Youth Programs

Summer Camps (4-16)


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2022 Summer Camps

A week long adventure fueled by nature connection and survival skills! Our Summer Camps are great outdoor experiences for ages 4-17. The week long format allows for lasting bonds to be formed between students, peers and instructors. Camps are split into four age groups: Tree Frogs (4-6), Flying Squirrels (7-9), Scouts (10-12), Shadows (13-17), and Firekeepers (13-17).

Tree Frogs Camp at Holliday Park | A Forest Wonder

Spend a week on explorations throughout Holliday Park as we exercise key components of our curriculum–nature connection, free play, social/emotional learning, resilience, self-empowerment, and more! Practiced core routines are crafting, sit spot, scouting, free play, tracking, foraging, plant identification, storytelling, fire-starting, and so much more.

Dates: (6/13-6/17), (6/20-6/24), (6/27-7/1), (7/11-7/15), (7/18-7/22), (7/25-7/29) | Cost: $350
Times: 9:00am -3:00pm

Flying Squirrels Camp | An 8 Shields Immersion

With an extra focus on summer survival strategies specific to Indiana, we immerse ourselves in the arts of tracking, camouflage, navigation, wild edible plants, water purification, primitive hunting, and fire. Our days are filled with ancient stories, wandering, deep nature connection, comprehensive instruction, games, and fun. 

Dates: (6/20-6/24), (7/11-7/15), (8/1-8/5) | Cost: $400
Times: 9:00am -4:00pm

Scouts Camp | A Focus on Skills

Rooted in our 8 Shields Curriculum, campers choose a specific path to follow for the week that focuses on introductions to the skills of the archetype: Protectors, Healers, Providers, or Survivors. Days are filled with deepening our knowledge and skillset that allows us to focus on the desired pathway. 

Dates: (6/13-6/17), (6/27-7/1), (7/18-7/22) | Cost: $400
Times: 9:00am -4:00pm

Shadows Camp | Walking a Pathway

A comprehensive mentoring in primitive technology, wilderness survival and leadership development. Current students and graduates play a key role in the White Pine community. With age comes opportunity and responsibility. Shadows are ready to learn skills that will take them towards transformational rites-of-passage. Choose from one of archetypal paths. 

Dates: (7/25-7/29) | Cost: $400
Times: 9:00am -4:00pm

Explore Paths

PROTECTORS | SOUTHEAST SHIELD: Self Defense, Strength, Movement

HEALERS | EAST SHIELD: Plant ID, Foraging, Medicine Making

PROVIDERS | WEST/NORTHWEST SHIELD: Archery, Tracking, Bow Building

SURVIVORS | SOUTH/SOUTHWEST SHIELD: Quest Survival, Fire, Scouting

Firekeeper Camp | Mentors in Training

Our Firekeeper program is filled with passionate individuals who love the outdoors and enjoy learning! Firekeepers work alongside instructors as they train to be youth mentors. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting in instruction, facilitating guilds, leading stories, and tending to the space. We offer two training programs that prepares them for the year. Firekeepers must complete training in order to enter and stay in the program. Every students starting at age 13 has the opportunity to progress through three years of leadership with the opportunity to be hired on beginning their third year. 

Dates: (6/6 -6/10) |  Cost: $400
Times: 9:00am -4:00pm