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Vilda Summer Camp

Our beloved nature day camps are an organic, all natural, local, free range, 100% awesome summer experience in the hills and lakes of Marin, at a 250-acre organic farm in Petaluma and on the Bay in China Camp!  With wilderness skills, nature connection and ecological stewardship wrapped in lots of adventure and play, campers learn about animal tracking, wild edible plants, primitive skills, natural dyes and much, much more. Our San Rafael camps includes swimming and kayaking or hands on skills such as carpentry and ecological crafts, and our Petaluma camps include organic farming and tending baby farm animals. We are a small, local non-profit, with highly trained adult instructors who provide kids with a caring individualistic experience.

WHERE: Fairfax, San Rafael, Petaluma

WHEN: June 14–August 31. Multiple weeklong sessions available. See camp website for specific dates and locations.

AGES: Camps are available for kids ages 4-15.

ACTIVITIES: Nature awareness, Wilderness Survival, Games and hiking, Animal Tracking, Plant ID and uses, Primitive Skills, Wilderness safety and lost-proofing, Organic Farming, Carpentry, Tending Farm Animals, Stealth and Archery, Bird Language, Ecology and sustainable practices, Journaling and nature meditation, Yoga or movement, Peacemaking and team building, Leadership skills.

COST: Sliding scale, use code MARINMOMMIES for a 10% discount.

DETAILS: We really are quite special. We are a small, local non-profit, and we do this because we truly value spending time with kids outdoors. Our instructors are highly trained adult experts in their field who love their work. We are committed to safety and providing an individualistic, enjoyable experience for each child that is more like an outdoor summer vacation adventure than a camp. We provide a unique blend of wilderness skills, useful hands-on experiences, creativity and child centered play. Our camp (formerly called "Fairfax Tracks") has been running for over five years in Marin with many of our participants coming back year after year.

CONTACT: Visit email or call 415-747-4840.

Camp phone: 
Summer camp activities: 
Science and Nature
Summer camp age level: 
Grades K to 5
Grades 6 to 8
Grades 9 to 12
Summer camp location: 
6 School Street Suite #260
Fairfax, CA 94930
Petaluma, CA 94954
China Camp State Park
San Rafael, CA 94901