Here's the Wild Child Program dates for 2016. Thanks for your patience in waiting for them. There was a chance of construction happening on the property but that has been postponed, and Wild Child will be happening. Matt and Sara Cook, the property owners, are expecting their first child in July and are thrilled to welcome your children to explore their magical property. They love having the kids there making memories, forts, and trails!
There are 3 sessions available this year in August. The first session is reserved for some of my family members and close friends, many of whom are traveling distances to participate. It is full right now, but if it is the only week your child could come to Wild Child let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Please feel free to pass this on to other families you think may be interested.
SUMMER PROGRAMS for AGES 3-11**
Explore the Magic of the Adirondack Forest!
Making Herbal Medicine and Magic Potions
Nature Arts and Crafts
Creating Fairy Villages
Building Secret Hideouts in the Forest
Mudding and Mucking in the Polliwog Pond
Learning About Native Plants and Animals
Storytelling Around the Campfire
Map and Trail Making
Mondays-Thursdays, Daily, With Optional Overnight Campout as Noted
**Older or younger children considered for each session on a case-by-case basis.
* Enrollment is Limited to 9 Children per Session
DAILY TIMES AND SCHEDULES:
Wild Child Summer Programs run for four consecutive days, through .
Session 3, for the youngest children, ages 3-6, runs from through from daily.
Session 2, for older children, has an optional overnight campout.
and children are dropped off at and picked up at .
, children can decide to stay for the campout.
If your child opts to campout with us, you will drop your child off at and pick them up at , so you can have time to explore the trails and secret hideouts with your child before leaving at 3. Children who stay overnight will eat a campfire dinner of pie iron pizzas and s’mores, take a night hike to look for owls and bats with glow sticks, sleep in a group tent or their hideout, and be served pancake breakfast in the morning. If your child does not want to camp overnight, they are welcome to stay for the campfire cook-out until night. You can then drop them back off at morning.
All cook-out food and breakfast morning are provided, but kids can bring their own food to warm over the fire too.
There is an additional fee of $75 if your child joins the campout.
WHAT TO BRING:
Water (Additional Water Provided as Needed)
Extra Clothing Layers
!Clothes That Can Get Dirty!
Sturdy Shoes, Boots or Sandals For Outdoor Adventures
Rain Boots for Exploring the Polliwog Pond
Bug Repellent (Local, Natural Bug Repellent Provided as Needed)
Sunscreen (Please Apply Before Arriving if Needed)
Rain Gear (Daily, Just in Case!)
But Programs Are Designed to be Completely Outdoors in Most Weather
Wild Child Nature Immersion programs are designed and led by Christina Grant. Christina has Level 3 Nature Immersion Educator Certification from internationally recognized Nature Educator Erin Kenny. Erin is the founder of Cedarsong Nature School on Vashon Island in Washington state. Christina has a master's degree and NYS certification in elementary and secondary education with 15 years of experience teaching children of all ages indoors and out. In addition, she has a degree in Wilderness Recreation Leadership from North Country Community College, where Zoe Smith was her outdoor education mentor. (Thanks Zoe!)
If interested in enrolling and for further information, please contact Christina firstname.lastname@example.org.
(518) 637 - 3502