If you are attending a TWA class or a camp birthday party, please make sure right now to fill-out the Waiver Form with the below link. The Waiver is required now, so that we can add your child to the roster. Thanks!
Important Info for Parents
Be prepared for cold mountain mornings (through June) and hot afternoons!
Click HERE for the weather report.
Please wear non-logo shirt, jackets, hats, etc. Logos that are not owned by TWA will greatly complicate our videos. Thank you.
On the weekend before your first class, parents are required to read our updated Student Behavior Contract with your child to make sure that your child understands the important safety rules. This printable PDF also contains a list of what parents pack for their child, including a good lunch and THREE water bottles. Your child will have fun using our noon campfire to warm-up the lunch that you pack for them. (No nuts. No raw meats. Lunch suggestions include 2 or 3 hotdogs or pre-cooked chicken pieces, bread rolls, uncut fruit, and a maximum of two regular-size marshmallows). See the Student Behavior Contract, it's fun to read and alerts kids/parents to Poison Oak and other safety concerns. Parents are encouraged to optionally have their child sign a printout of the Behavior Contract, and to keep it in their child's backpack.
PARENT SUPPORT: Text our camp office line 24/7 all year at 408-898-8177.
It is a good idea to add Claire Walker firstname.lastname@example.org 408-898-8204 and 408-898-8177 to your phone contacts and VIP Favorites, to ensure that we can contact you for medical or behavior issues.
Our E.I.N. (Employment Identification Number) is 47-1937599, Tribal Wisdom Academy, LLC. PO BOX 1086, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
MEDICATIONS may be packed by parents in a ziplock, with a note on usage and the child's full name. Give this ziplock to TWA adult staff. The note should say if parents want us to keep the medication at the camp overnight for the entire week or season. (Our locked medicine chest is not refrigerated, but stays under 78 degrees).
Please walk with your child to the Tribal Wisdom Academy Forest Campus (follow the green ribbons) to directly drop off your child. And sign-in your child with adult staff wearing the green TWA shirts.
Please pack a good lunch and snacks and 2 water bottles. We will have a lunchtime campfire at noon daily. See the Student Behavior Contract for details.
Note the One-Way traffic signs, please drive the correct direction 24/7.
Please use the main parking lot and READ the SIGNS.
No stopping or parking on our narrow roadways. Big trucks don't wait.
Re-enter Hwy 17 patiently, and without blocking the incoming driveway traffic.
For driving directions please use Google (not Apple maps): just Google “Los Gatos Farms Drive”, no street number or city name is needed.
Or if this is your first time at the farm, see our excellent Location Page.
Please PICK-UP your child on time:
Please park in the same area as in the mornings, without blocking any roads of course.
You will see the YELLOW TWA BANNER on the left side of the driveway as you drive to the lower parking lot. (Photo).
Parents please walk to the Tribal Wisdom Academy Forest Campus (100 yard trail, behind the yellow banner).
Please ARRIVE EARLY, like at 2:30pm, which is 15-minutes before the camp ends. This is important, because your kids will want to show you their treehouses and projects. And everyone leaves exactly at 2:45pm. (If you have kids at the
Please only take photos/videos of your own child.
Parents who bring along another child during pick-up: Siblings cannot wander the Forest Campus. The parent or guardian may add the child's name to a waiver HERE. Then still ask our staff what the sibling can do on campus (during the 15-minute pick up time only). And the parent must stay within arms-reach of the sibling. Our camp is an outdoor woodshop that requires each camper to be trained in safety procedures.
Please don't tour the farm or visit animals after this time. The safety staff will be off duty.
Buy a Camp Shirt ($10)
Quality 90 percent cotton T-shirt with our super cool logo! The color is Raccoon Grey for your Little Rascal.The Camp Store is open daily during camper drop-off and pick-up time. Use cash or check at the camp. Sign-up for Summer Camp 2019 to get your first shirt free!