Welcome to the Hostel in the Forest

The Hostel is a membership organization, please browse through our website before calling us to make a reservation. If you have further questions, we would be happy to answer them over the phone any day between 10am and 6pm, 912-264-9738. We can not accept reservations, cancellations or provide availability by email. If you have a reservation PLEASE try to check in by 7pm or let us know if you can’t.

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We are always looking for skilled instructors willing to share their knowledge on a variety of subjects that support our vision. If you have some ideas or suggestions, or would like give a suitable presentation or workshop, please contact us..

If you are interested in working at the Hostel please review the applications page.*

Our Vision

The world would be a much healthier and better place if all its inhabitants advocated sustainability instead of unlimited growth. Rather than trying to control nature and use it as a resource for development, we should revere it, respect it, and work with it. The Hostel in the Forest is taking steps to manifest this vision. We see that nature’s creatures, including humans, animals, birds and insects share the same land in a unique manner. Inspired by the creativity found in the natural environment, we have transformed our ideas into actions by having an organic vegetable garden used in our dinners each night, recycling our wastes, having a cutting-edge gray-water system, watering plants with a solar powered irrigation system, and using a worm box that composts our table scraps into fertilizer for the garden. Hostel members sleep in tree houses, hike the T-trails through the 133 acre forest, swim and paddle canoes in the lake, take part in the healing process of walking our labyrinth, participate in the sweat lodges held on the nights of the full moon, eat a healthy vegetarian or vegan meal each night, and attend the many educational retreats and lectures designed to teach us how to move toward a wholesome and more sustainable future. We invite you to visit us and be a part of our work in progress; even participate in helping us with our projects, if you so desire. If you are financially able to do so, we would also be most appreciative of any gifts to our 501 C 3 tax-deductible organization in order to encourage and further our goals.

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Life can get busy and noisy, so unplug and unwind in the beauty and simplicity of the amazing Hostel of the Forest with Dr. Nadia Ramoutar, Creative facilitator. Invest in yourself and take this grown up life design camp with enriching and meaningful material. This interactive and intelligent program will be ideal for the person who wants to liberate his or her creative energy and further explore current lifestyle and focus. You get to be with cool people, cultivate creativity and stay in tree houses! What a unique and cool opportunity. Based on her hand illustrated “52 Ways to Free my Mojo” book, Nadia will lead a slow paced, reflective and fun three-day retreat to inspire, uplift and enrich participants lives. What better way to connect with your creative nature than in nature?

The event will include:
- Setting inspiring intentions
- Goal exploration & renewal
- Relaxed walking adventures in nature
- Fun, expressive interactive exercises
- Art journal prompt pieces
- Quiet personal time
- Candlelight meditations
- Family style healthy meal time
- All supplies and accommodation & food

We will take care of all your nurturing needs so you can just rest and relax in the Forest. Due to the intimate nature of the setting, the retreat size will be limited. Registration through the Hostel is required to attend. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

Participants can register for $299 (includes accommodation, vegetarian food and supplies. Additional​ ​Links: www.freemymojo.com

Instructor​ ​Bio:
Nadia Ramoutar, Ph.d is a creative and dynamic visual artist, storyteller, social advocate and filmmaker with a diverse body of work who uses her talents to reconstruct meaning and build compassion. An eclectic and inspiring person by nature, Nadia writes and creates positive and insightful images, materials, films and courses to empower and uplift her audiences globally. An entrepreneurial leader, Nadia earned a Ph. d in Communications from the University of Florida. She has worked extensively in print and digital media including producing and directing in film and television. Born in Ireland to an Irish mother and West Indian Father, Nadia is an advocate for the power of diversity and inclusion. Nadia taught college classes in academia for over 18 years while also producing and directing independent film and TV projects. She is currently creating her own unique work and enrolling other artists and writers to do the same. With her authentic and strong voice, she has mentored and fired up many award winning filmmakers and artists globally who have experienced unprecedented success with her encouragement and inspiration. She is uniquely suited to be the midwife to other people’s precious dreams and goals, serving as a catalyst for creativity.Energetic and intelligent with a warm wit, Nadia awakens confidence and courage to those around her. Always interested in new horizons and collaboration, Nadia is a consultant to many creative and social entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the world. She is particularly skilled in helping people focus intention, overcome obstacles and take calculated risks that move them upward and onward. She created an Art Journal book “52 Ways to Free My Mojo” and a line of inspiring products and educational programming to help people experience greater quality of life.She created Enlighten Productions, LLC with a mission to write, create and deliver meaningful media and messages to diverse audiences globally. She is a visual artist who uses multi-source materials and mediums to create original and inspiring work. She creates installation art and media that makes social commentary and provokes connection. Her mantra is “The World has need of Your voice.

Shea Butter-Making Workshop – Nov. 21

$15 – for materials – -Proceeds from this event support our Women-Empowerment co-operatives throughout West Africa as well as projects within the Africa Communities in RI (espoirshea.com).

Come learn about African natural botanical ingredients for your body + hair, and to create Shea butter-based products in accordance with FDA standards and guidelines using centuries-old African women’s aesthetics and traditions remedies. After the workshop, each participant will take home products containing all-natural and nourishing ingredients, that are carefully chosen for their qualities, recognized natural benefits, created by and for their unique skin.

Fall Update

Posted October 2nd, 2017

Fall update coming soon!