Scroll Craft

A Forest Therapy Retreat

Join Nadine Mazzola and Tam Willey for 3 days and 3 nights of guided forest therapy, community connection, envisioning, personal retreat time and working with scrolls!

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Sunday, October 27th - Wednesday, Oct 30  2024  

 North Andover, Massachusetts, USA

An immersive nature retreat experience for anyone looking to slow down, connect, and spend time outside. 

Forest Therapy

Guided forest therapy featuring different ways to incorporate scrolls. 

Community

Story circles, campfires, sharing, listing, networking and fostering connection.

Scroll Crafting

Time to experiment with  different materials to play and create unique scrolls.

Personal Retreat 

Prompted explorations & solo wanders with custom made scrolls.


 

 

 

 

Rolling Ridge Retreat Center    

660 Great Pond Road, North Andover, MA 01845   USA


Located just 25 miles north of Boston in the historic town of North Andover, Massachusetts, Rolling Ridge Retreat Center sits on Lake Cochichewick with a half mile of lakefront property and thirty-eight secluded acres of woods and rolling hills. Explore the double labyrinth nestled in the forest and the expanse of open space, hills, and trails. Part of the Merrimack River Valley, this watershed weaves together the rich histories and cultures of central-southern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts with the Atlantic Ocean via the Gulf of Maine at Newburyport just 25 miles east.    📍Pawtucket & Massachusett Land

Retreat Program Including Accommodations & Meals

All inclusive prices cover the program fee of $399 plus your choice of lodging and all meals for 3 nights and 3 days
starting with dinner upon arrival and ending with lunch before departure.* 

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or other specific food needs, allergies, or restrictions can be accommodated.
Tea, coffee, and hot cocoa will be available throughout the day in the fireside room. Guest fridge and microwave available at all times.

*If you would like to pay in two installments and for general questions about the retreat & regarding accommodations, please email Tam and Nadine at info@acornprograms.com

Shared Double Room w/ Shared Bathroom

$997

Per Person Price Includes:
Retreat Program Fee
Supplies
Lodging
All Meals

Limited Availability

Private Room w/ Shared Bathroom

$1097

Per Person Price Includes:
Retreat Program Fee
Supplies
Lodging
All Meals

Limited Availability

Private Room w/ Private Bathroom

$1177

Per Person Price Includes:
Retreat Program Fee
Supplies
Lodging
All Meals

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions, contact us at info@acornprograms.com

What will the schedule be like?

Here is a link to our retreat schedule DRAFT

Can I stay offsite?

This retreat is intended to be an all-inclusive immersive experience with the intention for all participants to stay on-sight. If you are absolutely unable to stay on-sight and still want to participate, check out the day package on the order form.  

Will there be an oportunities to network with other guides and talk about the business of forest therapy?

Yes. We will be happy to facilitate discussions related to guiding based on the interest of the group.

I am not a guide and have never tried forest therapy. Is this retreat appropriate for me?

Yes! All our welcome and this a perfect opportunity to experience and learn about the practice of forest therapy.

Nadine and Tam having fun talking about Scroll Craft!

 Meet The Team

Your Guides

Nadine Mazzola and Tam Willey 

 

 

 

 

Nadine Mazzola (she/her) has been a Certified Forest Therapy Guide since 2015 based in Acton, MA. She founded her guiding business, New England Nature and Forest Therapy, in 2016. Nadine guides regularly and has formed partnerships with multiple organizations, She also does speaking engagements on forest therapy and occasional consulting with a variety of organizations. Nadine has also been a trainer/mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and has a business and marketing background spanning twenty-five years.

In 2019, Nadine added award-winning author to her list of accomplishments. She wrote the book “Forest Bathing with Your Dog”, which won four awards. The book combines the practice of forest therapy with our practice of walking our dogs and elevates the depth and meaning of both. She has been featured on PBS Windows to the Wild twice, ABC’s Chronicle and in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine. In addition to Nadine’s business and marketing background, she was also formerly a world professional pocket billiards player competing on the Women's Professional Billiard Tour. Nadine has been guiding forest therapy walks since 2015. Also, an artist, she facilitates expressive arts classes often incorporating elements of forest therapy throughout.

Nadine Mazzola Award-Winning Author of Forest Bathing with Your Dog and Certified Forest Therapy Guide- 2022 05 at Mt Auburn Cemetary 1 crop1

Tam Willey (they/them) is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, trainer, mentor, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts and founder of Toadstool Walks, a guiding practice based in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Tam explores themes of belonging and attention through story and nature immersive experiences, facilitating ways of being together that support a culture of reciprocity and relational kinship. Tam’s guiding practice is informed by their background as a local handy person, children’s woodworking instructor, custodian, skateboarder, musician, artist, mentor, love for outdoor adventure, and 1st hand Queer life experience as community advocate serving and uplifting LGBTQ+ youth & adults through BAGLY (Boston's Alliance of LGBTQ Youth), The Theater Offensive’s True Colors out Youth Theater, Black and Pink (Queer & Trans prison abolitionist organization), The Venture Out Project, and Wild Mountain Retreats. Tam guides ongoing community programming in partnership with The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Speak For The Trees, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Boston Harbor Now, Peabody Essex Museum, local colleges and universities, and more. Tam holds CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid certifications.  Learn more about Tam at ToadstoolWalks.com