Class Registration v3.0 - Hood River County School District
Let's Get Out Explorers- Forest and Farm -Kindness - (9-10 years) 06.15.2020
#: YC-LGO-FF   ID:    Section: SS20b  
Let’s Get Out Forest and Farm is a full-day outdoor day camp where children visit working farms and the neighboring wild forest, uncovering the connections and relationships between them. Back for the fifth year partnering with Kaye of Broadfork Farm, this summer will take us on a deep dive into each week’s theme as we run, climb, track, mimic, dig, plant, create, harvest, cook, build, collect and observe.

Each session children will investigate and care for farm animals and learn about their wild cousins. We will work and play in the dirt, harvest food, make delicious snacks, create artistic treasures and play games while we cultivate a sense of curiosity and wonder in our youngest campers. Kids with many different interests enjoy this camp. We maintain flexibility to meet the needs and curiosities of the children -- to move, to build and create, to draw, read and rest. Our days at the farms and forests we visit are created with children’s unique sense of wonder in mind.

This year we will be joined by two new guides who bring a wealth of experience to share.  Anna Diem is an occupational therapist, mother, nature lover and educator in the Reggio tradition.  And growing with the age of our oldest campers (now ages 9 & 10), we have guide, Kenji Stasiewicz leading activities along the wild edges of our larger group. This elder cohort has age appropriate hands on activities and games- with a two-fold focus.  First on practical survival skills and woods know how. And second, cultivating each child’s inner light, developing skills for team work, and playing a leadership role in our community of kids and beyond.

Each day follows a theme for the week and includes time to explore, to drop into deep play, to create, move bodies and quiet time to rest, read stories or create art. The weeks build on one another, kids are welcome to attend both!  We love the relationships we build with our kids and families who join us year after year. Our staff looks forward to these joyous, playful days all year long- sign up to find out why.

Session 1- What does it really mean to be kind?  How can we cultivate kindness as a lifelong practice?  Kindness to ourselves, to other people, to animals, and practicing kindness to the earth.  Why is it important in this world we live in? This week using our Farm and Forest lens we will explore kindness inside out-- on the farm, in our community, and in wild nature.    

This week will find us playing, climbing, building forts, eating, exploring our way through the gorge.  We will visit the Alpacas and beautiful grounds of the Trout Lake Abbey and the forested foothills of Mt Adams.

A $40 cancellation fee will be added for cancellations.
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**Let’s Get Out is a program of Hood River Community Education

Bring to Class:
lunch, sun hat, water bottle, backpack that fits all their items
Age Req:
M, Tu, W, Th 
9:30 AM
- Let's Get Out Staff
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Dates & Times:
06/15/2020   9:30AM - 3:30PM Westside Elementary School
06/16/2020   9:30AM - 3:30PM Westside Elementary School
06/17/2020   9:30AM - 3:30PM Westside Elementary School
06/18/2020   9:30AM - 3:30PM Westside Elementary School