Our Mission

Inspiring young adults through connection to nature, community, self and Spirit.


Our aims are for you to:

Learn about and experience alternative views of the structure and nature of the mind, world and universe and the great mysteries of existence.

Learn methods of self-care and develop self-awareness, integrity, empowerment, independence, creativity, inner peace and a sense of belonging,

Experience understanding, empathy and compassion towards others through helping, encouraging, supporting and cooperating with others in workshops and participation in running the camp.

Develop your understanding of the current environmental crises and devise practical, holistic solutions to care for nature.

Experience a heartfelt connection with your inner self, others, nature and all life and a sense of awe and wonder.

The Gathering and Beyond

Wider Horizons has workshops which provide a variety of opportunities to learn about and experience alternative views of the structure and nature of the mind and the world around.  There are practical experiences in art, music, dance and healing and participation in the creation of the retreat is a key component.  We put on ongoing events throughout the year.


Ben Gross MBACP(Accred) MSc PGCE MBSR BSc(Hons) is the producer and curator of Wider Horizons. He is a transpersonal psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, lecturer at the University of Greenwich, meditation teacher and musician. He has been organising retreats in nature for 30 years. These events are devised and delivered by Ben Gross as an independent event organiser.

Olly Robinson, Lindsey Vandita Spinks, Jimena Paratcha and  Zak Avery (young adult consultant) form the Production Team.  All the contributors and a group of young adults are involved in the design and curation of Wider Horizons. If you would like to get involved please contact us.

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