Family Forest Weekends
Lessons in cooperation, construction, and care for the land came naturally as circles of exploration around the home grew each and every year.
It wasn’t a crazy idea for even very young kids to go out and learn to feed themselves during berry season or compete to catch the first fish of the spring.
There are some folks who think that these experiences shouldn’t just live in the past but have a place in modern children’s lives too.
If you have a child between the ages of 2 and 6 and would like to explore the fields and forests of Westchester County with them, come join The Rewilding School’s Family Forest Weekends at Angle Fly Preserve in Somers, NY.
Geared towards those kids and families who wish to build their connection to the natural world with their hands in the dirt, this 6 session series focuses on building comfort and confidence outdoors.
Families can expect to do some or all the following:
-Make a campfire and cook over it
-Enjoy edible wild plants
-Make and use various tools
-Build woodland shelters and forts
-Weave natural plants into baskets & other projects
-Learn how to make and use a bow and arrow
-Exercise creative muscles to build projects of your own choice and design.
Each session run from 2-4pm on Sunday afternoons on the following dates:
2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/13 (make-up day)
Program is canceled in cases of bad weather or park closure.