Kids Summer Camps


At our summer day camps, children explore earthly objects through play, for building foundations in natural crafting, tool-making, and fort construction. Our camps have themes that help lead the children in play to cover our desired outcome: knowledge and sense of place. Play is central to developing skills and connections to nature that help a […]

Bow & Arrow Workshops


The bow and arrow is a symbol of primal adventure. It is a hunting tool, a weapon of war and protection, and used for sport in archery competitions. The oldest known bow was found in a cave in Denmark and is carbon dated to 9,000 BCE. Humans have been using bows and arrows for at […]

English Ivy Basketry


“English Ivy is an invasive, introduced plant species which damages our forests by reducing biodiversity and negatively impacting native wildlife.  It is fabulous to see this weed removed from our natural areas and transformed into a productive, creative item!” Rachel Felice, Westside Stewardship Coordinator, Portland Parks and Recreation “In my eleven years of teaching basketry […]