camp was founded in June 2015 on the Mornington Peninsula VIC, Australia. It is a concept owned by Jessie Curtis-Griffiths of Happy Glamper.
“Going camping is the best way I know to disrupt my daily routine and shift my focus back to the things that matter. It’s our way of celebrating a love of individualism, the nomadic life and being sustainable. And, after a trip away, I’m always more balanced and brimming with ideas due to the change in perspective! Camping immerses you in a region’s raw beauty – every trip away is enhanced by the time of year, local topography and wildlife. It gives you a different way of viewing your world and bonding with your loved ones.”
Launching a series of intimate camps tapping into the 'slow living' movement had been in Jessie's thoughts for a few months when she was approached by Sarah Hunter about hosting a yoga retreat. A collaboration was born, 'The Slow Camp' was coined and the first camp launched in June 2015 with Sarah Hunter as The Slow Camp's first host.
The Slow Camp aims to help people in poverty improve their housing situation by contributing micro-loans through Kiva at each camp. Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending.
Click here to see who our camps have helped so far!