I love how whenever you arrive, no matter how your day was, you can’t help but feel happy.

– Growing Oaks Participant


Our Growing Sequoias …

We’ve got exciting news! We have expanded our programs for the 13-18 teen set. And we welcome both newcomers and past participants to join our Growing Sequoias teen offering where we’ll focus on fostering peer group connections, space for integration of the school experience, council, and other social-emotional learning tools, and deepening of the mentor/mentee relationship.

We will dive into particular skills for developing earth intimacy (fire by friction, bird language, animal tracking, basket weaving, structure building, herbal medicine, natural dye, awareness practices, nature journaling).

Parent Support Circle: Seasonal parent gatherings will run concurrently with students gathering (2 dates on weekends to learn nature connection skills and practices, 2 2hr council/gathering time on weekday evenings). 

Registration is now open for this program! Click HERE to register.

Sequoias’ Teen Program Includes:

  • 4 after school gatherings from 4-7pm
  • 5 weekend gatherings from 10am-4pm
  • 2 parent-only gatherings (2hrs)
  • 2 parent concurrent program days (6hrs)
  • 1 camping trips (Sat-Sun)
  • 1 parent/guide 1:1 mid season meeting 
  • Family Orientation Day Oct 1st 2:00-4:00pm

Sequoias’ Schedule:

Program Orientation for Families: Saturday, Oct 1st from 2-4pm

Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm: Oct 19, Nov 2, Feb 8, Apr 12 – @ Joaquin Miller

Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm: Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 3 (Dec 10th alternate), Jan 14, Mar 18 (April 22nd alternate)

Campout: May 13 & 14

Parent Gatherings: Wed Oct 19 5-7pm, Sat Jan 14 10:00am-4:00pm, Sat Mar 18 10:00am-4:00pm, Wed April 12 5-7pm

One of the most troubling things about raising a daughter is watching her confront the climate of competition and rivalry in youth culture. Transforming this dynamic takes conscious, mindful intention, and that is what I see as the most important gift of Gaia Passages. I see Gaia Passages culture helping her to negotiate difficult relationships at school; teaching her to seek out a culture of sisterly support, instead of damaging competition.

– Monica Long, mother of Naiya

Your support will plant seeds that bloom far into the future…


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