Ventura Wild Fall 2022 Programs


Fall Registration OPENS August 18th @9:00 AM!

“Passion is lifted from the Earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.” – Richard Louv

Continue scrolling for details on our Fall 2022 Program Offerings! 

HOW TO REGISTER: 

  1. Registration OPENS Thursday, August 18th @ 9:00 AM. Registration CLOSES Sunday, August 21st @ 9:00 PM

  2. When registration opens, you will register on our Sign-Up Form where you will indicate your first, second, and third choices.

  3. After registration closes, we will place participants and send an email to complete your registration within 48 hours. Note: Often, participants get into their first or second choice, but there is no guarantee, and you might be placed onto a waitlist.


  • If payment isn’t received within that time, the spot will go to another participant.

  • There may also be a second round announced if there are spots remaining available. This is when you are welcome to register for a second or third program!

  • If placed on a waitlist, we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

  • Please note last minute changes and cancellations take a lot of staff time. Also if your child will miss more than two classes due to travel, please reconsider taking a spot. Thank you for your understanding.

Why do we conduct our registration this way?

In the past, we have offered registration at a certain time which resulted in a competitive race to get in first and our programs would sell out in a matter of minutes. This felt inequitable for working families, those registering for the first time, etc. We aim to be as inclusive and equitable as we can be and this is an ever evolving learning process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have suggestions or feedback on how we can make this process even more accessible for everyone. Thank you! 

VENTURA WILD FALL 2022 PROGRAMS DAY TIME AGE LOCATION
Bear Cubs Forest Preschool Program MON & WED 9:00 – 1:00 PM 3 – 5 Foster Park, Hayden Preserve
Coyote Homeschool MON 9:30 – 1:00 PM 5 – 7 Ventura
Fox Kits Forest Preschool Program TUES & THURS 9:00 – 1:00 PM 3 – 5 Foster Park, Hayden Preserve
Big Bear Little Bear TUES 9:30 – 11:30 AM 2 – 4 Ojai & Ventura
Heron Homeschool TUES 9:30 – 1:00 PM 7 – 9 Ventura
Nature Therapy WED 10:00 – 12:00 PM 3 – 5 Ojai & Ventura
Ojai Explorers WED 3:30 – 5:30 PM 5 – 7 Ojai
Ventura Explorers WED 2:30 – 4:30 PM 5 – 7 Ventura
Niños y Naturaleza WED 2:30 – 4:30 PM 7 – 10 Ventura
Caterpillars & Butterflies THURS 10:00 – 12:00 PM 0 – 2 Ojai & Ventura
Ojai After School THURS 3:30 – 5:30 PM 7 – 9 Ojai
Ventura After School THURS 3:30 – 5:30 PM 7 – 9 Ventura
Los Pajaritos Forest Preschool Program FRI 9:00 – 1:00 PM 3 – 5 Foster Park

MONDAY

Age: 5 – 7 yrs

Coyote Homeschool


Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 12th – Oct. 17th (6 weeks)
Day: Mondays
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 PM
Age: 5 – 7
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $425
Lead Staff: Amy Davis
Location: Ventura

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TUESDAY

Age: 2 – 4 yrs

Big Bear Little Bear


Parent/Guardian + Child
Dates:
Sep. 13th – Oct. 18th (6 weeks)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Age: 2 – 4
Max Group Size: 10 participants
Price: $275
Lead Staff: Sara MacCracken
Location: Ojai & Ventura

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TUESDAY

Age: 7 – 9 yrs

Heron Homeschool


Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 13th – Oct. 18th (6 weeks)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 PM
Age: 7 – 9
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $425
Lead Staff: Dayana Huerta
Location: Ventura

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WEDNESDAY

Age: 5 – 7 yrs

Ojai Explorers


Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 14th – Oct. 19th (6 weeks)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Age: 5 – 7
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $300
Lead Staff: Erik Clearwater
Location: Ojai

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WEDNESDAY

Age: 5 – 7 yrs

Ventura Explorers


Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 14th – Oct. 19th (6 weeks)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Age: 5 – 7
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $300
Lead Staff: Sara MacCracken
Location: Ventura

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WEDNESDAY

Age: 7 – 10 yrs

Niños y Naturaleza


Bilingual Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 14th – Oct. 19th (6 weeks)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Age: 7 – 10
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $300
Lead Staff: Jenny Jacobs
Location: Ventura

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THURSDAY

Age: 0 – 2 yrs

Caterpillars & Butterflies


Parent/Guardian + Child
Dates:
Sep. 15th – Oct. 20th (6 weeks)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 PM
Age: 0 – 2
Max Group Size: 10 participants
Price: $275
Lead Staff: Tessa Womack
Location: Ojai & Ventura

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THURSDAY

Age: 7 – 9 yrs

Ojai After School


Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 15th – Oct. 20th (6 weeks)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Age: 7 – 9
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $300
Lead Staff: Erik Clearwater
Location: Ojai

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THURSDAY

Age: 7 – 9 yrs

Ventura After School


Drop Off
Dates:
Sep. 15th – Oct. 20th (6 weeks)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Age: 7 – 9
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Price: $300
Lead Staff: Amy Davis
Location: Ventura

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FOREST PRESCHOOL

Age: 3 – 5 yrs

Bear Cubs


Drop Off
Dates:
Aug. 29th – Dec. 14th (14 weeks)
Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 PM
Age: 3 – 5
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Lead Staff: Joanna Wheeler
Location: Foster Park, Hayden Preserve
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FOREST PRESCHOOL

Age: 3 – 5 yrs

Fox Kits


Drop Off
Dates:
Aug. 30th – Dec. 15th (14 weeks)
Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 PM
Age: 3 – 5
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Lead Staff: Jenny Jacobs
Location: Foster Park, Hayden Preserve
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FOREST PRESCHOOL

Age: 3 – 5 yrs

Los Pajaritos


Bilingual Drop Off
Dates:
Sept. 2nd – Dec. 16th (14 weeks)
Day: Fridays
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 PM
Age: 3 – 5
Max Group Size: 12 participants
Lead Staff: Dayana Huerta
Location: Foster Park
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