EarthWorks- Adventure Based Wilderness Summer Camps

Summer Camp

Developing Life Skills

EarthWorks is one of few summer day camp programs in the United States that encompasses all three of the American Camp Association’s pillars for an enriching summer camp experience. These pillars have been proven to develop:

 

–     Teamwork, creativity, and self-confidence

–     Strengthen emerging skills

–     Encourage friendship making

–     Campus-based experiential education

 

Based on “Leave No Trace” ethics, our Forest Guides encourage students through survival activities to develop the confidence to explore the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. Find a camp near you!

 

Ages 6-8

Ages 9-13

Ages 12-15/Ages 4-6

Summer Camp

Our unique survival skills day camp programs challenge campers to think beyond the everyday. Three hundred years ago, upstate New York was much wilder: no roads or tap water, no electricity or fuel, no grocery stores, pharmacies or hospitals. Could you have survived?

 

Join this outdoor survival summer program to test your outdoor skills and find out!

Running Wild | Ages 9-13
July 8th – August 16 
Allendale Columbia School in Brighton NY (519 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester, NY 14618)

Lunch Included

 

8:30 am-2:30 pm with optional aftercare until 4:30 pm

 

runnin' wild summer camp

Our main summer camp, Running Wild is a unique survival skill summer camp that challenges students to think beyond perceived limits.  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 building (with friction)
–     Survival shelter building
–     Wild sourcing of food and medicine
–     Safety, and wild-crafting!

 

 Sessions | $200* (Registration Closed; Wait-List Only)
July 8th – August 16th: Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Session 1:  July 8th –  July 12th
Session 2:  July 15th –  July 19th
Session 3:  July 22nd –  July 26th
Session 4:  July 29th –  August 2nd
Session 5:  August 5th –  August 9th
Session 6:  August 12th –  August 16th

 

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Wait-list requests may be sent to info@earthworksinst.org

Weird Nature | Ages 6-8
July 8th – July 19th at The School of Holy Childhood in Henrietta NY (100 Groton Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14623)

 

8:30 am-2:30 pm with optional aftercare until 4:30 pm

 

junior summer camp

This junior summer camp explores the ecological relationships that exist between all living things and highlights just how interdependent everything truly is. Students will experience hands-on learning as they:

–     Explore connections in nature
–     Discover human impact on nature
–     Interact with critters & crawlers
–     Learning fire building (with friction)
–     Begin investigating ecology!

 

Sessions | $150* (Registration Closed; Wait-List Only)
July 8th – July 19th: Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Session 1:  July 8th –  July 12th
Session 2:  July 15th –  July 19th

 

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Wait-list requests may be sent to info@earthworksinst.org

Jedi Camp | Ages 12-15 & Young Jedi Camp Ages 4-6
July 22nd – July 26th at The School of Holy Childhood in Henrietta NY (100 Groton Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14623)

 

8:30 am-2:30 pm with optional aftercare until 4:30 pm

 

jedi summer campJedi Camp cultivates a sense of awareness, survival, and rebellion. Through time-honored methods inherited from our ancestors, our guides will safely teach students advanced wilderness skills. Such as:

 

–     Wilderness First-Aid & Natural Medicinals
–     Overcoming physical challenges
–     Using and handling fire & sharps
–     Mastering team challenges
–     Building a Primitive Society

 

Young Jedi camp gives our explorers the chance to become immersed in nature through discovery. Our guides will expand young Jedi’s sense of curiosity and natural awareness, as they become one with the natural world and are taught wilderness skills. Such as:

 

–     Discovering connections in nature
–     Building primitive survival shelters
–     Interacting with the forest
–     Investigating “micro-nature”

 

Sessions | 150$ for Jedi & 100$ Young Jedi (Wait-List Only)
July 22nd – August 2nd: Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Session 1:  July 22nd –  July 26th (Jedi Camp)
Session 2:  Aug 12th –  Aug 16th (Young Jedi Camp; 9 AM- 1 PM)

 

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*Young Jedi will take place at Allendale Columbia School