Full Day Youth Program
Ages 5-12

kids_nature_connection16All of our programs focus on connecting children to nature, to one another, and to self through direct experience and meaningful play. Our students gain a deep knowledge of place by learning to identify local flora and fauna, understanding habitat ecology and how to help it thrive, and learning how to interact with wildlife in a healthy way.


The Wild Tenders nine-month youth program is a nature-based learning journey for youth ages 5-12.  This program is especially unique in that it runs alongside the WE Immersion adult program, helping create a holistic, multi-generational village in which all ages are interacting, sharing experience, and learning side-by-side. During the Wild Tenders program, we foster the celebration of, relationship with and commitment to our local ecosystems.

kids_nature_connection12We create an environment where youth feel comfortable in nature, and have the opportunity to form personal relationships with their wild neighbors. This program is designed to let the child’s curiosity and passion guide their learning. We emphasize nature as our greatest teacher, and the natural cycles lead the way.


WHEN: September 2017 – May 2018, 27 weeks total.
Exact 2017-18 dates to be released soon.
Please see the 2016-17 calendar for approximate schedule, as dates will look similar in the coming program session. Click here for the 2016-17 calendar online
TIME:  Thursdays and/or Fridays from 9am-3pm with optional aftercare 3-5pm 
WHERE:  Sonoma County, CA
COST: *Please note: our pricing reflects a $10-11/hour price point for all 27 weeks
One-day: $1720 for 1 day/week, 27 weeks *Sibling discount 10% off 
Two-day: $3090 for 2 days/week, 27 weeks *Includes a 10% off  discount when enrolled in both days
Please note:For parents enrolled in the WE Immersion, there is a different price point and schedule. For details on the Wild Tenders Immersion pricing and dates, please contact melodie@weavingearth.com


 Sept 2017-May 2018 Program has OPEN ENROLLMENT

*Please register to begin the application process. 2017-18 program dates and open house dates will be announced shortly.


Curriculum: Click Here to see an overview of our full curriculum

Activities will include:

  • Seasonal-based curriculum
  • Gardening & harvesting
  • Tending the wild
  • Storytelling & song sharing
  • Gathering and preparing wild food and medicine
  • Gathering materials for shelter, fire, & wild crafting
  • Primitive skills
  • Field journaling
  • Bird watching and identification
  • Wandering & curiosity led learning in the field
  • Peacemaking and conflict resolution
  • Awareness Games

To register, or for more information contact: melodie@weavingearth.com