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Piedre Blanca Night Hike

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Program Details

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 2

  • Time: 3:00 – 7:00pm

  • Ages: 2-12
  • Location: Hiking about 3 miles round trip from Lyons Camp to Piedre Blanca Rocks above Ojai

  • Fee: $25 per child (parents and ages 0-1 free)
Hike 3 miles round trip to the big rocks of Piedre Blanca. Along the way we will learn about the flora and fauna and enjoy some walking activities. At the rocks we will explore, discover and play! The concept of mysteries, wandering and the wonder of nature will be experienced first hand before we start the walk back in the dark. We recommend bringing a flashlight – but plan on keeping it in your pocket most of the time!

SPRING CELEBRATION!

Saturday, March 16

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Program Details

  • Times: 11:00 – 3:00pm

  • Ages: all ages welcome!
  • Location: TBA
  • Fee: $35 per family
Join us for our Spring Family Celebration! We will have small group workshops for adults and older kids and a younger kid program you can do as a family or drop your child off with our staff. Workshops might include Plant Fiber Cordage, Walnut Beads, Natural Dyes, Whittle a Spoon or Wooden Knife, Elderberry Whistles, Traditional Games and Wandering as a Skill. We will share a picnic lunch (not provided, but we will provide some natural snacks and drinks)

Big Bear Little Bear Parent Child

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Program Details

  • Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 12 (No class 2/12)

  • Times: 9:00 – 11:00am

  • Ages 2 – 3 (0-1 siblings free)

  • Location: Various local wilderness spots around Ojai and Ventura

  • Fee: $165.00
Come play with your child in local wilderness spots, learning about how to bring your child into nature with safety and also with a child’s sense of adventure and awareness. Enjoy discovering the little things that are amazing to children and all the learning that happens along the way – for everyone! Developmentally appropriate crafts and skills help develop balance, communication and social skills, motor skills and ignite our natural curiosity and joy of discovery. Time in nature is a gift for your children and yourself!

Family Discovery Days

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Jan. 13Mar. 3June 2

Program Details

  • Day: Sunday

  • Times: 10:00 – 2:00

  • Ages: Families – all ages welcome

  • Location: Ventura River Preserve, Ojai

  • Fee: $35 per family
  • Instructor: Heather King & Sara MacCracken
Come play with your child in local wilderness spots, learning about how to bring your child into nature with safety and also with a child’s sense of adventure and awareness. Enjoy discovering the little things that are amazing to children and all the learning that happens along the way – for everyone! Developmentally appropriate crafts and skills help develop balance, communication and social skills, motor skills and ignite our natural curiosity and joy of discovery. Time in nature is a gift for your children and yourself!