Ventura Wild Winter 2022 Season

Winter 2022 Registration NOW OPEN!

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New Lottery System:

We have changed our registration process to a lottery system.  This new process creates an equitable opportunity that doesn’t hinge on technological access. Long wait lists have created a competitive “race” to get into programs, so we are eliminating that stressful experience. Once applications are in, we will assign students to programs based on a rubric to create a successful group which includes: Prior participation, siblings, and scholarships. We hope this is helpful. Ventura Wild does not discriminate based on color, culture, religion, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression.

How to Register for Winter 2022

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Our First Phase of registering for Winter 2022 has closed (Lottery system)
  2. Registration for any remaining spots in our programs is NOW OPEN!! 
  3. Click your desired program(s) registration button to Register (see program descriptions below)

Continue scrolling down for full program descriptions + registration links below. If your desired program is FULL, waitlist is available.

COVID UPDATE:

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 social distance. We will continue to practice hand washing, social distancing when possible, and having kids wear a mask when unable to social 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! 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. 

Winter 2022 Programs

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Review program descriptions below for Registration Links. If your desired program is FULL, waitlist is available.

Ventura Wild Preschool Programs

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Sprouts Preschool Program

(Drop-off)

FULL – CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Program Description: Preschool Program Registration occurs independent of regular registration. All programs are FULL at this time and waitlists are currently unavailable. Click Here for more info and full program description.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Forest Preschool Program

(Drop-off)

FULL – CLICK FOR MORE INFO

 Program Description: Preschool Program Registration occurs independent of regular registration. All programs are FULL at this time and waitlists are currently unavailable. Click Here for more info and full program description.

FRIDAY

Bilingual Preschool Program

(Drop-off)

FULL – CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Program Description: Preschool Program Registration occurs independent of regular registration. All programs are FULL at this time and waitlists are currently unavailable. Click Here for more info and full program description.

Regular Winter Season Programs

MONDAY

Coyote Homeschool Program

(Drop-off)

CLICK TO REGISTER

Program Description: This program is the same as Hawks Homeschool, just different ages and day) Students discover the challenge and inspiration of learning from life through awareness, investigation and play. Every week we explore wild places around our communities and gain awareness, knowledge, self reliance and social skills. Our instructors are skilled naturalists, educators and mentors, facilitating group and independent activities with games, stories, songs and the teachable moments provided by nature.

TUESDAY

Heron Homeschool Program

(Drop-off)

FULL – WAITLIST AVAILABLE

Program Description: This program is the same as Hawks Homeschool, just different ages and day) Students discover the challenge and inspiration of learning from life through awareness, investigation and play. Every week we explore wild places around our communities and gain awareness, knowledge, self reliance and social skills. Our instructors are skilled naturalists, educators and mentors, facilitating group and independent activities with games, stories, songs and the teachable moments provided by nature.

TUESDAY

Ventura Youth Stewards (5-6 yrs old)

(Drop-off)

CLICK TO REGISTER

Program Description: What better way to end the day than sinking into the world of nature. Balancing school structure and tech time provides children a healthy opportunity to reflect on the day, release physical and emotional energy, and discover a world that provides joy, mystery and connection. From climbing trees and rock hoping to building shelters and following animal tracks, we are engaged every minute. Watching the clouds go by is a lesson we take seriously!

TUESDAY

Ventura Youth Stewards (7-10 yrs old)

(Drop-off)

FULL – WAITLIST AVAILABLE

Program Description: What better way to end the day than sinking into the world of nature. Balancing school structure and tech time provides children a healthy opportunity to reflect on the day, release physical and emotional energy, and discover a world that provides joy, mystery and connection. From climbing trees and rock hoping to building shelters and following animal tracks, we are engaged every minute. Watching the clouds go by is a lesson we take seriously!

WEDNESDAY

Hawks Homeschool Program

(Drop-off)

CLICK TO REGISTER

Program Description: What better way to end the day than sinking into the world of nature. Balancing school structure and tech time provides children a healthy opportunity to reflect on the day, release physical and emotional energy, and discover a world that provides joy, mystery and connection. From climbing trees and rock hoping to building shelters and following animal tracks, we are engaged every minute. Watching the clouds go by is a lesson we take seriously!

WEDNESDAY

Children’s Nature Therapy

(Parent & Child)

COMING SOON!

Program Description: Children’s Therapy Network is partnering with Ventura Wild to bring a great new Outdoor Group Therapy Program to your children!!! More details on registration coming soon

THURSDAY

Ojai After School

(Drop-off)

CLICK TO REGISTER

Program Description: What better way to end the day than sinking into the world of nature. Balancing school structure and tech time provides children a healthy opportunity to reflect on the day, release physical and emotional energy, and discover a world that provides joy, mystery and connection. From climbing trees and rock hoping to building shelters and following animal tracks, we are engaged every minute. Watching the clouds go by is a lesson we take seriously!

THURSDAYS

Intermediate Skills

(Drop-off)

CLICK TO REGISTER

Program Description: After a few times doing Ventura Wild, kids are ready for new locations, new games, more responsibility for choices and deeper learning and connection. This class is for kids that want MORE! We want to provide skills that take time and patience, projects that are satisfying and useful, and a way for kids to start applying the knowledge and awareness they are gaining.

FRIDAYS

Niños y Naturaleza

(Drop-off)

CLICK TO REGISTER

Program Description: Click here for full program description

SUNDAY

Girls Rite of Passage Phase 2

(Drop-off)

COMING SOON!

Program Description:(This is the follow-up to Phase 1) This is an opportunity for girls that participated in Phase 1 to continue connecting! We come together and share how it’s going, continue deepening our friendships, and offer support as girls continue to grow and change. We also play games, learn wilderness skills and explore wild places as we do in all Ventura Wild programs.