Summer Camp 2022


*Dates and topics below are an example of what to expect but could change:)

All camps are Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 3 pm at the Grand Traverse Commons. $250 per week. 

nature adventure

Ages 6-9

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 27th -July 1st 
  • July 18th-22nd
  • August 1st-5th
  • August 15th-19th

Wilderness SURVIVAL 

Ages 9-12

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. 

  • June 20th-24th


Advanced Wilderness 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.

  • July 11th-15th


Farm and Forest

Ages 9-12

Tend the gardens and the wilds!  Learn a variety of stewardship practices and plant/tree identification through hands on play and experiences! 

  • July 25th-29th

Advanced farm and forest

Experienced and new students are all welcome as we continue to explore the tending and relationship building with the plants and trees.  In addition, we’ll be expanding into basic homestead skills and crafts that can serve us still today. 

  • August 8th – 12th