Summer Camp

 

This summer camp is designed to support kids, ages 4-9, in connecting with nature, community, and FUN! We will play games, make things with our hands, sing songs, play music, do theatre, practice yoga, listen to stories, chase, splash, run, hide, giggle, rest, and delight in our summer! All while supporting the children and ourselves in building self and relationship skills, engaging in environmental and social justice, and deepening our inner happiness.  


The program was developed in collaboration with the Effie and Vian, from the Emergent Learning Flock teaching team! Check out their homeschool program here.

 

Sessions

 

Session 1: Future Weavers Story Camp

June 17th-28th
Giltract Farm and Strawberry Creek Park

Every day we’re building a new world that brings us into closer relationship with the planet and our fellow creatures.  In this camp, we’ll role-play about the future, and learn about how indigenous peoples have have lived in harmony with nature in the past and present. We’ll explore how we can make decisions together, take care of the land to grow our own food, take direct action to make positive change, and weave our community back into the body of the earth!

All sessions run Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2. After care is available from 2-5 for an addition $10 per hour. If you are interested in signing up for Fridays, let us know and we will consider if we have enough families!

2 Days Per Week: $280

3 Days Per Week: $420

4 Days Per Week: $560

Session 2: Summer Soil Slingers

Jul 1st-July 19th
Giltract Farm and Cordonices Park

This camp combines farming activities with play opportunities in which kids will build consent and collaboration skills. We will experience one full crop cycle, from planting seedlings, to harvest. We will also enjoy the bountiful mid-summer season, harvesting for both medicine and food. Field trips include local greenhouses, botanical gardens, and community gardens.

All sessions run Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2. After care is available from 2-5 for an additional $10 per hour. If you are interested in signing up for Fridays, let us know and we will consider if we have enough families!

2 Days Per Week: $420

3 Days Per Week: $630

4 Days Per Week: $840

Session 3: Redwood Romp

July 22nd-26th
Joaquin Miller Park

In this session we will deepen our relationships with our tree friends! We will learn about redwood ecology and biology as we explore the woods through our senses, inner and outer mapping, measuring, and catching stories. We will explore sustainable wild tending, collecting fallen branches, leaves and other materials we find to build a secret shelter!

All sessions run Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2. After care is available from 2-5 for an additional $10 per hour. If you are interested in signing up for Fridays, let us know and we will consider if we have enough families!

2 Days: $140

3 Days: $210

4 Days: $280

Session 4: Bird Language

July 29th-Aug 9th
Alvarado Park

The song of the birds lighten our hearts and clear our minds. If we listen to them, they tell us what is happening in the landscape. In this session, we will open our senses to the natural beauty of the land. We will use storytelling, games, acting, and observation to deepen our inner and outer tracking and understanding of animal communication.

All sessions run Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2. After care is available from 2-5 for an additional $10 per hour. 

2 Days Per Week: $280

3 Days Per Week: $420

4 Days Per Week: $560

Session 5: Heart-Mind-Body Super Powers

Aug 12th-30th
Strawberry Creek Park

In this session we will give extra attention to cultivating our super powers! Eyes as sharps as eagles, bodies as quick as a cats, and minds as clear as the sky. We will play games that relax our bodies and help us be quick and vibrant! We will practice a variety of mind-body techniques including, dance, meditation, and capoeira.

All sessions run Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2. After care is available from 2-5 for an additional $10 per hour. If you are interested in signing up for Fridays, let us know and we will consider if we have enough families!

2 Days Per Week: $420

3 Days Per Week: $630

4 Days Per Week: $840

My kids, ages 3 and 6, love "Ashley Camp"!  They enjoy exploring nature and completing the hands-on projects, often doing them over and over again at home on the following days - preparing healing salves, planting seeds, making tea from Redwood tree needles, etc.  I feel good knowing that my kids are spending their days outside, experiencing and learning about nature, physically using their bodies and breathing in fresh air. Both of my kids love Ashley, and can't wait for this summer!

Monique W, Berkeley

 
 
 

Core Facilitators

Vian

Lead Teacher

Effie Rawlings

Lead Teacher

Ashley Newton

Lead Teacher

 

Questions?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we sign up for part of a session?

To keep enrollment simple, we ask that families sign up for full sessions even if you will miss some days for vacation.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! There are limited scholarships available. Please contact us for more info.

What ages is it for?

Kids ages 4-9! A mature three might work :) Let us know if you have a three year old you want to join.

Will kids be outside all day?

Pretty much! We will have some movement classes indoors, but other than that we will be out all day. Kids will needs to bring layers on cold days!