Wild Tenders Youth Program

FOR YOUTH AGES 3 TO 16

Weaving Earth’s Wild Tenders youth program is a nine-month nature-based learning journey in which the local ecosystem is the classroom. The woods, creeks, meadows, hills, plants, and animals come magically alive through exploration, interaction, story, and consistent contact through the seasons. This direct experience and meaningful play help our students build their relationship to the land and develop an in-depth, relational knowledge of their ecological home and wild neighbors. We believe this is a foundation for health, well-being, and an ethic of care.

We value curiosity as a guide for growth, and we strive for a cultural environment in which the youth learn to collaborate and support each other. As a part of this cultural environment, we aim to nurture a commitment to equity and socio-ecological justice. Through the seasons, our talented mentors emphasize nature as our fundamental 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

All programs serve 3-6 YEAR OLDS from 9AM to 1PM and 7 AND UP from 9AM to 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 3 remaining spots available.

Pricing and Financial Assistance

Our Tier System

We are offering a 2-tier price point for this program:

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

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

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.

Donations and scholarships

We are in the process of developing a scholarship fund to offer additional financial support. If your family can pay beyond Tier B, please consider doing so! Anything contributed above Tier B is regarded as a tax-deductible donation and will be used to support scholarships and Wild Tenders program costs. If you are planning to donate, you can do so at any amount above Tier B.

3 to 6-Year-Olds

7 to 16-Year-Olds

2-Day Program
(Mon/Wed)

TIER A:
$3416

TIER B:
$3660

61 Session Days
Mondays & Wednesdays
9AM – 1PM

1-Day Program
(FRI)

TIER A:
$1792

TIER B:
$1920

32 Session Days
Fridays
9AM – 1PM

2-Day Program
(Mon/Wed)

TIER A:
$5124

TIER B:
$5490

61 Session Days
Mondays & Wednesdays
9AM – 3PM

1-Day Program
(FRI)

TIER A:
$2688

TIER B:
$2880

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.