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
Watershed Discovery Camp - Lake Pend Oreille WATERKEEPER® is partnering with the Eureka Institute to host a week-long day camp this summer! This program will engage 5th and 6th grade campers in a variety of educational and fun water stewardship activities. The unique curriculum is designed to introduce campers to topics that influence the water quality of Lake Pend Oreille and its diverse waters; from wetlands to bays and more.
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.
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.
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The Eureka Institute at a glance.....
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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!