Ages 11-14

Registration open!

Spring 2021


School year 2021-2022

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 

  • Nature Journaling

  • 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 must 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.

Enrollment for 2021-2022

Ages: 11-14

Days: Thursdays 

Dates: September 16 - June 16

Time: 9am - 3pm

Staff to participant ratio: 2:14

Tuition: $2205. Tuition 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.

2021/2022 Program Calendar

2021-2022 Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policies


Register here:

Spring 2021

Spring Session 1

Days: Wednesdays or Fridays

Dates: March 17 - April 30

(no class the week of April 12th)

Time: 11am - 3pm

Tuition: $360

Staff to participant ratio: 2:14

Spring Session 2

Days: Wednesdays or Fridays

Dates: May 5 - June 11

Time: 11am - 3pm

Tuition: $360

Staff to participant ratio: 2:14


Register for Wildlings here:

What to Wear:

  • Mask

  • Long-sleeved shirt (wool or synthetic, not cotton)

  • Leggings or long underwear

  • Fleece or wool sweater

  • Fleece or wool pants

  • Rain jacket or waterproof winter coat

  • Snow pants or rain pants

  • Warm hat

  • Warm gloves or mittens, with water-resistant shell

  • Warm (wool or synthetic) socks

  • Snow or rain boots

  • Extra fleece or puffy jacket

What to Bring:

  • Extra Mask

  • Backpack suitable for hiking

  • Nutritious and filling lunch and snack

  • Water in a reusable water bottle

  • Extra set of clothes (socks, underclothes, pants, shirt), in a plastic/waterproof bag

Spring Sessions Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel a course: 

  • More than 21 days prior to the program start date, you are entitled to a full refund, minus $25 administrative fee.

  • 15-21 days prior to the program start date, you are entitled to a refund of 50% of program cost.

  • 14 days and less prior to the program start date, no refunds will be given.

  • If any duration of a program is canceled due to inclement weather, unsafe conditions, or circumstances out of our control, we are unable to offer refunds.  

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Contact us: info@heartwoodnatureprograms.org

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