Balance school and screen time with nature time!

Teens gain skills and knowledge including survival skills, whittling and bow making, fire kits, local plants, ecosystems and natural history, local watersheds and food sources and processing. 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, and yell! In nature, less is more.

Teen Hawks Homeschool Skills (Ages 11-14)

This class will offer a variety of nature crafts such as ethnobotany, nature art such as plant dying and whittling, primitive skills like friction fire and shelter building, and explorations into our local ecosystems. We will have on-going projects, time to wander and discover, and skill achievement as desired. This is a participant directed class, with lots of room for creativity, experimentation and play. Some material costs may arise depending on the projects.
  • Dates: Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 (No class Oct. 22, Nov. 12)

  • Days: Mondays

  • Times: 10:30-2:30

  • Ages: 12 – 16 (flexible)

  • Locations: Ojai & Ventura
  • Instructor: Heather King
  • Fee: $225.00
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After School Intermediate Wilderness Skills (Ages 9-14)

“What an amazing opportunity for my child to be totally happy!”
  • Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 28 (No class Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 21)

  • Days: Wednesdays

  • Times: 3:30 to 6:00pm

  • Ages: 9 to 12

  • Location: Ojai & Ventura
  • Fee: $215.00
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Participants interested in more craft and building projects will love this class! Options may include mask making, nature habitats, extended whittling, foraging and food preservation, musical instruments, jewelry and weaving projects, plant dying wool, shelter building and fire craft. Children should be capable of focused skills and more adventurous play. There will always be time for exploration, wandering and adventure.

Piedre Blanca Night Hike (All ages welcome)

Join us for a lovely 1.5 mile hike to Piedra Blanca (White Rocks) in the Sespe to watch the sunset and the stars come out. We will sing, tell stories and explore. Maybe a game of night sardines or wolf pack. This is a great way to enjoy your family and meet other families.Register Now
  • Date: Oct. 5

  • Day: Friday

  • Time: 5:30 – 9:30

  • Ages: Families

  • Location: Piedra Blanca
  • Fee: $25.00 per child, parents are free