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.

Camp Details

Who: Children Ages 5-10, Drop off ok for ages 7 and up
*Children under 7 years old will need to have a parent attending alongside to assist with the hand crafts.
When: June 17, 2024 10:00-2:00pm
Where: Big Oak Canyon (Silverado Canyon)
Price: $62

Siblings who are within the age range of class (5-10 years old) must be registered as a regular participant. Siblings outside the age range of class (ages 2-4 or older than 10) are called ACORNS. We invite ACORNS to attend with their parents. There is a $30 fee per day for siblings ages 2-4 years old or older than 10. There is no additional charge for children younger than 2 years old. Payment for ACORNS must be received at least one week prior to the date of class.

What to bring

  • Water in a reusable water bottle
  • Lunch 
  • Snacks for the day
  • Backpack

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.