What Do We Do In Ventura Wild?
All programs cover Sensory Awareness, Traditional Nature Knowledge & Skills, Stewardship and Responsible Recreation practices. Each program is organically crafted by the educators in the field based on the abilities and interests of the group, the season and weather conditions, and the teachable moments that nature presents.
We cultivate a tone of playful curiosity with activities, projects, games, stories and songs…all inpiring nature connection and relationship building. Learning through play, exploration, and discovering our natural environments makes for smarter, healthier and happier children. Every week we explore the wild around our communities and gain awareness, knowledge, self reliance and social skills. Our instructors are skilled naturalists, experienced educators and compassionate mentors, facilitating group and independent activities with joy and care.
Noticing our Programs have changed? We hope you agree that it’s about time!
We are working hard to grow our capacity to offer more variety of programs, diversity of staff, and build a community of Nature Connected families!
Pandemic Childcare Guidelines at Ventura Wild
Please do NOT register for programs this season if you or anyone in your home:
– Does not wear masks while in contact with people outside your home.
– Does not practice social distancing (For the health of our program and our families!)
– Will be traveling by plane or other public transportation without social distancing.
– In other ways come into contact with large numbers of people without social distancing (extended family gatherings, concerts, bars, restaurants, stores, airports, etc.)
NOTE: We have been a covid-free program so far! Prescreening at home is a CRUCIAL part of our successful continued operation. Don’t bring your child with any symptoms or if anyone in your house has symptoms.
MAKE-UP CLASSES: We can offer make-up classes if WE cancel a class. We would LOVE to offer make-up classes for those of you that responsibly sit out programs, but unfortunately we do not have the staffing funds for extra classes.
If you have the means to support this offering, we could offer a couple make-up classes for all the programs! THANK YOU!!! Please DONATE HERE