St. Edward State Park Location
Staff to participant ratio: 1 teacher for every 7 students
Cost: $2205. Cost is divided into 9 payments. The first payment of $245 is your non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the class. After the deposit is paid, there are 8 monthly payments of $245 due on the 15th of each month starting August 15th, with the last payment on March 15th.
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The Wildings program is 100% outside and designed to meet the unique needs of middle school participants. In this transitional time between childhood and young adulthood, regular nature immersion brings peace and grounding. By learning about the natural world, working with peers and mentors through challenges, and building new skills, participants gain confidence and a sense of their place in the world.
This program is place-based and inquiry-driven. Projects and curriculum emerge from the interests, discoveries, and conversations between students and teachers. Teambuilding activities forge connections and expand awareness of self and community. If you would like, you can schedule a site visit to meet our directors and learn more about us.
The program offers:
Time to be present, explore and connect with nature and peers
Mindfulness and grounding exercises
Environmental monitoring and other in-depth projects or research
Learning to use and create maps and field guides
Foraging and wildcrafting
Bushcraft and tool use
Making and cooking with fires
For our 2021/2022 9-month program , option to participate in end-of-year backpacking trip
Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable spending time outdoors in all weather conditions and be able to hike short distances (up to about 1 mile) on uneven terrain. They must be willing to wear appropriate clothing/gear, including warm layers, waterproof pants and jacket, socks, and rain boots. Participants must be able to stay with the group, follow basic safety rules and instructions, and communicate needs or issues to an adult.