Balance school and screen time with nature time!

Five Programs to Choose From:

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Ventura After School Discovery

Closed
  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 10 – May 29 (8 classes)

  • Times: 3:30 – 5:30

  • Ages: 5 – 10
  • Location: Foster Park & Ventura River Estuary
  • Fee: $144
  • Instructor: Amy Davis
Children gain basic skills and knowledge in this introduction to survival skills, whittling and bow making, fire skills, local plants and animals. We also emphasize compassionate communication, problem solving, group challenges and independent thinking. Self reliance and leadership skills are a natural result of nature connection. Above all we provide inspiring spaces to decompress, reflect, run, climb, dig, laugh, yell and play!

Intermediate Skills & Leadership

Closed
  • Dates: Wednesdays April 11 – May 30 (8 classes)

  • Times: Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:00

  • Ages: 9 – 14 (or skill level)

  • Locations: Various locations in Ventura & Ojai

  • Fee: $180

  • Instructor: Amy Davis
This program offering will focus on a high degree of skill development and a deeper pursuit of student’s interests and questions. Themes will include the natural sciences, conservation, wilderness survival and traditional skills and other nature discovery based learning. This class offers a series of explorations and projects, and there is also an emphasis on leadership and communication skills. Our instructors are skilled naturalists, educators and mentors.

NEW!!! Half-Day After School

Closed
  • Dates: Wednesdays April 11 – May 30 (8 classes)

  • Times: Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:30

  • Ages: 6 – 10

  • Locations: Various locations in Ventura & Ojai

  • Fee: $180

  • Instructor: Sara MacCracken, Pamela Fetter, Heather King
This new offering will provide an afternoon to explore, create and discover our local wild spaces with an awareness of safety, appreciation and connection to the larger ecosystem and each unique component be it an ant hill or an oak tree. There will be space for learning about useful plants, building shelters and campfire skills. We follow the students’ interests as well as the spontaneous moments provided by nature: a rainbow, a fresh track or an edible berry.

Ojai After School Discovery (Ages 5 - 7)

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Program Details

  • Dates: Thursdays, April 12 – May 31 (8 classes)

  • Times: 3:30 – 5:30

  • Ages: 5-7

  • Locations: River Preserve (half Meyers Rd, half Rice Rd)
  • Instructor: Sara MacCracken
  • Fee: $144
Children gain basic skills and knowledge in this introduction to survival skills, whittling and bow making, fire skills, local plants, ecosystems and food sources. We also emphasize compassionate communication, problem solving, group challenges and independent thinking. Self reliance and leadership skills are a natural result of nature connection. Above all we provide inspiring spaces to decompress, reflect, run, climb, dig, laugh, yell and play! In nature, less is more.

Ojai After School Discovery (Ages 8 - 12)

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Program Details

  • Dates: Thursdays, April 12 – May 31 (8 classes)

  • Times: 3:30 – 5:30

  • Ages: 8 – 12

  • Locations: River Preserve (half Meyers Rd, half Rice Rd)
  • Instructor: Amy Davis
  • Fee: $144
Children gain basic skills and knowledge in this introduction to survival skills, whittling and bow making, fire skills, local plants, ecosystems and food sources. We also emphasize compassionate communication, problem solving, group challenges and independent thinking. Self reliance and leadership skills are a natural result of nature connection. Above all we provide inspiring spaces to decompress, reflect, run, climb, dig, laugh, yell and play! In nature, less is more.