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I can express myself more and learn more about plants and animals.  I can be more happy and positive in my life away.  I really make friends anywhere now!  It is probably the funnest thing I have ever done!  

– Wildflowers Participant

GAIA DAY CAMP

WHERE: Joaquin Miller Park – Oakland, CA
WHEN: Dates TBD for Summer 2021
TIME: 9:30am – 3:30pm
WHO: Girls, grades 2-3 and 4-5
AFTERCARE OPTION: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Participants will make herbal medicines, track animals, make nature-based crafts and learn beginning wilderness skills. Woven into the program will be stories and music revolving around personal and group care, earth-care, connection and play. There will be 2 groups for grades 2-3 and 2 for grades 4-5.

Day camp is a way for students to get a taste of what we do  in our afterschool programs. Any student who loves the outdoors and wants to learn crafts and some basic earth skills will enjoy this camp. Instructors will share their knowledge of local plants, birds, and animals, as well as earth skills, including camouflage, shelter building, and whittling.  Participants will also create natural dyes and  learn basic basketry. Games, stories and music will provide  the drumbeat of camp throughout the week. The two age groups will spend most of the time in their own groups, but may also join together for special activities throughout the week. Day camp is a way to build connections and a sense of belonging to oneself, each other, and the natural world.

TUITION:

Early Bird Tuition $470.00

Standard $495.00
Median $554.00
Actual $620.00

During our weeklong camp we will…

Learn animal tracking, plant ID

Connect with the natural world through games, wanders, stories, and songs

Create herbal medicine and nature based crafts

Sample Schedule:

9:30
Arrival / Games
9:45
Opening Circle
10:00
Land Wander & Collect Plant Materials
10:30
Snack and Share
11:00
Natural Dyeing / Plant Pressing
12:00
Lunch
12:45
Wild Listening Time
1:00
Games / Journal + Drawing / Free Time
2:30
Storytime!
3:00
Finish Natural Dye and Share
3:20
Closing Circle
3:30
Depart / Aftercare

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