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Growing Wild

Growing Wild (Ages 3-5)

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Nature is our teacher. And like a good teacher, nature can guide us and nurture us through our entire lives if we learn how to listen and move with the rhythms. At Growing Wild we facilitate this life-long connection. We help young children connect with their abilities, the elements of nature and each other within a safe, explorative space in the outdoors.

Each day the kids get to romp in the woods and find natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art. This forest playground includes trails to explore, forts to build and play inside and creeks and puddles to splash in. Children delight in singing songs, and sharing stories that reflect their adventures.

Small groups are formed based on age so even mature five-year-olds will enjoy this program among their peers.

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Growing Wild for Ages 3-5

Camp runs 9am - 1pm

  • Drop off: 9-9:15am
  • Pick up: 1pm
Eligibility for Growing Wild Camp is dependent on the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • Child must be 3 yrs old by May 1

  • Registration is complete and your child's space is held when:
    Payment has been made in full AND a NEW copy of your child's latest immunization records has been sent to the Primitive Pursuits office (we are required by the NY Health Dept. to collect these every year, even if your child was with us the previous summer).

Visit the Course Catalog to register!

† 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).

Frequently Asked Questions
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Flexible drop-off and pick-up time: You may drop off between 9-9:15am and pick up 1-1:15PM
  • $200 - $300
    per session Scholarships Available

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