|Full Name||Wisdom of The Earth Wilderness School|
|Location||Salt Spring Island|
We still have 3 spaces in our fall program--starts Friday!
Wild Child offers a unique opportunity for children aged 3-7 years and their parents to share fun and nourishing experiences of nature connection in a supportive community environment.
Children and parents attend Wild Child together to learn and enjoy:
• Outdoor Adventures
• Songs, Music, and Storytelling
• Experiential Activities and Survival Skills
• Naturalist Skills
• Edible Wild Plants and Teas
• Firemaking and Campfires
• Bird Language
• Nature Crafts
• Healthy snacks
• Building Community
“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” The saying originates from cultures where it is understood that the villagers are already intimately connected to the natural world. Parents in contemporary society not only find themselves increasingly disconnected from “the village” but the connection to nature is often reduced at its best to a few moments of recreation here and there.
We believe that young children are deeply nurtured when they can connect to nature alongside an engaged parent. We’re excited to support parents who want to learn about nature connection and build community, without having to leave their little ones.
Parents will be introduced to the concept of the “Coyote Mentoring” model of education inspired by traditional earth-based cultures around the world and implemented in the WOLF Kids program, and offered learning about compassionate ways to deeply support their child’s full development.
Morning Class: Fridays 9:30am -12:30pm, most weeks (dates below).
Wild Child runs in two separate sessions :
FALL 2021 (8 sessions):
Sept 24; Oct 1, 8, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12 and 19
SPRING 2022 (12 sessions):
Feb 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18; April 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3
Sign up for just one session or sign up for both now to assure your space!
SPACE IS LIMITED and this program usually fills quickly.
Families may join during the year IF space allows, however this is not a drop-in program; we ask a commitment till the end of the session.
Where: Various beautiful natural locations, mostly in the south end of Salt Spring Island. You will receive an email on Thursday afternoons with location details for Friday (as location is often weather dependent).
For more information, and to Register, please go to: https://www.wisdomoftheearth.ca/wild-child/
We acknowledge that we live and learn on traditional Coast Salish territories. We wish to extend our deep gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to live, learn and play on this territory.