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Tribal Wisdom Academy
2018-2019 School Year

Ages 7 to 11+

(PARENTS: Please understand that children with behavior issues will be at a high-risk of injury to themselves and others if enrolled in a tool rich maker lab outdoor experience. Our students do not sit at desks. Parents are held responsible for understanding this in the Waiver and in the Student Behavior Contract. TWA Staff-to-Student ratio is not 1:1. TWA is designed to assists parents in authentic childhood development for children with no known behavior risk factors).

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TWA Authentic Childhood Development Semesters:
in Fall 2018, and another 10-weeks in Spring 2019: 
Rain or Shine, your kids outdoors!

September to Nov 19, 2018.
March 18 to May 29, 2019

(TWA Spring Break is April 18-28) 

Forest Classes are 1pm to 4:30pm on Wednesdays,
and 11am to 3pm on Mondays.

(And we have a special HOLIDAY CAMP on Nov 19-20-21, Mon-Tue-Wed, 11am to 3pm. Sign-up for one or more of those days on our Payments Page).

Both days also includes a campfire at 12:30pm to warm up lunches that the early kids bring. And on Wednesdays please send you child with a hardy snack, or serious hotdog fixin’s, for the 4pm-4:30pm closing campfire, (on Wednesdays only).

Kids in our local mountain community who get out of school early may arrive late if needed. (Parents usually pick up their kids from school at the beginning of their school's lunch period). 

Students may attend one or both days per week (Mon and Wed). 

We are located on a 30-acre horse ranch near Los Gatos, California. 

HORSE RIDING LESSONS may optionally be booked by contacting Toni Kent directly at 408-771-6077. (These riding lessons are a separate program, near the barn, and not part of the TWA program). 

TWA 10-week Skill Classes prepare your family for any world future:

  Students build and test and learn, old school!


Week# 1. Pioneer Tools 

Wk# 2. First Aid Skills 

Wk# 3.  Experiential Math (Projectiles) 

Wk# 4. Last Handyman Standing 

Wk# 5. The Journey to Fire Safety 

Wk# 6. Hot Rod Mechanic 

Wk# 7. Boy Scout Cooking 

Wk# 8. Survival Sheltercraft 

Wk# 9. Natural Science Exploration 

Wk# 10. Rescue Ranger Skills 

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Ben recommends attending 2 days per week if possible. Give your kids the Gift of Grit. Your child's life in an uncertain world future may easily depend on these traditional human skills, and raw grit. And these skills are fun! 

Wednesdays we have larger groups and local school kids joining us. The theme of the week continues with the same fun projects. Essential experiences in emotional intelligence will take a bigger role with the bigger Wednesday group. 

Mondays include our  local Ocean Grove students, so any sharp objects (and stuff on fire) is not to be handled by those students. And the students from Ocean Grove Charter School may get a purchase order from from their school. (Tribal Wisdom Academy is Vendor # 15848, Ben Walker). Please use the registration button below to RSVP your dates now, and then we will contact you about which Mondays your Charter School approves. Most of our Ocean Grove families choose to just pay the tuition themselves, and get our full program.

Students build, test and learn... old school! Mondays and Wednesdays.

WHY join us for the ultimate in traditional outdoor childhood? 

"The long years of the world's modern school systems are sadly replacing the time required for actual childhood, and the experience required for full human development."  

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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


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