Wild Tenders Youth Program

FOR YOUTH AGES 3 TO 16

The Wild Tenders nine-month youth program is a nature-based learning journey for youth ages 3-16. During the Wild Tenders program, we foster the celebration of, relationship with and commitment to our local ecosystems. Through direct experience and meaningful play, our students gain a deep knowledge of place. We create an environment where youth feel comfortable in nature and have the opportunity to form personal relationships with our wild neighbors. We encourage the child’s curiosity and passion to guide their learning and create a container where the youth learn to collaborate and support each other. We aim to nurture a commitment to equity, ecological and social justice. We emphasize nature as our greatest teacher, and the natural cycles lead the way.

Program Details

1-DAY PROGRAM: Meets Fridays

2-DAY PROGRAM: Meets Mondays and Wednesdays

3-DAY PROGRAM: Join both cohorts for a Mon, Wed, Fri program

3-6 YEAR OLDS: 9AM – 1PM

7 AND UP: 9AM – 3PM

FOR A DETAILED SCHEDULE:

TEEN PROGRAM

Fridays Only

Ages 13-16

9AM – 3PM

The Wild Tenders teen program is a focused exploration of nature awareness skills, wild-tending, crafting, creativity, and fun. This small cohort will learn from a rotating group of skilled instructors with specialties in tracking, bird language, local ecology, basketry, hide-tanning, animal relationships, storytelling and more. The program is ideally suited for teens who are looking to build bonds with their peers and the local wild landscape, learning from accomplished naturalists and teachers with a deep connection to Sonoma County.

There are 4 remaining spots available.

Pricing and Financial Assistance

Our Tier System

Our goal is to support your child and the next generation of leaders, stewards, visionaries, creatives, and contributors. The tiers let us do this in a way that is transparent while letting every family decide for themselves what level of financial involvement is most appropriate.

TIER A (rate of $14/hr) covers basic costs but doesn’t meet all of our organizational expenses.

TIER B (rate of $15/hr) covers the costs of running the Wild Tenders program. It is comparable with similar programs in the Bay Area.

C & D Include a donation to Weaving Earth

TIER C (rate of $16/hr) covers the costs of running the Wild Tenders program, and adds an additional $1/hr donation to support another child.

TIER D (rate of $17/hr) covers the costs of running the Wild Tenders program, and adds an additional $2/hr donation to support another child.

Financial Assistance

We recognize that both of these tiers may still be cost-prohibitive for families. We are committed to making Wild Tenders financially accessible to as many people as we can. At the moment, we offer payment plans and can also provide financial assistance via a partnering charter school. To find out more, please contact Kathleen Lockyer.

3 to 6-Year-Olds

7 to 16-Year-Olds

2- Day Program

TIER A: $3416

TIER B: $3660

TIER C: $3904

TIER D: $4148

61 Session Days
Mondays & Wednesdays
9AM – 1PM

1- Day Program

TIER A: $1792

TIER B: $1920

TIER C: $2048

TIER D: $2176

32 Session Days
Fridays
9AM – 1PM

2- Day Program

TIER A: $5124

TIER B: $5490

TIER C: $5856

TIER D: $6218

61 Session Days
Mondays & Wednesdays
9AM – 3PM

1- Day Program

TIER A: $2688

TIER B: $2880

TIER C: $3072

TIER D: $3264

32 Session Days
Fridays
9AM – 3PM

3 to 6-Year-Olds

2- Day Program

TIER A: $3416

TIER B: $3660

TIER C: $3904

TIER D: $4148

61 Session Days
Mondays & Wednesdays
9AM – 1PM

1- Day Program

TIER A: $1792

TIER B: $1920

TIER C: $2048

TIER D: $2176

32 Session Days
Fridays
9AM – 1PM

7 to 16-Year-Olds

2- Day Program

TIER A: $5124

TIER B: $5490

TIER C: $5856

TIER D: $6218

61 Session Days
Mondays & Wednesdays
9AM – 3PM

1- Day Program

TIER A: $2688

TIER B: $2880

TIER C: $3072

TIER D: $3264

32 Session Days
Fridays
9AM – 3PM

Apply Today!

APPLYING FOR MULTIPLE CHILDREN?

Please fill out a separate application for each child you are applying for (no combination applications, please). There is a one-time $30 application processing fee. If you are signing up multiple children, we will only charge you the fee once, not per child/application.

You can fill out a single application and note which programs (1-DAY, 2-DAY or BOTH) you are applying for.