No School Nature Days

Ages 5 – 12    October 2019 – April, 2020    Skyliner Lodge

Join us at nature school where learning and fun are one! Parent teacher conferences, Thanksgiving Break, Veterans Day, and other holidays elicit days off from school. We invite you to join us for one of our exciting themes! The dates below correspond to school days off as shown on the Bend/Lapine School Disctrict schedule.

Wednesday, October 23rd “Dragon Riders”

Ages 5 – 10 Skyliner Lodge

Survival skills are essential to every rider, as unexpected events are the norm when it comes to dealing with dragons. Thus, we will spend our time fine tuning our skills of nature dependence, learning to find what we need in any situation. Of course, map skills are also high on the agenda of a Wildheart Rider, and we will develop our ability to use and create accurate maps. Our time in this study would not be complete without adventurous challenges that put our newly learned skills to the test. Be prepared to find hidden treasures and traverse diverse obstacles in the process. If your skills in earth technology will not help you, then your skills in magic must. A dragon rider often depends on the mind’s eye to complete a journey, and we will help any aspiring riders to access this most magical of tools. If adventure is your middle name, then hop on a winged reptile and meet us at Wildheart Dragon Riders.

Student Will:

  • Receive a dragon with a particular power to ride
  • Create maps in order to accomplish fantastical missions
  • Learn to use a compass and read maps to search for hidden treasure
  • Practice survival skills
  • Cultivate mind’s eye powers to aid them in their adventure
Thursday, October 24th “Hobbit and Faerie Hunters”

Ages 5 – 10 Skyliner Lodge

During our day of Wildheart Hobbit & Faerie Hunters, we will be doing just that! Kids will ‘hunt’ for perfect hobbit & faerie habitat, and create houses out of plants and natural materials for them to visit and enjoy. As participants unleash their creativity, they will learn the types of plants each magical creature prefers, based on the plant’s medicinal, or lack thereof, value. We will also discover what animals are friends with our hobbits & faeries based on what habitat they share. One important aspect of making faerie houses is choosing where to build. For this, we will wind our way through the trees and around the riverside stones in search of locations that will be the most likely to attract magical creatures. Throughout the day, we will practice hearing the language of birds, which all fantasy creatures know, so that we can decipher the messages of the winged ones. Join us for song, play, art, creativity and fun!

Students Will:

  • Open their awareness to explore hidden faerie and hobbit habitats
  • Build hobbit and faerie houses
  • Activate houses with tones, potions, and chants
  • Sing faerie songs
  • Discover plant and animal friends of the magical forest creatures
Friday, October 25th “Halloween Witches and Wizards”

Ages 6 – 12 Skyliner Lodge

Welcome to the Wildheart School of Wizardry! Subjects include potion making, care and study of magical creatures, intuition, and transfiguration into different local animals. Each student will create a personalized wand that will aid them in honing their magical skills. For our returning students who already have a wand, we will be adding the next level of magical power to them. 

Students Will:

  • Create a unique witch/wizard magical wand
  • Study potion making with local wild plants
  • Participate in care and study of magical creatures activities
  • Develop intuitive powers
  • Learn the art of transfiguration into local and mythic animals

    Monday, November 11th, “Juniper Jedis”

    Ages 6 – 11 Skyliner Lodge

    Students will learn the art of silently stalking animals and people. In addition, they will practice listening closely to the Earth Force. Camouflage is essential for all Juniper Jedis and we will spend a good deal of our time practicing this skill of becoming invisible. Each participant will leave the camp with a complete ‘camouflage kit,’ which will enable them to quickly blend in to their surroundings, no matter what the situation. Additionally, students will develop their ability to understand the language of the birds, giving them a ‘bird’s-eye-view’ of their surroundings and informing them what their prey is up to, as well as any nearby predators. All of this and we’ll still have time to play and enjoy ourselves as every Juniper Jedi knows how to have a good time! Learn how to sense the Forces of nature and become an extension of the forest.

    Students Will:

    • Learn the art of silently stalking animals and people
    • Study bird language to tap into the invisible web of the Earth Force
    • Practice effective camouflage techniques
    • Create a camouflage kit to take home
      Monday, November 25th, “Dragon Riders”

      Ages 5 – 10 Skyliner Lodge

      Survival skills are essential to every rider, as unexpected events are the norm when it comes to dealing with dragons. Thus, we will spend our time fine tuning our skills of nature dependence, learning to find what we need in any situation. Of course, map skills are also high on the agenda of a Wildheart Rider, and we will develop our ability to use and create accurate maps. Our time in this study would not be complete without adventurous challenges that put our newly learned skills to the test. Be prepared to find hidden treasures and traverse diverse obstacles in the process. If your skills in earth technology will not help you, then your skills in magic must. A dragon rider often depends on the mind’s eye to complete a journey, and we will help any aspiring riders to access this most magical of tools. If adventure is your middle name, then hop on a winged reptile and meet us at Wildheart Dragon Riders.

      Student Will:

      • Receive a dragon with a particular power to ride
      • Create maps in order to accomplish fantastical missions
      • Learn to use a compass and read maps to search for hidden treasure
      • Practice survival skills
      • Cultivate mind’s eye powers to aid them in their adventure
      Tuesday, November 26th, “Special Ops Survivors”

      Ages 8 – 12 Skyliner Lodge

      Wildheart Survivors know that emergencies are unpredictable. They also know that certain skills and behaviors will greatly increase one’s likelihood of surviving any disaster that arises. During our time together students will train in essential skills of survival, including shelter building, fire making, water purification, and emergency signaling. We will also cultivate the fundamental qualities of survivors, like a calm mind, an ability to make decisions, maintaining humor, and many more. Survivors will learn to navigate the world of unpredictability while playing team games, making new friends, and preparing themselves to face the challenges of nature. If you would like to be a part of the new generation of survivors, then our Survivors team is the place to be.

      Students Will:

      • Learn survival skills
      • Practice shelter building
      • Create fire from the surroundings
      • Problem solve in a group setting
      • Train in emergency signaling techniques
      • Learn techniques to stay calm in the midst of stress
      • Practice the art of decision making

       

      Monday, January 20th “Fire Dancers”

      Ages 5 – 10 Skyliner Lodge

      Fire is a powerful element that has captivated the attention and demanded the respect of humans since the beginning of our time on Earth. Our ancestors relied on fire for warmth, light, making tools, cooking, purifying water, and as a gathering place to share stories and magic with each other. Truthfully, without fire there would be no human race today. The foundation of this camp is to create and maintain fires safely, as well as explore the magic and wonder of what fire can bring to our experience in nature. Fire safety is our top priority. If a child is not demonstrating the ability to be safe around fire, she/he will not be permitted to participate in fire making. Additionally, all instructors are certified in First Aid by the American Heart Association. We will be examining what is available to make a fire. Primitive and modern techniques for creating a flame, including friction fire, will be demonstrated. Once our hearth has been ignited, we will gather around the warmth to tell stories, sip on warm drinks, and experience the ancient, wonderful magic of fire.

      Students Will:

      • Learn the fundamentals of fire safety
      • Experience a live friction fire demonstration
      • Practice creating a tinder bundle from surrounding resources
      • Experience the magic of fire with songs and storytelling
      Friday, January 31st “Snow Castle Sculptors”

      Ages 6 – 11 Skyliner Lodge

      Kids will have a chance to let out their inner builder and creative architect in this exciting outdoor adventure. The basics of winter shelter building will be covered and actively applied as the children build a primitive winter dwelling. With proper adornment, these dwellings can be transformed into snowy castles. There will be many challenges to face in this kingdom of ice and snow, and some of them will require an age old weapon: snowballs! Come sledding in if you’re ready to work, play, and have a blast learning how make a home in the ice.

      Students Will:

      • Learn step-by-step how to create a primitive winter dwelling
      • Use creativity to contribute to design and adornments
      • Learn about the importance of warmth in wilderness survival
      Monday, February 17th “Unicorn Whisperers”

      Ages 5 – 9 Skyliner Lodge

      Many elements of nature exist beyond the perception of our 5 human senses. Invisible worlds of life and energy weave through every aspect of creation. Unicorn Whisperers seek to know these invisible realities by tracking the signs of nature and using their minds-eye to see into the unknown. Unicorns represent the bridge between the seen and unseen. In this exciting and magical camp we will discover the invisible stories of nature by learning about tracking, observing animal behaviors, playing many games and exploring our mind’s eye.

      Students Will:

      • Learn the art of tracking wild animals
      • Play Mind’s Eye games
      • Ride imaginary unicorns
      • Learn to identify local edible and medicinal plants

       

      Wednesday, April 8th “Hobbit and Faerie Hunters”

      Ages 5 – 10 Skyliner Lodge

      During our day of Wildheart Hobbit & Faerie Hunters, we will be doing just that! Kids will ‘hunt’ for perfect hobbit & faerie habitat, and create houses out of plants and natural materials for them to visit and enjoy. As participants unleash their creativity, they will learn the types of plants each magical creature prefers, based on the plant’s medicinal, or lack thereof, value. We will also discover what animals are friends with our hobbits & faeries based on what habitat they share. One important aspect of making faerie houses is choosing where to build. For this, we will wind our way through the trees and around the riverside stones in search of locations that will be the most likely to attract magical creatures. Throughout the day, we will practice hearing the language of birds, which all fantasy creatures know, so that we can decipher the messages of the winged ones. Join us for song, play, art, creativity and fun!

      Students Will:

      • Open their awareness to explore hidden faerie and hobbit habitats
      • Build hobbit and faerie houses
      • Activate houses with tones, potions, and chants
      • Sing faerie songs
      • Discover plant and animal friends of the magical forest creatures
        Thursday, April 9th “Mythic Mermaids and Mermen”

        Ages 6 – 10 Skyliner Lodge

        Wildheart Mythic Mermaids and Mermen know that water is the source of all life. They also know that water creatures need a healthy riparian zone in order to survive. During our time together, students will immerse themselves in the mythic watery realms as they study riparian plants, animals, and the river itself. We will share stories of mythic mermaids and mermen from Europe, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Mermaids and mermen have a reputation for their breathtaking voices. We will activate our voices in the form of toning and songs. If you love to play in the watery domain with the willow, crawdads, and otter then Mythic Mermaids and Mermen is the place to be!

        Students Will:

        • Explore riparian plants, animals, and critters
        • Build riparian houses for fantasy creatures
        • Hear mermaid and mermen legends from all over the world
        • Sing mermaid and mermen songs
        • Spend lots of time splashing and playing in the water
            Friday, April 10th “Unicorn Whisperers”

            Ages 7 – 11 Skyliner Lodge

            Many elements of nature exist beyond the perception of our 5 human senses. Invisible worlds of life and energy weave through every aspect of creation. Unicorn Whisperers seek to know these invisible realities by tracking the signs of nature and using their minds-eye to see into the unknown. Unicorns represent the bridge between the seen and unseen. In this exciting and magical camp we will discover the invisible stories of nature by learning about tracking, observing animal behaviors, playing many games and exploring our mind’s eye.

            Students Will:

            • Learn the art of tracking wild animals
            • Play Mind’s Eye games
            • Meet their own Unicorn
            • Learn to identify local edible and medicinal plants
                  Drop-Off and Pick-Up
                  Drop-off window is between 8:45am – 9am Pick-up window is between 3:15pm – 3:45pm
                  Tuition

                  $57/Day Early Bird Rate Through September 9th, 2019 at 11:59pm $67/Day Regular Payment Plans are available through our registration system. Sibling and Multi-Session Discounts Apply!

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