Wilders Garden: The Little House

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All Trackers Wilders Garden camps teach self sufficiency, resourcefulness and care for one another.  During this one-day camp we explore urban homesteading through a variety of projects.

Spring on the (Urban) Homestead

It’s Spring on the homestead and everything is growing: flowers, food, chickens and children. Wilders follow the rhythm of the seasons, tending to each plant and each task in its own time. Spring is the time for clearing and planting, fresh greens and outdoor picnics. sheep shearing and wool processing. At our camp children engage in the practices of Spring, including working with wool, gardening and picnicking.

Please note that several projects will be available for campers to choose from today; however, due to the pace and scope of true homesteading projects, we cannot guarantee that all participants will be able to complete every project.  For those seeking a more comprehensive homesteading experience, please also see our Wilders Garden summer day or overnight programs.

The Wilders Garden


The Wilders Guild are caretakers and cultivators. They restore the land and tend to the well-being of the village. Their gardens are vast wild landscapes, reclaimed from domestication, thriving with an abundant and rich harvest.

 

Details for Wilders Garden: The Little House

Location

Our camps meet in central urban locations. From there, we transport to wonderful wild spaces for activities.

Berkeley & Oakland Drop-Off Location 3049 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA
Marin County Drop-Off Location Piper Park, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, a beautiful park with views of Mt. Tam, just off Hwy 101

Daily Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Free and flexible morning check-in
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Bus programs board at 8:30 AM and students travel to green spaces around the Bay for outdoor instruction
3:30 PM - 4 PM Free and flexible afternoon check-out
4 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered after camp (Berkeley Location Only)


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Our Philosophy for Learning & Living

A Smile

We help children to feel like that group of kids wandering country backyards 50 years ago: independent, tired, muddy, wet and happy from the woods and wild. We are acutely aware of full and real hazards of the out of doors after years of working in environmental education. We try to move away from the highly structured and limiting tolerances of conventional environmental education while keeping kids truly safe but not encapsulated from, or phobic of nature. We are deep patriots to the value of offering guided yet very free and transparent experiences for kids. We believe it is okay to be thirsty at times, cold at times, and wet at times. It builds empathy and care for the gifts of life. It fosters adventure and sincere accomplishment. We also believe it is critical to feel supported and cared for as they truly explore their passion and responsibility. And through a healthy life immersed in nature, they test the limits and great potential of the often untapped physical and emotional resiliency they possess.