Wilderness Skills, Nature Connection & Ecological Stewardship Wrapped in Lots of Adventure and Play

At Vilda, we strengthen our connections to the natural world. We spend time outdoors with our hands in the dirt and feet on the ground. We plant trees, clear brush, look for frogs, eat wild plants, make a fire by friction or dye a shirt with berries. We learn real skills that allow us to remember that we truly are an important part of this landscape. The kids in our programs experience hands-on that they can make a positive difference in the world.


We like to think of our camps as an outdoor summer vacation adventure. We blend plenty of unstructured time outdoors with an expert crew of adult instructors sharing wilderness skills and naturalist knowledge. We offer week-long day camps with half-day (4-6yrs) and full-day (6-12yrs) options, as well as overnight trips. 

Learn more about our summer camps here.


Our youth programs facilitate place-based experiences that create lasting memories and connect the group to a deep well of ancient wisdom often lost in our modern world.  There is so much learning that happens by simply playing outdoors.  We enter a timeless, boundaryless classroom where each plant and animal is a teacher, each path a lesson and each muddy footstep an adventure. Learn more about our school year programs here.


Oct 22nd - Oct 30th
Bid on some fantastic items, ranging from private programs with beloved Vilda instructors to restaurant gift certificates to a solar panel kit complete with installation for your home. All proceed benefit our nature programs so bid freely and support Vilda! Encourage your friends and family to bid! Click HERE to get started.

What a gift. I see changes and expansion in my children that can only be experienced.
They are wide open and noticing nature so much more.
— Katie, parent of two 7 year-old girls
Vilda is officially my son’s favorite camp ever!
— -Ethan, parent of a 9-year old boy