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This program has been organized by the Berkeley Carroll Parent Association’s Green Coalition. The event is geared for Middle & Upper School Families; siblings over 7 are welcome. The general chaperone guidelines require one parent per three children. We encourage families to register and attend this event together!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a parent from the Berkeley Carroll will be happy to answer your questions.
Saturday, Sept 23 at 10am – Sunday, Sept 24 at 11am
This event is RAIN or SHINE! Wild Earth will provide a detailed recommended gear list as the event nears.
130+ acres of incredible wilderness, crystal-clear mountain streams and more in Accord, NY; approximately 90 miles north of Brooklyn.
Register before 9/8/17 and save 15%!
Early Bird Price: $100 per person (adult or child)
Full Price: $125 per person*
This includes dinner & breakfast.
*partially underwritten by the Berkeley Carroll Parents Association
“…an antidote to all of the daily stresses of city living.”
parent alumni of Berkeley Carroll in the Woods
Wild Earth will handle all of the camp logistics — you only need to bring a bagged lunch for Saturday, a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, water-bottle and a headlamp.
Wild Earth is a 501c3 that leads youth, teens and adults into the woods and off the trails, wading in streams, meeting plants and animals, learning wilderness skills, creating natural crafts, and building deep connections with friends and inspiring mentors. Since 2004, Wild Earth has engaged thousands in empowering nature immersion programs.
Berkeley Carroll families are invited to spend the weekend living in a “village” in the woods. Together, we will cook and play, learn, sing and explore. Families will participate in cooking and wilderness-village chores.
During the day, Wild Earth instructors will offer separate activity tracks for the adults, teens and children. Each group will focus on age-appropriate challenges, games and crafts. Activities may include awareness-expanding games, traditional fire-making, earth-based crafts, singing, storytelling, tracking & exploring, and more! In the evening, we’ll enjoy time together around the fire.
Sleeping arrangements: Wild Earth will provide tarp shelters that protect sleepers from the rain and elements. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Families are welcome to bring their own tents if they would prefer a fully enclosed sleep-space.
I liked learning new skills (how to tie the right knot for putting up a tarp, archery, better knife skills, plant identification, etc.)
Campfire time was great, delicious food, songs, stories, and games!
I enjoyed getting to know other families better. I got to spend time with my daughter and see her interact with her peers.
We got to spend time in the woods as a family and with others in our community. That time acts like an antidote to all of the daily stresses of city living.
I picked up my daughter at 1:30 and she just stopped talking about the trip! And, that is only because she needed to take a shower, in which I can still hear her voice because she is singing loudly!
She is full of life and stories. She enjoyed the entire experience, especially her counselors Liana and Dustin. She said they were lucky to have Liana because she was “always fun and energetic and full of songs.” As for Dustin she used phrases such as “he was really easy to get along with” and “he treated us like equals” and “he was good at figuring out how we were feeling and then coming up with the right thing to do next.”
She also mentioned how she feels so much closer to her classmates because of the trip.
I am sure I am forgetting things (she was speaking rapid-fire) but I think the above gets the point across.
Ah, she loved the food too.