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"What a great way to enjoy and learn about Manzanita!"

"Carolyn was extremely creative and fun! Everyone should try at least one of her Experiences!" - Patrick and family

Explore Manzanita with your friends and family!

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Discover Manzanita Scavenger Hunt

"Our family scavenger hunt was epic! We loved the friendly and creative competition, all while exploring downtown Manzanita and learning a little along the way!" - Elizabeth and family


Manzanita is known for it's dog-friendly beautiful beach, artistic community, and fun local events. Meet locals and learn some history and fun facts about Manzanita.


We will meet in the heart of Manzanita. Your group will be given a Scavenger Hunt list of items to find and you will explore the town searching for items on your list.  After the hunt the teams will tally the scores and toast the winners!


Be prepared for fun and surprises and a great time with your friends and family on this wacky and hilarious adventure!

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Search for the elusive Neahkahnie Treasure!

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Pirate Treasure Hunt!

"What a wonderful experience! Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone and laugh constantly! Highly recommend! Will do this again for sure given the chance!" - Todd Flynn


Legend has it that a treasure chest was buried on Neahkahnie mountain in the 1700's. Treasure seekers have been searching for it ever since... 


Ahoy Mateys! Join me on a treasure hunt in search of the elusive Neahkahie treasure! We will meet on the boardwalk of Manzanita beach. Your group will be given a treasure map with clues on how to find the buried treasure. From there we will walk the beach to the base of Neahkahnie Mountain.  Along the way you will search for landmarks, discover clues, and complete challenges. Once all the clues are collected you will have everything you need to find the Neahkahnie treasure! 


This Experience is designed with kids in mind.  Parents, bring your "inner child" with you - you will be expected to participate!

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Awaken your intuition and inner guides!

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SoulCollage® at the Beach

"Carolyn created an experience that illustrated the meaning and purpose of Soul Collage and the use of the cards to know ourselves more deeply. She created a safe circle, shared her experience, guided us through the process of card making, and allowed us space to notice meaning our cards." - Jill (participant)  


SoulCollage® is a process for creating incredible collaged cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life's questions and transitions. We will meet at The Storymaker House, my Airbnb and studio where you will learn how to make your own SoulCollage® cards.  


This process which begins as simple creative fun, might suddenly surprise and awaken you!   This is a multi-layered creative activity which anyone can do.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend!


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Create a Ceremony to mark a milestone or transition!

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*NEW* Create your own Ceremony in a Rainforest

Someone once said "the only constant in life is change." We see it all around us in the seasons and cycles of life.  But we very rarely give ourselves the space and opportunity to honor the changes in our lives. Ceremony allows you to acknowledge transition, growth, and change in your life.  In this Experience you will learn the elements of ceremony and  how to  honor and commemorate your story, wherever life finds you in this moment (i.e. a transition, new beginning, ending a job or relationship, etc).  We will meet in Nehalem on the Oregon Coast. From there you can follow me on a 10-min drive into a magical privately owned coastal temperate rainforest. You will learn about the elements that make up a ceremony. These include setting an intention for your ceremony, choosing symbols, place, and other elements. I will help you determine the best elements to use in creating your own ceremony based on your story and  the intention that you set.  From there, I will give you a tour of the forest and show you some beautiful  magical, and mythical places where you can create your own ceremony.

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Explore a Coastal Rainforest and hear a story!

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A Rainforest Story

"I did this tour with my 7 year old nature loving daughter and WE BOTH LOVED IT! Both hosts were wonderful. The combination of nature, storytelling, crafts and sharing made it a memorable experience we both would attend again in a heartbeat! Highly recommend to travelers of all ages." - Sarah and Wren


You can't visit Oregon without experiencing the beautiful temperate rainforests on the Oregon Coast.  This experience takes place in Nehalem.  A short hike will take us along Coal Creek and into a temperate rainforest. Along the way, you will learn about the native plants of the rainforest and their medicinal qualities as well as the animals who live here.   We will settle into a Creekside yurt, where Mythologist and Storyteller, Gwendolyn Endicott, will treat you to a story about this particular rainforest.   


After the story, you can explore the forest on your own for a first-hand experience of its magical gifts!  The experience ends by creating a "prayer arrow" (using some materials collected from the forest), and the opportunity to share your experience with others.  


Spring 2019

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Oregon Beach Experiences

(503) 702-0737