Youth Camps

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UP COMING EVENTS:

We are excited to offer school-age and preschool programs this summer! Our *Forest Preschool* is year-round! -------------------------------------------------- Come join us Tu, Th & Fri, 9-1:30pm $45/day summer program $35/day year-round program *SCHOOL-AGE CAMPS* will be running through August! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-3pm $45/day, drop-in $225/wk **Camps Offered** ------------------------------------- 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 Electronic registration is available at: http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns RSVP at ACORNSNW@gmail.com Camp Descriptions: -Magic in the Forest- Ever wondered about how everything moves and communicates in the forest? Magic in the Forest involves exploring the interconnectedness of everything through the elements! Each day we'll explore a new element, through movement, theater, intuition, and play. We will learn to navigate by the sun and stars, build fire, investigate edible and medicinal plants and learn how to make tools and baskets using the forest! topics: intuition, bird language, wonder, four directions, nature patterns, plant medicine, fiber arts, edible plants -Tools of Survival- We will work toward mastering basic awareness and survival skills through exploring navigation, tools, shelter, food and water. We wil explore basic first aid and plant medicine. Come learn plants, knife work, camouflage, tracking, shelter building and more! topics: fire, knife, ax, saw, compass, shelter, knots, edible plants, self-reliance -The Magic of Being Yourself- Inside each of us there are many seeds of potential. We will explore that potential through unlocking our sensory awareness. We will learn how to communicate with plants and make medicine, how to grow our intuition, and what it means to be in ‘right relationship’ with others and our environment. Come explore the magic of play, imagination, and the senses as we explore the elements and how we relate to them! topics: intuition, self-expression, theater, consent, plant medicine, body awareness, communication, edible plants, community building, social justice -Wild About Birds- Birds speak to one another about what is happening in the forest, and we can learn to listen! We will explore relationships of birds to our local ecosystems, migratory patterns and how we benefit from the birds all around us. We will be bringing in different birds to learn about and gain more understanding in how they shape our environment. topics: bird language, sit spots, bird habitat, food chain, berries, bugs, environmental awareness, sneaking, camouflage, edible plants -Wildcrafting & Cooking- Ever wondered what it would be like to eat and live in the forest? We’re going to show you the resources that lay in the forest around you and how they can be used in everyday life! We’ll learn about basket making, edible plants, plant band-aids, weaving, fire making and more! topics: fiber arts, plant medicine, basket making, weaving, knots, fire, shelter, edible plants -Camouflage and Sneaking- Interested in improving your sneaking and tracking skills? We will learn the focus, tools and techniques of blending in with our environment. Plan to get dirty, play games and camouflage yourself into your surroundings! topics: camouflage, animal behavior, self-awareness, sneaking, tracking -Intro to Tracking- Tracking is all about learning to read the story of the landscape! Learn to read who’s been traveling, eating and hunting in the forest! We’ll practice studying tracks, aging them, and figuring out where creatures are going! To do this, you will get to learn how to sneak and move your body like an animal in the woods! topics: animal behavior, animal habitat, self-awareness, sneaking, scat identification, track identification

We are excited to offer school-age and preschool programs this summer!

Our *Forest Preschool* is year-round!
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Come join us Tu, Th & Fri, 9-1:30pm
$45/day summer program
$35/day year-round program

*SCHOOL-AGE CAMPS* will be running through August!
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9-3pm
$45/day, drop-in
$225/wk

**Camps Offered**
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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

Electronic registration is available at:
http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns
RSVP at ACORNSNW@gmail.com



Camp Descriptions:

-Magic in the Forest-
Ever wondered about how everything moves and communicates in the forest? Magic in the Forest involves exploring the interconnectedness of everything through the elements! Each day we'll explore a new element, through movement, theater, intuition, and play. We will learn to navigate by the sun and stars, build fire, investigate edible and medicinal plants and learn how to make tools and baskets using the forest!

topics: intuition, bird language, wonder, four directions, nature patterns, plant medicine, fiber arts, edible plants


-Tools of Survival-
We will work toward mastering basic awareness and survival skills through exploring navigation, tools, shelter, food and water. We wil explore basic first aid and plant medicine. Come learn plants, knife work, camouflage, tracking, shelter building and more!

topics: fire, knife, ax, saw, compass, shelter, knots, edible plants, self-reliance


-The Magic of Being Yourself-
Inside each of us there are many seeds of potential. We will explore that potential through unlocking our sensory awareness. We will learn how to communicate with plants and make medicine, how to grow our intuition, and what it means to be in ‘right relationship’ with others and our environment. Come explore the magic of play, imagination, and the senses as we explore the elements and how we relate to them!

topics: intuition, self-expression, theater, consent, plant medicine, body awareness, communication, edible plants, community building, social justice


-Wild About Birds-
Birds speak to one another about what is happening in the forest, and we can learn to listen! We will explore relationships of birds to our local ecosystems, migratory patterns and how we benefit from the birds all around us. We will be bringing in different birds to learn about and gain more understanding in how they shape our environment.

topics: bird language, sit spots, bird habitat, food chain, berries, bugs, environmental awareness, sneaking, camouflage, edible plants


-Wildcrafting & Cooking-
Ever wondered what it would be like to eat and live in the forest? We’re going to show you the resources that lay in the forest around you and how they can be used in everyday life! We’ll learn about basket making, edible plants, plant band-aids, weaving, fire making and more!

topics: fiber arts, plant medicine, basket making, weaving, knots, fire, shelter, edible plants

-Camouflage and Sneaking-
Interested in improving your sneaking and tracking skills? We will learn the focus, tools and techniques of blending in with our environment. Plan to get dirty, play games and camouflage yourself into your surroundings!

topics: camouflage, animal behavior, self-awareness, sneaking, tracking

-Intro to Tracking-
Tracking is all about learning to read the story of the landscape! Learn to read who’s been traveling, eating and hunting in the forest! We’ll practice studying tracks, aging them, and figuring out where creatures are going! To do this, you will get to learn how to sneak and move your body like an animal in the woods!
topics: animal behavior, animal habitat, self-awareness, sneaking, scat identification, track identification

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                     SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017 JUNE 20, 2017

                     SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017 JUNE 20, 2017

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 the...

FISHING MEET UP MAY 28, 2017

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

SPRING BREAK 2017 APRIL 3-7 9:00-3:00

Electronic Registration available at: http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

WINTER BREAK CAMP DECEMBER 19-23, 2016 Come Join the Fun! This week will be packed with winter outdoor fun. We will be learning the parts of a knife, the safest way to use a knife, as well as provide the opportunity to take a Practical Assessment to convey comprehension of safety practices in order to pursue a mentored, yet more independent path to self-trust, self-awareness and self-confidence when working with knives. We will also be learning some basic knots that will help us throughout the week! Heat is essential for life in the wilderness! Especially during winter. We will be learning different ways to make a fire using modern and ancestral methods in various conditions. We will be making a fire daily. Let's get down and dirty, noses to the ground, hands in the dirt. What are the animals doing this winter? When you look for clues and tracks you have to get on the animal’s level. We will learn some common signs, tracks, and scat likely to be seen in the area. We will also be working on our ability to follow animals and practice tracking one another! How do the animals feed themself during winter? We will explore how to feed ourselves from nature's bounty. Roots, tubers, and leaves is what we will hunt for. We will be learning how to get our daily vitamins from nature. Learn about protein sources like meat and grubs. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions that your student may have. We will spend this week focusing on combining and practicing our winter skills, working on wildcraft projects and incorporating all that we learned into our play! http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns Tuition: $225 non co-op members, $200 co-op members Where: Priest Point Park 2600 East Bay DR NE Olympia, WA 98506 When: December 19-23, 2016 9:00-3:00 ***We must have a minumum of 6 kids enrolled before December 12, 2016******

WINTER BREAK CAMP DECEMBER 19-23, 2016

Come Join the Fun!
This week will be packed with winter outdoor fun. We will be learning the parts of a knife, the safest way to use a knife, as well as provide the opportunity to take a Practical Assessment to convey comprehension of safety practices in order to pursue a mentored, yet more independent path to self-trust, self-awareness and self-confidence when working with knives. We will also be learning some basic knots that will help us throughout the week!
Heat is essential for life in the wilderness! Especially during winter. We will be learning different ways to make a fire using modern and ancestral methods in various conditions. We will be making a fire daily.
Let's get down and dirty, noses to the ground, hands in the dirt. What are the animals doing this winter? When you look for clues and tracks you have to get on the animal’s level. We will learn some common signs, tracks, and scat likely to be seen in the area. We will also be working on our ability to follow animals and practice tracking one another!
How do the animals feed themself during winter? We will explore how to feed ourselves from nature's bounty. Roots, tubers, and leaves is what we will hunt for. We will be learning how to get our daily vitamins from nature. Learn about protein sources like meat and grubs. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions that your student may have.
We will spend this week focusing on combining and practicing our winter skills, working on wildcraft projects and incorporating all that we learned into our play!
http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

Tuition: $225 non co-op members, $200 co-op members
Where: Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay DR NE
Olympia, WA 98506
When: December 19-23, 2016
9:00-3:00
***We must have a minumum of 6 kids enrolled before
December 12, 2016******

EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR VERY OWN OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL!!!

OPEN ENROLLMENT!

OPEN ENROLLMENT!

 
 

Summer Break ACORNS  Day Camp 2016

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!