Summer Camp | Earthworks Institute

Summer Camp

Developing Life Skills



EarthWorks Institute 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

–     Strengthening emerging skills

–     Encourage friendship making


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!



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!


Runnin’ Wild | Ages 8-15
Summer 2018

runnin' wild summer camp

This unique survival skills summer camp challenges students to think beyond the everyday. Runnin’ Wild campers think independently before reacting and 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 building (with friction)
–     Survival shelter building
–     Wild sourcing of food and medicine
–     Safety, and wildcrafting!


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Weird Nature | Ages 4-7
Summer 2018

This junior summer camp explores the ecological relationships that exist between all living things and highlights just how interdependent everything truly is. From zombie snails to glow in the dark fungus, the relationship between acid rain and ovenbird eggshells, prepare to see nature in a new light as we pluck the web of life. Students will experience hands-on learning as they:


–     Explore connections in nature
–     Discover your impact on nature
–     Interact with critters & crawlers
–     Identify “weird” plans
–     Begin investigating ecology!


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Jedi Camp | Ages 4-7
Summer 2018

jedi summer camp

With the guidance of Jedi-Masters and using the time-honored skills of our ancestors, you will seek and hone special skills. Before the week is over, young Jedis will apply their training for a secret mission from the Council, and learn the true power of the FOREST AWAKENED!


–     Learn the ways of the forest
–     Press the edges of your awareness
–     Master wilderness skills
–     Overcome puzzles and obstacles
–     Challenge your mind and body!


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