This summer marks 17 years that Wild Earth is getting kids outdoors in the Hudson Valley. We are excited to welcome nearly 500 campers at 3 sites throughout Ulster County, including our second year at Wild Earth’s own Rock Haven land in Kerhonkson!
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.
While the quiet of winter settles within us and the days slowly grow longer, summer camp is on the horizon. We're excited for our 17th year of wilderness camps! Check out our offerings below. Remember: registration opens Saturday, February 1 at noon.
Good news! Busing from Wallkill View Farms in New Paltz will be available for all of our camps on Rock Haven Road and for Raven Camp. Pre-registration for the bus is required, we will not be able to accommodate 'day of' bus riders.
Every camper must provide proof of vaccination, immunity, or medical exemption. (Religious exemption does not meet this requirement.)