Nothing nurtures awareness and creativity like being in nature! Your child’s curiosity and imagination will come alive as they explore Big Oak Canyon and experience fun, hands-on activities designed to create a space of inclusion and belonging for all. Gratitude and compassion will set the tone daily as kids learn both artistic expression and practical skills. Activities including tracking, beading, bird language, plant pressing, map making, and plant identification will be seamlessly woven together as camp leaders artist Lylah and naturalist Shane help your child reconnect with the land in a safe and supportive environment. Camp includes four lively days and one star-filled night of camping!
- studying bird language
- animal tracking
- making mini bows and arrows
- learning shelter building
- making herbal bug repellent
- binding a book
- pressing plants
- drawing what you find in nature
- doing beadwork
- making stick weavings
- story time
- playing in the creek
Participants will bring to camp each day:
Participants will bring to the overnight campout:
- light jacket
- sleeping bag
- sleeping pad
- extra set of clothes
- extra snacks
- extra gallon of drinking water
In addition to all craft materials, Earthroots will provide 3 meals during the overnight using organic and wild crafted ingredients: Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and Friday lunch.
Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.
Dates and Times
June 29th-July 2nd
Time: 9am-3pm daily, with overnight on July 1-2
Time: 9am-3pm daily, with overnight on July 7-8
Big Oak Canyon: driving directions will be emailed to you upon registration
$375 per child
$350 per sibling
Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants. We are offering two full BIPOC Scholarships for this program.
Apply for BIPOC Scholarship
It is Earthroots Field School’s policy and pleasure to make scholarship space available in its programs for those in need.
Apply for Needs-Based Scholarship
About the Instructors
Tracker, craftsman, educator, and caretaker of Big Oak Canyon property. Shane also teaches ancestral arts, leads volunteer days at Big Oak Canyon, and teaches Spanish Immersion in Nature at Earthroots Field School. He is dedicated to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a human living in deep connection to other living things.
Lylah grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in the mountains outside Durango, CO. Her experience being immersed in nature goes deep into her childhood. Growing up in Navajo culture instilled in Lylah a respect for the relationship we all share with the earth. Her formal schooling includes a BA in Art from Fort Lewis College. She has also studied Permaculture Design for International Development at Quail Springs and has undertaken two 9 month apprenticeships in Medicinal Herbal Studies.