Outdoor Childhood Class
in Applied Sciences
Start on any Wednesday
March 13th thru May 2019
9-week Class Program
at Los Gatos Farms
(Click HERE for location)
Wednesdays in the woods
1:30-4:30pm for ages 8 to 12,
(or 10am-1pm for homeschoolers, ages 5 to 14)
And Tuesdays are available for private groups.
Rain or Shine, your kids outdoors!
Start any week!
See these videos from classes last year.
WHY join us for the ultimate in traditional outdoor childhood? - "Today’s long school days and media-addictions are sadly replacing the time required for actual human childhood, and the experience required for full human development. Tribal Wisdom Academy prepares kids for life, and for any world future.” - Ben and Claire Walker
START on any Wednesday:
March 13 Dad’s Toolbox
Mar 20 Survival Shelters
Mar 27 Rocket Stove Science
Apr 3 Fire-by-Friction Expert
Apr 17 Naturalist Skills
Apr 24 Hunting and Trapping
May 1 Robin Hood Archer
May 15 Hot Rod Mechanic
May 22 Survival Kit Prepper
(If a parent paid for an above date and your child was absent for any reason, your student may attend the May 29th Make-up Class).
Los Gatos After-school Kids!
Wednesdays 1:30pm to 4:30pm: This afternoon class includes many local school kids, age 8 to 12, out in the woods doing our cool classes. The class is taught by Professional Tribal Wisdom Academy Mentors and includes fun small group projects. Your children will get to experience opportunities to grow in emotional intelligence by being allowed to work through their experiences with each other, rather than be lectured on what is right and wrong. Students get to make new and deeper friendships, and discover who they are. Each class gives your child actual human childhood, in the woods where it all began.
Kids in our local mountain community who get out of school early on Wednesdays may arrive late if needed. (Parents usually pick up their kids from school at the beginning of their school's lunch period). Please pack a hardy snack for your child (or a serious hotdog meal) for the 4pm-4:30pm closing campfire.
The Wednesday 10am-1pm morning classes are for any homeschooler age 5 to 14, (with a parent required for each student age 7 or younger). Anyone can join the class, but if your homeschoolers are registered at Ocean Grove Charter School, you can also ask your Education Specialist for a Purchase Order. Tribal Wisdom Academy is Vendor # 15848, Teacher Ben Walker, 9 class sessions in Applied Sciences, $810 total (or $90 per class day) and please date the P.O. March 12 to May 22, 2019. (Note that Ocean Grove policy states that during the class students cannot shoot the bows that they make, carve with knives, nor attain fire during the class). Please pack a lunch for the 12:30pm campfire and be prepared for an adventure outdoors!
Homeschool Group Tuesdays 10am-1pm
Groups of 10 to 30 homeschoolers may instead book Tuesday classes. Sign up now to get all 9 Tuesday classes, which begin on March 12 through May 2019. Private groups may include ages 5 through teenagers, (with a parent required to attend with each child age 5 to 7). The Tuesday program does not qualify for Ocean Grove funding, and OG families choose Tuesdays (or Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm) to pay-out-of-pocket and get a fully authentic human childhood (real tools, real fire). Please contact Ben and Claire to RSVP now. 408-898-8222
Tribal Wisdom Academy, LLC.
PO BOX 1086
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E.I.N. # 47-1937599
Please TEXT the Camp Office at 408-898-8177
Or TEXT questions to the Camp Director
408-898-8222 - Ben Jamin Walker
Also see our Thursday INDOOR MAKER LAB on December 13, 2018
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Teacher, Founder, Director Ben Jamin Walker has been teaching kids outdoors for 40 years. From decades in the Boy Scouts to travels with tribes in over 30 countries, Ben shares a wealth of skills and experience with the Tribal Wisdom Academy students in the Spring Classes and at the TWA summer camps in 2019.