SUMMER CAMP

JUNE 14-18, 2021

youth program participants playing games // photo by Dave Hage

youth program participants // photo by Dave Hage

Weaving Earth is excited to offer a weeklong summer camp for youth, ages 7 to 14! We know the pandemic has been incredibly hard for many families and that kids have spent a lot of time on screens over the past year. We hope this weeklong camp will be supportive to local families who are looking for some rejuvenating nature time for their young ones over the summer. 

Weaving Earth is excited to offer a weeklong summer camp for youth, ages 7 to 14! We know the pandemic has been incredibly hard for many families and that kids have spent a lot of time on screens over the past year. We hope this weeklong camp will be supportive to local families who are looking for some rejuvenating nature time for their young ones over the summer.

youth program participants // photo by Dave Hage

program details

DATES
June 14-18, 2021
TIME
9 AM – 3 PM
AGES
7 to 14
LOCATION
15 MINUTES NW OF SEBASTOPOL

Depending on enrollment, we plan to have 2 or 3 cohorts with a maximum of 12 participants each. We will do our best to group kids by age within each cohort. If you have friends who are also applying and you would like to be in the same cohort, please indicate that in your application.

Program Details

DATES

JUNE 14-18, 2021

TIME

9 AM – 3 PM

AGES

7 to 14

LOCATION

15 MINUTES NW OF SEBASTOPOL

Depending on enrollment, we plan to have 2 or 3 cohorts with a maximum of 12 participants each. We will do our best to group kids by age within each cohort. If you have friends who are also applying and you would like to be in the same cohort, please indicate that in your application.

youth program participants // photo by Dave Hage

WE youth program participants // photo by Sebastian Schmid

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

If you’re new to Weaving Earth, welcome! And if you are already familiar with us, welcome back. 🙂

As educators, we are passionate about working with young people. In all of our youth programs, the local ecosystem is the classroom. The woods, creeks, meadows, hills, plants, and animals come magically alive through exploration, interaction, and storytelling. We value curiosity as a guide for growth, and we strive for a cultural environment in which the youth learn to collaborate and support each other. As a part of this cultural environment, we aim to nurture a commitment to equity and eco-social justice.

This one-week camp will emphasize play and exploration. It’s a time to unwind, unplug, and replenish ourselves through close contact with the wonders of summer!

Curious to learn more about our approach to education? Check out our Wild Tenders program.

youth program participants // photo by Jaimie Bell

WE youth program participants // photo by Sebastian Schmid

WE youth program participants // photo by Sebastian Schmid

youth program participants // photo by Jaimie Bell

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

If you’re new to Weaving Earth, welcome! And if you are already familiar with us, welcome back. 🙂

As educators, we are passionate about working with young people. In all of our youth programs, the local ecosystem is the classroom. The woods, creeks, meadows, hills, plants, and animals come magically alive through exploration, interaction, and storytelling. We value curiosity as a guide for growth, and we strive for a cultural environment in which the youth learn to collaborate and support each other. As a part of this cultural environment, we aim to nurture a commitment to equity and eco-social justice.

This one-week camp will emphasize play and exploration. It’s a time to unwind, unplug, and replenish ourselves through close contact with the wonders of summer!

Curious to learn more about our approach to education? Check out our CORE CURRICULUM.

photo by Sam Edmondson

TIERED PRICING

We offer two price points for this spring break camp.

TIER A
$360
TIER B
$420

The true cost per participant for this camp is approximately $390. Tier A falls below that true cost and Tier B is equally above it. We offer this range because we know that some families can afford to pay a bit more and some need to pay a bit less. Our hope is that this will average out in a way that helps us to meet our organizational needs. 

Donations

If your family is able to pay beyond Tier B, you can indicate that in your application. Any money you contribute above $420 will be considered a donation and reserved for financial assistance for families who need additional support to participate in this camp. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

If your family isn’t able to afford Tier A at this time, please indicate that in your application and we will do our best to meet your needs.

TIERED PRICING

We offer two price points for this Summer Camp.

 

TIER A
$360
TIER B
$420

The true cost per participant for this camp is approximately $390. Tier A falls below that true cost and Tier B is equally above it. We offer this range because we know that some families can afford to pay a bit more and some need to pay a bit less. Our hope is that this will average out in a way that helps us to meet our organizational needs. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

If your family isn’t able to afford Tier A at this time, please indicate that in your application and we will do our best to meet your needs through our scholarship program.

Donations

If your family is able to pay beyond Tier B and would like to make a donation to our scholarship fund, you can indicate that in your application — we would be grateful for your support! Any money you contribute above $420 will be considered a tax-deductible donation and we will send you a donation receipt for your records. 

A NOTE ON OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Outdoor activities are generally safer than indoor ones, but they are not without risk. To protect our staff and participating families, we will follow state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will send detailed information if you are accepted, but for now, here is an overview of our approach so you can assess if this program is right for you at this time.

BEFORE CAMP

If you, your child, or another family member or friend in your pod is sick with possible COVID-19 symptoms during the two week period prior to camp starting — May 30 through June 13 — we ask that your child only comes to camp if they receive a negative test result following the onset of symptoms.

DURING CAMP

*We ask all staff and participants to take their temperature each morning before arriving at camp. If there is any indication of fever or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19, please stay home and let us know that you aren’t feeling well.

*We ask all staff and participants to wear masks as much as possible while at camp, especially when social distancing (> 6 feet apart) is not possible. We know from experience that mask wearing can be cumbersome! We will plan activities that allow us to safely remove our masks and we will encourage taking socially-distanced mask breaks, as needed. As a baseline, all camp participants and staff must have masks and be prepared to wear them for most of the day’s activities (snack and lunch excepted).

*We will encourage regular hand-washing and/or hand sanitizing during the day.

AFTER CAMP

*If anyone in your family or pod develops COVID-19 symptoms in the two weeks after camp has ended, please alert us as soon as possible so we can update other participants from your cohort, as needed. (We will keep your identity confidential and would only share general updates with the participant cohort.)

We are certainly looking forward to a time, hopefully soon, when such precautions are no longer necessary. For the time being, it is our responsibility to ensure that any program we run adheres to the latest public health guidance. We are confident that we can follow health guidelines and create a fun, interactive week that gets kids out of the house and into nature with their peers.

ready to apply?

illustrations by Lara Birchler

STEP 1

Complete an online application (see below) — applications are due by Sunday, May 9, 2021. If you are applying for more than one child, you must complete a separate application for each individual.

STEP 2

Keep an eye on the email address you used in your application! If we have any questions about your application, we will contact you there. We will send out registration decisions on Friday, May 14, 2021.

STEP 3

If you are accepted, we will send you online registration paperwork and payment instructions. All paperwork and payments must be returned by May 31, 2021 — two weeks before camp starts.

If you have any questions, please contact youthprograms@ weavingearth.org.

If you have any questions, please contact youthprograms@weavingearth.org.