The Basics

WHAT: Adventure, play, nature, science, art, & gardening! New adventures each week! 

WHERE: Outdoors at two different locations! Duncan Farm, Gales Creek; and EdenAcres Forest School Campus, Hillsboro. Addresses for each site are listed below for each camp week.

WHO: Kids ages 3-14. Camps for kids of all ages! Small groups provide more opportunities for one-on-one learning moments! Max of 10 campers per 1 adult, led by an experienced nature educator. Children will always be accompanied by two or more adults.

WHEN: June 20-August 19, 2022, week-long camps. Half & full-day options for camps for 3-5 yr. olds. Full-day camps for kids 5-14 run from 9 am-3 pm. Flexible & free check-in from 8:30 - 9:00. Flexible & free pick-up from 3:00-3:30. Half-day camps pick-up from 12-12:30. 

HOW MUCH: $445/week. Half-day option $335/week. Early registration discounts: 10% off March 1- 31 then 5% April 1 - 30. Scholarships and flexible payment plans are available!

Apply for a scholarship here. 

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT: When you enroll online, you will have the option to pay in full or to set up a payment plan for two or three installments. Scholarships available! Apply for a scholarship here. 

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Safe Camps

Your child's care and safety is our highest priority. First aid/CPR trained, OHA & CDC approved safety protocols.

 

Expert Educators

Our educators are experts in their craft, ready to teach your child authentic skills.  

Flexible

Flexible check-in and pick-up with affordable extended hours, payment plans, and scholarships. 

Fun Skills

Real skills taught through adventure, play, & inquiry. From archery & primitive skills to the scientific method & mindfulness. 

Games

Galore!

June 20 - 24

Ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12

Hide, run, crawl, slither, and jump your way through the forest in this "fun in the sun" week! Campers will become animals as they play a predator and prey game across the forest, master their hiding skills in camouflage, and test out their running speeds in capture the flag! There will be a lot of laughs as we play our way through a week of fun and games outside with friends.

Children's Race

Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

Wilderness Warriors

June 27 - July 1

Ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12

Calling all WILDERNESS WARRIORS! Come join us on a week-long outdoor quest unlike any other. Excitement awaits around every tree! We will build shelters, overcome challenges using teamwork, and learn survival skills you might just need one day -- all while having fun and playing games within the forest.

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

Budding Biologist

July 11 - 15

Ages 6 - 12

All scientists start somewhere -- some start with us! Join us as we embark on a week full of butterfly nets, bug jars, and binoculars. We will step into the shoes of biologists and botanists alike as we explore the natural world, searching for answers to questions such as: why do beavers build dams? Are birds reptiles? And why do flowers smell so good? All curious minds are invited to join us for a week of fun and fascination.

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

Wilderness Wonders

July 11 - 15

Ages 3 - 5

There is much magic to be found in the forest! Your little one will experience wonders big and small throughout the week, from the tallest trees to the tiniest of insects and the magical world of fairies, elves, and gnomes. Under the guidance of experienced nature mentors, imaginations will run wild as we bring the magic of the forest alive. 

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

Farm Explorations: 

Animals, Gardens, & Wildcrafting

July 18 - 22

Ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12

Get your hands dirty at Duncan Farm this week while caring for plants and animal friends. Hold a chicken, feed the pigs, and give a “moo” to the cows while also exploring the forest and pond for signs of wild animals. Together we’ll create farm art, eat garden-fresh snacks, and go wildcrafting! 

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Location: 54303 NW Old Wilson River Rd, Gales Creek 97117

Price: $445

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Over the River & Through the Woods

July 25 - 29

Ages 5 - 7, 8 - 11, 12 - 14

Don't let the title fool you: this won’t be your average summer camp experience. This week we will learn the basics of outdoor adventuring, mastering skills such as building tarp shelters, setting up tents, learning how to use a map and compass, and how to cook on a camp stove. All skill levels are welcome in this introductory adventure to backcountry camping. Open to campers up to 15 years old!
 

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

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Carving & Crafting

August 1 - 5

Ages 6 - 12

Craft projects for both art and function this week while learning to safely use traditional hand tools. Campers will design, build, and carve their own weeklong projects under the guidance of experienced woodworking and crafting mentors. Bring your creativity for this week of carving and crafting! 

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

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Little

Explorers

August 1 - 5

Ages 3 - 5

Let’s go on an adventure! We’ll explore all of the wonders, big and small, found in the forest, from the tallest trees to the tiniest insects. Using all of our senses to experience the forest, our days will be filled with play, exploration, and friendships. Under the guidance of experienced nature mentors, imaginations will run wild as we bring the magic of the forest alive.

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

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Farm to Table

August 8 - 12

Ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12

Join us for a week of fresh from the garden culinary exploration! This week, we’ll spend our days discovering the magic of gardening and cooking at Duncan Farm. Everyday we’ll prepare and enjoy a delicious snack together as we share in the bounty of the garden. Each child will prepare their own farm fresh treats in our outdoor kitchen, create their own cookbook as we learn new recipes, and enjoy our treats together in community.

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Location: 54303 NW Old Wilson River Rd, Gales Creek 97117

Price: $445

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Wilderness Warriors

August 15 - 19 

Ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12

Calling all WILDERNESS WARRIORS! Come join us on a week-long outdoor quest unlike any other. Excitement awaits around every tree! We will build shelters, overcome challenges using teamwork, and learn survival skills you might just need one day -- all while having fun and playing games within the forest.

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Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Price: $445

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Refund Policy

General Cancellations:

  • Cancellations received with more than 21 days notice are 75% refundable

  • Cancellations received between 14-21 days notice are 50% refundable

  • Cancellations received with less than 14 days notice are not refundable.

  • We do not prorate or refund tuition for days missed due to illness or injury

 

Program Changes:

Change Requests for other program dates must be received in writing (via email) at least 7 days prior to your original program's start date. All changes are subject to availability.

  • Changes to a program incur a $35 Administrative change fee

  • Registrations and fees are non-transferable to other accounts

 

About Refund Policies

Both our summer and forest school programs have limited room in groups to ensure quality mentoring. If someone leaves a program, we still have the expense of them attending due to commitments such as paying our educators. When we fill a camp and someone decides not to attend, it is often too late to find a student to take their place as waitlisted students have frequently chosen another program.