Give your child or teen the gift of an experience in nature they will never forget! In this one-of-a-kind summer camp in Orange County. Campers will spend 5 days and 4 nights immersed in nature, exploring a lush forest and creek, playing games, learning survival skills, learning about plants and wildlife, gardening, making natural crafts, and building friendships. Based at Big Oak Canyon, a secluded canyon with oak woodland and a year-round spring, this is a perfect environment for disconnecting from technology and deepening connection with each other and the Earth.

This rich experience includes all meals, low student to instructor ratios, and ample opportunity for creativity and fun. The daily routine includes 3 meals, 2 activities, siesta, songs, gratitude, and storytime. Campers are divided into a younger group, 7-10 years old, and an older group, 11-14 years old, for activities, but everyone comes together for larger activities and sharing the stories of the day with each other. There is also space for mentors-in-training, teens who get to shadow and learn from instructors how to mentor the next generation in earth-based skills.

From archery to gardening to singing, we have activities for everyone. What skills and memories will your child come back with?

Earth Skills Summer Camp

$ 735.00
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Total $735.00


Session 1:  June 15-19  
Session 2:  June 22-26
Each camp is 5 days, 4 nights


7-10  Ash Camp 
11-14  Oak Camp 
15 and up –  mentor in training (volunteer opportunity for teens)


Big Oak Canyon: Earthroots’ 39-acre property located in Silverado, CA


$750 – Per week/camper
$735 Per week/camper early bird pricing

Activities during Summer Camp may include

-going on a hike or exploring the creek
-plant identification games
-natural painting 
-bow and arrow making
-archery (do we have to have Kris for this?)
-trap making
-awareness, tracking, and camouflage games
-running games
-making compost or prepping a garden bed
-planting or harvesting in the garden
-cooking, making tea or plant medicine, or food preservation 
-shelter building
-basketry or fiber arts
-hide tanning


  • Register with online form (located at top of page)
  • Please email one Medical and Release Form per participant to [email protected] at least one week before the event. Participants must register at least one week in advance. Limited spaces are available. Please review Earthroots registration policies before registering for class.
  • Forms and payment need to be received at least one week prior to class. Your registration is complete only when we have received Payment and Forms in our office. Registration is due at least one week in advance of the class. Late registration may be accepted if space is available with an additional fee of $25 up to 2 business days before class.