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Forest Day Camp, Summer 2015

July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015

$250 - $300

Join us for a week of forest adventure, life skill learning and outdoor fun at Forest Day Camp! Cultivate your naturalist intelligence while learning the basics of forest life skills – shelter, water, fire, and food. The camp will also tap into our potential to connect with nature deeply. We will practice awareness through games that use all of our senses, and we will delve into “Jedi” training and work on expanding our awareness potential and become truly connected. Experience the fun and powerful learning that happens when working with a team of experienced mentors.
Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

Ages 8-11.

Tuition is $250 for day camp or $300 for day camp plus one overnight, which includes dinner (Thursday) and breakfast (Friday) for your child.

The optional overnight stay, from Thursday to Friday, will help us test our nature skills! On Friday afternoon, parents are invited to join for the final hour to share in our fun and learning. Parents are also welcome to join us for the overnight.

Continuing the Forest Camp tradition, this year we again welcome Coyote Mentors Nancye Good and Joe Blevis, students of Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Mentors at the Children of the Earth Foundation, as well as biologist, teacher, and researcher Sarah Boin. During our week-long day camp, we will connect to our earth home as we play, explore and learn the essential forest life skills of shelter, water, fire and food through games, adventure, and hands on activities. Knowing forest living skills enables a person to live in the forest without any special equipment; your own knowledge and skills are all you need.

The camp will also tap into our potential to connect with nature deeply. We will practice awareness through games that use all of our senses, and we will even delve into some “Jedi” training and work on expanding our awareness potential and become truly connected.


What to Bring

Each day of camp, please bring:

* Backpack
* Nutritious lunch and snack (please send Friday’s snack and lunch on Thursday)
* Sunscreen/Hat
* Water bottle (no glass please)
* Wear clothes that can get dirty (long pants are best as nettles and mosquitos abound)
* Closed toe shoes
* Rain gear if rain threatens (rain pants, rain jacket, boots)
* A change of clothes, including dry socks and a change of shoes, just in case

You may bring these in a bag labeled with your name, to leave at camp during the week and to be replenished as needed.

For the Overnight on Thursday, Please Also Bring:

*A warm sleeping bag (it can get chilly at night)
*A change of clothes
*Portable flashlight (headlamps will work as well)
*A Small Towel
*Personal toiletries (biodegradable soap only, please)
*Please send Friday’s snack and lunch, labeled with your child’s name, on Thursday (we do have refrigeration)

What to Leave at Home

* 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.)


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Details

Start:
July 27, 2015
End:
July 31, 2015
Cost:
$250 - $300