Summer Camp

Covid19:  We are taking things slowly and adapting to changes.  At this point, our June nature adventure camp is cancelled, and other cancellations are possible.    We are no longer accepting new registrations.             

All camps are Monday – Friday , from 9 am – 3 pm at the Grand Traverse Commons. $225 per week.

nature adventure

Ages 4-8

Hands on Experience with plants, trees, mammals, tracking, birds and wilderness skills all while playing, exploring and following their own passions! Instructors work with the kids and the natural world to foster healthy and empowering relationships between nature, community and self.

4 Weeks to Choose From:

  • June 22nd-26th- CANCELLED
  • July 20th -24th – FULL
  • August 3rd- 7th –  FULL
  • August 17th-21st- FULL


Farm and Forest

Ages 9-13

Dig Deep in the forest and on the farm.  Learning and foraging wild edibles, identifying plant systems, digging in the dirt, cooking, eating, exploring history of the land, and our local farm movement. Kids will get a hands on experience that ignites all the senses while learning practical life skills. We will travel into the forest and onto the farm to learn about how we are all connected!

  • August 3rd- 7th- FULL

Wilderness SURVIVAL Camps

Ages 8-13

Wilderness Survival

Wild foods, Natural Shelter, Knife and Fire Safety, Group Survival. Campers have lots of immersive fun with our place-based and hands-on learning style. We delve into each topic throughout the week and create our own village by the end, learning to meet all needs of survival while working together.

  • July 13th-17th -FULL

survival skills + invisibility

Survival Skills taken next level with Natural Camouflage, Tracking, Trailing and Bird Language. Fun, Immersive, Experiential, Place-Based Learning. Whether a brand new or seasoned camper, this camp will take us all deeper into our skills, awareness, and potential!

  • July 27th-31st-FULL

Advanced Survival

Fun, Immersive , Experiential, Place-Based Learning. Tracking, Trailing, Trapping, Bows and Arrows, Atlatls, Digging Sticks, Gathering Baskets. We will learn from the methods of our ancient ancestors as we sharpen our own skills and potential.

  • August 10th – 14th -FULL