This summer marks 18 years that Wild Earth will get kids outdoors in the Hudson Valley.
At Wild Earth, all of the senses are engaged as campers meet local plants and animals, learn wilderness skills, create natural crafts, and build deep connections with friends and inspiring adult and teen mentors.
Guided by patterns we’ve observed in nature, we begin each day by gathering in the woods through songs, expressing gratitude, and finding new ways to play. We form smaller groups and set up camp in the forest by building fire pits and shelters. Our instructors tailor activities to the interests of the campers, fostering curiosity and guiding learning through skillful questions, opportunities for appropriate risk-taking and empowering challenges.
If you need financial aid, be sure to register to hold your space! We cannot hold a space without your registration. Click here to read our summer camp registration policies and Q&A.
We now use a rolling admissions process; additional spaces are added to our camps throughout the spring. If you find a waitlist, please join our waitlist at no cost and our staff will reach out to you when a space becomes available.
Please review our updated COVID safety information here.
This summer, we are excited to hold the following camps: Kestrel, Raven, Kingfisher, and Ropes. To provide the safest programming possible, we have made the following decisions: Wild Earth will not run the typical two-week Screech Owl sessions, but we are hoping to meet 4-7 year olds in other ways. Raven and Ropes: Teen camps will be offered as two-week camps again this year. We will have two sessions of each camp. Registration opens Monday, February 1 at noon.
As per the Ulster County Dept of Health, Measles Immunity Is Required For All Campers & Staff. Every camper must provide proof of vaccination, immunity, or medical exemption. (Religious exemption does not meet this requirement.)