Explore ~ Expand~ Enjoy
The Eureka Institute is a classroom, a retreat center, and an adventure school surrounded by the splendor of the Pacific Northwest. It is Eureka's aim to enhance the lives of our local community and its many welcome visitors by promoting consciousness, creativity, and leadership through diverse educational experiences. Eureka supports instructors, specialists, and students from all walks of life, and is committed to providing life-long learning opportunities.
Eureka is a non-profit organization, located in beautiful Bonner County, Idaho. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, in the panhandle of North Idaho, we are inspired to cultivate all aspects of healthy living.
We offer lecture halls and offices in Sandpoint (recently named “Americas Most Beautiful Small Town” by Rand McNally and USA Today) and a gorgeous 42-acre retreat, right next door in the town of Sagle, Idaho. Our diverse locations and facilities allow us to host a wide variety of events. We present all manner of classes, concerts, art festivals, camps, workshops, and outdoor expeditions.
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
Integrating Mars & Venus - Eureka Institute presents a free evening preview to introduce a new Couples Program led by Janice Lindgren. Janice has 20 years of experience working with couples individually and teaching relationship principles in immersion programs. She lives locally with her husband, Dick and maintains an active coaching practice. Stay Tuned!
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.
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!