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 Jote, from the Emergent Learning Flock teaching team! Check out their homeschool program here.

 

Sessions

 

Session 1: Summer Soil Slingers

June 15th-June 25th

Giltract Farm

This camp combines farming activities with play opportunities in which kids will connect with community action, collaboration, and the magic of plants. 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 may 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: $280

3 Days Per Week: $420

4 Days Per Week: $560

Session 2: Plant Wonders and Wanders

June 29th-July 10th
Giltract Farm and Cordonices Park

In this session we will deepen our relationships with our plant friends! We will learn about ecology and biology at the farm and park. We will explore sustainable farm and wild tending, practice listening to the spirits of plants, and make food and medicine for ourselves and each other!

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: $280

3 Days: $420

4 Days: $560

Session 3: Animal Bodies

Aug 17th-27th

Cordonices Park

The song of the birds lighten our hearts and clear our minds. And running like cheetahs gets our blood flowing!  In this session, we will open our senses to the natural beauty of the land and our wild animal bodies. 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

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

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!