Earthroots weaves together hands on survival skills, ecological awareness, storytelling & camping programs for children, teens & adult. Jodi Levine is the director of this amazing local non-profit nature connection organization. I first learned about Jodi through word-of-mouth. Her weekly homeschool field classes and summer camps exploring themes of: Wilderness Awareness, Ecological Gardening, Natural Building, Natural Crafts and Whole Food Cooking through hands-on, outdoor activities.
I wanted to sign up right away!! The good news is that Earthroots is offering even more community and family programs. There’s a very special campout opportunity coming up February 3rd through 5th.
Friday: Arrive at or after 2:00pm to set up camp and explore the land. There will be a simple potluck for dinner Friday 5:00pm (bring a homemade soup or homemade bread) followed by a puppet show for the little ones. Teens & adventurous parents will explore their nocturnal senses on a night hike without flashlights, guided by Earthroots Instructors. Evening campfires bring everyone together for music and food. Saturday and Sunday will include making your own fire by friction tools, exploring the land and practicing survival skills.
Come for all the camping — or you even have the reduced price option to just participate in all the day/evening activities and sleep at home.
Earthroots Family Campout: February 3 – 5
February 3, 2:00 PM- February 5, 12:00 PM
Each family brings:
- – their own camping gear
- – warm clothing in layers
- – flashlights, chairs
- – potluck soup & bread for dinner
- – breakfast
- – snacks for Sunday
- – serving utensils and plates/bowls for the family
- ** There is no trash service at Big Oak Canyon, so please bring non-disposable dish ware and be prepared to pack out your trash & recycling.
Earthroots will provide:
- – stoves
- – water
- – firewood
- – dish washing station for your cups, plates & utensils
- – fire by friction activity, acorn gathering & nature walks led by Earthroots instructors: Evan Brown, Jeannie Lee, Jodi Levine and Caroline Colesworthy
The cost is really reasonable for an entire weekend of outdoor activities with your whole family. Check out the Earthroots website for more details and enrollment instructions.
Michele Whiteaker promotes outdoor play on her #1 Unofficial Online Guide to Parks and Playgrounds in Orange County — FunOrangeCountyParks.com.
Photos courtesy of EarthrootsFieldSchool.org.