Whole Earth Nature School offers summer day camps and overnight camps for kids and teens. We try to re-imagine what summer camps can be. We still value games, activities and storytelling but those things are only used as vehicles for profound personal experience. We believe strongly that kids today are sorely lacking the wonder, freedom and sense of adventure that their parents or grandparents had, such as the freedom to wander to a favorite fishing hole on a summer’s day. For those kids in the past the journey to go fishing was just as important as the fishing itself. Our experienced instructors safely guide kids on the trail of wild animals, help them gather wild berries to make jam, use mud to camouflage their faces and move invisibly through the woods, and introduce kids to the nutritious weeds and wild plants that grow all around us and learn to use the herbs to heal.
Each summer camp will use creative play and exploration to teach the fundamentals of nature awareness through development of the five senses and observation of plants, birds and mammals. Yet every week we will live a new story and create a unique experience. While we have in mind specific goals for each day, we custom tailor every session depending on what the children uncover in nature, as well as what individual interests the children bring to each group. Attend several weeks of Nature Camp; experience entirely new journeys and deepen skills learned in weeks prior.