Roots, Arts and Plants
Forest Program
Summer 2023

August 27th - September 1st, 2023 

Farmingdale, NJ

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Program Description

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 car repair to hiking, nature explorations, foraging, plant identification, primitive fire-making, earth-based practices, crafts, and awareness workshops. We will also have fun, swim, play team-building games and share bedtime stories around a fire. 

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Schedule

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Sun, Aug 27th, 6pm - CHECK IN. Orientation, dinner. introductions, set up, safety, team-building

Mon, Aug 28th - ARTS and CRAFTS. We will draw, paint, create origami, make mosaic projects, vision and have sharing circles 

Tue, Aug 29th - EARTH-BASED WAYS. Indigenous stories, traditional crafts, power animal games, primitive fire-making, archery.

Wed, Aug 30th - NATURE AND PLANTS. Hiking, orienteering, plant identification and foraging classes.   

Thur, Aug 31st - WOODWORKING and CAR REPAIR. Children will learn woodworking and basic car repair and maintenance. At night - Celebration with pizza making and cookie baking. 

Fri, Sep 1st - CONCLUSION. Kids will share their reflections and presentations. Clean Up. Pick up at 3pm. 

Setting, Land, Food

We will be situated on a secluded woodland property in Farmingdale, NJ. The accommodations are primitive and comfortable. We will be staying in a lakeside cabin with spectacular views and a woodburning fireplace. Electricity, full kitchen, heat, indoor toilets and showers are available. All COVID-19 safety protocols as required by state laws are in place. All meals will be provided and will consist of simple healthy wholesome protein-rich foods. We take pride in offering children the cleanest and most nutritious meal options.  Most of the ingredients are organic and locally sourced. All are non-gmo. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Participants are welcome to bring their own healthy snacks, for themselves and a bit to share. 

Sleeping arrangements will be indoors. Children will need to bring sleeping bags and mats or cots. Full packing lists will be provided upon registration.

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Our Teachers and Crew

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Our dedicated and distinguished Team of Teachers and Coordinators comes from different fields of expertise and domains of knowledge, a combination that will offer children an exciting, unique and diverse framework for transformative learning and experiences.

Fees and Registration

Camp Fee: $670. Registration is Open

The Group Size is limited to 25 children. The registration will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Scholarships and 10% Sibling Discount are available. Scholarships will last until exhausted. To access a scholarship form, Click Here. To request a sibling discount code, email: info@antinanco.org under Subject "Forest Camp."

Rules: Early bird discount of $100 is available until January 1st.  First payment of $250 is due by March 1st, 2023. The remaining balance is due by July 1st, 2023.  Payments are not refundable after July 1st, 2023.  
 
All participants will be required to submit medical forms, proof of medical insurance, and sign the rules of conduct. ​