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Red Tailed Hawk Teen Leadership Camp

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Need Financial Aid? Click here.

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.

How To Request Financial Aid

  1. Register online to reserve your space.
  2. Check the financial aid box on your registration form and let us know how much of the total program fee you can afford.
  3. If you are unable to pay a $150 deposit with your registration use the coupon code: NOCREDITCARD and contact our office to arrange deposit payment.
  4. After your registration is submitted, our office will contact you to continue the financial aid process. If we are unable to fulfill your aid request we will refund your deposit(s) in full.

Payment Plan Details:

Deposit of $150 due with registration. Remaining balance can be split into 4 monthly payments of $412.5.

For:

Youth and teens of all genders, ages 13-17

July 8 – July 31, 2024

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

Location/Schedule:

Weeks 1 – 3
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (no camp on Wednesdays)

  • Bus departs 9:00 am
  • Bus returns 3:15 pm
  • Location: Accord Municipal Lot, School House Rd., Accord, NY

Week 4
Regular Camp Schedule: Mon

  • Bus departs 9:00 am
  • Bus returns 3:15 pm
  • Location: Accord Municipal Lot, School House Rd., Accord, NY

Overnight: Tues through Wed

  • Tues – Bus departs 9:00 am
    • Location: Accord Municipal Lot, School House Rd., Accord, NY
  • Wed – Parent Pick Up 11:30 am
    • Location: Clove Valley Road

*More details on overnight to come once enrolled

Cost:

$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!

Location:

Accord Municipal Lot, School House Rd., Accord, NY (behind the Accord Fire District building)
*Note: Busing will be provided from Accord to the Clove Valley location for Raven and Red Tailed Hawk campers.

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
hello@wildearth.org
(845) 256-9830

Red Tailed Hawk Teen Leadership Camp

 

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:

  • Building relationships through games and challenges
  • Working on natural crafts. Some we’ve done in the past include: carving, leather work, pottery, basket weaving, building projects, etc. These will be bigger crafts that will take multiple days to complete.
  • Setting personal leadership goals
  • Practicing and executing leadership skills with peers and by engaging with Raven age campers
  • Relaxing in nature: Drawing, writing, sitting by the stream, etc.
  • Camping out! Camp will culminate in an overnight where the group will use all the skills learned throughout camp

Red Tailed Hawk: Teen Camp Testimonials

“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.”

Register now and reserve your space in Red Tailed Hawk Teen Leadership Camp today. Space is limited.

— More About Wild Earth Summer Camp —

At Wild Earth our goal is to build skills for connection, awareness, and self-confidence. We work hard to ensure that our camps are welcoming, exciting, and nurturing. Since 2004, our all-outdoor camps have provided nature immersion and adventures for children of all ages.

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.


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