Classes and Programs for Children 

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).    

Garden Club for Kids - Preparing our Spring Gardens, Holmdel, NJ

February 27th, 3pm

We welcome the little ones to join our Garden Club for Kids.

On this day, we will be playing with, sorting and sowing medicinal plants and vegetable seeds, talking about soil and garden preparation for Spring, growing foods, and playing games.

Fee: $7
Please RSVP at by Feb. 25th. All ages are welcome.
Maximum capacity is 7.

3-Day Nature Sleepaway Program for Youth, Farmingdale, NJ

This 3-day Program will be about nature skills, awareness, plants, foraging, traditional crafting, and connecting.

We will spend most of our time outdoors, learn, have fun, and work with tools. The weekend will include explorations, hands-on workshops, discussion circles, team building exercises and bedtime stories with hot cocoa around the fire.

Nature Discoveries 3-Day Sleepaway Program for Youth, Farmingdale, NJ

Among the highlights of this 3-day Program are hiking, learning plants and nature skills, making herbal candles, learning car maintenance and repair, making friends and connecting, and a lot of outdoor fun!

Roots, Arts and Plants Forest Camp
Farmingdale, NJ

This week-long sleepaway camp is designed for children age 10 - 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.