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Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.
The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.
Boys and Girls ages 3 to 4 accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian
10:30am to 1:15pm, Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Stone Mountain Farm, 475 River Road Exd, New Paltz, NY
$215 for the 1-week session. $150 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit due with registration. Sibling discounts apply. Limited scholarships available depending on enrollment and need (see registration form for details).
Wild Earth’s Chickadee Parent-Tot Camp is perfect for three and four year olds that are ready to romp in the woods, but want to do so with their parents nearby. Together, children and parents explore the wonders of nature within the fascinating world that surrounds us.
A typical day will flow with a natural rhythm, focusing on a common nature-based theme while together creating our own special home in forest. Nature exploration will be interwoven with crafts, story, song, games, and time for sharing.
Chickadee Parent-Tot Camp is structured to spark curiosity while fostering feelings of comfort and peace by simply being outdoors.
“We LOVED it! It is refreshing to be in nature with simple and constructive activities. Overall, it felt very conscious and conscientious. And the songs and stories were particularly wonderful.”
“I liked that it was structured but that there was also fluidity in the daily activities.”
“I learned many new songs to share with my son.”
“I can identify poison ivy! I also know more about nature, how to build and cook on a campfire, how to make paint from a river stone, and which weeds are edible, etc.”
“It was wonderful to spend time with my child in nature, not looking at the clock.”
“My son especially loved the stream and cooking on the fire.”
Using multigenerational mentoring, our experienced and inspiring adult and teen instructors guide the children in engaging earth-based activities, awareness games, experiential knowledge of plants and animals, natural craft, and story and song.
Gratitude and reverence for the earth, as well as fostering a vision of community based on mutual respect and acknowledgment are modeled and encouraged.
Campers are grouped (by age) in "packs" of 8-12 children. Each pack is guided by at least three of our skilled instructors who facilitate exploration and discovery on beautiful and magical forested land. Learn more on our Summer Camp FAQ page.