Spring Break Camp: Food, Farm and Forest

March 23 – March 30, 2019
or
March 25 – March 30, 2019

Taught by:  Bonnie Davison from Forest School and OUR Community of teachers
 

Location: OUR Ecovillage

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost (CAD) :
$55.00 per day
$400 for the full 8 days 

Bonnie Davison

 

Join us over March Break for a series of fun filled days of hands-on nature based learning!

 Join us with Bonnie Davison from Nature Schools and OUR community of foragers, wilderness experts, and farmers for a day of fun filled activities taking place on the forests and farms of OUR Ecovillage – Vancouver island’s sustainable learning center and Ecovillage!

Give kids the chance to escape from the classroom and rewild their senses by engaging in the natural world around them, while teaching them how to do so in a sustainable way for the future of the planet they will inherit.

Discover our forests, our farm, our friendly collection of animals, and OUR organic garden with hands-on experiences with this special collection of March Break activities taking place across 25 acres of land in beautiful Shawnigan Lake.

Attention Parents:

We are also hosting a Permaculture Teachers Training Course during this time, and a Coyote Mentoring Workshop for adults as well, and would love it if you came!

Bonnie Davison is teacher, music therapist, mother and founder of Victoria BC’s first forest school, the Victoria Nature School, and president of the Outdoor Learning Association. Bonnie has been trained and certified by Forest School Canada as a forest school practitioner. She is also the founder of Singing English Education, teaching educators to use music and movement to create strong early literacy foundations. Bonnie is passionate about helping children and educators foster nature connections. She also loves music, gardening and cooking with fresh food! To learn more visit www.bonniedavison.com

Brandy is OUR Ecovillage Co-founder and Developer, was OUR Community Association Executive Director for 17 years, OUR Community Association Executive Director, OUR Ecovillage Cooperative Founding Member, Sustainable Communities Teacher and Consultant, and Mother.

  • Explore the natural world through games & activities
  • Get to know all the animals on our farm. Meet our friendly chickens, goats and cows.
  • Build forts, climb trees, reconnect with the forest through fun game and activities
  • Get hands-on experience in the organic garden
  • Learn how to plant food, and harvest it for OUR kitchen
  • Take what we grow on the land and create it into something delicious to eat!
  • Learn how to bake bread, make fresh yogurt, and healthy granola
  • Learn the meaning of community through group activities
  • Campfire and closing circle where we reflect on our experiences
  • And much more!

About Our Ecovillage

OUR land offers plenty of space to camp, explore and visit. There are diverse natural buildings to see and spaces for gatherings of all different flavors: a large Yurt (great for circles and dancing), a large Community Classroom (for presentations),a Healing Sanctuary (for quiet conversation and meditation), many various natural buildings: including the 150 person Zero Mile Eatery, and the Chillage (casual covered outdoor space). There are multiple types of indoor and outdoor showers, composting toilets. For quiet time – walk the labyrinth, sit by the pond or take a walk in the woods. You will likely see chickens, ducks, sheep, cows, deer, and much more.