Track a fox, navigate by the stars, turn leaves into a home, and make tools from only natural materials. Students at WilderSkills develop a strong connection to outdoor spaces and the ability to meet basic living needs wherever they are through hands-on exposure primitive living technologies and nature awareness practices. Learning these skills prepares students for a lifetime of rich outdoor experiences.
When creativity fueled know-how turns sticks and rocks into the functional basis for building anything, adventure chases boredom outside in a hurry! New awareness helps to completely transform sterile outdoor experiences into regular and meaningful family adventures. Our challenging courses push students to build confidence, trust, and to combat fear while experiencing the exciting wild unknown.
Balance out modern tech-life overload with nature-based activities that positively impact mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Consistent, meaningful connection with wild outdoor spaces will not only spark creativity and imagination, it reduces symptoms of depression, ADHD, bullying, and obesity, and increases levels of self-confidence, cooperation, reasoning and observation skills, and overall fitness.
Wilderness Summer Camp Programs
WilderSkills Junior Trail Guides AdventuresFor Summer 2021, WilderSkills is excited to continue offering our most popular nature connection and wilderness adventure summer camp day program. Full details here.
Location: WilderSkills courses take place at various locations through the SF Bay Area. Programs locations include Saratoga, Redwood City, Sacramento and Livermore CA. Review specific program location details on our program pages for further detail.
Covid-19 Camp Adjustments: At present, group sizes will be limited as necessary per State and local guidance requirements given, and camp Covid-19 program protocols updated accordingly as well.
***That said – There are no guarantees possible when it comes to being 100% certain that camp Covid-19 protocols will be full-proof. It must be understood by families, that risk is always present when gathering in public. WilderSkills also asks that families comply with the advice of your family’s medical physician in determining if your child should attend due to inherent risks with regard to public gatherings. This is especially important if anyone in the house is potentially immunocompromised.
Illness & Covid-19 Refunds: As a precaution, if a camper becomes ill for any reason during camp, we ask that they do not attend again until a doctor has provided written documentation that they are safe to come back to camp. Additionally, if a camper or family member is diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that the camper no longer attend the camp session. A refund will be granted in such a case, with written proof of positive COVID-19 test results of a household member or the camper being provided.