Sign-up NOW for Fall 2019:

Survival Skills for
any world future…
for your child.

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Start on any Wednesday at 2pm
Late arrival is fine!
PRE-CARE available 1pm-2pm
($5 per 15-minutes)

Oct-Nov 2019
(or March-May 2020)

Weekly Class Programs
at Los Gatos Farms
Click
HERE for location

After-school in the outdoor world:
2pm-4:30pm Wednesdays,
ages 8 to 12.

(or Wednesdays 10:30am-1:30pm in Spring
for Ocean Grove homeschoolers, ages 5 to 14)

or Book a Weekend or Birthday Party HERE

Stone Tool Expert Ben Walker  teaching arrowsmithing and flintknapping.

Stone Tool Expert Ben Walker teaching arrowsmithing and flintknapping.

Rain or Shine, your kids outdoors!
Start on any Wednesday
during Oct-Nov 2019.
See the below videos:

START NOW for ages 8+
(
or age 7 if ready for the wild outdoors!)

Join us each week for a class at Tribal Wisdom Academy!

Fall 2019 Ranger Class Series:

  • (Sept 11: the First Aid Class was awesome!)

  • (Sept 18: Woodcraft saw and knife Safety Class)

  • (Sept 25: Make a Trail Car Workshop. See the video!)

  • (Oct 2: Ropes and Knot Fu Skills)

  • (Oct 9: Your Bug-out Backpack primer)

Start Anytime:

  • Oct 16: Codes and Communications Class

  • Oct 23: BB gun Skills and Safety Class

  • Oct 30: Axemanship Skills Training

  • Nov 6: Spear Ballista Mathematics Group Project

Automatic PRE-CARE is available 1pm-2pm at $5 per 15-minutes. Parents just show-up and check-in with Joey anyime after 1pm. No need to tell us in advance. Parents are billed after the class series ends.

PICK-UP TIME is 4:30pm sharp: Families may optionally arrive with siblings at 4pm to join their registered student for the campfire segment. All persons, all ages, must have their name on a Waiver before arrival.

(Emergency Atercare: begins at 4:30pm at $5 per 10-minutes).

Click the above button for carpool details. Basically parents may book Zum (which is like Uber for kids) to transport one child, or carpool several students from various school locations, to the Tribal Wisdom Academy after-school program. Rides must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parents may pre-book rides and then cancel the ride if not needed, (cancel by Wednesday at 8am). Click the Button above, or get the free app at
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zum/id1076430968 or
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ridezum.zum

(TWA is not affiliated with RideZum.com nor with the apps offered above).

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Spring 2020 Survival Class Series:
(Sign-up in December for the Spring)

  • March 18: Make your Survival Kit

  • March 25: Survival Shelters

  • April 1: Rocket Stove Science

  • April 8: Fire-by-Friction Expert

  • April 15: Naturalist

  • April 22: Stone Tool Maker

  • April 29: Survival Archer

  • May 6: Survival Trapper

  • May 13: Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Primer

  • (If a parent paid for an above date and your child was absent for any reason, your student may attend the General Make-up Class on May 20th, 2020).

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Los Gatos after-school Kids!
Wednesdays 2pm-4:30pm

Our standard afternoon class is for local early-dismissal school kids (plus homeschoolers) age 8 to 12 to meet out in the woods and do our cool classes. Each class is taught by Tribal Wisdom Academy Mentors. Your children will experience opportunities to grow in emotional intelligence by being allowed to work through their experiences with each other with TWA Mentor guidance, rather than just hearing a lecture. Students also get to make new and deeper friendships.

Each class gives your child a traditional 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. (Although parents usually pick up their kids from school early, during their school's lunch period). Please also pack a hardy snack for your child (or a serious hotdog meal) for the 4pm-4:30pm closing campfire every Wednesday.

PayPal Sign-up for the FALL CLASS Series
(Sign-up anytime now thru Nov 6, 2019)
with ONE of the 3 below options:

OPTION #1: Automatic Payment Plan: Total cost is $75 per FALL class, with no added fees! (To add siblings with this first PayPal Button, please use the Payment Plan PayPal Button again separately for each child.)

START DATE & 3-Payment Plan (pay 1 now, then in 30 and 60 days):
Which class sessions?
Parent's best email address:
Student name and age:

or OPTION #2: “Pay Full Tuition” at $75 per FALL class, and start the class series on any Wednesday. MOST POPULAR CHOICE! (And optionally add siblings by selecting a higher “Quantity” later in the Shopping Cart). Use the BELOW PayPal Button:

START DATE & FULL TUITION: Add sibling quantity in Cart Checkout
Which class sessions?
Parent's best email address:
Student Name(s) and Age(s)

or OPTION #3: choose Specific Class Dates at $85 per FALL class. (And optionally add siblings by selecting a higher “Quantity” later in the Shopping Cart). Use the BELOW PayPal Button for specific date choices:

Single days: Cost $85/day. Add sibling quantity in Cart Checkout
Which class sessions?
Write FALL date choices here:
Student Name(s) and Age(s)

PRE-CARE is available 1pm-2pm ($5 per 15-minutes). No sign-up is required. Just meet Joey at the camp to sign-in your child anytime after 1pm. Text Ben at 408-898-8177 if you have questions. Pick-up time is when the class ends at 4:30pm.

  • Oct 16: Codes and Communications Class

  • Oct 23: BB gun Skills and Safety Class

  • Oct 30: Axemanship Skills Training

  • Nov 6: Spear Ballista Mathematics Group Project

    Note that the class subjects may need to be rearranged or changed depending on weather and other factors. Class Dates are never cancelled due to regular Fall weather.

Wednesday REGULAR AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS for local early-dismissal kids: Please use the above PayPal Buttons.

Wednesday REGULAR AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS for local early-dismissal kids: Please use the above PayPal Buttons.

Besides the Fall & Spring
2pm-4:30 Classes,
we have
Homeschooler Wednesdays
at 10:30am to 1:30pm
every Spring!

The Wednesday morning classes are for any homeschooler age 5 to 14. (Although a parent is required for each student age 8 or younger, until the student demonstrates enough grit to be outdoors with the gang).

Anyone can join the either class time, but if your homeschoolers are registered at Ocean Grove Charter School, you can also ask your Education Specialist for a Purchase Order for the Spring 2020 Semester Morning Class Series (only): Tribal Wisdom Academy is Vendor # 15848, Teacher Ben Walker. Please name our 9 classes as “Applied Sciences”, at a $675 total, (or $85 per class day if you are choosing specific class dates). And please list the “class date range” on the P.O. as March 18 to May 20, 2020. Note that your Ocean Grove Charter School policy states that during the class, O.G. students cannot shoot the bows that they make, carve with knives, nor attain fire during the class. Please pack a lunch and be prepared for an adventure outdoors!

ALSO: Private School field days

Private schools (or homeschool groups) may instead book weekly classes on your choice of Thursday or Fridays. Contact Ben to get all 9 Spring classes, which are held March through May 2020. Private groups can be designed for ages 5 through teenagers. The program can be customized to fit your group during Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

Text or call Director Ben Walker to talk about what works best for your group or school. 408-898-8222

Tribal Wisdom Academy, LLC.
PO BOX 1086
Los Gatos, CA 95030

E.I.N. # 47-1937599

PARENT SUPPORT:
Please TEXT the Camp Office at 408-898-8177
claire@tribalwisdomacademy.com

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Tribal Wisdom Academy teacher, Founder and Director Ben Jamin Walker has been guiding kids in the outdoors for over 40 years, from decades in the Boy Scouts to travels with tribes in over 30 countries, and 15-years teaching over 30,000 kids in Yosemite for Merced County Office of Education. Ben is now sharing his wealth of skills and experience with local after-school students, and all summer at his Los Gatos forest daycamp.

Weekends are also available for groups of friends, or as a birthday party package:

2019 after-school Enrichment Classes at Hillbrook.