Explore the world of wild plants, animals and folk craft. Get your hands dirty learning to care for the land. Create useful, beautiful and often delicious homestead crafts. Our Wilders go beyond the farm, journeying into a world where our gardens grow through the natural forest.
Summer Camps 2017 Portland
Choose your own adventure with different weekly themes:
Grade 1-5 Forage, Feast & Campfire Cooking Journey to the forest to cook over the campfire. Bake in Dutch ovens and griddle on cast iron. Learn to identify edible plants and preserve wild foods. Every day is a feast!
Grade 1-5 Berry Picking Adventure Forage for seasonal berries and learn about wild edible plants of the summer. Make jam and eat awesomeness every day.
Grade 1-5 Animals on the Ranch Learn to care for the animals of the farm: goats, chickens, sheep and more. Explore how they help us restore the land. Make fiber art projects, turning wool into beautiful and useful crafts.
Grade 1-5 Gardens, Goats & Farm Craft Explore the world gardens and goats. Help out on the farm. Make awesome wilder crafts from the farm and field. Finally, find out why G.O.A.T. stands for "Greatest Of All Time"!
Grade 6-10 Wilders Chef: Summer Harvest Harvest the bounty of farm and forest. Cook great meals over the campfire. Enjoy learning culinary skills, making friends, and the adventure of cast iron cooking. Celebrate it all with a permaculture picnic.
Grade 6-10 Wild Plant Apothecary Explore the ancient world of medicinal and edible plants. Find the real magic that grows in the world around you. Learn how to bottle, preserve, and extract their essence.
Grade 5-12 Overnight Wilders Garden: Farm & Folk Craft For one week, join the Wilders Guild at the Camp Trackers Village. Help tend to our land of vegetable gardens, mud-stomping wetlands and homestead animals. Forage for wild plants, preserve fresh foods and cook over the campfire.
Check out the Wilders Overnight for Grade 5-12