Summer day camps!
PLAY fun yet meaningful activities that deepen your connection to nature!
LEARN naturalist skills that will help you interpret the mysteries of nature!
EXPERIENCE the skills and crafts of nature survival!
2019 Summer Camp Schedule:
We are offering several different summer day camps to chose from this summer:
For kids ages 7-12
There are 2 Week-long Summer Camps offered for this age group, each day we meet for 6 hours.
June 10-14, 2019; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday, $225 per camper.
July 15-19, 2019; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday, $225 per camper - FULL, waitlist only
There is also a 1 day/week for 4 weeks option, on Wednesdays, each day we meet for 6 hours.
June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2019; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, $195 per camper
*Daily Registration, 2 days minimum, are available at $55/day for this camp only.
for kids ages 4-7
There are 2 camps for this age group. Both are 1 day a week for 4 weeks, choose either/both Mondays or Tuesdays. These are 4 hour days.
Mondays: June 17, 24, July 1, 8 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, $175 per camper - FULL, waitlist only
Tuesdays: June 18, 25, July 2, 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, $175 per camper - FULL, waitlist only
If your children love to be outside and are passionate about nature, this is the camp for them! Every day will be filled with nature-inspired activities and games that will stimulate their senses, refresh their bodies, and rejuvenate their relationship with nature. We will offer both high-energy activities to get their bodies moving, as well as quiet time in nature to ground their minds and spirits. We will learn naturalist skills, survival skills, and crafts that will deepen their love for our precious environment. All games and activities are hands-on, and all crafts are earth based. You kids will come home excited, happy…and probably dirty!
We have a 1:8 camper:counselor ratio. All counselors are First Aid/CPR trained and have background checks through the Department of Justice.
We accept payment through some Home School Charter Schools. We are vendors with Inspire North, South Sutter, Core Butte, and Summit Academy.
Games!...but not your ordinary games. All of the games that we facilitate are designed especially to enhance their senses and physical agility. Games that will challenge them to use their sense of hearing, sight, touch, and smell like never before, tuning them in and connecting them more deeply to their own internal devices. Physical games that will improve their agility, reflexes, and their confidence. Games that they will be sure to come home excited to teach and share so they can continue to play them!
Swimming! Everyone’s favorite pastime in our hot Chico summers. We carefully chose areas that are safe to swim in our local Big Chico Creek, and all instructors are trained in First Aid/CPR.
Crafts! Your children will have the opportunity to engage in nature-inspired crafts, such as learning to weave rope out of plant material, make toys from nature, and possibly longer-term projects such as making their own field guide, weaving their own basket, a carved woodcraft or rawhide rattle - all depends on the group dynamic and materials available at that time.
Skills! We specialize in teaching wilderness living skills, it is what we built our foundation on. Ever wanted to learn about building a shelter in the woods, tracking animals, learning about medicinal/dible/poisonous plants, or fire-by-friction techniques such as the hand drill and bow drill? These are skills that are ancient and ancestral to us all, and exciting to learn and practice!
Nature Connection! Just being outside is so important to a child's development (ah-hem, our own as well!) We will give your children tools to interpret the mysteries of nature, so they can enjoy and understand their time outside even more. We will study the language of birds, and how that can reveal to them what is happening around. We will give them the opportunity to sit quietly outside, strengthening their observation and “quiet” skills. We will teach them how to walk silently on the earth so that they cause less ripples around them, quieting their mind and increasing their chances of observing wildlife. All skills that can last far longer than just the week they spend with us - they can last a lifetime!