Wilders Adventure: Homesteading Camp 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 - Summer Camp Little House: Homestead & Ranch

Location

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

Berkeley Drop-Off Location 3049 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA

Grades and Ages

Register for the grade your camper is entering the following fall.

Daily Schedule

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Free and flexible morning check-in
8:50 AM - 3:30 PM Bus programs depart at 9 AM and students travel to green spaces around the Bay for outdoor instruction
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Free and flexible afternoon check-out
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered after camp


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

Location

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

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

Grades and Ages

Register for the grade your camper is entering the following fall.

Daily Schedule

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Free and flexible morning check-in
8:50 AM - 3:30 PM Bus programs depart at 9 AM and students travel to green spaces around the Bay for outdoor instruction
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Free and flexible afternoon check-out
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered after camp


Get After Camp Add After Camp and extend to 4 PM - 6 PM

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Grade 2-3 , 2015 Tuition $ includes $75 super early discount

Payment Plans

Flexible monthly payment plans for our 2015 Summer Camps will be available through April 30th, 2015. Contact us to learn more. A non-refundable 20% program deposit is required for all payment plans.

Scholarships

We have limited scholarships available for cases of financial hardship. Applications are due by March 15th, 2015. Visit our Scholarship Application page to learn more.

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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.