A Sanctuary for Peace and Healing


Happe Campers 2016

Super ScienceThe Happehatchee Center is pleased to announce the Happe Campers Summer Camp featuring the wonderful Super Science and Amazing Art folks! The camp is open to children in grades 1 through 5.

For registration and questions please contact Allison at allison@supersciencefl.com or give her a call at 239-682-2780.  If you haven’t been to the Happehatchee Center before, we invite you to stop by the on Fridays or Saturdays between 10 – 4 pm for a free tour and to check out the park!

Event RegistrationHappehatchee offers a unique summer camp location and programming where students will learn in the Happehatchee Historic House and the breezy Peace Pavilion.  Not to mention, five acres of nature with bamboo stands, a butterfly garden and plant nursery all on the Estero River.  Kids love exploring nature in this safe space. Don’t miss out on this wonderful summer experience! Space is limited. Click here to view weekly schedule along with more details and information.

Register today! Allison@SuperScienceFL.com or visit SuperScienceFL.com  Call –  239-682-2780


Healing in Nature!

Experience the healing effects of Happehatchee classes in Nature! Visitors and Happehatchee regulars now have multiple opportunities to experience the healing effects of Yoga in Nature.  Our Yoga schedule has something for everyone… from those who want to rock out to those who are in need of a gentle rehabilitative practice.  Click here to read more…

Calendar of Events Happehatchee

Ongoing Events and Classes:

1st Saturday every month NEW TIME
Drum Circle. Bring your drums, shakers, open heart and dance! Donation. 4:00 pm -:5:30 pm

2nd Saturday every month
Sacred Sound Healing Circle
Check Event calendar for description and confirmation of event.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $10 Suggested Donation 

4th Friday Every Month
Healing the Healers-Reiki Healing Circle with Lenka Spiska
All healers and Reiki practitioners on any level encouraged to come give and receive.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm $15.00 All proceeds go to The Happehatchee Center 

Please join us! Please visit our Calendar of Events for new times and more detailed information.

Discover Happehatchee – click on the videos below!

Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing.

Our mission is to sustain the Happehatchee Eco-spiritual Center as it provides environmental and healing arts education. We preserve and honor Happehatchee’s vibrant land as a way to make sacred connections with our selves, each other, and Nature.


Happe Events in Nature

Discover our Happe Healing in Nature with our learning workshops and programs including yoga (all levels), drum circles, happe healing circles, concerts and so much more!




Here at Happehatchee Center we rely greatly on our volunteers to keep fulfilling our mission. Come on out, get involved in our mission and have a happe time.

 Volunteer Now 


Events in Nature

Hold your special event, Wedding, Party or Life Celebration at Happehatchee! Peace Pavilion and Historic Happehatchee House are available to rent for ceremonies & events.

Facility Rental 



Our Happe history is rich and includes the Girl Scouts, WWII Bunkers, our founder Ellen Peterson and passionate like-minded people making a difference.

Our History 

The Happehatchee Center is located on Sacred Grounds

SWFL Nature WalkWhen you arrive at Happehatchee, some of the first things you notice are the tall majestic trees that populate the land. Although our parking lot is located close to Corkscrew Road, as soon as you park, you will find yourself surrounded by old pines, oaks and palms of various types, welcoming you back to nature. The placement of the lot is designed to help free your mind as you walk the path to the main campus.

We invite you to take your time and enjoy your journey to your class, your meeting, or whatever has brought you to Happehatchee. Walking along the path, Many stalks of young bamboo in forest.dwarfed by the trees and vegetation on both sides, you will soon be upon the pond, where you may spy turtles, fish, herons, an egret or the occasional hare. Also at the pond you will find water lilies and lotus blossoms.

Sitting at the picnic table you hear the gentle clacking of bamboo trunks, standing tall against the sky, as they sway in the breeze and you realize that you are indeed someplace special.

Traveling further down the path, over to the right, behind the majestic oak trees covered with resurrection ferns, is a beautiful butterfly garden, created and maintained by the Girl Scouts, who’s first camp in SWFL was located on the very ground on which you are walking.

As you continue your journey to the center of Happehatchee, you will pass a fire circle where the local Maya people gather to perform their sacred traditional ceremonies. All are invited to participate with the Maya Spiritual Guide.

In front of you now is the octagonal building called the Peace Pavilion the space where most classes and events take place. To your left is the living Food Forest and the Happehatchee Nursery.

Next you will arrive at the Happehatchee Historic House that has been here since 1947 – you have arrived now at the center of Happehatchee, a sanctuary for peace and healing.

You will finally arrive at the majestic Estero River.  Keep your eyes open for Manatee, fish, birds and kayakers!

Enjoy your time on this Sacred Land.


Happe Logo 100

8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida 33928
(239) 992-5455


Become a Happehatchee Member and Support our Mission



Office and Volunteer Hours every Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm
Healing in Nature Several Days a Week
All additional hours by appointment or rental only

Join our Mailing List
Subscribe to our Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe to our blog.

Upcoming Events
Recent Facebook Posts

Timeline Photos

Wed, July 27th, 11am – 12pm Yoga for Wellness with Andrea

4 likes9 hours ago

Kids Learning in Nature - Happe Eco-Summer Camp!

Kids Learning in Nature – Happe Eco-Summer Camp! http://ow.ly/qVsJ302sdqL

0 likes14 hours ago

The Joys of Teaching Magnified in Nature

The greatest challenges offer the greatest rewards by Andrea Trank – click here to view her original blog post. Case in point, the week-long..

0 likes15 hours ago

Blog Archives
Blog Categories