Who We Are
Earthworks Institute Forest Guides are comprised of highly trained and diversely practiced professionals with over 20 years of aggregate experience in the environmental and education fields. We offer programs that educate, inspire, and empower people, especially urban youth, and families, to reconnect with themselves and their world through meaningful experience. Our goal is to create social and environmental sustainability in Rochester by building a shared responsibility for stewardship and a future of greater equity.
EarthWorks Institute offers a range of nature workshops, enrichment opportunities, and wilderness healing programs. In anticipation of a busy new year, we are featuring spring and summer camps programs being offered in 2018. Get introduced to our mission, programs, and Forest Guides during any of these exciting activities.
Spring Break Adventure Camp | Ages 8-13
This day program is a unique survival skill camp that challenges students to think beyond the everyday. Spring breakers will think independently before reacting to make smart choices while being challenged. Our Forest Guides focus on challenging students to develop life skills such as patience, respect, resiliency, and teamwork while mastering: outdoor cooking and safety, fire and shelter building, wild sourcing of food and medicine, safety, and wildcrafting!
Date & Time: April 2nd – 6th, 8:00AM – 2:30PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Park Penfield
Cost: $200 per session, each student
Spring After-School | Ages 5-11
Our unique after-school nature programs challenge students to experience the wonder of nature in their own backyard, and their connection to it. Learning without knowing, we guide students through basic wilderness safety, hiking skills, natural navigation, food, hydration, shelter building & more. Our curriculum combines unique outdoor games with challenges that give students the confidence to discover the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way.
Date & Time: Mondays, April 9nd – May 21st, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Location: Harris Whalen Park Penfield
Cost: $60 per student