We Educate, Inspire & Nourish


The Vegetarian Educational Institute proudly presents holistic vegetarian retreats for all ages.

Featuring vacation plans with healthy plant based food, classes and entertainment for a happy, healthy life.


Organic, Plant-Based, Balanced Meals

For many campers, the unforgettable meals are what keep them coming back. We serve some of the healthiest food found in the world - delicious and healing in quality.

Enjoy nourishing organic whole grains and vegetables, prepared in a modern kitchen by trained vegetarian chefs.

We know the importance of the best quality ingredients and use filtered water in all our plant-based meals. We use ingredients from top quality sources including Eden Foods, Lundberg Family Farms, Gold Mine Natural Food Company and Veritable Vegetable.

And we also have an indoor teaching kitchen which will have at least one cooking class every day. These classes provide an excellent way to learn basic-to-advanced macrobiotic cooking, a powerful practice.

All Inclusive:
Food, Housing, Classes & Fun!

No worries about all the extra little expenses that most vacations will cost you. We have it all included - your housing, meals, a large assortment of classes to choose from and entertainment that is all yours for one very reasonable price.

An added bonus for most of our campers is that they go home feeling so much better after a week of delicious, nutritious food prepared by chefs trained in the principles of macrobiotics: natural healing foods that are seasonally balanced, organic and vegan.

Our retreats feature enlightening classes by world renowned teachers for expanding your knowledge of natural health. Enjoy lectures, cooking and movement classes for all ages.

Parents are welcome to attend adult classes while their children are in Kid's Camp exploring the great outdoors, doing arts and crafts or cooking classes designed just for kids. 

Not in the mood for a class? Go for a hike or take a swim at the lake. There are no obligations - just choices.

Campfire fun, dance parties, talent show and more... We provide the good times for you to make great memories and great friends.


Join Our “Golden Carrot” Referral Program

VEI is seeking enthusiastic people to help recruit attendees for the next Happy Healthy Retreat!


Here’s How It Works… It’s Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Send us an email and let us know you’re going to refer your friends: info@happyhealthyretreats.com 
  2. Tell your friends about all the fun they can have at camp and send them to: www.happyhealthyretreats.com
  3. For each new camper* who registers, we will give you a $100 referral fee (either a check** or a discount off your own camp registration fee), and the person you referred ALSO gets a $100 DISCOUNT.

Please note at online registration for new campers they will be asked how they heard about our summer retreat - make sure they tell us that your sent them!


* This offer applies only to new, fully paid campers who have never attended a GOMF macrobiotic summer camp. New campers who attend through Work Study or who receive scholarship funds do not qualify. There is NO LIMIT to the number of new attendees you can recruit (unless, of course, the camp is full); you can receive incentive discounts up to your full registration fee, or a check for every new camper you bring. 

**Referral fees will be paid on or before August 15, 2017

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Available for families and individuals.
Simply write an short essay to apply.

Work Study Program

Do some of the work - save BIG on the price of our summer retreat!

Get hands-on in the kitchen with our vegetarian chefs, helping create some of the best vegan food around.
Have fun helping out with Kid's Camp.
Keep our world beautiful as part of our grounds maintenance team.


Our Sponsors


Many Thanks To

Nancy Adler - www.nancyadler.com
and Gerard Lum
 for all their beautiful photos of our Summer Retreat.

Come for the food and stay for the people.
— Patricia
For many people, camp is a life-changing event and, in my opinion, something everyone should experience at least once.
— K.L.
Whatever imbalances occurred over the course of the year disappeared, seemingly without effort, during my stay at camp. I was restored to well being at every level. An energizing, potent experience. Highly recommended.
— Becca
I had heard the food was great, but the meals were beyond description. My thanks to all the loving people who prepared the delicious dishes.
— Amir

Join us for our Summer Retreat 2017...