OPEN Enrollment begins Jan 8, 2018.
We've added two more weeks to our schedule:
August 6-10 mornings and afternoons
August 13-17 mornings
Sign up for one, two or more consecutive or non-consecutive weeks (CAMP sessions).
All CAMPS Monday-Friday.
Morning session: for ages 3-4s (8:30-11:30)
Afternoon session: for ages 4-6s (1:30-4:30)
Morning or afternoon session: for ages 7-14 (Jr. CAMP Leader)
(6) campers per CAMP
(1) Jr. CAMP Leader per CAMP
(2) teachers per CAMP
10% sibling discount for same CAMP.
$25 non-refundable deposit included in session rates.
*All children must be fully potty trained to attend Summer CAMP.
Yes, a $25 non-refundable deposit is required. (The $25 is included in the session rate).
It is recommended that all children, and any accompanying adults on our nature walk* wear the following:
Take advantage of our Discounted Early Registration rate of $330 through February 28, 2018, and our Early Standard Registration rate of $355 March 1 - June 10. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note our policy does not permit us to hold spots (no exceptions). If you are not on our email list and would like to be receive Nature Nurture enrollment dates, notifications and updates, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. In the subject line, please write: Please add me to NN email list.
long pants (even on warm days...see NOTE below)
shoes with a good waffled sole
brimmed hat (helps on chilly days and shades eyes from sun)
NOTE: long pants, closed-in shoes and socks help prevent risk of being scratched by thorns on low-lying plants while meandering through the forest, hills and fields, the occasional poison oak and the predictably unpredictable weather of San Francisco ... and the Presidio :-)
* we sometimes encounter poison oak on and near the trails, as well as prickly plants.
General Answer is: our preference is no.
To keep with our mission of children connecting with the earth, natural environment and their peers, we have a 'no toys' rule at Nature Nurture for all classes except our 'seedlings' class for ages 2-3s during our school year sessions.
Of course, we also make exceptions at Nature Nurture and if your child needs/wants to bring a special item or toy (non-plastic, please), stuffie or small blankie each week that helps him or her feel safe and comforted, that is 100% fine with us. We aim to avoid having children bring toys to be played with, however, understand children sometimes need to have a familiar and comforting item to hold and/or simply have nearby in their backpack.
Yes. All children must be potty trained and able to use bathroom on their own.
NN Jr. CAMP Leaders (ages 7 -14) are offered a wonderful all-outdoor, community-based opportunity for personal growth and learning while having a positive impact on youngER children (ages 3-6) from their own community. Jr. CAMP Leaders are mentored by Nature Nurture founder, Linda Constant, to aid in their development of personal and leadership qualities such as confidence, organization and more, as well as Nature Nurture hallmark traits such as mindfulness, good character and social awareness coupled with its’ three core principles of Safety, FUN and Respect for nature, others and ourselves.
In addition to the above, Jr. CAMP Leaders will gain experience for future employment and/or references, and the potential (if they are interested) to learn about the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and what it means to have responsibility for a successful business, the classes and most importantly the children.
At the beginning of each CAMP day, the Jr. CAMP Leader and NN founder will meet and discuss leadership topics such as goal setting, decision-making and review the three core principles of NN: Safety, FUN and Respect for nature, others and ourselves, as well as co-choose that day's location for our adventure, using thoughtful, decision-making skills based on the weather, children in the class, their energy, disposition and needs for the day and more.
The first thing we want for all Jr. CAMP Leaders is to simply be present and have FUN. At NN, we believe that by taking care of ourselves first (hint: being mindful about our own Safety, making sure we are having FUN and showing Respect to ourselves...and being in the moment), we are then best able to take care of others.
We encourage all Jr. CAMP Leaders (as well as, of course, campers) to speak up and ask for what they want/need. Many organizations have an ‘open door policy’. At NN, we are proud to call that an ‘open-heart and mind policy’.
- Attend each day of CAMP
- Assist Lead Teacher as needed
- Be kind to the children (and of course, nature, others and yourself)
- Learn and practice the art of:
- saying ‘yes’ as often as possible’ to the children
- feeling and showing acceptance rather than judgment
- honoring all living things, including nature others and yourself
- Be open to meeting new ideas
- Ask questions and stand up for your own choices and voice
- Be open and/or learn about and practice accepting constructive criticism
- Be mindful about NN’s three core principles of Safety, FUN and Respect for nature, others and self.
To Register, click Register Now.
NOTE from Nature Nurture founder, Linda Constant:
Please note we've reduced the fee for Refund Insurance from $37.50 in past years to $20.00 for Summer CAMP 2018 in an effort to help families who think their summer plans may change. Please do consider buying our reduced rate Refund Insurance if you think you may need to switch or cancel your child's Summer CAMP 2018 adventures at Nature Nurture.
No refunds or credits will be given without Refund Insurance (purchased at time of registration) as our way of respecting those who have purchased it. Our hope is you will understand our philosophy. Thank you.
With Purchase of Refund Insurance:
through end of day April 30, 2018: CAMP fee refunded 100%*
On or After May 1, 2018 with at least two weeks’ notice in writing prior to the designated week(s), full credit (minus $25 deposit and $20 Refund Insurance fee) given toward classes taken after canceled week(s) during Summer CAMP 2018.
Any credits not used between June 11, 2018 and August 17, 2018 will not be refunded. Sorry, no exceptions.
Without Refund Insurance:
CAMP fee is nonrefundable. Sorry, no exceptions.
*refund does not include deposit or refund insurance.
Is your child new to the Summer CAMP program, or are you looking for more information about Nature Nurture?
Please review our frequently asked questions.