This year the Vashon Wilderness Program is offering truly wondrous summer camps. If you are on the island, have connections to our island (Vashon, WA), or want an excuse to pass a week (or more!) on our beautiful, relax..., do check out the camp descriptions and see which ones may be a fit for your kids or for the special child in your life. We even have a camp this year for kids and their special grown-up!
I’m super-excited to be teaching in three of the camps (listed below). The last one is my special 'baby'. Please know though (if you happen to be making travel plans to Vashon!) that we also have three other camps, two each for ages 7-9 and 10-12, and one for girls ages 11-14.
Ages 4-6; July 6-10, 9am-1pm
We will learn the quiet, mysterious ways of the forest fairies and elves to become invisible, follow the hidden trails of our animal friends, create forest feasts, construct ephemeral shelters, and more.
Ages 4-6 and their Special Grown-up; July 13-17, 9am-1pm
Nature is home to many families of creatures, including yours! Bring your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or other special grown-up for this unique week of nature connection – together! Magic, mystery, and adventure await as we uncover our special relationship with the birds, plants, animals, and each other through gentle nature wanders, sensory awareness games, stories, songs, nature art art and more. Price includes one camper and adult family member.
Ages 7-10; July 27-31, 9am-3pm
The plants have special messages for you, and the trees speak of a mysterious mission. Come enter the hidden world of the greenwood! In this farm and forest adventure we’ll learn the secret language of plants and discover their healing power. We’ll make fairy feasts, forest folk remedies, flower essences, and more. We’ll make friends with plants and each other, play super-fun nature games, share stories, sing, follow mysteries, journal, adventure in the greenwood, and so much more. Come discover the magic of the herbal world around us and our unique relationship with these green beings!
In this camp we are pleased to spend part of most days at Sister Sage Herb Farm. This farm is where Sister Sage sustainably grows and nourishes the medicinal herbs used in their hand-crafted remedies sold at Pikes Place Market and online.