Upcoming Events To sign up for these camps, please fill out a registration form and waiver on the "forms" page, then pay online on the "payments" page, or bring your payment with you when you arrive.
Parents Nights Out
These evenings are offered as an affordable way for parents to spend some quality time with themselves or each other, while the children get to play with friends. Some children call it "Kids Night Out!" Each evening begins with some outside exploration and play, as well as a picnic dinner (slices of cheese pizza included for each child). Various seasonal crafts, activities and games are always fun, and for the second half of the evening, we get cozy inside with a movie and some fresh popcorn. The children love snuggling up at school after dark with their PJ's, stuffies, blankets and pillows!
These evenings are for children 3 and up and are held from 5-9pm at the Headwaters Creek Elementary campus at 9607 Brodie Ln. the 4th Saturday of each month (Sept/Oct & Jan.-April) The next event will be February 16th, 2019 The cost is $40 for one child, or $65 for two. All children are welcome, not just Headwaters students!
Please bring a water bottle, and any fruits or veggies to accompany the pizza, as well as sleeping bags, pillows, pj's, and anything else your child would like to cuddle up with at the end of the evening.
There is a minimum enrollment of 6 needed, and if more than 12 register, Nature's Wonder will hire an additional, and just as wonderful, staff member to help.
Join us at The Headwaters Elementary campus for this day of exploring Spring's treasures. We will identify trees and plants, tend to the school's garden, look for bugs and birds, create artwork, go on egg hunts, and more! This camps meets on Friday, April 19, 2019 From 9am-4pm at 9607 Brodie Ln. Austin, TX 78748 This camp is $70 for one child, $120 for two, or $150 for three. Click here to register, or click here to pay online
Summer Week-long Camps
Outdoor Nature Camp (FULL! Please contact me for waitlist options)
Join us for a whole week of exploring! We will be out at the fabulous Mary Moore Searight Park, and the trails offer seclusion and lots of opportunities for exploration. Because we like to follow the children's interests, there are sure to be new discoveries each day, and we will guide and support them as their curiosities arise.
Each camp offers the opportunity to learn about many things, depending on the children's interests. Past interests and topics include Leave No Trace ethics, Biomimicry, plant and bird identification, geocaching, tracking animals, solar energy, learning about rocks and water and their history, mapping, and so much more!
During the week, I ask the children to choose an organism with which they want to connect with and learn more about, whether it's an animal, plant, or element. It is a sweet way to experience our connection with Nature, discover our interconnectedness with all beings, and find empowerment as agents of healing change. Many children also enjoy adopting a "nature name" during the week, and some even connect deeply with a "spirit animal."
This camp is for ages 5 and up, at Mary Moore Searight Park June 10-14, 2019 from 9am-3pm $275 for one child, $500 for two
This camp requires a $50 deposit to hold your spot, which will be deducted from the total cost. Deposits may be paid online, & remaining balances may be paid online or on your child's first day of camp.
Kids Herb Camp - NEW!
This summer I am super excited to join with the amazing Jennifer Phillips to offer an herb camp to children! Throughout the week, we will learn about several different herbs, including their uses and how to prepare or use them. We will incorporate the Herb Fairies curriculum from Learning Herbs, which includes fun stories to help the children learn about and remember the herbs. Each afternoon will include time to play games, express ourselves artistically, and create herbal remedies like teas, salves and more!
This camp is for children who have completed a year at our Elementary campus (K-5) and will take place at the Headwaters Creek Campus June 24-28, 2019 9am - 3pm $275 for one child, $500 for two
This camp requires a $50 deposit to hold your spot, which will be deducted from the total cost. Deposits may be paid online, & remaining balance for this camp must be paid one week in advance of the first day of camp, to allow us to buy materials and open up the wait-list, if necessary.
Camping in the Santa Fe Mountains! July 7-12, 2019
Come join us at the Holy Ghost Group Site in Santa Fe National Forest, which is almost 9,000ft in elevation, & 50 miles from Santa Fe. This site offers lots of fun playing in the creek, fishing, hiking into the Pecos Wilderness, and a huge covered shelter for those rainy July summer afternoons. Each family will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the Santa Fe Mountains, as well as all meals for their family (except dinner the first night, which we will provide). We will provide: Safety and trip logistics Guided Hiking Geocaching Camp cooking and fire building lessons Leave No Trace lessons Star stories and stargazing
Join us in finding new wonders for which to be thankful. This is the perfect time of year to take time to notice things we haven't before, and to be thankful for the wonders that nature brings. We will explore leaves and how the change of seasons affects the trees, as well as do some crafts and taste some fall foods. This camp will take place on Nov. 19-20, 2018 at Headwaters Elementary Campus 9607 Brodie Ln., 78748 from 9am-4pm
Join us to celebrate the Solstice and the coming Winter season. We will discuss and observe plants and animals that adapt, hibernate or migrate during this colder season. This is a great time to look and care for birds, so we will be talking a lot about birds. We will also look for and learn about some mistletoe that we can use this holiday season. We will taste cider, and make some spicy sachets and teas with herbs from our garden, and we will also get to play games throughout the day.
This camp will take place on Dec. 21, 2018 at Headwaters Elementary Campus 9607 Brodie Ln., 78748 from 9am-4pm The cost will be $70 for one child, $120 for two, or $150 for three. Click here to register, or click here to pay online