The Chronogram Magazine recently ran an article on “8 Reasons to Choose a Wilderness Summer Camp for Your Kids” featuring Wild Earth.
With the final leg of the school year underway, many parents are beginning to think about summer, namely, what to do with the kids? Summer camp can be a great opportunity for children to spend time outside during the beautiful warmer months while developing new skills and interests. But with so many options out there from soccer camp to science camp, it can be hard to know which to choose.
Nature-based education has grown in popularity over the past decade, as educators and parents recognize the importance of children’s connection to nature in an increasingly digital world. The lush terrain of the Hudson Valley offers a beautiful and multifaceted backdrop for this kind of outdoor programming. With over 15 years of experience, Wild Earth is the leading organizer of wilderness immersion camps with programs for all ages, including adults.
As a child Simon spent countless hours exploring the forest, streams and wetlands of his neighborhood in NJ. Simon has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont where he focused on the relationship between a healthy human psyche and a vibrant natural world. He has staffed and studied with various wilderness schools throughout the Northeast including the Institute for Natural Learning, White Pine Programs and the Vermont Wilderness School. When he’s not in the woods, Simon is designing and building websites and other internet solutions. More about Simon's work.