Explore the world of wild plants, animals and folk craft. Get your hands dirty learning to care for the land. Create useful, beautiful and often delicious homestead crafts. Our Wilders go beyond the farm, journeying into a world where our gardens grow through the natural forest.
Summer Camps 2018 Bay Area
Choose your own adventure with different weekly themes:
Grade 1-5 Forage, Feast, and Campfire Cooking Learn campfire cookery. Bake with Dutch ovens, fry with skewers, and griddle on cast iron. Identify edible plants, preserve foods and cook a feast to feed the village!
Grade 1-5 Woodworking and Forest Craft Embark on forest and folk craft adventures. Practice woodworking and carving. Make containers or baskets, and even fashion natural rope.
Grade 1-5 Gardens, Goats & Farm Craft Explore the world gardens and goats. Help out on the farm. Make awesome wilder crafts from the farm and field. Finally, find out why G.O.A.T. stands for "Greatest Of All Time"!
Grade 6-9 Wild Plant Apothecary Explore the ancient world of medicinal and edible plants. Find the real magic that grows in the world around you. Learn how to bottle, preserve, and extract their essence.
Grade 6-9 Wilders Chef: Summer Harvest Harvest the bounty of farm and forest. Cook great meals over the campfire. Enjoy learning culinary skills, making friends, and the adventure of cast iron cooking. Celebrate it all with a permaculture picnic.
Looking for Overnights?
Grade 5-12 Overnight Wilders Garden: Farm & Folk Craft For one week, join the Wilders Guild at the Camp Trackers Village. Help tend to our land of vegetable gardens, mud-stomping wetlands and homestead animals. Forage for wild plants, preserve fresh foods and cook over the campfire. This camp takes place at Camp Trackers, our private nature reserve site outside of Sandy, Oregon. Airport pick-up and drop-off to Portland International Airport is offered for students.