Spring Break Camp
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Day Camps Monday–Friday 9am–3:30pm
Please review our Communicable Disease Management Plan to make sure our camps are a good fit for you and your family.
Monday, March 21st, 2022
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.
- 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
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
“Hobbit & Faerie Finders”
During our day of Wildheart Hobbit & Faerie Finders, we will be doing just that! Kids will search 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!
- 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
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
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.
- 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 adventures
Thursday, March 24th, 2022
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 learn how to create their own makeshift ‘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.
- 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
Friday, March 25th, 2022
“Witches and Wizards”
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 witch or wizard wand that will aid them in honing their magical skills.
- Create a unique 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