If you we want children to flourish, to become truly
empowered, let us allow them to love the earth
before we ask them to save it.
– David Sobel
Camp True/Folk is back by popular demand! Parents can enjoy the True/False Film Fest, while their kids have a great adventure of their own, including a cmapout, film screening, crafts, games, & fireside cooking! Run by experienced and caring staff, our campout offers nourishing and healing outdoor time, joyous adventures, new friendships, and ecological education. And to boot, your tuition supports our scholarship program!
Saturday March 7, 3pm — Sunday, March 8, 12pm
Tuition: $125/ overnight campout (including all meals & materials)
(Non-sleepover option is available)
We welcome kids ages 6+ years old
Special discount for T/F volunteers & staff!
Scholarships & transportation from/to Columbia are available. Please write to us!
Please sign up to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
About our pedagogy: Wild Folk mentorship is based on mutual respect and kind communication. We seek to respect diverse needs, appreciate kids' changing moods, and welcome conflict as an opportunity for growth. We practice peaceful conflict resolution, and ask individuals to make compromises that allow a large group to function as a community. Last off, while we encourage wildness and discovery, we are firm and insistent when it comes to safety.
Weather: our camp takes place during a notoriously unpredictable time of year in a very dynamic climate! However, having run our year-round Forest School for 5 years now, we feel very confident about our "weather the weather" policy; this means that we don't think there is "bad weather", as much as poor planning. In order to enjoy the outdoors in a variety of weather, we need you to help prepare your kids, mentally and physically. PLEASE attend to the supply list below so your kids can enjoy all kinds of weather!
However, we are not foolhardy and do not dismiss the possibility of dangerous weather! In the event of severe weather and dangerous road conditions, we may need to cancel the camp and will offer a full refund. However, if it's simply very cold, rainy, or snowing, we will march on (and will not refund tuition). Our camp provides a large indoor space and other sheltered spaces for playing, warming up, and sleeping in; and, we will be happy to have an opportunity to teach interested kids about shelter-building, fire-making, and other winter survival skills. Warming fire, yummy food and drink, stories and songs, and fun games will help kids have fun and develop grit no matter what the weather brings!