Camps

Are you a city who is interested in partnering with us to bring more
programming to your community?  Be in touch!

Our Camps occur largely through partnerships with Municipal and County Parks and Recreation Departments (with some privately offered camps that are often a little "edgier").  All of these partnered camps thrive off the relationships we build with staff and families in each town we work with.   Our staff travel throughout the year to provide curriculum and experiential learning in Wilderness and Survival, Primitive Skills, Fishing and Parkour and Movement Arts.  Age ranges, prices and registration methods vary according to the town but some general norms are outlined here.  Our Parks and Rec registration page gives you direct links to registration in each town.

Wilderness Survival Camps   (Building More Adventurous People) - 

Our 5 day camps teach a combination of survival and primitive skills.  The intention of these camps is to build confidence, communication skills and good judgement, largely through scenario based challenges.​  Skills taught/practiced include but not limited to shelters, fire building, wilderness medicine, teamwork, traps, orienteering, crisis management, cordage, stone and bone tools, basketry, fishing and food gathering, and primitive pottery. While other naturalist and survival camps give kids exposure to many of the concepts/skills above few of them have the practical knowledge/familiarity to provide significant hands on experimentation with more than a few of these.

  • half (4hr) and full (7hr) day camps

  • 6-9 years old, 9-14 y.o.

Girls Earth Skills Camps 

Participants work in teams and on their own learning and mastering new skills like knots, knife use, shelter building and fire.  We explore the natural world so that participants may discover connections that will enrich their lives and experience.  Instructors guide and empower participants through lessons, scenarios, conversations and play.  Other skills taught include cordage, signaling, first aid, self care in the back country, orienteering and more.

  • 9am - 4pm

  • monday - friday

  • 9-14 y.o.

Fish, Forage, Fire! (For the Modern Day Hunter Gatherers out there!)

In this 5 day camp young SportsPerson's camp we explore a local fishing spots, learn about native edibles, medicinals and utility foraging and develop ourselves as archers ready for the hunt or the target field.   Students gain a diversity of skills and awarenesses transitioning between the various and ancestral disciplines for gathering and procuring sustenance.  We learn to bait and cast, clean and cook, identify and process and aim and shoot!  

  • 9am-4pm

  • 8-13 y.o.

BushCRAFTER  

Participants build and craft all week.  Go home with what you complete.  Instructors choose from a long list of projects such as survival bows, wood spoons, survival bracelets, leather bags, trap sets, feather sticks, naturally dyed T shirts, bushcraft boats, topo maps and more.  We master fundamental skills like knife safety and skills, knots and cordage on our way to making cool crafts from natural materials!  

  • 9am-4pm

  • 9-14 y.o.

Ninja Warrior Movement

These camps teach students various forms of movement to develop body awareness and coordination, explosiveness and control.  Curriculum includes ninja warrior obstacle course training, stealth and stalking techniques, tumbling, free running, dance components,  object manipulation (juggling, balancing and throwing), slack line balance work, circus arts (stage fighting, low element acrobatics etc.)   

  • 9am - 4pm 

  • monday - friday

  • 9-14 y.o.

 

Nature Rx

Our youngest participants practice free play exploring the park looking for opportunities to discover nature all around them.  This kid directed camp lets our toddlers explore in the outdoors with shelter building, art projects, songs, sit spot awareness exercises and, mostly, just being outside on an adventure.  

  • 9am-1pm

  • 3-5 y.o.