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ATTENTION ALL ACORNS FAMILIES:

Starting JUly 24, 2017 acorns will be charging for late pick up. $5.00 for the first five minutes, $1.00/minute after the first five.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

**Please share** #Reparations & #SettlerResponsibility Offer: **Free Summer Camp for PoC youth,kiddos,families** In order to include as many youth as possible, participants may register initially for up to 2 weeks of camp. If you are interested in additional camps, please let us know and we will make sure that you are notified if there are any open spaces after the offer has circulated the community. To register your participant for camp, please contact us via facebook messenger, or email acornsnw@gmail.com to register and include #satisfied in the subject line. 6/26-6/30 Magic In the Forest 7/3-7/7 Tools of Survival 7/10-7/14 Magic of Being Yourself 7/17-7/21 Wild About Birds 7/24-7/28 Wildcraft & Cooking 7/31-8/4 Camo & Sneaking 8/7-8/11 Intro to tracking 8/14-8/18 Magic in the Forest 8/21-8/24 Adventure Week 5 openings each week for the week-long camp, which runs Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm, for ages 6-13. 2 openings each week Tu, Th, Fri 9-1:30, for ages 2-5. please check our website for more information regarding camp descriptions www.acornsolympia.com ------- Whereas we are living on indigenous land, in a society that was founded on slavery, war, colonization, genocide, racism, patriarchy, systemic oppression, unspeakable violence, and destruction of land and resources, we believe it is our responsibility to stand in recognition of both current and historical traumas and begin normalizing reparation and settler responsibility practices in our communities. We are open and interested in receiving feedback on best practices of how to do so. All feedback can be sent to thatofmyownnature@gmail.com. We will try to respond to all feedback directly that indicates a response is desired. It is certain that we will make mistakes and continually be learning in this process. We would rather learn by trying and failing and learn how to best support our community than to stand by quietly. --- ACORNS NW was co-founded by two queer white women in 2016 who continue to operate the school on a mostly volunteer basis. We are seeking to offer powerful, healing and accessible programming while also aspiring to provide increasingly comfortable living wages for all staff. We hope to collaborate with our community in providing jobs and services that meet our community's needs. In an effort to keep programs as accessible as possible, we are currently running programs in city parks, including 10 weeks of summer camp. The school offers year-round programming for youth and adults, and currently serves a large homeschooling and unschooling population. If you are a PoC seeking to provide programming to your community this summer and/or starting in the fall, we strongly encourage you to reach out to discuss opportunities for employment and program development. We are interested in supporting PoC only spaces, programs, classes, etc. Examples of programs we'd like to see offered, and we are open to ideas and suggestions: After-School Nature & Liberation-based programming Adult Nature Connection & Liberation-based programming Healing and Art Programs for all ages Interested individuals can contact Kendra at thatofmyownnature@gmail.com. Responses will be returned by mid-June, as they will be off-grid until then. ---------------------- Still confused about what we are seeking to do? Please reference the website created by Natasha Marin, http://www.reparations.me/press, for more information. You can also join the facebook group: 'Reparations: Requests and Offerings' to engage in reparations. https://www.facebook.com/groups/reparations.me/ #blacklivesmatter #indigenoussovereignty #immigrantrights #noempire #noracistwilderness #reparations #refugeeswelcome #settlerresponsibility #natashamarin #nosuchthingasreverseracism #pocyouth -- Thank you for your support and patience as we build and grow this school project. We don't have a lot of money for making fliers for the offer, please share.

**Please share**
#Reparations & #SettlerResponsibility Offer:
**Free Summer Camp for PoC youth,kiddos,families**

In order to include as many youth as possible, participants may register initially for up to 2 weeks of camp. If you are interested in additional camps, please let us know and we will make sure that you are notified if there are any open spaces after the offer has circulated the community.

To register your participant for camp, please contact us via facebook messenger, or email acornsnw@gmail.com to register and include #satisfied in the subject line.

6/26-6/30 Magic In the Forest
7/3-7/7 Tools of Survival
7/10-7/14 Magic of Being Yourself
7/17-7/21 Wild About Birds
7/24-7/28 Wildcraft & Cooking
7/31-8/4 Camo & Sneaking
8/7-8/11 Intro to tracking
8/14-8/18 Magic in the Forest
8/21-8/24 Adventure Week

5 openings each week for the week-long camp, which runs Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm, for ages 6-13.

2 openings each week Tu, Th, Fri 9-1:30, for ages 2-5.

please check our website for more information regarding camp descriptions www.acornsolympia.com
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Whereas we are living on indigenous land, in a society that was founded on slavery, war, colonization, genocide, racism, patriarchy, systemic oppression, unspeakable violence, and destruction of land and resources, we believe it is our responsibility to stand in recognition of both current and historical traumas and begin normalizing reparation and settler responsibility practices in our communities.

We are open and interested in receiving feedback on best practices of how to do so. All feedback can be sent to thatofmyownnature@gmail.com. We will try to respond to all feedback directly that indicates a response is desired.

It is certain that we will make mistakes and continually be learning in this process. We would rather learn by trying and failing and learn how to best support our community than to stand by quietly.
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ACORNS NW was co-founded by two queer white women in 2016 who continue to operate the school on a mostly volunteer basis. We are seeking to offer powerful, healing and accessible programming while also aspiring to provide increasingly comfortable living wages for all staff. We hope to collaborate with our community in providing jobs and services that meet our community's needs. In an effort to keep programs as accessible as possible, we are currently running programs in city parks, including 10 weeks of summer camp. The school offers year-round programming for youth and adults, and currently serves a large homeschooling and unschooling population.

If you are a PoC seeking to provide programming to your community this summer and/or starting in the fall, we strongly encourage you to reach out to discuss opportunities for employment and program development. We are interested in supporting PoC only spaces, programs, classes, etc.

Examples of programs we'd like to see offered, and we are open to ideas and suggestions:
After-School Nature & Liberation-based programming
Adult Nature Connection & Liberation-based programming
Healing and Art Programs for all ages

Interested individuals can contact Kendra at thatofmyownnature@gmail.com. Responses will be returned by mid-June, as they will be off-grid until then.
----------------------

Still confused about what we are seeking to do?
Please reference the website created by Natasha Marin, http://www.reparations.me/press, for more information.

You can also join the facebook group:
'Reparations: Requests and Offerings' to engage in reparations.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/reparations.me/

#blacklivesmatter #indigenoussovereignty #immigrantrights #noempire #noracistwilderness #reparations #refugeeswelcome #settlerresponsibility #natashamarin #nosuchthingasreverseracism #pocyouth

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Thank you for your support and patience as we build and grow this school project. We don't have a lot of money for making fliers for the offer, please share.

SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMING AVAILABLE NOW

ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:
http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

SUMMER REGISTRATION OPEN! For more info and camp descriptions, visit our website! http://www.acornsolympia.com/calendar/?view=calendar&month=June-2017 RSVP at ACORNSNW@gmail.com Electronic registration is available at: http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

SUMMER REGISTRATION OPEN!
For more info and camp descriptions, visit our website!
http://www.acornsolympia.com/calendar/?view=calendar&month=June-2017
RSVP at ACORNSNW@gmail.com
Electronic registration is available at:
http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

We are proud to announce a partnership with @sofiesscoopsgelato !! Keep posted for an upcoming community event featuring this locally made and locally sourced gelato!! They offer vegan and sugar-free options, and use only all-natural dyes. #locallymade #vegangelato #locallysourced #organicgelato #ladyboss #scoopthereitis #sofiesscoops

We are proud to announce a partnership with @sofiesscoopsgelato !! Keep posted for an upcoming community event featuring this locally made and locally sourced gelato!! They offer vegan and sugar-free options, and use only all-natural dyes.

#locallymade #vegangelato #locallysourced #organicgelato #ladyboss #scoopthereitis #sofiesscoops

**FALL 2017 PRESCHOOL LISTED**
Year-Round Forest Preschool!!! TUESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY

**FALL 2017 PRESCHOOL LISTED** Year-Round Forest Preschool!!! Register at www.acornsolympia.com or email acornsnw@gmail.com Please share! Electronic registration is available at: http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

**FALL 2017 PRESCHOOL LISTED**
Year-Round Forest Preschool!!!
Register at www.acornsolympia.com
or email acornsnw@gmail.com
Please share!
Electronic registration is available at:
http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

** Starting next week! ** JUNE 30, 2017 contact acornsnw@gmail.com to register! Electronic registration is available at: http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns ages 2-5, must be 'potty-trained' We now have preschool Tu, Th, Fri!!

** Starting next week! ** JUNE 30, 2017

contact acornsnw@gmail.com to register!
Electronic registration is available at: http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

ages 2-5, must be 'potty-trained'

We now have preschool Tu, Th, Fri!!

OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL FIELD TRIP JUNE 15, 2017

Our preschool program is going on a field trip to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge! JUNE 15, 2017 9:00-3:00 Program Cost: -- $35/day -- Reparations Offering: FREE for all PoC, Black, Indigenous kiddos, guardians, families Keep in mind that the entrance fee is $3 per car. If you are just dropping your child off with us at the refuge (families, friends, gaurdians are welcome to join at no added program cost), you won't need to pay the $3 entrance fee. The day will be led by Allan, one of our preschool teachers, who has led groups and worked with people while working at Wildlife Refuge. We look forward to seeing creatures, birds, and learning about the stories of the land! PLEASE READ: The Nisqually people have lived on this watershed for thousands of years. Their homeland of nearly 2 million acres, extending all the way to Mt. Tahoma (Mt. Rainer) is now occupied by the towns of Olympia, Tenino, and Dupont. One hundred and fifty years ago, Euro-American settlement and colonization compromised their way of life. Today, the Nisqually reservation is 5,000 acres, 3,000 of which is under the control of Fort Lewis Military based and used as an impact use area. Please continue to learn more about the tribal land that you are living on and how to support their rights and sovereignty that are constantly under continued threat of colonization and business development. The refuge is named after Nisqually tribal member and treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr., who fought diligently much of his life for tribal fishing rights. He was a member also of The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) which was created in 1975 to help support indigenous resource protection and management for the over 50 tribes of western Washington, and is located in Olympia, WA. Billy Frank Jr. did much to strengthen the sovereignty of his indigenous nation. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama. If you haven't been, it is an amazing place and great for witnessing birds. One of our preschool teachers, Allan, spent a few months as an intern there leading trail and knows some good spots to find critters and areas to explore. link: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Billy_Frank_Jr_Nisqually/ From the website: The Nisqually River Delta, a biologically rich and diverse area at the southern end of Puget Sound, supports a variety of habitats. Here, the freshwater of the Nisqually River combines with the saltwater of Puget Sound to form an estuary rich in nutrients and detritus. These nutrients support a web of sea life - the benefits of which extend throughout Puget Sound and beyond. While most major estuaries in the state have been filled, dredged, or developed, Nisqually River's has been set aside for wildlife. In 1974, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the delta and its diversity of fish and wildlife habitats. The Nisqually estuary was restored in 2009 by removing dikes and reconnecting 762 acres with the tides of Puget Sound. This is the largest estuary restoration project in the Pacific Northwest and an important step in the recovery of Puget Sound.

Our preschool program is going on a field trip to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge!
JUNE 15, 2017 9:00-3:00
Program Cost:
-- $35/day

-- Reparations Offering:
FREE for all PoC, Black, Indigenous kiddos, guardians, families

Keep in mind that the entrance fee is $3 per car. If you are just dropping your child off with us at the refuge (families, friends, gaurdians are welcome to join at no added program cost), you won't need to pay the $3 entrance fee.

The day will be led by Allan, one of our preschool teachers, who has led groups and worked with people while working at Wildlife Refuge. We look forward to seeing creatures, birds, and learning about the stories of the land!

PLEASE READ:

The Nisqually people have lived on this watershed for thousands of years. Their homeland of nearly 2 million acres, extending all the way to Mt. Tahoma (Mt. Rainer) is now occupied by the towns of Olympia, Tenino, and Dupont. One hundred and fifty years ago, Euro-American settlement and colonization compromised their way of life. Today, the Nisqually reservation is 5,000 acres, 3,000 of which is under the control of Fort Lewis Military based and used as an impact use area.

Please continue to learn more about the tribal land that you are living on and how to support their rights and sovereignty that are constantly under continued threat of colonization and business development.

The refuge is named after Nisqually tribal member and treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr., who fought diligently much of his life for tribal fishing rights. He was a member also of The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) which was created in 1975 to help support indigenous resource protection and management for the over 50 tribes of western Washington, and is located in Olympia, WA. Billy Frank Jr. did much to strengthen the sovereignty of his indigenous nation.

In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.

If you haven't been, it is an amazing place and great for witnessing birds. One of our preschool teachers, Allan, spent a few months as an intern there leading trail and knows some good spots to find critters and areas to explore.

link: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Billy_Frank_Jr_Nisqually/

From the website:

The Nisqually River Delta, a biologically rich and diverse area at the southern end of Puget Sound, supports a variety of habitats. Here, the freshwater of the Nisqually River combines with the saltwater of Puget Sound to form an estuary rich in nutrients and detritus. These nutrients support a web of sea life - the benefits of which extend throughout Puget Sound and beyond.

While most major estuaries in the state have been filled, dredged, or developed, Nisqually River's has been set aside for wildlife. In 1974, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the delta and its diversity of fish and wildlife habitats. The Nisqually estuary was restored in 2009 by removing dikes and reconnecting 762 acres with the tides of Puget Sound. This is the largest estuary restoration project in the Pacific Northwest and an important step in the recovery of Puget Sound.

REACH OUT TODAY!

REACH OUT TODAY!

SUMMER SOLSTICE EVENT JUNE 20 7-10 PM

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From the team that brings you the Winter Solstice Spiral:
A Summer Solstice Celebration
June 20th 7-10pm
The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken. It is the time to step into our power and celebrate!
Join us for this intergenerational celebration as we drum, dance, and sing out our solstice intentions around the fire.
We open the doors at 7pm for a potluck style finger food picnic.. Please bring a snack to share and label ingredients for those who might be allergen sensitive. To keep our envirnmental footprint as minimal as possible we are requesting folks bring their own reusable tableware for drinks and eats.
There will be activities for the kids and the kids at heart...shaker making, bubbles, dancing streamers and more
The drumming circle will begin about 8:00pm.
Please bring your drums, rattles, shakers and a song to share!
Dress for the weather.
Even if it rains there will be a portion that will take place outdoors.

Fishing meetup Redux, sunday May 28th! Admission is a sliding scale $10-$25 we will meet in the parking lot of Woodland creek community park in Lacey at noon for introductions and instructions! no skill level required come learn to fish for the first time or reacquaint yourself with fishing if it has been a bit. Please note: Long's Pond is designated Youth fishing area (16 yrs and under don't need a fishing license) so we adults get to assist but we leave to fishing to the kiddo's. the class ends at 4pm but you don't have to stay till the end. Please stay will your child the whole time you are particpating in the class. I will also be offering lessons on how to humanely dispatch any fish you catch and my favorite ways to cook them as well! It's going to be a great time, to register please email at: brettjensen47@gmail.com Community Recreational fishing Fishing

Fishing meetup Redux, sunday May 28th!
Admission is a sliding scale $10-$25
we will meet in the parking lot of Woodland creek community park in Lacey at noon for introductions and instructions! no skill level required come learn to fish for the first time or reacquaint yourself with fishing if it has been a bit.
Please note: Long's Pond is designated Youth fishing area (16 yrs and under don't need a fishing license) so we adults get to assist but we leave to fishing to the kiddo's. the class ends at 4pm but you don't have to stay till the end. Please stay will your child the whole time you are particpating in the class.
I will also be offering lessons on how to humanely dispatch any fish you catch and my favorite ways to cook them as well!
It's going to be a great time, to register please email at: brettjensen47@gmail.com

Community

Recreational fishing

Fishing

*****SNOW DAY*****February 7, 2017

Outdoor preschool is cancelled today due to icy road conditions. please enjoy this white winter wonderland today from home.

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Spring Break April 3-7, 2017 9:00-3:00

Electronic Registration Available at:

 http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

12/26/16               ***Reminder****
Enjoy the rest of the winter break. Classes will not be happening this week. See you back next week after the new year.
Preschool-Tuesday January 3 & 5, 2017
Forest School-Friday January 6, 2017

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ACORNS NW will be at the ORLA Winter Fair hosting a *FREE* winter nature craft booth! There are going to be over 30 kid crafted booths and 16 adult crafted booths. Great place to shop locally for your holiday gifts. This event is being brought to our community by the fabulous ORLA PTA. They have put so much hard work into making this event magical.

ACORNS NW will be at the ORLA Winter Fair hosting a *FREE* winter nature craft booth! There are going to be over 30 kid crafted booths and 16 adult crafted booths. Great place to shop locally for your holiday gifts.

This event is being brought to our community by the fabulous ORLA PTA. They have put so much hard work into making this event magical.

12/09/16 SNOW DAY-FRIDAY PROGRAM CANCELLED TODAY

Due to snow conditions in the area we are following the Olympia School Districts lead and cancelling program today. Hope everyone is safe and warm today!

Picture from the weather center.

Picture from the weather center.

Hi ACORNS families FRIDAY CLASS CANCELLED 10/14/16

Your youth and our staff's safety is always our highest priority at ACORNS. In light of major weather events expected Thursday 10/13 through Sunday 10/16 afternoon, we have opted to error on the side of safety. Friday's weekly program will be cancelled. Due to this unforeseen event we will be offering our prepaid youth the opportunity to attend a future program day of your choice.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again for supporting ACORNS NW!

 

OCTOBER 30, 2016 12:00-3:00 We will be gathering at Bigelow Springs to honor water (in town). To not only act locally and in solidarity with global water issues, but to connect with the inspiration behind our activism and spend time accessing our relationship and connection to water and the communities we share water within. This event will include facilitated experiences in Somatic Nature Connection to explore and honor our relationship to water and community. Somatic Nature Connection and Curiosity-Based practices help us connect to the sacred in a non-appropriative way. Personal relationship to the sacred emerges through intuition and sensation, restoring and rebuilding connection for those who are seeking to build personal relationship with life and nature. This is a powerful practice for those who do not feel connected to their ancestral roots as a starting place for a journey of re-connection. We will engage in the emergent honoring and ritual that comes within our exploration. Celebrating from a place of presence and deep listening. You are welcome to bring your own personal and cultural ways and traditions in addition to our collective shared experience. Please acknowledge that we will be participating in facilitated experiences for much of this event. Show up, bring yourself and your curiosity. All are welcome. Please park three blocks away at Bigelow Park to allow those who need access to the local street parking. **This gathering is a part of the Sacred Curiosity programming withing ACORNS NW.**

OCTOBER 30, 2016 12:00-3:00

We will be gathering at Bigelow Springs to honor water (in town). To not only act locally and in solidarity with global water issues, but to connect with the inspiration behind our activism and spend time accessing our relationship and connection to water and the communities we share water within.
This event will include facilitated experiences in Somatic Nature Connection to explore and honor our relationship to water and community.
Somatic Nature Connection and Curiosity-Based practices help us connect to the sacred in a non-appropriative way. Personal relationship to the sacred emerges through intuition and sensation, restoring and rebuilding connection for those who are seeking to build personal relationship with life and nature. This is a powerful practice for those who do not feel connected to their ancestral roots as a starting place for a journey of re-connection.
We will engage in the emergent honoring and ritual that comes within our exploration. Celebrating from a place of presence and deep listening.
You are welcome to bring your own personal and cultural ways and traditions in addition to our collective shared experience. Please acknowledge that we will be participating in facilitated experiences for much of this event.
Show up, bring yourself and your curiosity.
All are welcome.
Please park three blocks away at Bigelow Park to allow those who need access to the local street parking.


**This gathering is a part of the Sacred Curiosity programming withing ACORNS NW.**

Excited to announce Outdoor Preschool with ACORNS!!                        Starts September 27, 2016.

 

Summer Break ACORNS  Day Camp

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY BY EMAILING US AT: ACORNSOLYMPIA@GMAIL.COM

WEEK 1: JUNE 20-JUNE 24: ACORNS ADVENTURE WEEK

WEEK 2: JUNE 27-JULY 1: HUTS, DWELLINGS, & LEAN-TO'S

WEEK 3: JULY 4-JULY 8: BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL SKILLS

WEEK 4: JULY 11-JULY 15: THEATER & IMPROV

WEEK 5: JULY 18-JULY 22: SNEAKING CAMOUFLAGE

WEEK 6: JULY 25-JULY 29: ADVANCED BUSHCRAFT

WEEK 7: AUGUST 1-AUGUST 5: FIBER & WILDERNESS CRAFTS

WEEK 8: AUGUST 8-AUGUST 12: WILD ABOUT BIRDS

WEEK 9: AUGUST 15-AUGUST 19: WIZARD CAMP

WEEK 10: AUGUST 22-AUGUST 26: 1800'S HOMESTEADING

 

Detailed descriptions of each week's theme listed below. 

9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday

Week 1: June 20 - June 24

       ACORNS Adventure week! ($235) Let's learn the basics, like how to use and respect a knife & axe and how to create a fire without matches. Have you ever wanted to build a shelter in the woods or just explore the wilds with your friends? Then this is the camp for you!

Week 2: June 27-July 1

      Hermit huts, Forest dwellings, and Ancestral Lean-tos: ($235) Let's build some Forts! We will be constructing a Summer village with what the woods have to offer us. We will be learning Wattle & dob construction along with building survival shelters and how to live in hammocks and maybe build a treehouse or two.

Week 3: July 4 - July 8

Bushcraft Survival Skills: ($235, $20 materials fee) Join us as we delve deeper into what it means to survive in woods. Whether it is crafting a basket to gather berries or starting a fire with a bow drill. You will end this week with a possible bag full of everything you need to survive in the woods. 

week 4: July 11 - 15

     Theatre and Improv ($235)

Unleash your inner clown! Hone the goofs within your heart! Join Seattle comedians Brittany Tipton and Caitlin Obom for a week of clowning, improv, and sketch comedy. Together, we'll learn to use our bodies and surroundings to build a story in the moment, put our heads together to write some scripted scenes, and talk about how to work together to use comedy for the powers of good. Get ready to end the week with a performance, a folder of scripted sketches, and some short, student-generated videos.

week 5: July 18 - July 22

     Art of Stealth and Camouflage: ($235) How does Rabbit avoid Hawk or why do you never see Coyote in the wild? This week we will be learning from our animal elders how to be stealthy and silent. We will also be experimenting with using Camouflage to disguise ourselves. there will be tons of games and interesting challenges throughout the week.

Week 6: July 25 - July 29

 Advanced Bushcraft/survival: ($235, $20 materials fee) Join us again as we learn more about survival skills! This week we will be focusing more on putting all of our skills to practice. Beyond that, we will be learning a few more advanced skills such as bow craft, slings, slingshots and how to set snares.

Week 7: August 1 - August 5

Wildcraft and Fibercraft: ($235, $20 materials fee) This week we will be exploring how to take natural materials like the bark of trees and plants and make it into baskets. We will make cordage from plants like nettle and Yucca. Then, using our new material we knit and crochet some sweet threads for ourselves. we will also be creating some para-cord bracelets and friendship bracelets.  

Week 8: August 8 - August 12

      Wild about birds:  ($235) Let's learn all about our feathered friends! we will be playing lots of group games related like Run-Red-Robin-Run and hands-on activities like match this feather with the its owner. What makes an owl the stealthiest of predators? How does the falcon see a single pigeon cruising 60 miles above it? All these question will be answered and more!

Week 9: August 15 - August 19

      Magician Camp: ($235, $20 material fee) you have received an invitation to the secretive magic academy of Maplehurst. Here you will learn about the different disciplines of magic and pick one you want to master! Whether it is with a wand or arcane hand gestures you will find what suits you best. We will also be embarking on a multi-day quest to earn your wizarding stripes.

Week 10: August 22 - 26

  Pioneer Homestead: ($235, $20 materials fee) Are you ready to travel back in time? Back to when washington was just starting to be settled, back when this was the Oregon territory.  This week we go back in time to experience the past first hand! What does it takes to build a cabin, cook a meal, make medicine, and navigate the land? Let's find out together, join us for a rollicking good time!

Week 11: August 29 - Sept. 1

Witch camp ($235, $20 materials fee) ages 11-15, for female identified and gender nonconforming kids.

This is a week long camp for youth coming into their own magic and power. We have a very specific image for what a WITCH is: Broom Sticks, Black Cats and Pointy Hats. But who is the modern day witch, what do they look like? And what do they do to practice magic and find their power? Could it be you?

Throughout the week, we will explore all things witches, learn about listening to plants, making potions, using all our special senses,  making power necklaces, finding magic in our bodies, exploring the wilderness, making rituals and making new magical friends. Every Afternoon a different witch from our community will join us to teach a special skill or craft that will help you feel creative, guided, confident and magical! 

 


Photography provided by Heather McKenna - Please do not use without permission