ALL PROGRAMS ARE FULL
(Winter 2021 registration opens Dec. 1)

Ventura Wild COVID Protocols

Our programs have changed…we hope you agree that it’s about time!

 LONGER – 12 weeks to provide continuity for families and staff
 SMALLER GROUPS – 8 kids max during COVID
 DO PROGRAMS COST MORE? Actually, not much – still about the cost of a babysitter per hour! Click to Read More

CANCELLATION POLICY

BLANK WAIVER & MEDICAL FORMS

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.

NEW!
Nature Connections Section 3

Ages 6 – 10
Wednesdays, Sept. 23 – Dec. 16
2:00 – 4:30
Locations: Ventura
Instructor: Amy Davis
Fee: $500

NEW!
Friday WildSkills with Guest Specialist

Ages 6 – 10
Fridays, September 25 – December 18
1:00 – 4:00
Locations: Ojai and Ventura
Instructors: Heather King & Joel Robinson
Fee: $580

Big Bear Little Bear
(Parent & Child)

Ages: 2-3
Days: Mondays
Times: 9:00 – 11:00
Locations: Ojai & Ventura
Instructor: Heather King
SECTION ONE: Mondays
Sept. 21 – Oct. 26
FEE: (6 wks) $167.00
ENROLL
SECTION TWO: Mondays
(registration opens Oct. 26)
Nov. 9 – Dec. 14
FEE: (6 wks) $167.00
ENROLL

Earth Explorers (Drop-off)

Ages: 5 – 9
Times: 9:00 – 12:00
SECTION ONE: Mondays
Sept. 21 – Dec. 14
Instructor: Trudy Trudeau & Tessa Womack
Locations: Ojai
FEE: (12 wks) $503
ENROLL
SECTION TWO: Wednesdays
Sept. 23 – Dec. 16
Instructor: Heather King
Locations: Ventura
FEE: (12 wks) $503.00
ENROLL

Nature Connections
(Drop-off)

Ages: 6 – 10
Times: 2:00 – 4:30
SECTION ONE: Mondays
Sept. 21 – Dec. 14
Instructor: Tessa Womack
Locations: Foster Park
FEE: (12 wks) $450
ENROLL
SECTION TWO: Wednesdays
Sept. 23 – Dec. 16
Instructor: Camila Guzman
Locations: Ventura
FEE: (12 wks) $450.00
ENROLL

Forest Preschool Aged Program (Drop-Off)

Ages: 3-5

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sept 22 – Dec. 14
Times: 9:00 – 12:00
Locations: Foster Park
Instructor: Trudy Trudeau
FEE: (12 wks) $972.00
ENROLL

Wild Ways Adventures
(Drop-off)

Ages: 6 – 10

SECTION ONE: Tuesdays

Times: 3:30 – 5:30  (note change)
Sept 22 – Dec. 15
Instructor: Tessa Womack
Locations: Ojai
Fee: (12 wks) $397.00
ENROLL
SECTION TWO: Thursdays
Times: 2:30 – 5:00
Sept 24 – Dec. 17
Instructor: Jenny Jacobs
Locations: Ventura
Fee: (12 wks) $450.00
ENROLL

Wild Skills & Adventure Program
(Drop-off)

Ages: 9 – 12
Days: Thursdays
Sept. 24 – Dec. 17
Times: 2:30 – 5:30
Locations: Ventura & Ojai
Instructor: Camila Guzman
Fee: (12 wks) $503
ENROLL

Wild Garden Explorations (Drop-off)

Ages: 5 – 7
Days: Fridays
Oct. 2 – Dec. 18
Times: 10:00 – 1:00
Location: Ojai Demo Garden & Creek
Instructors: Tessa Womack & Camila Guzman
Fee: (11 weeks) $503.00
ENROLL

Niños y Naturaleza (Drop-off)

Años/Age: 5-9
Spanish Language with bilingual support

Días: Martes
Sept. 22 – Dec. 15
Horarios: 2:00 – 4:30
Ubicaciones: Ventura
Instructoras: Jenny Jacobs & Camila Guzman
TARIFA: (12 semanas) $450
Days: Tuesdays
Sept. 22 – Dec. 15
Times: 2:00 – 4:30
Locations: Ventura
Instructors: Jenny Jacobs & Camila Guzman
FEE: (12 wks) $450
INSCRIBIRSE/ENROLL
Invitamos a los niños y niñas a explorar, aprender y jugar al aire libre en español! Cada semana, nuestro programa explora ambientes naturales alrededor de nuestras comunidades y promueve apreciación, conocimiento, autosuficiencia y habilidades sociales. Esta clase permite a los niños reflexionar sobre el día, liberar energía física y emocional y descubrir un mundo que brinda alegría y conexión con la naturaleza. Nuestros instructores bilingües son naturalistas, educadores con experiencia, que facilitan actividades con juegos, historias, canciones y momentos de enseñanza que brinda la naturaleza. Esta clase se dará en español pero con traducción al inglés cuando sea necesario.
We invite children to explore, learn and play outside with us in Spanish! Every week we explore wild places around our communities and gain awareness, knowledge, self reliance and social skills. This class will allow children time and space to reflect on the day, release physical and emotional energy, and discover a world that provides joy, mystery and connection. Our bilingual instructors are skilled naturalists, educators and mentors, facilitating group and independent activities with games, stories, songs and the teachable moments provided by nature. This class will be given in Spanish but with English translation when needed.