Winter/Spring Break Camps

  • Camps are 9-3:30pm for grades K-5
  • All Winter Break Camps take place at Hendricks Park.
  • All Spring Break Camps take place at Mount Pisgah Arboretum

The weather outside isn’t quite as frightful as you might think. Winter break Nature Camps with Whole Earth Nature School are a great opportunity to cure that cabin fever and play outside a little. All our winter break Nature Camps offer great opportunities to learn about nature in the winter. Learn all sorts of valuable outdoor skills such as how to safely light a campfire in the winter, how to identify plants and trees in the wintertime, and how to create warm, dry shelter. 

Spring Break


March 25th

"Earth Ninja"

Grades K-5:

Moving silently, invisible to all creation, the Earth Ninja glides along the ridge top. She is searching for a good winter camp for her people. She must travel lightly and quickly through foreign territory and remain unseen.


March 26th

"Way of the Jedi"

Grades K-5:

Join us at the Way of the Jedi to learn essential skills for harnessing the force and defeating the Dark Side. This camp will be filled with skills from our Way of the Cougar learning pathway.


March 27th


Grades K-5:

Your crew has stranded you and your instructors in remote Hendricks Park with nothing but a few basic tools.  Your mission is to meet all your basic needs with what you can find on the land.


March 28th

"Raised by Wolves"

Grades K-5:

Unleash your inner Wild Child at Raised by Wolves. Our camp instructors will be your pack leaders for the week as you develop all the skills of the wilds.


March 29th

"Fortnite in the Forest"

Grades K-5:

Build forts and more! Together with your team you will need to develop and hone your F.O.R.T. skills by learning medicinal plants, practicing archery, overcoming team challenges, and creating traps and gadgets.

Winter Break

Check back October 2019 for our 2019-2020 Winter Break Nature Camps

Preparing For Camp

Where is my camp? How should I prepare? What should I pack? What can I expect? All the information you seek is located here.


Nature connection is for everyone. That’s why we are committed to making nature camps accessible for as many students as possible. We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for students who would like to attend our programs. Discounts are available for up to half off the program cost.

At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

One of the shining jewels of Lane County, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living tree museum. Its riverside trails, quiet paths through evergreen forests, water garden teeming with life, bright wildflower meadows, and open views across oak savannas delight all ages.