OUR Little Permies Camp
Day Program: (includes lunches and snacks)
$55.00 CAD (per day)
$190.00 CAD (per week)
Full 15 Day Residential Program:
$475.00 CAD (per child)
(includes food and accommodation – dorm or camping)
June 28th – July 14th, 2019
A homeschool, unschool, educational immersion program for kids that runs alongside our Permaculture Design Certificate and Earth Activist Training and our Ecovillage Design Education Program. Jump in with our world renown permaculture teachers like Starhawk and Charles Williams, UBC teacher candidates on their practicum and a range of guest teachers through this program crossover catered especially for kids who want to learn permaculture amongst some of the best in the field. Join us for days of fun filled activities or stay overnight at OUR village and discover the possibilities of what living and learning in community can offer children, and how they can use these principles to live in harmony with the world they will inherit.
Things to Bring:
This permaculture camp is an opportunity for your youngest permaculturalists to join in on OUR famous adult courses. Spanning the entire length of OUR PDC/EAT this camp gives children the chance to explore and experience many of the same topics covered in our course geared towards adults. Our intention is to bring together your whole family to learn permaculture together! Options include having one parent in OUR Permie People’s Camp and the other in OUR Permaculture Design Certificate/Earth Activist Training, or having one parent in a course, and one child in the kid’s camp.
During this course we will have much to learn about how to live sustainably in the natural world, and kids will be taken on an adventure learning through plant identification, wildcrafting, sustainable water projects, how to care for farm animals, storytelling, carving workshops, book making, explorations in the forest, family field trips, yoga, sing-alongs around the campfire, and how to work in harmony with nature growing their own food in community.
Join us in our natural cob buildings for hands-on projects as we learn in a diverse range of ways at one of the most built out ecovillages in North America.
PLEASE NOTE: For booking of 2 or more children, or for family rates, please contact OUR Office: 250-743-3067 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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• Morning circles
• Gathering songs
• Gratitude circles
• Game: Rabbit holes
• Make clues and hide a letterbox
• How to create a map
• How to care for farm animals
• Introduction to knife skills
• Permaculture ethics
• Talks about zoning and sectoring land
• Adventures on nature trails
• Deer Ears Activity
• Feel the predator game
• Journaling time and personal reflection
• OUR Nature Museum in the yurt.
• Closing circle and campfire
What makes OUR Ecovillage so special?
OUR courses are unique from almost all others as you are stepping into OUR ECOVILLAGE – a 25 acre “Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre” at one of the most built out permaculture projects in North America. For 19 years Our Ecovillage has been working towards “Lawful Permaculture”; having every innovative design and building project that we have created also be fully zoned, permitted & approved by regulatory officials. Through partnering with all 3 levels of government, business & corporate sponsors, academia, and the grassroots of the wider community and it’s organizations; at OUR we bring together a range of professionals, permaculture teachers, regulatory folks, and technical stakeholders ready to train others in the next stages of how permaculture projects can become fully legal – like OURS!
OUR land offers plenty of space to camp, dorms, private rooms, and interesting suites. There are diverse natural buildings to see and we have spaces for gatherings of different flavors: a large Yurt (great for circles and dancing), a large Community Classroom (for presentations), the Healing Sanctuary (for quiet conversation and meditation), many various natural buildings, the 150 person Zero Mile Eatery, and the Chillage (casual covered outdoor space). There are multiple types of indoor and outdoor showers and composting toilets. For some quiet time you can 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. You may find a large straw-bale house halfway built and different coloured glass within the unfinished walls.