Canoe Island French Camp
Canoe Island, WA – In the San Juan Island Chain
June 1-3, 2018

Retreat is FULL – email to get on the waitlist

This is a truly unique experience at one of the most beautiful locations in the world! Canoe Island is a 45 acre island right in the middle of the San Juan Island chain.  Join Yoga Momma Founder & Director Jen Keeler (ERYT-500, YACEP, RPYT,) and Baptiste Power Vinyasa inspired instructor Julie Jessum for a play-filled “Summer Camp” weekend! Jen teaches an integrative, intentional, and flowing practice honoring the time of day and students present. Julie is inspired by her cross-training activities and is a certified PE teacher in the state of Washington.  

Activities can include but aren’t limited to: hiking, swimming in the pool or ocean, paddle boarding, night time canoeing, kayaking, beach fires, plein air painting, naturalist led walks, star gazing, sipping wine by the poolside or on the beach, eating extraordinary locavore and seasonal food, and Yoga! Rustic tent and cabin group accommodations puts you in the heart of island nature, and makes this weekend a more affordable option than some of our other retreats. Rediscover your spontaneity and love of nature! ALL PROCEEDS go to benefit Canoe Island French camp, a non-profit camp offering French language, marine biology, island ecology, astronomy, geology, Native American culture and history, and traditional camp experiences.

The final schedule and packing list will be sent in early May. All sessions are optional, multiple sessions of yoga allow you to pick and choose your activity and experience different teachers.


Canoe Island French Camp provides children and families with a superior camp experience through the study of language and cultures of francophone regions, traditional camp activities, and the investigation of the natural and cultural history of Canoe Island and the Salish Sea, all in a nurturing and beautiful natural environment. 


Canoe Island can only be reached by private boat to the island, after ferrying to Orcas Island. It’s highly recommended that you walk on the Orcas Island ferry in Anacortes and pack accordingly, there are no vehicles on Canoe Island. Upon your arrival on Orcas, you’ll walk left off the loading dock to find our escorts to the island. It is then a 30 minute small craft ride to the island. 


You will sleep as a group in either cabins with bunks or in “tee-pee” platform tents – a real “camp” experience. You’ll bring your own sleeping bag and pillow for the weekend.  Individual requests will be taken into consideration and you will be partnered with friends, and you may enjoy additional cabin/tent mates. There is indoor plumbing, (showers and flush toilets,) in the main dining lodge, otherwise composting pit toilets are near the cabins and tents. 


The food is exquisite! Chefs explore local options for dining and integrate nature’s offerings into creative and inspired dishes. Vegetarian, gluten free, and non-dairy options are available. If you have special needs, let the camp staff know in advance.

Retreat is FULL – email to get on the waitlist