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
My son and I just made a chart of his summer camps this year and Vilda came out on top as his favorite! ...He is deepening his sense of place and love and respect for the natural world. He has a deeper sense of the seasonal changes and how familiar places change throughout the year. He gets physical exercise outside of a structured sports practice/game. He is building relationships with other adults and children who prioritize a love and respect of our natural world. He is learning that he/we are part of an intricate, amazing, magical system of life on this planet, and his/our choices effect the health and vitality of of the planet and all creatures who live here. He has lots of fun. He has been exposed to literature that has inspired reading experiences at home. He is empowered to teach and show me new things and places when we go out to explore.
— Parent of a young boy
I just wanted to say thank you for your fabulous camp. My boy had a great time last week. Fairfax Tracks is such a great combination of learning and fun, and every day he came home telling me his adventure stories. Your male counselors are such great role models, and he really made a great connection with them last week. Hope to join you again next summer.
— Parent of a 9 year-old boy
My son had a great time. I asked him what did Fairfax Tracks camp get on a scale from 1-10, he gave it a 10, thumbs up.
— Parent of an 8 year-old boy
I just wanted to let you know what a great time my kids had with Fairfax Tracks this summer. I don’t know of any other program like yours that gets the kids outside in nature with such a positive exploring/learning experience. I try to spend as much time as I can with my kids outdoors and was really happy to hear about their adventures at camp. They did 3 weeks of camp and all of the counselors were so great – really good, interesting people. Thank you for having such a great program!
— Parent of a 7 year-old boy and a 9 year-old girl
My 8 year old son had so much fun at Fairfax Tracks. He loved all of it! Everyday he came home so excited and happy to have been with Mia and the other counselors and children. I was happy he could be out in nature all day, doing such fun activities such as tie-dying their own camp shirts. He can’t wait to do camp again!
— Lisa, parent of an 8 year-old boy
I just wanted to write and let you know how happy we are that we found your program! Some friends had recommended it, and I wasn’t sure what the kids were going to think. Every day when I picked them up, they couldn’t stop talking about the adventures of the day with big smiles on their faces. They are typically happy kids, but there was extra excitement in talking about the day. At night they would continue with stories from the day. I value the outdoors and think kids spending time outdoors playing natural games and learning to adventure is so important for them to have and sparks an energy in them!
— Parent of a 7 year-old girl and a 9 year-old boy
I feel that the connection [my daughters] are forming to our Earth far outweighs anything they could be learning in school right now. I am very grateful to their nature mentors for leading them in a direction and path that they will someday be able to lead their own children.
— Teri, parent of an 8 and an 11 year old