Ventura Wild Fall 2021

COVID INFO & PROCEDURES UPDATE (click here)

Dear Parents, we recognize that parenting has never held such challenging decision making as  during the covid-19 pandemic. Our programs are being offered in good faith as a much  needed outlet for children to get outside, socialize and be kids. All our efforts will be put into  making this a safe and fun experience, and with your help we will be monitoring everyone’s  health daily. Nothing we do can eliminate all of the risks to our families or staff, and that is a  heavy responsibility we all bear together with love. Ventura Wild staff are all fully vaccinated, but will continue to model mask wearing when unable to physically distance.  Parents must wear a mask at pick-up and drop-off. Ventura Wild programs are supportive of campers or staff who choose to wear a mask at any time.

CDC COVID guidelines update: In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. However, people who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.” 

NOTE: We have been a COVID-free program so far! Help us by Pre Screening at home before each class, and limiting contact in the community per CDC guidelines is a CRUCIAL part of our successful continued operation. Don’t bring your child to class with any symptoms or if ANYONE  your family comes into contact with has symptoms. Please help us take care of all the children and Ventura Wild families and staff.  Thank you!

Fall 2021 Programs

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Please only register for a max. of 3 program waitlists. Make sure to only register for a program that fits for your schedule and your child meets the age criteria. Thank you!

WE HOPE TO ADD MORE PROGRAMS SOON (for fall)! It saddens us that we can’t offer more programs at this time, we wish we had more offerings for more ages in more locations. We are currently seeking qualified instructors to fulfill this need. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

See below for program details and to register

Ventura Wild Preschool Programs

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Sprouts Preschool Program (Drop-off)

Registration Open NOW!

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Dates (15 weeks): Aug. 23rd – Dec. 15th 

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00-1:00 PM
Age: 3-5 yrs old
Max Group Size: 12 kids of various ages
Fee: $1525
Location: Hayden Preserve & Foster Park
Staff: Trudy & Erik
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Forest Preschool Program (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Dates (15 weeks): Aug. 24th – Dec. 16th 

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00-1:00 PM
Age: 3-5 yrs old
Max Group Size: 12 kids of various ages
Fee: $1525
Location: Hayden Preserve & Foster Park
Staff: Trudy & Erik
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

FRIDAY

Bilingual Preschool Program (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Dates (15 weeks): Aug. 27th – Dec. 17th 

Days: Fridays
Time: 9:00-1:00 PM
Age: 3-5 yrs old
Max Group Size: 12 kids of various ages
Fee: $785
Location: Foster Park
Staff: Jenny & Melissa
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

Regular Fall Season Programs

TUESDAY

Heron Homeschool Program (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

Register On Waitlist

Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 14th – Oct. 19th
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 2nd – Dec. 14th 

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30-12:30 PM
Age: 5-9 yrs old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $297 per session
Location: Ventura
Staff: Amy Davis
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

TUESDAY

Ventura Youth Stewards (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 14th – Oct. 19th
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 2nd – Dec. 14th 

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Age: 7-10 yrs old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $252 per session
Location: Ventura
Staff: Amy Davis
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

WEDNESDAY

Hawks Homeschool Program (Drop-off)

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 15th – Oct. 20th
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 3rd – Dec. 15th 

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30-12:30 PM
Age: 7-12 yrs old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $297 per session
Location: Ojai & Ventura
Staff: Sara MacCracken
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

WEDNESDAY

Children’s Nature Therapy (Parent & Child)

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 15th – Oct. 20th
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 3rd – Dec. 15th 

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Age: 18mo-4 years old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $500 per session
Location: Ventura & Foster Park
Staff: Child Therapist & Heather King
Program Description: Children’s Therapy Network is partnering with Ventura Wild to bring a great new Outdoor Group Therapy Program to your children!!!

WEDNESDAY

Ventura Nature Leaders (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 15th – Oct. 20th
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 3rd – Dec. 15th 

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Age: 4-6 years old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $252 per session
Location: Ventura
Staff: Amy Davis
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

THURSDAY

Big Bear Little Bear (Parent & Child)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 16th – Oct. 21st
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 4th – Dec. 16th 

Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Age: 2.5-3.5 years old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $252 per session
Location: Ojai & Ventura
Staff: Heather King
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

THURSDAY

Ojai Youth Stewards (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 16th – Oct. 21st
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 4th – Dec. 16th 

Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Age: 6-10 years old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $252 per session
Location: Ojai & Foster Park
Staff: Erik Nelson
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

FRIDAYS

Niños y Naturaleza (Drop-off)

Full – Waitlist Available!

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Session 1 (6 weeks): Sept. 17th – Oct. 22nd
Session 2 (6 weeks): Nov. 5th – Dec. 17th 

Day: Fridays
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Age: 5-9 years old
Max Group Size: 12 kids
Fee: $252 per session
Location: Kellogg Park & Foster Park
Staff: Jenny Jacobs
Program Description: Click Here for full program description

SATURDAY

Girls Rite of Passage Phase 1 (Drop-off)

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Register On Waitlist

Dates (10 weeks): Sept. 18th – Dec. 11th (no program 10/9, 10/30, 11/27)

Day: Saturdays
Time: 2:00-5:00 PM
Age: 11-13 years old
Max Group Size: 8 kids
Fee: $650
Location: Ojai & Ventura
Staff: Sara MacCracken
Program Description: Click Here for full program description.

SUNDAY

Girls Rite of Passage Phase 2 (Drop-off)

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Register On Waitlist

Dates (4 sessions): Sept. 19th, Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th

Day: Sundays
Time: 10:30AM – 12:00PM
Max Group Size: 6 kids
Fee: $230
Location: Ojai & Ventura
Staff: Sara MacCracken
Program Description: Click Here for full program description. You must have completed Phase 1 prior to registering for Phase 2.

COMING SOON…

TBD

Boys & Girl’s Club Nature Adventures

(Drop-off)

These programs are still in development but coming soon to a Boys & Girl’s Club near you!