We look forward to welcoming children ages six through ten for Spring Break Forest Day Camp, in the Legacy Forest at Chinook!
This is a joint program of the School for Knowing Home & Calyx School.
Camp runs Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm.
Join us for forest adventure, life skill learning and outdoor fun this Spring Break for a week of Forest Day Camp. We will play games, explore the forest, and cultivate our naturalist intelligence, while deepening our connection to the natural world, to ourselves and to each other. This is a time to take a break from the classroom, get outdoors, play, get dirty and have fun while experiencing the powerful learning that can happen when working with an experienced mentor.
Continuing in the Forest Day Camp tradition, this Spring we welcome Coyote Mentors Joe Blevis, student of Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Mentor at the Children of the Earth Foundation, and Joanna Wright, student of Alderleaf Wilderness College and Mentor at Wilderness Awareness School and Fiddleheads Forest School, for this week-long day camp.
Joe Blevis co-facilitated Forest Day Camp 2014, and is back for Spring Forest Day Camp this year! He grew up in New Jersey, and has been living in and around Montana for more than seven years. Joe has studied and mentored at the Tracker School, has worked as a Mentor at The Children of the Earth Foundation and Twin Eagles Wilderness School, and is a certified EMT with training in wilderness rescue. Joe cherishes the time he spends helping to connect children with nature. Whether its making a bow drill, or crawling around on our bellies tracking weasels, or learning about the deeper philosophies of the earth, Joe enjoys seeing the excitement and wonder in young people’s eyes, and hearing their laughter and stories around the campfire.
Joanna Wright has roots in the Pacific Northwest, having spent her early childhood in a co-housing community in British Columbia, and moved with her family to Seattle in 2000. She has a strong interest in experiential learning, ecology, and sustainable livelihood, and loves exploring worlds out-of-doors. Joanna is a graduate of the University of Washington, has studied at Alderleaf Wilderness College and holds a Level III Track and Sign certificate through Cybertracker Conservation International. An avid gardener, she has worked on a variety of sustainable food initiatives in the Puget Sound area, and recently as a Horticulture Apprentice at Schumacher College in Devon, England. Joanna has always had a passion for working (more accurately, playing, and learning!) with children. Over the years, she has often found herself exploring the wonders of the world with young people, through organizations such as the Seattle Tilth Children’s Garden, Wilderness Awareness School, and Fiddleheads Forest School.
Each day of camp, please bring:
* Nutritious lunch and snack
* Water bottle (no glass please)
* Wear clothes that can get dirty (long pants are best as nettles abound)
* Closed toed shoes
* Raingear if rain threatens (rain pants, rain jacket, boots)
* A change of clothes, including dry socks, just in case
* Any bones, feathers, or rocks you want to add to the nature table
You may bring these in a bag labeled with your name, to leave at camp during the week and to be replenished as needed.
* Sugary snacks, drinks or candy
* Glass bottles
* Cell phones, iPods, or any electronic devices
* Matches or lighters
* Weapons of any kind (slingshots, water guns, etc.)