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.
Nature Immersion for Children Ages 5, 6, 7
At EdenAcres Forest Kindergarten, we celebrate that children learn through hands-on and minds-on experiences. Each day our educators provide opportunities for your child to select, explore, and practice skills. What may look like “just play” to an adult is a child actively learning. At Forest kindergarten through a balance of play, exploration, and instructor-led games and activities, children develop problem-solving skills, self-regulation, and language, social and motor skills.
A program designed specifically for young teens. Alongside experienced mentors, students will build community and develop skills to become young leaders through teambuilding activities, mastering outdoor skills, and designing and completing a stewardship project.
We envision a world that cares for the Earth and its people, is equitable, and exists within the limits of the ecosystems that provide for our needs. We understand that fostering environmental literacy will help us to realize that vision. Ecological literacy and having a connection to place will be key components to creating a sustainable future for all. There are many access points to addressing a changing climate, to increasing academic achievement, and improving the lives of children and families. We have chosen education as our focal point because we believe that education is the means by which we pass culture from one generation to the next.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering learners of all ages to leave our Earth a little better than we found it.