Youth Programs

THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
MORNING
“Security System” of the forest Wild Edibles and Medicine Making with Lumbering Bear Stalking and Tracking Skills Ponder the mysteries of nature, games w/ Wily Coyote
Michelle Carter and Sara Henry will lead the
children of Firefly on an event-long adventure into the
deep lessons the animal world has to teach us
AFTERNOON
Tree Climbing
Kai
Foraging & Fungi
Alan Muskat
Plant Walk
Abby Artemisia
Felted Soap
($8 mat’s fee)
Paeonia
Creativity Actvation
Alinahh and Zeke
Kudzu Baskets
with Lilly Harlin”
Honorable Sword Play
Phil FergusonIntro to Fungi
Mushroom Talk Nicholas
Honorable Sword Play
Phil Ferguson

Cooperative Childcare

Ages 18 month – 7 year
The child care cooperative at Firefly strives to provide children with a loving and respectful atmosphere immersed in nature.  Each family that participates in the cooperative must work a shift during the event. Please sign up at the child care tent.  Our cooperative is available during Morning Circle, as well as during morning and afternoon class sessions.  It is very important that an approved adult sign out each child on time, at the close of each session.
Please be sure that your child has a water bottle and wears a hat at all times.  It can get very warm during the day, even in the shade.

Kids Classes

Ages 8-12
With joy and curiosity, we will explore the land, play games and work on projects based on four different medicine animal themes.  The first day, we will be lead by Graceful Hawk, learning to listen to the “Security System,” of the forest, which is the bird calls that provide a soundtrack to our adventures.  The second day, we will learn from Lumbering Bear.  We will drop into our bodies, learn about wild edibles, and explore medicine making.  On the third day, we will jump into the paws of Mountain Lion and practice stalking and tracking skills.  The final day will be lead by Wily Coyote.  We will go on a long hike, play silly games, and ponder the mysteries of nature. Each morning, Forest Floor Wilderness Programs instructors Michelle Carter and Sara Henry will lead the children of Firefly on an event-long adventure into the deep lessons the animal world has to teach us.  Each afternoon, skilled teachers will lead kid-friendly classes for your 8-12 year olds to participate in.
Please be sure that your child has a water bottle and wears a hat at all times.  It can get very warm during the day, even in the shade.

Teen Camp

Ages 13-18
Teen Camp is not a class, but a place; a place where teens can gather; be listened to, supported and mentored; work on projects; share food; sing; play games; or just hang out. Staffed by experienced mentors, we will strive to create a safe space where our young adults can be themselves and gather with other teens. Our Teen Camp staff will model what it means to be vibrant and alive adults connected to the Earth and looking out for the village.  Teens will be encouraged to attend regularly scheduled classes by day, and to enjoy the wide array of amazing folks who teach at Firefly. Then at night, teens will be able to cook together and have their own hang-out zone around their own fire, while having teen staff around to tell stories, sing songs and be friends with the teens. Come and create memories, and make friends to last a lifetime!
Please be sure that your child has a water bottle and wears a hat at all times.  It can get very warm during the day, even in the shade.