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.
Vilda offers summer camps, after school programs, backpacking trips, homeschool programs, specialty workshops and more.
Adventure stealthily through the woodlands in search of animals, plants and mysteries. Learning about the ancient skills of those who know the ways of the earth.
Befriend the beaches and the water. Moving at times on foot in search of tracks in the sand and at times by kayak learning the ways of the water and the wind.
FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN
After school nature adventure, homeschools, camping & more!
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FOREST FRIENDS KINDERGARTEN/PRESCHOOL
Waldorf inspired outdoor kindergarten/preschool for ages 4-5
- AUGUST 28
DIRT TIME FOREST (FAIRFAX)
Beloved homeschool program in Fairfax for ages 6-15
- AUGUST 29
DIRT TIME FARM (TARA FIRMA FARMS, PETALUMA)
Our new farm homeschool program at Tara Firma Farms for ages 6-15.
- AUGUST 30
NATURE AFTER SCHOOL
After school nature adventure for ages 6-12 with pickups at multiple schools.
- AUGUST 31
Exciting new homeschool biology program in nature's classroom for ages 9-12.
- SEPTEMBER 5
FARM PLAY: NATURE DAY FOR AGES 4-6
Nature awareness & farm adventures on Tuesdays at the farm in Petaluma
- SEPTEMBER 7
NATURE AFTER SCHOOL - NOVATO CHARTER SCHOOL
Nature adventure for ages 6-12. Pick up & drop off at Novato Charter School
- SEPTEMBER 16
WILDFLOWERS: September Campout
A campout series for girls ages 9-12
- SEPTEMBER 23
FIREKEEPERS: September Campout
A campout / skills series for boys ages 10-13