Once upon a time there was a Fairy named Lyra who landed at Big Oak Canyon. Out of love for this magical place, Lyra created a special day camp for children of all ages to enjoy. According to the wishes of the Big Oak Canyon Fairy, we’ll start the day off with a treasure hunt, exploring the land and following Lyra’s path through this enchanted setting. We’ll learn the history of Big Oak Canyon and observe the mystical wonders of the nature surrounding us, including fantastical creatures. We’ll gather precious nature treasures at each stop along our fairy route and create a spellbinding backpack charm to take home as a reminder of the magical splendor of Big Oak Canyon. We will end the day knowing we have made the Big Oak Canyon Fairy so happy!

Join beloved Earthroots instructor Miss Raz for a fun filled day in nature! Activities will include a scavenger hunt, craft, stories, and songs.

Registration Details

Who: Ages 5-10
When: Friday, April 5, 2024 | 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Big Oak Canyon (Silverado Canyon)

Price: $60 per person


  • Ages 7-10 may drop off without a parent or guardian. 
  • Ages 5-6 must attend with a parent or guardian to assist with the hand craft.
  • If the parent is bringing siblings outside of the age range of the class, our policy is that they pay a sibling fee of $20 per child. Children 2 and under may attend free of charge.

Registration deadline: One week prior to class date
All workshops require minimum participant enrollment to run. Camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled.

Things participants need to bring

  • backpack with water bottle
  • snacks for the day
  • a lunch 

Scholarships Available

Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants and families in need. 

Meet the Instructors

Raz Allen

Throughout her life, Raz has been a girl scout, Marine and an advocate/fundraiser for outdoor/natural causes. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher/Intuitive, Certified Massage Therapist, and avid tree hugger! Some call her MacGyver, because she will always find a way to make things work!

Raz lived in California, for the first time, as a young person, where she found out how wonderful the outdoors could be. Her family frequently visited many natural places, including Sequoia every six months, local beaches and road trips into the once vast open space of Orange County. She always loved to learn on nature walks, play outside and especially climb trees/ walls of her Tustin neighborhood.

Macy Pilkington

Macy Pilkington is all about empowering children to trust themselves, to trust each other, and to trust that the world is beautiful and safe. This southern California native grew up in the shadow of Saddleback Mountain. As soon as she could drive, the canyons became her sanctuary. Her search for nature led her to spend countless nights under the stars in Holy Jim Canyon, hiking the trails around Blackstar, and admiring the rural charm of Modjeska and Silverado canyons.

Deepening her skills in youth education, outreach, and empowerment on a permaculture farm in Hawaii, Macy had the opportunity to become focused on her personal objective of finding new and inventive ways to help steward our beautiful planet. At Earthroots Macy is excited to use her experience and love of nature to inspire families to relax into the world around them, to deepen their skills of observation, and to never stop asking questions.  She believes that the best way to heal our planet is to empower children with love and nurturing for themselves and the ground beneath their feet.