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Earth and Sky School offers programs for 

Campers, (ages 3.5* to 10)

*siblings and *independent 3.5*

Counselors in Training, (ages 11-13)

Counselors 14+ (paid position) 

Spring and Summer Programs 

All programs in Eagle Rock Reservation

Email Earthandskyschool@gmail.com to 

Register

SPRING AFTERNOONS

10 Sessions * rolling admissions or half-sessions available*

4-11 yrs.

$300  (*sliding scale available/sibling discount available)

Tuesdays * Begin March 5-May 21

Wednesdays * Begin March 13- May 22

Thursdays *Begin March 14-May 22 ** Kids 8+ years

 

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SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

10-2PM 

$60/day; $55/day/per sibling

April 1-5    SPRING BREAK CAMP ($325week; $60/day)

April 8-12  SPRING BREAK CAMP ($325week; $60/day)

March 29  GOOD FRIDAY CAMP

May 14      ELECTION DAY (Montclair Municipal Elections)

June 4       ELECTION DAY CAMP

June 21     JUNETEENTH CAMP

 

SUMMER CAMP 2024

week of

June 17  

10-2pm; $325/week 

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Remaining weeks of Summer: 

9-1:00pm    $325/week

9-3:00pm   $365/week

 

June 24

July 1-3 * 3 day week*   9-1:30pm/$195;   9-3pm/$220

July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19

Aug 26                                        Email

earthandskyschool@gmail.com

For availabilities and registration.

Tree trunks and giant rocks, squirrels and roly-polys, shy fox and mossy stumps beckon young hearts and spirits to come play. Spend the afternoon in the woods experiencing and learning first-hand, the beauty and magic of the natural world. As we connect to our local habitat, the woods of First Mountain. Imagination runs wild in the beauty and magic of the natural world. 

 

Come adventure with us, as we discover First Mountain’s magic places, like Sleeping Giants, Big Teepee, Tree Alley, First Fort and Big Boulder; build dams at the creek along Skunk Cabbage Lane and do leaf races at Three Bridges.   

Time  spent in the woods anchor children in real life, beyond the social and academic pressures of our human constructed world. Earth and Sky School teaches children to trust themselves, to observe, to develop empathy, to think outside the box, to cooperate and so much more. Time in the woods will give your child a sense of connectedness with all the living things on our beautiful planet.

At Earth and Sky School, your child will observe and experience who they are in the Natural world, as part of the Natural world; inspiring us to grow and change in our own ways and to trust in our innate knowledge and wisdom. We will develop a relationship with the natural world and understand that we are a part of it.  We will see the ‘medicine’ in the plants and creatures we encounter. 

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We start our time off at our beloved Base Camp (not far from the pick up/drop off area). Here we play, create and allow ourselves to unwind and connect with the Forest Beings and energy.  We often decide to go on an adventure hike to one of our favorite places, where we continue the fun. 

 

Each session will offer a topic or focus allowing for personal discovery and connection. Some topic areas include: How was our mountain formed? Do trees communicate? How is the forest a community?  What animals live here? Who lived here before we did and how did they live?

 

We learn through Stories and Stories teach us in the way we need to learn.  

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Social-emotional learning and shared imaginative play is a big part of our time together as well as problem-solving and creative projects. As part of all Earth and Sky School programs, we offer participants moments to connect mindfully with themselves. We will feel at home, as we get to know what's in our very own backyard.

  

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​Increasingly, research is showing broad benefits from spending time in nature. It is an stress-reducer, spirit-lifter, self-esteem booster and independence-maker and attention-restorer. I personally believe it stimulates creativity and helps to establish respect for our natural environment.  

 

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