Wilders Garden & Homestead: The Little House Bay Area, CA

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Homesteading for Kids

During this week we explore the world of wild plants and homesteading crafts, as well as meet the animals of local farms and ranches. Under the guidance of our Wilders Guild, campers learn about edible and medicinal plants, engage in hands-on fiber arts projects, and visit local urban farms.

At the end of the week we make our own ice cream and have a down home hoe-down with the Trackers Country Time Jamboree Band and our own root beer crafted by the kids themselves.

Wild Plants Safety: Certifcation and Instruction

Trackers Wilders Guild instructors focus on every student developing their Plants Safety Certification for edible and medicinal plant harvest. This thorough curriculum instills a deft respect for the methodology necessary to understand the potency of wild plants and harvest them in a safe and sustainable manner. Campers create medicinal tinctures or other elements of a wild plant apothecary.

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.

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  • Berkeley & Oakland
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Berkeley/Oakland - Summer Camp Little House: Homestead & Ranch

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Berkeley & Oakland Location 3049 Adeline St, Berkeley, Trackers Earth Bay

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Free & Flexible Morning Check-in with activities based on theme
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Camp Session where we do most of the learning. Bus programs leave at 8:30 AM
3:30 PM - 4 PM Free & Flexible Afternoon Check-out with activities based on theme
4 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered After Camp


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Grade 1 June 23-27, 2014 Tuition $395

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Grade 1 July 14-18, 2014 Tuition $395

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Grade 1 August 4-8, 2014 Tuition $395

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Grade 4-5 August 4-8, 2014 Tuition $395

Marin County - Summer Camp Wilders Garden & Homestead: The Little House

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Marin County Location Piper Park, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, a beautiful park with views of Mt. Tam, just off Hwy 101

Grades Only register for the grade your camper is entering the following fall.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Free & Flexible Morning Check-in with activities based on theme
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Camp Session where we do most of the learning. Bus programs leave at 8:30 AM
3:30 PM - 4 PM Free & Flexible Afternoon Check-out with activities based on theme
4 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered After Camp


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Grade 1 July 28-August 1, 2014 Tuition $380 with 10% super early discount

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Grade 2-3 July 28-August 1, 2014 Tuition $380 includes 10% early discount

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Grade 4-5 July 28-August 1, 2014 Tuition $380 includes 10% early discount

Payment Plans

For families who need it, we can offer flexible payment plans. Contact Us to learn more. A non-refundable deposit is always required to reserve your space.

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Scholarship Information We have limited scholarships available for cases of financial hardship. Learn more about our Scholarship Application process

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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.