Earth Discovery Program Overview

This one week camp allows campers to experience nature up close and make deep connections with the environment, each other and themselves. Excursions will take them from the beach to the mountains and everywhere in between to adventure, learn and explore.  Projects and adventures are balanced with time for personal and group reflections, stories and timeless exploration.

 

Our Earth Discovery Summer Camp offers an interactive, experience that aims to strengthen environmental stewardship, teamwork, leadership, social emotional learning and survival and life skills from our greatest teacher, Nature (in addition to our wonderful earth educators). Student passions and interests are supported and heavily influence the flow of our day. Students are encouraged to be curious, get dirty, experience unstructured time in nature and learn to interact with, and understand more fully their role in the natural world. 

 

Our students have tracked animals in the brush, built crawfish traps and cooked their catch in a created-by-friction fire, carved wood utensils and learn to practice meditation in age and developmentally appropriate manners. Our unique Earth Education Camp includes, but will not be limited to:

 

Activities

Storytelling & Songs

Awareness games

Animal tracking and identification as a means to awaken inquiry

Identify birds and listen to bird language

Curiosity led wandering

Navigation & Journaling

 

Ancestral Skills

Identify local plants, trees, animals and insect species

Gather and prepare wild food and medicine

Gather and craft with natural fibers

Gather materials to create shelter, fire and tools

Scouting games & practices

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

M-F Full Day Sessions (9am-3pm) 

$449/person for one week

 

Preschool Sessions (Ages 3-5)

July 6-10 ▶

Elementary Sessions Younger (Ages 5-9)

June 1-5 ▶
June 15-19 ▶
June 29-July 3 ▶

Elementary Sessions Older (Ages 9-11)

June 8-11 (4 days) ▶
July 13-17 ▶

Middle School Sessions (Ages 12-15)

July 6-10 ▶
July 20-24 ▶
August 10-14 ▶

Daily Schedule (Ages 3-5)

  • 9:00am - Drop off at Terra Marin School

  • Depart for excursion for the day. * Students will hike, explore and learn about their surroundings as they connect with one another, themselves and nature. Students will be taken in our Terra Marin van to and from off campus locations.

  • Snack time

  • Exploration and hike time

  • Lunch 

  • Return to campus

  • Nap time (for smaller children) and quiet play (for older children)

  • 3:00pm - Pick up from Terra Marin campus

 

Daily Schedule (Ages 5-15)

  • 9:00am - Drop off at Terra Marin School

  • Depart for excursion for the day. * Students will hike, explore and learn about their surroundings as they connect with one another, themselves and nature. Students will be taken in our Terra Marin van to and from off campus locations.

  • Snack time

  • Exploration, hike time, project work and/or journaling 

  • Lunch 

  • Return to campus

  • Archery or other recreational Earth Education skills building activities  (approx 1-1.5 hours) 

  • 3:00pm - Pick up from Terra Marin campus

 

EXCURSION LOCATIONS (including but not limited to)*:

  • Rodeo Beach

  • Lake Lagunitas

  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park

  • Hawke Park, Mill Valley

  • Mt. Tamalpais

  • Phoenix Lake

 

Note: Pre and after care available ($50/day for 8:30am-9:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm)

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