EarthWorks Sustainability In Action | Rochester, NY

Connect with yourself,
your community, and your environment

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Our Mission

Earthworks Institute strives to improve the quality of life for residents of the Greater Rochester area by providing education and mentoring programs that teach invaluable life-skills and social responsibility, while at the same time building healthy, lasting bonds between land and community.

Who We Are


Earthworks Learning 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.




Special Programs


EarthWorks 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 Guides during any of these exciting activities.

survival skills summer camp

Running Wild Summer Camp | Ages 9-13


If your student enjoys being outdoors or is fascinated by survival shows, Running Wild is the place to be this summer. Register for day camp sessions for any of these weeks:


Session 1: Monday, June 25th – Friday, June 29th Closed
Session 2: Monday, July 9th – Friday, July 13th Closed
Session 3: Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th Full
Session 4: Monday, July 23th – Friday, July 27th 2 Spots Left
Session 5: Monday, July 30th – Friday, August 3rd 2 Spots Left
Session 6: Monday, August 6th – Friday, August 10th Full


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weird nature summer camp

Weird Nature Summer Camp | Ages 6-8


A week-long day camp, Weird Nature is an opportunity for young explorers to discover the outdoors in a new way. From wildcrafts to nature walks with expert guides, students will enjoy learning through discovery! The single session for day camp will take place:


Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th Full


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jedi summer camp

Jedi Camp | Ages 12-15


This day camp is tailored to engage teens in the excitement of survival in the outdoors. During this week-long day camp, Jedi Camp will give students the opportunity to develop their wilderness skills, from friction fire building to foraging for wild edibles. The single session for day camp will take place:


Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th 3 Spots Left


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