Summertime and Wintertime Outdoor Immersion Programs

Empowering children in finding a relationship with nature, building a sense of unity and belonging with earth and local community. We work through Biodynamic farming and Waldorf-inspired experiential learning, to bring people into a formative environment that speaks to the deeper human learning experience in each one of us. Our summertime and wintertime nature immersion programs provide children with full-day outside time in the fields and forests that surround our Farm. Each day includes: seasonal crafting, care for our farm animals, and lots of adventures with friends, Seasonal Guides and Farmer Lincoln.

 

SUMMER CAMP

Do you love farming, wilderness and crafts?

Come join in the adventure of each day at Wild Rose Farm, honoring the innate sense of wonder through working with the elements of the Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Each week will include a daily rhythm of activities and sensory experiences that involve explorations of the fields & forests that we call home at Wild Rose Farm.

Location: 16 Badger Farm Rd. Wilton, NH

Guides: Jenn Wilenta, Abby Shoults, Farmer Lincoln & other Assistant Guides

Program Weeks: June 26 - July 30, 2021

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (aftercare may be available 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. for $12 per hour)

Ages: 5 -13 years (Kindergarten-8th grade)

Program Fee: $300 per week (includes all supplies & morning snack)


Financial support and payment plan available

Please note: Our Program will be held outdoors; rain & shine and we will follow current NH COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Registration will be limited to 12 participants per day. We will complete a brief wellness screening of each child (questionnaire & temperature check) at check-in each morning. We request that you please send your child with a packed lunch and a water bottle that can be refilled. 

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WEEKLY THEMES IN 2021

Week 1: June 28 - July 2

'The Ancient Fire'

Diving into our ancient bond with fire, our journey brings us to gathering fuel, fire making, building rocket stoves, cooking, wood   burning, blacksmithing and storytelling. We teach fire safety, and basic fire science throughout the program.

Week 2: July 5 - 9

'The Golden Fleece and the Magic Flute'

Craft making with wool from our Icelandic sheep, we will wash, dry, and card the wool into smooth fibers and then felt it into magical colorful objects. We will make bamboo flutes and decorate them with our wool. Once done, we will practice some simple tunes to take home and share.

Week 3: July 12 - 16

'Primitive Shelters'

Join us in the forest, creating with the trees and stones and earth shelters of all types. Digging, cutting, lugging and shaping. Food making, nature crafts, fire and stories in the woods on the hill.

Week 4: July 17 - 21

'Storytelling & Puppetry'

Come join us as we make our own puppets from an abundance of artistic mediums then bring them to life with our stories to share - cultivating awe and wonder for all! Daily adventures into the woods & fields to listen to stories from near and far (Stories shared by Farmer Lincoln will be abundant!)

Week 5: July 26 - 30

'Making a Village: Arts and Nature Craft'

Come and create a forest village. We will move into our shelters and make each one a home, fixing, arranging and decorating. Lots of craft making, open fire cooking and baking, with storytelling around the fire. Daily hiking and water play.

 

WINTER CARNIVAL

Winter unplugged

Winter adventures around the farm and daily visits to the big hills in our surrounding towns. We will be making sleds out of old skis, big and small to bring down the hillsides, winter hiking, fire making and much more.

Location: 16 Badger Farm Rd. Wilton, NH

Guides: Seasonal Guide and Farmer Lincoln

Program Day: February School Vacation

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (aftercare may be available 2:00-3:30 p.m. for $12 per hour)

Ages: 5-14 years (Kindergarten - 8th grade)

Program Fee: $60.00 per day


Financial support and payment plan available upon request

See You in 2022!
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During 2021 Programs we will limit registration to 10-12 participants per program group, practice frequent hand washing, practice awareness with distancing and, when in enclosed spaces, we will all wear face masks as it's feasible for each person. If wearing a mask is not feasible, we will consider adaptations and alternatives (please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html#feasibility-adaptations).