HELP VENTURA WILD STAY ALIVE!

By enrolling in our virtual programs, you are helping us keep our wonderful staff so we can start our groups again as soon as possible. Without work, our staff will be forced to look elsewhere, and may not be able to return when things get back to normal. Save the Ventura Wild Staff!

2020 Spring Programs (virtual)

Registration Is Open Now

Our staff are designing thematic series of interactive webinars, pre-recorded videos, zoom meetings and nature based activities. There will be group discussions, facilitated virtual group activities, and more. Join us for the staff and groups you love!  

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“Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve.” ~Penny Whitehouse

 

WEEKLY WILD WEDNESDAY NATURE KITS
ALL AGES
Days: Wednesdays
Times: 9:00am
SINGLE WEEK FEE: Sliding scale  ($0 – $25)
8 WEEK FEE: Sliding Scale  ($0 – $160)
REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THE FEE OF YOUR CHOICE ABOVE

This offering is a free email “kit” that will arrive at the same time and day each week. It includes location directions to visit, activity instructions and material lists, tips and ideas to get kids outside, a video with a skill or craft idea, a storytime video read-a-loud, and more.

 

HERON HOMESCHOOL    (Click title to register)
Ages: 7 – 9
Times: 10:00 – 11:00
Thursday, April 16 – June 4
Fee: $115 – $145 sliding scale  (8 classes)

Give your children some nature connection in the midst of change. We want to be with your children even if we can’t get outside with them. This will be an hour where they can connect with their Ventura Wild friends and mentors. Mentors will meet with the group virtually to engage them in activities, crafts, storytelling and explorations. They will need access to a computer or tablet for one hour and some yard space that they can explore in. This really can be any front/backyard as nature is everywhere. You will get a list of needed supplies if needed  (beyond what you might have at home). Your children will also learn games and activities to share with you in nature!

BIG BEAR LITTLE BEAR (Parent Child Class) Click title to register
Ages 2 – 4
Times: 9:00 – 9:30
Mondays, April 13 – June 1
Fee: $85 – $105  sliding scale (8 classes)

HAWKS ADVANCED ECOLITERACY  Click on title to register
Ages 9-15 (Or with prerequisite)
Times: 3:00 – 4:00
Mondays, April 13 – June 1
Fee: $115 – $145 sliding scale (8 classes)

AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES  click on title to register
Ages 6 – 12
Times: 3:30 – 4:30
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
Fee: $115 – $145 sliding scale (8 classes)

AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES (Click Title)
Ages 6 – 12
Times: 3:30 – 4:30
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
Fee: $115 – $145 sliding scale  (8 classes)

Below are our “NORMAL” outdoor groups of kids going together into the wilderness. Oh won’t that be fun! We are keeping them here to remind us all what is possible, and in hopes of returning to these programs soon. 

Big Bear Little Bear YOUNGER
Ages 2 – 3
Times: 9:00 – 11:00
Mondays, April 13 – June 8 (no class May 25)
Fee: $175  (8 classes)
Tuesdays April 14 – June 2  Fee: $175  (8 classes)

Spring Meiner’s Oaks Elementary School – after school club
Ages 6 – 9
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
Times: 2:45 – 4:45
Fee: $190  (8 classes)
Wednesdays, March 18 – May 13
Times: 12:30 – 2:30
Fee: $190  (8 classes)

Hawks  Advanced Ecoliteracy
Ages 10-15 (Or with prerequisite)
Times: 3:00 – 6:00
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
Fee: $285 (8 classes)

Rock Tree Sky Adventures
Tuesdays  (in house program)

Big Bear Little Bear Younger
Ages 2 – 3
Times: 9:00 – 11:00
Tuesdays April 14 – June 2
Fee: $175  (8 classes)

Big Bear Little Bear Older
Ages 4-5
Times: 9:00 – 11:00
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
Fee: $175 (8 classes)

After School VENTURA
Ages 6 – 12
Times: 3:30 – 5:30
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2  (FULL)
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
Fee: $215 (8 classes)

Half Day VENTURA
Ages 5 – 8
Times: 2:00 – 4:30
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
Fee: $235  (8 classes)

Spring Intermediate Skills – VENTURA
Ages: 10 – 15
Times: 3:30 – 6:00
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
Fee: 245 (8 classes)

Spring Heron Homeschool  
Ages: 6 – 9  (split into older and younger groups)
Times: 10:00 – 2:00
Thursday, April 16 – June 4
Fee: $335 (8 classes)

Ojai After School
Ages 6 – 12
Times: 3:30 – 5:30
April 16 – June 4
Fee: $205 (8 classes)

Spring Acorn Homeschool Program
Ages: 4 – 7
Times: 9:00 – 12:30
Fridays, April 17 – June 5 
Fee: $275  (8 classes)

Family Potluck Celebrations! 
All Ages Welcome
Time: 11:00 – 3:00
Saturday, May 9   Soil & Earth Party
Fee: NO CHARGE

Family Night Hike  –  Piedre Blanca 
All Ages Welcome
Time: 5:00 – 8:00
1. Saturday, May 23   Fee: $25 or donation
2. Friday, June 12   Fee: $25 or donation

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