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Summer Camps 2022!
“My kids look forward to this all year! Your land is such a gift!”
We are excited to share our Summer Camp schedule for our 11th season!
We have 5 weeks of Summer Camp this year and like last year, they will likely sell out quickly so reach out if you have any questions and be sure to reserve your spot soon!
ALL CAMPS ARE:
100% Outdoors (Rain or Shine)
For Ages 5-12
*Children bring their own lunch & snack*
Our camps are full of creative play, exploration and adventure!
We personalize each camp to the specific strengths and challenges of each child.
Intimate class size allows us to build deeper relationships, and facilitate the development of skills such as teamwork and communication, problem-solving, patience and flexibility, self confidence, gratitude, and respect for nature.
These skills are woven into the rhythm of each day through art, storytelling, nature skills, games and more!
“This is way better than playing video games at home!” ~Maia, Age 8
The Enchanted Woodland
What if we could find magic around every corner?
Three days of enchanted exploration through the woods of Bluebird Hill…fairy house building, tending the budding plants, brewing our own tea from herbs we harvest. Maybe magic is something we cultivate from within, a way of being thankful in each ordinary moment. We will greet the natural world with wonder and creativity and leave as dear friends!
Three days of cultivating our creativity, making art at every turn.
All great naturalists and great artists pay attention to the details that are hidden inside ordinary things, and art isn’t constricted by a single “project”. All of life, with our hands in and on the Earth, is a form of self-expression, including the way we form our friendships and community.
We’ll be making pigment from berries, working with the clay from the land, making collage with found materials, and more.
Let imagination, creativity and natural wonder lead the way!
**Contact Us to be added to a waitlist. With enough interest we will open another week for this camp June 20-22.**
As every budding herbalist knows, there is nothing more empowering than finding the medicine we need right from the plants in our own backyards.
In these three days, we’ll be practicing reverence with harvesting and preparing our own remedies from the land, and learning safe ways to handle and consume them. And of course, we’ll have plenty of time for earth connecting games and play!
**Please note, by popular demand we are offering this camp twice this year, on two different weeks.**
(Feel free to register for both weeks, as each will be unique, using the plants that are currently available in the gardens and on the land.)
July 11-13 & August 8-10
Wild at Heart
This is three days of exploring our place within the natural world.
We will be fully immersed in the skills of shelter building, fire tending, orienteering, foraging, and more. How can we empower ourselves during survival situations? How can we work together to meet our needs as a community?
This camp is full of games and activities that reawaken our WILD HEARTS!
**Contact Us to be added to a waitlist. With enough interest we will open another week for this camp August 1-3.**
You can pay online using a credit or debit card, or your Paypal account. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to:
Bluebird Hill Homestead
456 Old E East
Hudson, WI 54016
*Both the registration form and full payment must be received to reserve a spot for your child(ren).
We offer a 10% discount for families with multiple siblings attending. If registering for more than one child, enter the coupon code SIBLINGS in the checkout cart.
We also have a sliding scale scholarship fund for all programs. Please do not let cost prevent your participation. Contact us about your specific needs.
Your tuition includes a 25% non-refundable deposit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason prior to 14 days before the camp start date, we will refund your tuition minus the deposit amount. Cancellations made 13 days or less prior to the first day of camp, are not refundable.