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.
While nobody has ever been turned away for lack of funds, our ability to accommodate financial aid requests rests on the strength of our program enrollment and the generosity of the individuals, businesses and foundations that partner with Wild Earth to make financial aid possible.
We're in this together! Many of us are stretching ourselves to make sure that cost doesn't get in the way of anyone playing, exploring and learning in nature.
Requests for financial aid are processed alongside your registration. This enables you to reserve a space in the program while our team is reviewing aid requests. Register now and reserve your space in 3-Day Spring Break Day Camp today.
5-11 year olds
Tues, Wed, Thurs, April 7, 8, 9. In the event of weather cancellation we’re reserving Friday, April 10 as a weather make-up day.
$255. Sibling discounts available. Please inquire about financial aid.
Register before March 15! The cost of the program will increase to $305 after March 15, 2020.
Wild Earth’s new home, 135 acres of wilderness on Rock Haven Road in Kerhonkson
Arrival & Welcoming – We will be checking children to confirm that they have appropriate gear for the day.
Morning Circle – Acknowledge our place in the world and share gratitude, lifting our voices in song.
Small Group Adventuring – Children will connect in small age based groups for games, crafts near a fire and adventures.
Lunch and Story Share – We return to our larger-group central fire to share the stories of the morning and to nourish ourselves with lunch.
Choice-Based Activities – Choose between 3-5 skill-based activities and games. Activities vary from high-energy games, to fireside crafting, carving, tea making, tracking, and more!
Closing Circle – We come together with our original song and harvest some of our most exciting memories of the day.
End of Day Games & Pick up
Spring Break Day Camp is three days of outdoor play, discovery and connection including awareness expanding games, wild edible plant identification, carving, natural crafts, weaving, friction fire, tracking, aidless navigation, outdoor cooking, storytelling, and more!
– Play and explore the beautiful spring outdoors.
– Experience and practice a variety of wilderness skills and native technologies.
– Practice awareness, quiet-mind, animal forms, curiosity, exploration, storytelling, and gratitude.
– Face personal and group challenges tailored to build awareness, self-confidence, and group unity.
At Spring Break Camp, participants split into “packs” of 8-12 campers grouped by age. “Packs” are roughly groups of 5-7 year olds, 7-9 year olds, and 9-12 year olds.
Younger children are supported through strong routine and rhythm, age-appropriate activities and the safety of shelter and fire. Instructors create a rain proof shelter for young children to retreat to during a long day in the woods. This tarped shelter feels like home, thus allowing even the youngest of campers to feel safe and sound in the possibly challenging early spring weather. Under this shelter we sit fireside and engage in natural crafting, storytelling, circle games, singing and campfire cooking.
Our high teacher to student ratio ensures that every child’s needs are tended to and that children are always warm, fed and engaged in memorable experiences that deepen their connection to the natural world.
Like other Wild Earth programs Spring Break Camp always begins with gratitude, songs and silly movement games to wake up our bodies and minds. The day is then spent in smaller groups adventuring and exploring the forest, connecting with childhood passions and learning how to build, use, and tend fire in a safe and meaningful way. We play nature-based games to expand our awareness, listen to stories from skilled instructors and visiting elders, sing and create songs inspired by nature’s beauty, and enjoy outdoor cooking and campfire-brewed nature teas.
At the end of the day, with smiles on our faces, we’ll return from our adventures to the larger circle where we share stories from our day.