Earth-Based Education

Spending time with children in Nature is at the heart of our work! Our programs take place in woodland settings of Monmouth County, NJ, among many acres of woodlands, nature trails and streams. Classes are led by experienced and certified mentors and teachers affiliated with Antinanco Earth Arts School. 

Children and adults learn essential nature skills, basic sustenance needs, survival, safety, herbalism, foraging, plant identification, rites of passage, navigation, orienteering, compass practice, bush-craft, woodworking. 

Our programs include play and team-building elements in the form of discussions, drumming, storytelling,  meditation circles and cooperative games such as scavenger hunts and plant identification games. Our discussions focus on sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, non-conflict communication, team building and rites of passage (transition from childhood into adulthood).    

Roots, Arts and Plants Forest Program for Kids 
March 2023 Session, 3-day sleepaway
Farmingdale, NJ

March 24-26th

To Register

Among the highlights of this 3-day Program are hiking, learning plants and nature skills, Dungeons and Dragons' themed activities, survival foraging and cooking, making friends and connecting, and a lot of outdoor fun! Recommended age 12-16. 

Roots, Arts and Plants Forest Program for Kids 
May 2023 Session, 3-day sleepaway
Farmingdale, NJ

May 12th-14th

To Register

Among the highlights of this 3-day Program are working with clay, making cob and natural building, indigenous arts, hiking, learning plants and nature skills. Recommended age 12-16. 

Roots, Arts and Plants Forest Program for Kids
Summer 2023 Session, week-long
Farmingdale, NJ

August 27th-

September 1st

To Register

This week-long sleepaway camp is designed for children age 12 - 16, offering a variety of skills and experiences by highly-qualified team of artists, artisans, educators, herbalists and wilderness guides. Each day will offer a different activity - from arts, mosaics, origami and woodworking to hiking, nature explorations, foraging, plant identification, primitive fire-making, Native American practices and awareness workshops. We will also have fun, swim, play team-building games, and share bedtime stories around a fire. 

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