399 King Rd, Gabriola, BC, V0R 1X1 - Traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw

(250) 797-4758

Nature education for the land and soul

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Comox Spring Break Camp

Join Fianna for a week of wild games, skills, stories and challenges. Our fun-packed camp will offer a different adventure every day, supporting curiosity and connection, guiding young people into a sense of belonging, understanding and empathy with the forests and beaches of our home. 


FULL INFO:

Campers will spend some of the day in a multi-age group, and some of it in smaller groups (ages 4-6, and ages 7-12). They will learn (without even realizing!) about responsible harvesting, medicinal and food plants, natural materials, wild crafting, navigation, tracking and stalking, bird language, ancestral heritage and local ecology. With strong core routines of play, gratitude, circle sharing, singing, storytelling, observing, inquiring, and mentoring each other, we cultivate a nature-connected, community-minded group culture, grounded in relationships of respect and reciprocity. 


Nature is our teacher, and each day we will discover new lessons being offered by the forest and the shoreline that bring us into deeper connection with our selves, each other, and the land. Through guided exploration in small groups campers will find personal trails of intrigue and natural mysteries calling out to them and to their growth, their gifts. 



The 8 Shields “Coyote Mentoring” approach we use was developed by Jon Young at the Wilderness Awareness School, formalizing the child-led, experiential schooling methods apparent in nature-based cultures. This approach focues on connection: cultivating children’s curiosity and innate wisdom, guiding them into personal and collective learning experiences that reveal their gifts and support their development towards healthy maturity and wholeness. 

Details and Registration

Where:

Mack Laing Nature Park


Day and Time:

March 16-20, 2020   

9am - 1pm (4-6 yr olds)

9am – 3pm (7-12 yr olds)


Ages: 

4-6 and 7-12


Cost:

$150 (4-6 yr olds)

$225 (7-12 yr olds)


Registration: 

Please follow the links below for the appropriate age group:


~For 4-6 yr olds: Register


~For 7-12 yr olds: Register

Cumberland Spring Break Camp

Join Fianna for a week of wild games, skills, stories and challenges. Our fun-packed camp will offer a different adventure every day, supporting curiosity and connection, guiding young people into a sense of belonging and empathy with the forests of our home. 


FULL INFO:

Campers will spend some of the day in a multi-age group, and some of it in smaller groups (ages 4-6, and ages 7-12). They will learn (without even realizing!) about responsible harvesting, medicinal and food plants, natural materials, wild crafting, navigation, tracking and stalking, bird language, ancestral heritage and local ecology. With strong core routines of play, gratitude, circle sharing, singing, storytelling, observing, inquiring, and mentoring each other, we cultivate a nature-connected, community-minded group culture, grounded in relationships of respect and reciprocity. 


Nature is our teacher, and each day we will discover new lessons being offered by the forest that bring us into deeper connection with our selves, each other, and the land. Through guided exploration in small groups campers will find personal trails of intrigue and natural mysteries calling out to them and to their growth, their gifts. 



The 8 Shields “Coyote Mentoring” approach we use was developed by Jon Young at the Wilderness Awareness School, formalizing the child-led, experiential schooling methods apparent in nature-based cultures. This approach focues on connection: cultivating children’s curiosity and innate wisdom, guiding them into personal and collective learning experiences that reveal their gifts and support their development towards healthy maturity and wholeness. 

Details and Registration

Where:

Japanese No 1 Historic Park, Cumberland


Day and Time:

March 23-27, 2020   

9am - 1pm (4-6 yr olds)

9am – 3pm (7-12 yr olds)


Ages: 

4-6 and 7-12


Cost:

$150 (4-6 yr olds)

$225 (7-12 yr olds)


Registration: 

Please follow the links below for the appropriate age group:


~For 4-6 yr olds: Register


~For 7-12 yr olds: Register