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Growing Wild

Growing Wild (Ages 3-5)

Dates & Locations

July 24 - July 28, 2017
YMCA Outdoor Education Area
July 31 - August 04, 2017
4-H Acres
August 07 - August 11, 2017
4-H Acres
August 14 - August 18, 2017
4-H Acres
August 21 - August 25, 2017
YMCA Outdoor Education Area
August 21 - August 25, 2017
4-H Acres
August 28 - September 01, 2017
4-H Acres

Nature is the teacher. We are mentors and facilitators, helping young children connect with their bodies, the elements of nature and each other within a safe explorative space in the outdoors.

We help young children connect with nature and each other, while exploring a safe space in the outdoors. Each day at Growing Wild kids discover the wonders in the woods around our camp, sing songs, and share stories. They use natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art.

Our forest playground includes trails to explore, forts to build and play inside and puddles in which to stomp and splash!

Toilet Training: Children must be out of diapers/pull-ups and needing only minimal assistance with toileting. Children are encouraged to pee outside and to poop in a child potty that is kept at our base camp. Occasionally we are too far from a potty and need to use the nature bathroom (pee on the ground, poop in a hole) with assistance. There is also an indoor bathroom a short walk away.

† Tuition is based on a self-determined sliding scale. Funds received above the minimum go to our scholarship fund as a tax-deductible donation (you will receive a receipt at the end of the year).

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Flexible drop-off and pick-up time: You may drop off as early as 8:45 and pick up as late as 1:15PM
  • $200 - $300
    per week

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