Ventura Wild Spring Season Registration February 21st 9am

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DURING COVID: “Can children attend group activities?” Answer: Yes. Outdoor activities are permitted…Please click on our COVID Protocols link above for more information.

Ventura Wild COVID Protocols (link)

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Click here to apply – no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We want nature to be available to ALL! 

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Includes local activities, parenting resources and other family based offerings.

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Ventura Wild COVID Protocols

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! Pre Screening 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.  Thank you – The Ventura Wild Community

(Note small changes and updates from previous info…)

  


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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
and registration

What Do We Do In Ventura Wild?

All programs cover Sensory Awareness, Traditional Nature Knowledge & Skills, Compassionate Communication Skills,  Stewardship and Leave No Trace practices. Each program is organically crafted by the educators 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 inspiring nature connection and relationship building. Learning through play, exploration, and discovering our natural environments is crucial to growing the best humans. Every week we explore the wild around our communities and gain a sense of belonging, confidence and self sufficiency, and social skills. Our instructors are above all mentors, but also skilled naturalists, experienced educators and compassionate leaders, facilitating group and independent activities with joy and care.

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! We hope you ALL want to contribute, join us in community, and spread the word that Ventura Wild has something all children need.

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Spring Programs 2021

Ages 2-5

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Forest Preschool Program (Drop-off)

ENROLL

AGES: 3-5
DAYS: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
TIMES: 9:00-12:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 23 – May 20 (8 wks)
LOCATION: Foster Park + Hayden Preserve
LEAD STAFF: Trudy

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WEDNESDAY

Sprouts Preschool Program (Drop-off)

ENROLL

AGES: 3-5
DAY: WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 9:00-12:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 24 – May 19 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Foster Park
LEAD STAFF: Trudy 

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WEDNESDAY

Big Bear Little Bear
(Parent / Child)

ENROLL

AGES: 2-3
DAY: WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 9:30-11:30 AM
DATES: Mar. 24 – May 19 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura & Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Heather King

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THURSDAY

Big Bear Little Bear
(Parent / Child)

ENROLL

AGES: 3-4
DAY: THURSDAYS
TIME: 9:30-11:30 AM
DATES: Mar. 25 – May 20 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura & Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Sara MacCracken

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Age 5 and older

TUESDAY

Heron Homeschool Program

ENROLL

AGES: 5-9
DAY: TUESDAYS
TIME: 10:00-1:00PM
DATES: Mar. 23 – May 18 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura & Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Tessa Womack

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TUESDAY

Curious Coyotes After School

ENROLL

AGES: 8-10
DAY: TUESDAYS
TIME: 2:30-5:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 23 – May 18 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura sites
LEAD STAFF: Amy Davis

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TUESDAY

Niños y Naturaleza

ENROLL

AGES: 5-8
DAY: TUESDAYS
TIME: 3:00-5:30 PM
DATES: Mar. 23 – May 18 (8 wks)
LOCATION: Foster Park
LEAD STAFF: Camila Guzman

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TUESDAY

Ojai Adventure Club

ENROLL

AGES: 6-8
DAY: TUESDAYS
TIME: 3:30-5:30 PM
DATES: Mar. 23 – May 18 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Tessa Womack

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TUESDAY

Ojai Junior Naturalist Program

ENROLL

AGES: 7-10
DAY: TUESDAYS
TIME: 3:00-5:30 PM
DATES: Mar. 23 – May 18 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Erik Nelson

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WEDNESDAY

Ventura Junior Naturalist AM Program

ENROLL

AGES: 7-11
DAY: WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 10:30-1:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 24 – May 19 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura sites
LEAD STAFF: Jenny Jacobs

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WEDNESDAY

Ventura Junior Naturalist PM Program

ENROLL

AGES: 7-11
DAY: WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 2:30-5:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 24 – May 19 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura sites
LEAD STAFF: Amy Davis

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WEDNESDAY

Nature Explorers

ENROLL

AGES: 5-8
DAY: WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 2:00-4:30 PM
DATES: Mar 24 – May 19 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Camila Guzman

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THURSDAY

Hawks Homeschool Program

ENROLL

AGES: 6-10
DAY: THURSDAYS
TIME: 10:00-1:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 25 – May 20 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura & Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Tessa Womack

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THURSDAY

Bobcats After School

ENROLL

AGES: 6-9
DAY: THURSDAYS
TIME: 2:30-5:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 25 – May 20 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura sites
LEAD STAFF: Amy Davis

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THURSDAY

Ecological Stewardship

ENROLL

AGES: 11-15
DAY: THURSDAYS
TIME: 3:00-5:30 PM
DATES: Mar. 25 – May 20 (8 wks)
LOCATIONS: Ventura & Ojai sites
LEAD STAFF: Erik Nelson

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FRIDAY

Garden Explorations

ENROLL

AGES: 6-10
DAY: FRIDAYS
TIME: 10:00-1:00 PM
DATES: Mar. 26 – May 20 (8 wks)
LOCATION: Ojai Demonstration Garden
LEAD STAFF: Camila Guzman

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Special Offerings and Single Day Programs (Registration opening soon…)

Girls Rite of Passage

ENROLL

This is a pilot program with a pre-vetted group this season. Stay tuned for open enrollment in future seasons…

AGES: 11-13
DAY: SATURDAYS
TIME: 2:30-5:30 PM
DATES: Mar. 20 – May 14-16 (no program 4/3 and 4/17)
LOCATION: Ojai Sites
LEAD STAFF: Sara MacCracken