Explore ~ Expand~ Enjoy
The Eureka Institute exists to cultivate, inspire and encourage people who endeavor to make the world better.
The Eureka Center, our stunning facility in North Idaho, is the premiere lifelong learning and leadership center in the Inland Northwest. It’s an intimate, secluded gathering place where we emphasize skill building, lifelong learning and leadership, and respect for the natural world. Here you will regain a sense of self, deepen your connection to others and feel settled by our peaceful location.
The Center’s wooded landscape has many trails, a bountiful garden, an amphitheater with a stage, a large covered outdoor kitchen and gathering area, a labyrinth, and a challenge ropes course.
The Centers facilities include several buildings built for your comfort. What we call “The Garden House”,a large welcoming community meeting and workshop space includes a full kitchen, indoor and outdoor shower facilities, and two small lofts. This space has been home to a variety of workshops, yoga retreats, and other educational and recreational events.
We offer programs that integrate spiritual, emotional, creative, physical and relational learning. We invite you to attend a program or host one of your own.
Health, Healing, and Spiritual Renewal
Northwest YogaFest - The Eureka Institute is honored each year to bring the Northwest YogaFest to the panhandle of Idaho. With a diverse group of instructors from varying backgrounds and practices from all over the Northwest, in addition to several speakers and musicians, we offer you a captivating weekend of enrichment for the body, mind and spirit.
Education, Exploration, Sustainable living
Camp Eureka - Camp Eureka is an exciting children’s summer camp hosted annually. Summer games, activities and workshops are provided for children ages 8-17. Hiking, biking, swimming, crafting, and confidence-building programs inspire kids to stay fit, learn new skills, make lasting friendships, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Sandpoint SummerFest - The Sandpoint SummerFest is a weekend-long community music, arts and culture festival held every summer for the last 15 years. This event features local, regional and national bands with a variety of styles of music as well as other performers, artists, craftsmen, vendors and entertainers.
Leadership and Empowerment
Teen Wilderness Backpack - Every year, teens to take to the hills, or in this case, the Selkirk Mountains of Northern Idaho. This professionally guided trip can be a transformational event in the life of a teen. A time for them to get a fresh perspective, explore who they are, build self-confidence, and establish deeper connections with others and with our natural environment.
Relating, relationships, gender
Create the Relationship You Want - Eureka Institute presents a free evening preview to introduce a new Couples Program led by Janice Lindgren. Men and women want loving, satisfying, connected, supportive relationships, yet......
Sandpoint Chalk Art Festival - Welcome spring by exploring your creative side at the Sandpoint Chalk Art Festival. The whole town turns out to draw and embellish "The Warehouse" floor at Eureka's downtown location in the Granary. Remember coloring the sidewalk on sunny summer days? Whether you’re just an IPad doodler or a professional artist looking to unwind, the chalk art festival has become a fun activity for the whole family.
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The Eureka Institute at a glance.....
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Before I Die Wall comes to Sandpoint!
The Eureka Institute and Tim Martin have teamed up and brought something new to Sandpoint. It's Sandpoint’s own Before I Die Wall; a huge chalkboard where everyone is invited to write a thought about the things they want to do that will make their life worthwhile. The Before I Die wall is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in a public space.
For more information on the Before I Die Wall project, visit www.beforeidie.cc.
EI Scholarship Program
It is the goal of the Eureka Institute to see that every child who is really interested in participating in one of our outdoor programs be able to do so. We hold several benefits a year, write grants, and receive donations that help fund this program. Please if you would like to help send a child to one of our programs please Donate Today!