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.
Youth and teens of all genders, ages 13-17
Teen leadership experience – a 4 week program plus an overnight experience during the final week. Space is limited.
*No camp on Wednesdays except for the final week on July 31
Weeks 1 – 3
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (no camp on Wednesdays)
Regular Camp Schedule: Mon
Overnight: Tues through Wed
*More details on overnight to come once enrolled
$1800 for the whole session. $150 non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit per child per session is required with registration. Sibling discounts apply. Financial aid & discount codes available when you register!
The Red Tailed Hawk Leadership Camp is for youth, ages 13-17 and combines classic Wild Earth camp experiences (fire-making, exploring the woods, natural crafts, etc.) with leadership skills to prepare participants for the challenge of an overnight camp out.
Red Tailed Hawk Leadership Camp is designed for teens who want to take the next step from camper into a leadership role, whether that be as a Counselor in Training (CIT) at Wild Earth or in any other areas of leadership in the teen’s life!
This four week camp session focuses on building practical knowledge through experiences on the land, challenging the participants to understand themselves as leaders not only of a team but of their local and global communities. By self-identifying and taking the first steps into areas for personal growth (e.g., public speaking, problem-solving, planning, delegating, etc.), teens will receive the practical preparation for being a CIT, their potential next role at Wild Earth. The camp will also integrate opportunities for debrief and self-reflection, which teens can use to inform their college applications or their career journeys.
In the last week of camp, campers will apply their Wild Earth skills during an overnight full of cooking, games, and nighttime adventures! It is here especially that teens will learn one of the most important characteristics of leadership: that good leaders know how to have fun!
Camp at a Glance:
Our curriculum plans are built around the interests and needs of the participants that arrive at camp. We will focus our curriculum plans around:
“I am furthering skills that I’ll be able to use in the future.”
“The experience was empowering and helped build independence.”
“This program got our daughter out of her room! And she learned specific new skills. Being a teenager is rough these days and this is one of the few things that sparks her.”
“I recommend this program for anyone who is serious about learning about the land and the woods surrounding us, and also about yourself and the people in your community.”
“I recommend this program because getting in touch with nature is good for everyone–especially kids who are so involved with technology in this day and age.”
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.