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Set your imagination free this summer in some of Westchester's wildest preserves, as we go off-trail to explore new habitats, discover new skills & ancient crafts...and play lots of epic games!

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 We are so excited to roll out our Wild Summer program registration on 1/3 to newsletter subscribers. We will update the public on 1/8. We highly recommend subscribing to the newsletter if you have a strong preference for certain weeks or themes.

 

Wild Summer has weekly sessions from Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, from July 3 - August 18 for Grades 1 - 6:

 

Wanderers: Grades 1 - 2

Adventurers: Grades 3-4

Rangers: Grades 5-6

At Marsh Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco, we will have:

July 3:

July 10:

July 17:

July 24:

July 31:

August 7:

August 14:

At Croton Point Park in Croton on Hudson, we will have:

July 3:

July 10:

July 17:

July 24:

July 31:

August 7:

August 14:

 

 

Sessions are led by our team of skilled naturalists and outdoor educators, with two instructors and fourteen children each group.

Please note that our registrations are non-refundable.

We are happy to offer a credit up to June 1 for any cancellations. This credit can be used for any future Rewilding School program at any time, without expiration.

 

If the cancellation occurs after June 1 we do not guarantee a credit, except in the case of cancellations due to weather or COVID. 

  

Looking for Summer Programs for kids ages 3-5?
We have
Summer Forest Preschool at Mt. Kisco! 

 

Mt Kisco Marsh Sanctuary. Jul 3-Aug 18, 2023

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Hunter Gatherers

July 3 - 7

Live off the land the way our ancestors did! Gather food and medicine from the forest. Catch fish from the water and learn to build survival traps without harming any animals. Cook meals over an open fire, and build whatever you need from what you find in the woods.

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School of Wizardry

July 18-22

Enter a fantasy realm, one where you attended the Mugworts School of Woodland Wizardry. Upon arrival, you are sorted into “houses” of either Goldenrod or Milkweed which were their groups for the week. Join us for classes such as foraging and potions, broomstick crafting, and other magical workshops.

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Forest Craft

July 31- Aug 4

The popular video game pops out of screen and comes alive for a week in the woods. Build building and forts, craft tools and armors and survive the elements and the horde.

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Hunter Gatherers

Aug 14-18

Live off the land the way our ancestors did! Gather food and medicine from the forest. Catch fish from the water and learn to build survival traps without harming any animals. Cook meals over an open fire, and build whatever you need from what you find in the woods.

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Stone Age Tinkerers

July 10 - 14

Become a stone-age engineer! Our ancestors built everything they needed from what they found around them. In this program, you will use unique materials found on your nature adventure to build shelters, stone tools, baskets, and, of course, campfires!

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Nature Art

July 25-29

We all know how to make art with crayons and markers, but what about with the natural materials in the world? Come learn how to make paints and brushes, pottery and a whole host of other art supplies and use them to make awesome art!

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Earth Foods

Aug 7 - 11

Kids do a deep dive into where our food comes from.  They divide their time equally between tending and harvesting from the vegetable garden and gathering food wild from the land.  It culminates in some delicious dishes prepared together using what we harvest and gather in tandem.

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Croton Croton Point Park. Jul 3 - Aug 18, 2023

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Hunter Gatherers

July 3 - 7

Live off the land the way our ancestors did! Gather food and medicine from the forest. Catch fish from the water and learn to build survival traps without harming any animals. Cook meals over an open fire, and build whatever you need from what you find in the woods.

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Stone Age Tinkerer

July 17 - 21

Become a stone-age engineer! Our ancestors built everything they needed from what they found around them. In this program, you will use unique materials found in nature to build shelters, stone tools, baskets, and, of course, campfires.

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Desert Island Survival

Grades 2 - 3 & 4 - 6  July 25 - 29

Washed up on a beach with no food, no water, no shelter, and a group of people around you: can you use what you find to help your motel crew survive the week until rescue comes?

Croton Point Park, Croton

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Legends of the Shire

Aug 7 - 11

Adopt a new character and follow staff into a fantastical realm. Kids draw up character sheets and play a table top RPG called Amazing Tales. Using this, they are able to do a deep dive into imaginative play. Learn how to build shelters, practice camouflage, and make potions from foraged plants as they learn how to identify them.

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River Explorers

July 10 - 14

Come explore the Hudson River! From our base atop a 7,000-year-old archaeological site, explore thousands of years of history, catch fish, eels, and crabs, and craft awesome pots, tools, and decorations using shells and clay right from the river!

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Shipwrecked Pirates

Grades K-1. July 24 - 28

Ahoy ye mateys! Join the crew of the infamous land-ship The Sandy Keel as you discover treasure maps, build pirate statues, conduct secret raids and, of course, find treasure in this imaginative and immersive experience.

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Nature Art

July 31 - Aug 4

We all know how to make art with crayons and markers, but what about with the natural materials in the world? Come learn how to make paints and brushes, pottery and a whole host of other art supplies and use them to make awesome art!

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River Explorers

Aug 14 - 18

Come explore the Hudson River! Based on top of a 7000 year old archaeological site, kids will get a chance to catch fish, eels, and crabs, explore the thousands of years of history, and craft awesome pots, tools, and decorations using shells and clay right from the river.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration is non-refundable.

 

Packing List Before the start of the program, we send an email to all participants with the packing list and arrival instructions. 

COVID Safety Mask wearing is optional, unless you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive. Read more about our COVID policies here.

 

Weather Safety Class will occur in sunny or rainy weather. Class is cancelled only due to dangerous weather (temps below 20 F, lightning, high winds) or any COVID or health concerns. We offer a 50% credit for the cancelled day that can be used for any future registration with us.

If anyone has any additional questions, please email info@rewildingschool.com