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Los Gatos Farms
June 1 to August 28th 2020
Tribal Wisdom Academy

Summer Day Camps
Ages 5 to 16

with Optional Aftercare until 5pm.

Summer 2020 registrations start in Nov 2019!

(text your questions to Ben and Claire)

with different projects than last year!

(and Horse Riding Lessons optional)
Age 8 to 12+
9am - 2:45pm
5-day Mon-Fri

or 4-day Mon-Thurs
or 1-day Friday Blacksmithing.
5-day camps include Blacksmithing!


(Includes one horse ride, except not on Friday)
Age 5 to 7
9am - 3pm
5-day Mon-Fri

or 4-day Mon-Thurs
or 1-day Wild Kid Friday.
(Must be age 5 by June 1, 2020)
5-day camps include WILD KID Friday!


Mentor-in-Training Teen Leadership School
(MIT’s are assigned to the above two camps)
HERE for details.
Age 12 to 16
9am - 3pm
5-day Mon-Fri

All TWA staff are in college or have degrees! We hire enough adults to average an 8-to-1 student/teacher ratio.

2020 Day Camps that fill fast: 
(5-day, 4-day, or just Fridays)
Week #2. June 8-12 
Week #3. June 15-19 
Week #4. June 22-26 
Week #5 June 29-Jul 3 
Week #6. July 6-10 
Week #7. July 13-17 
Week #8. July 20-24 
Week #9. July 27-31 
Week #10. Aug 3-7 
M-F $540, or M-Th $392, or
Friday Blacksmith Camp $148

The below dates can be
custom booked by-the-day!

Get a discount when you
choose these dates only:
Week #1. June 1-5 
Week #11. Aug 10-14 
Week #12. Aug 17-21 
Mon-Fri is only $490, or
$88 per chosen day,

except $138 for Friday.

Plus August 24-28, 2020: Schools may contact Ben and Claire Walker NOW to book a 1-day Rite of Passage Field Trip.

HORSES OPTIONAL: Get an RSVP for one Horse Riding Lesson for 5-day campers (age 8+) during your week at camp. Cost is $60. The Horse RSVP checkbox is on the Camp Registration Form. Note that the Wild Kid Camps (age 5-7) automatically include one tethered horse ride at no extra cost.

Description of the Camps:

ADVENTURE MAKER Summer Day Camps (ages 8 to 12+ and teens too): With optional Horse Riding Lessons during 5-day camps if booked in advance! At the big-kid camp your children are Makers! Campers are free to participate in our daily maker projects or they may invent their own projects as well. Our campers appreciate TWA's open space, raw materials, real tools, and the support of adult mentors. Tribal Wisdom Academy summer camp Big Kids carve wooden projects and build tree houses with hammers-n-nails in our wild forest AdventureLand! The Tree House Village includes kid-made zip-lines, slack-lines and tree swings. This gives children traditional social development, with safe Mentor guidance. We believe that whole-child development requires playing the "non-virtual reality games" of an authentic human childhood. Our experienced Mentors guide your child in real-world body/brain/character development.

Each of our camps start at 9am Monday to Friday, with an option for attending only Monday to Thursday, or just on Fridays! And aftercare is available until 5pm daily.

To see the Friday 1-day Blacksmithing Camp page and videos, please click HERE, (ages 8+). The Wild Kid Friday kids have their own special program, too! The Friday Programs are included in the cost of the 5-day camps per each age group.

WILD KID HORSE & NATURE CAMPS (age 5 to 7): This camp includes one horse ride! Come experience fun outdoor adventures with friendly farm animals and professional Tribal Wisdom Academy Mentors! Your child will explore 30 acres of nature among the oaks and redwoods. Every day of the week offers a variety of fun activities including holding and hugging chickens, playing with baby goats and ponies, plus group games, nature hikes and daily take-home crafts! Campers will blaze their way through our private mountain forest ranch during scavenger hunts and adventures. Kids will explore forts, treehouses and forest rope swings. The camp for ages 5 to 7 is run by Tribal Wisdom Academy, and is a younger-kid version of what parents see in our 50 camp videos on Facebook. Join us in this incredible summer camp experience at Los Gatos Farms!

And the Los Gatos Farms WILD KID FRIDAY (for ages 5 to 14) features the famous Tuff Muddy Obstacle Course, Tie-dye shirt making, and a full 9am to 3pm camp program! 

The above 2 summer day camps (for the two main age groups) are located on separate ends of the same forest mountain ranch.

A third age group is the Teen MIT (Mentor-in-Training) Leadership School. These young teens (ages 12+) work with the professional adult staff at both camps. More info HERE.


  • Age 8 to 11+

  • Ninja Arts

  • Real Tools

  • Tomahawks

  • Power Drills

  • Bow Carving

  • Blowgunning

  • Fire-by-Friction

  • Robin Hood Skills

  • Kid-made Ziplines

  • Campfires at lunch

  • Treehouse Building

  • Forest Forts and Digs

  • Tree-to-tree Slacklines

  • Take-home Daily Project

  • Archery and BB safety

  • Fun with Tribal Economics

  • Friday Blacksmithing (age 8+)


  • Now a Tribal Wisdom Academy program!

  • Age 5 to 7

  • and WILD KID Friday is age 5-14.

  • Some of our Big Kid Camp Skills

  • Great TWA adult Mentor Staff

  • Build forts and Rope Swings

  • Lots of animal time

  • Find chicken eggs

  • Daily craft projects

  • Carve soft woods

  • Natural Sciences

  • One pony ride included.

Aftercare 3pm-5pm

SUMMER CAMP AFTERCARE: please wait until your child's week of camp to sign-up. See the Monday Morning SIGN-IN TABLE, or TEXT "Aftercare" to 408-898-8177 with your child's full name, ETA (estimated Time-of-Arrival), and the name of the authorized adult who will pick up your child. The camp aftercare playground is 50 yards past the farm parking lot, near the goat pens. The cost is $5 per each (or partial) 15-minutes. Pay later. No-stress.

Call if you also need Pre-Care 8:31am to 9am (flat rate is $15 per morning).

TWA school and camp founders Ben & Claire Walker have had a lifetime of careers in environmental and experiential education. Our Tribal Wisdom Academy adult team of Mentors are role-models of pioneer skills, safe practices, good character, mindfulness, and deep nature connection. We ensure that your child is getting a true mentorship and an authentic childhood experience, as expressed in our photos and camp videos from the past 4 summers at Los Gatos Farms. Ben Jamin Walker has been teaching kids outdoors for over forty years!

The TWA historic childhood experience equips your child for any world future.

Optional automatic 4-payment Plan
$392 = 4-day Camps
at $98./mo 
$540 = 5-day Camps
at $135./mo 
$148 = 1-day Friday Camps at $37./mo 

Tribal Wisdom Academy, LLC
Camp Los Gatos
E.I.N. # 47-1937599

Text or email anytime all year:

Camp Office: text 408-898-8177

Get your 2019 day camp “summer childcare” Tax Receipts: see the email that you received when you registered, or contact Claire to re-send that email. And see you next summer!