NEW! Plant Power!
July 22- 26, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
August 12-16, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Note: Each week includes the same programming; please register for only one.
Join us for an extraordinary week of wild plant activities for kids ages 11-14. During this week we’ll focus on deepening our relationship with nature, plant identification and herbal first aid. Activities will include plant walks, crafting healing salves, playing herb games and practicing our culinary skills with some safe and delicious wild edibles. Days will also include plenty of just plain camp fun, like organized games, imaginative free time, water play and nature crafts. Campers will leave at the end of the week of with an herbal first aid kit of their own!
Fee: $110 (youth must pack own lunch)
Limit: 12 children
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019
Instructors: Julia Buckingham is a current prekindergarten and kindergarten Montessori teacher in Viroqua. She has a background in environmental education working with children and adults of all ages. She enjoys teaching about the wonders of living and non-living gems found at KVR. Julia enjoys learning and teaching others about the many healing plants that can be found right outside our door.
Ages 11-14: Wilderness Adventure
August 5-9, 2019 (optional overnight August 8) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whether you are joining Wilderness Adventure for the first time or returning for another year, there are always new skills to learn and friends to meet! Join us for a combination of high adventure activities and wilderness living skills that promote self-confidence while developing a sense of wonder about nature. This camp will include challenge course teambuilding; active adventure elements such as remote backpacking, map and compass navigation; and river paddling. It will also allow participants to gain knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds and wilderness survival skills. Our qualified instructors will guide students into new and challenging experiences that nurture their connection to the earth and serve them for a lifetime. Past Nature Nuts campers will have an opportunity to build the wilderness foundation skills they have already gained. This camp is also a pre-requisite for Wilderness Leadership camp. The optional Thursday overnight will give participants the opportunity to expand their wilderness cooking skills, fire building, and leave-no-trace camping skills; hone their night-time nature awareness; and do some guided evening star gazing if weather permits. Additional female staff will chaperone the overnight.
Fees: $110 Monday-Friday (youth must pack own lunch); $30 Optional overnight (fee includes supper and breakfast)
Limit: 15 children
Registration Deadline: July 22, 2019
Instructors: Nicholas WazeeGale & TBD Nicholas Gale (Wilderness Adventure and Leadership) is a certified wilderness guide through a year-long primitive living immersion course. He has been teaching summer camps and community programs at the Reserve for over 14 years.