Tree Frogs Summer Camps

2019 Summer Nature Camps for Ages 5 - 7*

Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur—this lovely world, these precious days…
— E.B. White

Each of the four weeks of Tree Frogs Camp presents a new nature theme for your child to explore this summer. Sign-up for all four week-long sessions in the series or choose those that match  your child’s interests. We’ll be tracking, hiking, crafting, learning wilderness skills, and discovering more about our place in the web of life. Space is limited. Parent participation is welcomed but not required.

Camp Info:

Days:            Monday - Friday

Time:           9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuition:      $300 Early Bird Price/Week  - $325 After May 1, 2019

Location:  El Chorro Regional Park

Camps fill up fast. Don't miss out!

*Younger students with prior camp experience considered with mentor approval. If you would like mentor approval, please contact

Week I - Animal Tracks!

JUNE 24 - JUNE  28, 2019

Ages: 5 - 7

Mentors:   Maiah Alman, Jessica Jelinski, Noa Kamplain, Kara Quinn

Learn to move like the animals move through games, stories, and tracking adventures on the land. We'll search for tracks and signs revealing where animals live and how they live–predator or prey? Learn the language of the birds who alert us to the movement of predators. Appreciate how every living being has a place in the web of life!


Week II - Into the Wild!

JULY 08 - JULY 12, 2019

Ages: 5 - 7

Mentors:   Maiah Alman, Jessica Jelinski

Get on the trail, each day visiting a favorite location at El Chorro Regional Park: creek spots, acorn grinding stones, climbing trees, Eagle Rock! Learn to navigate with the compass directions and make maps. Out on the land, we'll build forts and shelters and play games to identify natural resources.

Week III - Wildcraft!

JULY 15 - JULY 19, 2019

Ages: 5 - 7

Mentors:   Maiah Alman, Jessica Jelinski, Noa Kamplain,

Learn wilderness skills! Make fire by friction and cordage; identify wild edibles and native plants; practice knife safety and carving skills. We'll work with other wilderness skills: medicine making, basket weaving, fashioning bows and arrows, and creating plant dyes, depending on the interests of the children. We'll play games, explore the land, and work on a new skill or craft to bring home.


Week IV - Nature Ninja!!

JULY 22 - JULY 26, 2019

Ages: 5 - 7

Mentors:   Jessica Jelinski, TBD

Challenge your senses with blindfold and awareness games. Learn to disappear with nature camouflage. Tune your "body radar" by going quiet inside and listening to what your body tells you. Move with stealth over the land, allowing yourself to get close to wildlife, or play the trickster with friends!

Once your camper is enrolled, download and complete the registration form.  Please bring the completed forms with you on the first day of camp.