4 Weeks: July 1, 8, 15, 22
Live camp via Zoom
Wednesdays 10 – 11:15
Meg and/or Jodi will be available by phone and email for questions and project feedback every Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm.
6-12, includes a set of four materials kits for each enrolled child
*a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, please email us for details.
This is a family-friendly camp. All ages including parents are welcome to join in.
$250 per child
Join instructors Meg Handler of The Human Nature Center and Jodi Levine-Wright of Earthroots Field School. This is a one-of-a-kind virtual summer camp supported by mailed kits to make wild crafts at your home. Create mini cob houses, yucca paintbrushes, natural pigments, compost tie-dye, and an elderberry branch container! The camp will meet Wednesday morning in our Zoom classroom.
Our goal is to create a container for a full Wild Craft Camp and give you direction and encouragement to progress at your own pace and interest/experience level. It is also our goal to make this offering rich in content for all living situations: city, suburban, and rural. Contents will be free-standing if you prefer not to participate in the online portion of the course. Instructor phone calls will also be a way to complete the course and get support without going online.
Every camper will receive a Zoom link and the following set of four beautiful D.I.Y. kits with instructions, mailed or picked up before the start of camp.
Compost Tie Dye Kit
- Dried dye materials
- 100% organic cotton bandana pre-mordanted
- You provide a pot and water to cook the dye bath
Elderberry Container Kit
- Elderberry branch (1)
- Cork (1)
- You provide a scraping tool (examples could be a screwdriver, stick or toothpick)
Mini Cob House Kit
- Red clay, sand, and straw
- A cardboard base
- You provide water
Yucca Painting Kit
- Yucca (5 blades)
- Powdered pigments: beet root, spirulina, turmeric, charcoal and clay
- Watercolor paper
- You provide the shaping tools (smooth rock and scissors)
Registration deadline: Friday June 19
We need a minimum of 8 children to run the camp and limit camp to 15 families to cultivate an intimate setting.
With the intention to open more opportunities for leaders of the future from all backgrounds to come together and learn from each other in peace, The Human Nature Center and Earthroots Field School will always have scholarship space in its programs for black, indigenous, children of color.
Together with The Human Nature Center, we’re offering two full scholarships to BIPOC for this year’s Wild Craft and Family Nature Skills camps in addition to our partial scholarships for those in need.
About the Instructors
Meg Handler is Founder and Executive Director of The Human Nature Center. Meg is an educator and designer who has dedicated the last 20 years to creating hands-on ecological experiences for kids of all ages. Meg teaches with an experiential and tactile style that engages all ages and types of learners, based on primal learning patterns across cultures.
Jodi Levine-Wright is Founder and Executive Director of Earthroots Field School. Jodi has been living and teaching experientially-based environmental education professionally since 1999. Her teaching style incorporates outdoor, hands-on activities that awaken a sense of connection and stewardship between children and the natural world.