Spring Break Camp
Day Camps Monday–Friday 9am–3:30pm
Monday, March 27th, 2023
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
Tuesday, March 28th, 2023
“Hobbit and 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 29th, 2023
“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
Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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 31st, 2023
“Middle Earth Magicians”
Middle Earth can be a treacherous world of magical spells, messy politics, unforgiving rules of survival, and mysterious dangers lurking within every forest. Wildheart Magicians know the secrets of how to command their magical power and they are masters of compromise and negotiation. The forest and all of it’s mysteries are great allies to a Magician and they rely upon their skills of nature connection and survival to thrive in a hostile world. All of the kingdoms in Middle Earth, including the elves, trolls, hobbits, and dwarves respect their Magicians as leaders and guides. As such, we will embark upon a great journey exploring the realms of self mastery and peace while learning to speak with the elements of nature and form alliances with our plant, animal and mineral allies. Group challenges will test the Magician’s skill of creativity and dark forces will be battled with a peaceful passion. If all goes according to plan, and with the helping hand of fate on our side, stories of our time together will be told across the kingdom for ages to come.
- Create a nature mandala to bring balance and peace
- Practice problem solving and teamwork during group challenges
- Form alliances with local animals and plants
- Tap into the enchanted world of elves, faeries, hobbits and more