Winter Break Camp

Ages 6 – 12     December, 2022     Skyliner Lodge

Join us for an alchemical journey into the sparkling forest!

Winter is the season of cold winds, freezing snow, and short days. Plants are dormant and many animals are hibernating. Some, like the otter and the beaver, are perhaps just as active as in the spring/summer. At Wildheart’s Winter Break Camp we evoke the energy of these cold-loving creatures as we venture into the farmland and forest of Juniper Jungle Learning Farm. During these three magical days we will be building fires, working with dragons, and learning how to find our way in a cold, sparkling world. Don’t let winter break end without diving into the magical opportunities nature provides during this frosty season!

“Witches and Wizards”

Monday, December 19th, 2022

9am – 3:30pm

Ages 6 – 12

Skyliner Lodge

Full – Join the Waitlist!

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

“Winter Faeries”

 Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 

 9am – 3:30pm

 Ages 6 – 10

Skyliner Lodge 

Space Available!

During our day at Winter Faeries, we will connect with the energies of the magical beings who reside in the frosty enchanted forests along the beautiful Tumalo Creek. The faeries are abound as the forest is radiant in all of her winter beauty! We will create nature art out of items we find in the woods, sing songs and build faerie houses. Our hearts and senses will open as we listen to what the forest has to offer! We will practice hearing the language of birds, which all fantasy creatures know, so that we can decipher the messages of the winged ones. Get ready for your child’s awareness to expand and watch them build a deeper connection with the richness of mother earth!

Students Will:

  • Connect with winter faeries, woodland elves, river mermaids and more!
  • Activate houses with tones, potions, and chants
  • Sing faerie songs
  • Build faerie houses

“Dragon Riders”

 Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 

 9am – 3:30pm

 Ages 6 – 10

Skyliner Lodge 

Space Available!

Wildheart Dragon Riders are seasoned adventurers who crave accomplishing the impossible. 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.

Students 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 adventures

Tuition

$67/Day Early Bird through October 10th, 2022!

$77/Day

Payment Plans are available through our registration system. Sibling and Multi-Session Discounts Apply!