Full Day Youth Program
All 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.
We 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.
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.
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