Learn how the animals live every day in the wild, finding all their food, medicine, shelter, and water. Learn the old skills that have allowed kids all over the world to thrive in nature. We will play games, go on wild adventures, make crafts, and cultivate a deeper sense of our place in the natural world. Through activities, challenges, and song, youth will discover greater self-confidence, learn cooperation and teamwork, and gain a sense of environmental care taking.
Each week will be a new adventure on the land: playing fun games, singing songs, hearing nature-based stories, expanding our senses, making nature crafts, exploring the pond, and learning about the plants and animals around us.
What makes Thriving Roots Youth Programs different?
Thriving Roots Wilderness School uses the 8-Shields Mentoring Model – an educational approach that is based on natural cycles and ancient mentoring practices that:
We prioritize small group learning and one-on-one mentoring to really get to know your child and bring forth their natural passion and curiosity for learning while ultimately drawing out their own unique gifts. Driven by inquiry and connection, we will create a group experience that time and time again has demonstrated increased confidence and self-expression, compassion and understanding and a deep love for self and the natural world.
Our instructors bring a variety of skills, personal experience and compassion. They have all been trained in 8-Shields mentoring, Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Read more about them on our Staff Page.
Whether you’re new to Thriving Roots or have done our classes before, we will be learning all sorts of exciting skills together and having lots of fun!
Read more about our Youth Program Mentoring Philosophy and Curriculum.
Dates: Alternating Tuesdays. Sept 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 7 & 21, Dec 5. from 10am-2:30pm.
Cost: $325 (Early Bird by Aug 1: $315) Payment is made available with a “3 monthly installment option” that you can choose upon registering.
Instructors: Serena Turner and Thriving Roots Apprentices
Location: 5990 Old West Saanich Rd. Victoria BC
No one turned away due to lack of funds. Apply for Program Scholarship here.